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Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's weekly report of the ten bestselling titles on Steam:

  1. Legend of Grimrock
  2. Wargame: European Escalation
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  4. Max Payne 3
  5. Sins of A Solar Empire: Rebellion
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  7. Might & Magic Heroes VI
  8. Sniper Elite
  9. Age of Empires Online
  10. Left 4 Dead 2

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8. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 15, 2012, 16:42 jimnms
 
Creston wrote on Apr 15, 2012, 14:37:
Has anyone else had problems with Offline mode lately? When my internet went down again, I tried putting Steam in offline mode, and the stupid thing said that "This operation cannot be completed in offline mode."

What, you mean turning ON offline mode? WTF?

Looking at Steam's support forum, it seems tons of people have the same issue, and of course Valve has yet to respond to a single one of the threads opened on the topic...

I'm just going to run it offline all the time, I guess. What's the point of offline mode if it doesn't fucking work when you need it??

Creston

I had a problem a while back where Steam wasn't shutting down properly preventing me from going to offline mode. I didn't notice the problem for a while because I usually start Steam when I play a game and leave it running until I shut down for the day. I believe the problem has something to do with the Steam Cloud syncing.

When you close Steam do you get a little box that pops up that says something about finishing sync? It has two buttons, one is grayed out and the other is cancel. It usually only pops up for a split second.

Check with task manager (or better yet Process Explorer) and make sure Steam.exe and SteamService.exe stop when you close Steam. Also watch and make sure a steamerrorreporter.exe does not run when you start and stop Steam. I suggest Process Explorer because I don't think task manager updates fast enough to catch the steamerrorreporter.exe. You can configure Process Explorer to highlight new and closed processes. Set the highlight duration to 3 seconds because it runs and closes in about a second.

When this was happening I couldn't switch it to offline mode, either while it was running or during start up. I also didn't get the little popup window about syncing when I closed it, which is why I think it has something to do with the Steam Cloud sync. I didn't realize this until after I fixed it though.

Try this before fixing it the way I did it. Go in the Steam settings and turn off Steam Cloud. Close Steam and open it a couple of times before turning it on again. If that doesn't work, this is how I fixed it. Rather than close Steam the normal way, I just killed the Steam process using Process Explorer. The next time it ran, the steamerrorreporter.exe didn't run, and Steam has been shuting down properly since.
 
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  1. Apr 15, 14:37 Re: Steam Top 10 Creston
  2. Apr 15, 14:46  Re: Steam Top 10 nin
  3. Apr 15, 15:45   Re: Steam Top 10 ASeven
  17. Apr 15, 20:34    Re: Steam Top 10 xXBatmanXx
  18. Apr 15, 21:10     Re: Steam Top 10 Proudfoot
  22. Apr 15, 22:14      Re: Steam Top 10 Creston
  23. Apr 15, 22:19      Re: Steam Top 10 ForgedReality
  25. Apr 16, 01:07      Re: Steam Top 10 xXBatmanXx
  26. Apr 16, 08:45       Re: Steam Top 10 InBlack
  28. Apr 16, 15:02        Re: Steam Top 10 Dev
  30. Apr 16, 16:08         Re: Steam Top 10 Krovven
  20. Apr 15, 21:46     Re: Steam Top 10 ASeven
  29. Apr 16, 15:16      Re: Steam Top 10 Beamer
  31. Apr 16, 16:10       Re: Steam Top 10 PHJF
  32. Apr 16, 16:29       Re: Steam Top 10 Krovven
  33. Apr 16, 16:37       Re: Steam Top 10 Dev
  24. Apr 16, 00:53    Re: Steam Top 10 Orogogus
  4. Apr 15, 15:54  You need to start a petition. IMAPC
  6. Apr 15, 16:25   Re: You need to start a petition. nin
  7. Apr 15, 16:29    Re: You need to start a petition. Mashiki Amiketo
  5. Apr 15, 15:57  Re: Steam Top 10 Ray Marden
  10. Apr 15, 16:57   Re: Steam Top 10 Creston
  19. Apr 15, 21:40    Re: Steam Top 10 jimnms
>> 8. Apr 15, 16:42  Re: Steam Top 10 jimnms
  11. Apr 15, 16:58   Re: Steam Top 10 Creston
  12. Apr 15, 17:21    Re: Steam Top 10 Zoom
  14. Apr 15, 18:45     Re: Steam Top 10 Dmitri_M
  13. Apr 15, 18:04  Re: Steam Top 10 Prez
  15. Apr 15, 19:56   Re: Steam Top 10 Dev
  16. Apr 15, 20:15  Re: Steam Top 10 Teddy
  21. Apr 15, 22:11   Re: Steam Top 10 Creston
  9. Apr 15, 16:48 Re: Steam Top 10 Cutter
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