An error occurred while updating steam no connection

22 Feb

I played maybe 5-6 games this way over a week or so.Every update required a solid 15 min of copying files though.(You can get the details about your Steam account via sign in to the Valve secure login and then click on your Steam Avatar image and it will show your information we require.) Please Note: We do not allow any Steam accounts with a VAC ban under 365 days to register on our platform.If you have a VAC ban in any games that we currently host on our site you will not be able to play with the account for a period of two years.

I can confirm it does not fix anything and actually seems to have made the problem significantly worse as now I can no longer update or install any games, including the ones I installed to my ext4 partition that sits on top of ZFS.

how does the steam client register a corrupted file? The file contents were basically a readme and opened and looked totally normal and readable).

Interestingly, if I manually copied the files from the downloading/570 folder to their proper place in dota 2's folder, I could play the game just fine by launching directly.

Perhaps it's time to consider containerizing or vertualizing the current Steam client to freeze it, and start working on a new system for future games.

I, for one, wouldn't mind having two Steam clients, one for legacy (current, as of now) games, and another, better, faster, easier for you guys to maintain, client.