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Old 11th August 2010, 07:29 PM
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Steam can't connect to internet

I installed wine 1.2 through the add/remove software program. I was able to install steam, but when I try to run it, it hangs with the message "Updating Steam..." for a few minutes and then gives the error: "Steam.exe (main exception): To run Steam, you must first connect to the internet" My computer is connected to the internet properly. I installed the windows version of firefox in wine, and it is able to view web pages just fine. So it doesn't seem to affect other wine programs. Any suggestions?
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Old 10th September 2010, 06:32 PM
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Re: Steam can't connect to internet

I gave up on Steam months ago, but I have seen posts on the wine list about people needing to install Internet Explorer (I think IE6) for the steam connection. I may be worth trying that and/or searching the wine forum and appdb for other ideas.
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Old 20th September 2010, 01:21 AM
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Re: Steam can't connect to internet

Have you had a look at http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1386929? The first step got steam running for me, but I needed to _also_ do the
Code:
sh wintricks steam
to get Civilization 4 to start.
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Old 13th August 2011, 09:48 AM
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Re: Steam can't connect to internet

i have the fix for steam.exe (main exception): To run steam, you must first connect to the internet

click on the link and it will redirect you to my youtube video with the way to fix it!!! hope it helps

(Wait 5 secs then on the top right click skip ad)
http://adf.ly/2KuwC
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