Steam error message "game is currently unavailable"

By Insomnia702
Jul 9, 2007
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  1. A couple of days ago I figured I was in the mood for a little counter strike source action. So I click on CS:S an it starts to load and then a error message pops up an it reads " This game is currently unavailable. Please try again another time." Now it does this when i try an play any of my steam games. I've done everything I know how to do to try an fix this problem but nothing has worked. I have un-installed an re-installed steam 4-5 times, I've un-installed an re-installed CS:S 4-5 times, I've restarted my comp more times then I can remember, I've read a couple of random forum sites an emailed steam help center. I don't know a whole lot about computers just enough to maintain an enjoy my computer (I'm more of a dirt bike paintball guy). So if any of you reading this know how to fix my problem I would be very appreciative towards a reply. Thank for your time.

    !nsomnia702
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,384   +205

    I don't know if I have the answer but were you trying to play online or single player against bots? What kind of internet connection are you using, broadband? If you are trying to play single player and you have broadband, try unplugging your internet connection at the back of your PC. That worked for me when I recently got that message and I was only trying to play single player. For some reason when I reconnected later, everything was working again.
  3. roy1234

    roy1234 Newcomer, in training Posts: 52

    how long has it been the last time you played? steam might disconnected your steam account but i doubt it. i dont know that answer cuz i never had that problem. or maybe go to the steam settings and see if you're vac banned etc.
  4. Insomnia702

    Insomnia702 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I use my roommates comp, so i don't a the specs on it. We use cable 2m connection and i was trying to play online. It wont even let me sign into CS:S it just starts to load CS:S an the msg pops up. well thank you for your time I really do appreciate it.
  5. Insomnia702

    Insomnia702 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I play CS:S everyday cuz i dont have my dirt bike or my paintball gun anymore so CS:S is my last hobby. I'm in good standing with vac so that shouldnt be the problem. thank you for your time i really appreciate it.
  6. Rolfman

    Rolfman TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 125

    Re-register thegame into your PC's directory.
    go to the folder were the game was installed and
    run the registry setup file.
    try it and see if it works.
  7. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    Go into Steams folder and delete the client.blob file. My friend had this problem and that is how we fixed it.
  8. mkoujak

    mkoujak Newcomer, in training

    I tried deleting the client.blob file but all steam did was loaded up a little slower to redownload whatever was in that file ot begin with. I still can't play CS:S
  9. Acclamator

    Acclamator Newcomer, in training Posts: 295

    You realize this is a very old thread right? First delete clientregistry.blob. Load up STEAM. If it still doesn't work then uninstall STEAM, delete the STEAM folder and start over.
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