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Unable to play Steams version of ESO due to error

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I keep getting a steam error "Unable to connect to the Steam's network".

Any idea how to play ESO without Steams influences?

By the way this is the only article that I can find that gives me a slight relief that this problem isn't happening just me, but everyone else who uses Steam.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/valves-steam-network-is-down/1100-6446498/
  • MissBizz
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    Some people have luck with running the game directly from the .exe
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  • essi2
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    No every though, which is odd.

    Edited by essi2 on December 23, 2016 5:39PM
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  • raidentenshu_ESO
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    I'm even having issues trying to log onto Steams website at an attempt to report the error to costumer service..... are they currently getting DDossed as we speak?
  • essi2
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    @raidentenshu_ESO Unknown, but don't bother reporting. All Steam services and the Web API are down.
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  • alephthiago
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    Its back already, check again
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  • warboyo
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    It seems us steam users need an authenticate "token" from steam before the login can go ahead which makes sense as to why we can not log in.

    Guess we will have to wait, i was going to suggest to play something else but 95% of my games are on steam lool.
  • DigitalShibby
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    I'm even having issues trying to log onto Steams website at an attempt to report the error to costumer service..... are they currently getting DDossed as we speak?

    Could be, steam has always had trouble handling high traffic and their winter sale just started, so it's not surprising it went down. However, game server logins are typically up so.. there is a possibility it's been hacked. Guess we will find out.
    Edited by DigitalShibby on December 23, 2016 5:55PM
  • WizardShotTheFood
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    MissBizz wrote: »
    Some people have luck with running the game directly from the .exe

    Unfortunately, doing so means I lose my ESO Plus benefits. Being able to pay for that with my ill-gotten hat money from my TF2 days is the reason I linked the accounts in the first place.
    DISCLAIMER: Hat money may not literally have been ill-gotten.
    Edited by WizardShotTheFood on December 23, 2016 5:39PM
  • warboyo
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    I believe steam is under a heavy DDoS by some kids from LizardSquad.
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    bearybrown wrote: »
    EvilCroc wrote: »
    I'm a steam peasant.
    Logged in with default launcher.
    All is going okay now, but eso plus is not activated.
    I can take it. Good luck to Gabe.

    what do you mean default launcher?

    i tried using bethesda launcher and put in my ids and all but it says "if you buy games from steam, please start via steam launcher".

    if he bought the game in steam before November 2016, he can use both launchers
    actually he have two eso accounts instead of one now

    @bearybrown

    Explains why some people can login through the launcher and others can't.
    Sounds reasonable, @MissBizz
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  • raidentenshu_ESO
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    Its back already, check again

    Still the same error for me. I've restarted my computer several times now, and I keep getting the same results from Steams software.
  • raidentenshu_ESO
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    Oh and I'm such a ***.... I just went on offline mode on Steam and I was able to get ESO working again....

    #Noobmoment
  • raidentenshu_ESO
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    I guess not.... can't play ESO when Steam's network is currently offline :(

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  • MissBizz
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    Yeah I kinda of thought the "some people" part was if you had linked it to steam or not, which is a newer feature. Hopefully steam gets back up soon for everyone!
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  • mnznp
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    same issues here :`(
    can't play eso because steam is offline.
  • ZOS_DaryaK
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    That's a great workaround, @raidentenshu_ESO!

    We're aware of the issue Steam is having but don't have any additional information. I'll update you folks when I get any additional information.
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  • tanek
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    ZOS_DaryaK wrote: »
    That's a great workaround, @raidentenshu_ESO!

    We're aware of the issue Steam is having but don't have any additional information. I'll update you folks when I get any additional information.

    Except it does not look like it works? Can you confirm that Steam being down will prevent people who bought ESO through Steam from playing?
  • EnviousStruggle
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    tanek wrote: »
    ZOS_DaryaK wrote: »
    That's a great workaround, @raidentenshu_ESO!

    We're aware of the issue Steam is having but don't have any additional information. I'll update you folks when I get any additional information.

    Except it does not look like it works? Can you confirm that Steam being down will prevent people who bought ESO through Steam from playing?

    if you bought the game in steam before November 2016, you can use both launchers
    actually you have two eso accounts instead of one now

    there is NO WAY to play in ESO outside of steam, if you bought ESO in steam after November 2016
    Edited by EnviousStruggle on December 23, 2016 6:02PM
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    MissBizz wrote: »
    Some people have luck with running the game directly from the .exe

    You're correct. I was able to get in by going to

    D:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Zenimax Online\Launcher
    and selecting Bethesda.net_Launcher.exe

    If anyone is struggling with steam version of ESO try this method. It worked for me and I was able to get into the server without Steams influence.
  • EnviousStruggle
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    there is NO WAY to play in ESO outside of steam, if you bought ESO in steam after November 2016
  • ZOS_DaryaK
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    I am unable to confirm but I suspect that @EnviousStruggle is correct. Try @raidentenshu_ESO's solution and if it doesn't work for you, please be patient while Steam works to resolve this issue.
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  • DigitalShibby
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    there is NO WAY to play in ESO outside of steam, if you bought ESO in steam after November 2016

    or during November, since I purchased it again for PC November 22nd and can't back door login.
  • bearybrown
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    I am unable to confirm but I suspect that @EnviousStruggle is correct. Try @raidentenshu_ESO's solution and if it doesn't work for you, please be patient while Steam works to resolve this issue.

    When we buy this game from steam, it require us to create an account from TESO to link with steam.

    why we can't use said account to log in too?
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  • mnznp
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    What will happen if I bought the game from website one year ago and after November 2016 I bought a copy again on Steam, then connected the previous account to my Steam account?
    tanek wrote: »
    ZOS_DaryaK wrote: »
    That's a great workaround, @raidentenshu_ESO!

    We're aware of the issue Steam is having but don't have any additional information. I'll update you folks when I get any additional information.

    Except it does not look like it works? Can you confirm that Steam being down will prevent people who bought ESO through Steam from playing?

    if you bought the game in steam before November 2016, you can use both launchers
    actually you have two eso accounts instead of one now

    there is NO WAY to play in ESO outside of steam, if you bought ESO in steam after November 2016

  • tanek
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    bearybrown wrote: »
    ZOS_DaryaK wrote: »
    I am unable to confirm but I suspect that @EnviousStruggle is correct. Try @raidentenshu_ESO's solution and if it doesn't work for you, please be patient while Steam works to resolve this issue.

    When we buy this game from steam, it require us to create an account from TESO to link with steam.

    why we can't use said account to log in too?

    I'm wondering this, too. Why tie the game directly to Steam, essentially making your ability to play depend on BOTH systems being up and running?
  • alephthiago
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    @ZOS_DaryaK You closed my thread because in your opinion the issue is the same.
    I am able to play the game fine because mine is an older version, my request was for Zenimax to hold the plus info in their own servers so it doesnt need to rely on steam being on all the time.
    Its a different problem, with a much more simple solution.
    https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/310095/zenimax-steam-is-offline-and-with-it-my-plus-is-gone#latest
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  • DigitalShibby
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    @ZOS_DaryaK You closed my thread because in your opinion the issue is the same.
    lol here is the quote from the thread you created..
    This never happened while i was using pre-paid plus, but now that im buying steam plus access for some reason when steam is down you guys strip me down of my plus access.
    You better check a way upon activation to hold the plus info in YOUR SERVER instead of relying on steam for it, i might learn how to play without plus and then keep the money to myself in the future if this becomes too frequent.

    now here is the quote from THIS threads OP..
    I keep getting a steam error "Unable to connect to the Steam's network".

    Any idea how to play ESO without Steams influences?

    By the way this is the only article that I can find that gives me a slight relief that this problem isn't happening just me, but everyone else who uses Steam.

    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/valves-steam-network-is-down/1100-6446498/

    Are you able to see why one gets locked and one stays open?

    Again as I stated in your thread before it got locked, if you purchased your eso plus subscription through steam, that means steam needs to be up and running for the sub to be verified by eso.

    Steam will come online again at some point, the sky isn't falling.
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    ZOS_DaryaK wrote: »
    I am unable to confirm but I suspect that @EnviousStruggle is correct. Try @raidentenshu_ESO's solution and if it doesn't work for you, please be patient while Steam works to resolve this issue.

    Hi Daryak The method that I used seem to be working well for me thus far. In fact my FPS seems to have improved since I started using the alternative launcher.


    My steam files are all on my D drive so the location would be tad bit different for players who stored it on their C drives. But anyhow :)
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    Make sure you click on the application to avoid launching Steams version of the ESO launcher.
    Edited by raidentenshu_ESO on December 23, 2016 6:39PM
  • EnviousStruggle
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    bearybrown wrote: »
    ZOS_DaryaK wrote: »
    I am unable to confirm but I suspect that @EnviousStruggle is correct. Try @raidentenshu_ESO's solution and if it doesn't work for you, please be patient while Steam works to resolve this issue.

    When we buy this game from steam, it require us to create an account from TESO to link with steam.

    why we can't use said account to log in too?

    @bearybrown incorrect

    we need to finish registration on the site, according to changes in steam from 2nd November
    OR LINK with existing ESO account
    Edited by EnviousStruggle on December 23, 2016 6:40PM
  • EnviousStruggle
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    @raidentenshu_ESO its only working if you have steam version older than 02 November 2016
    OR if you had non-steam account(bought not in steam too) and link it with steam
    Edited by EnviousStruggle on December 23, 2016 6:42PM
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