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DuctTape - Won't connect to steam service

PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:07 am
by Craminator
I decided to try the DuctTape tool made by coder. After I install and run the program it tries to initialize the steam service, but fails and give me a message saying it tried for 30 seconds. Has anyone had this issue and is there a fix? I'd like to use this tool for some stuff, it seems really powerful.

Re: DuctTape - Won't connect to steam service

PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:29 pm
by zombie@computer
Unfortunately ducttape isnt updated anymore and coder is working on his own game engine, so don't expect much from him. I cowrote parts of ducttape but i cant even debug it because theres some serious issues with Ducttape and my current setup that im unable (well, actually, unWILLING) to solve. So i'm not much of a help either. Make sure steam is already running, restart if you can. Perhaps updating your copy of steam_api.dll (from another mod or .gcf) ?
It could be an issue with the latest sourcesdk updates, in which case you should use ducttape with another source engine version (2007 or 2009)

Re: DuctTape - Won't connect to steam service

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:13 am
by Craminator
Thanks zombie, i haven't had any luck with some of the troubleshoots you suggested. It's sad you guys aren't working on DuctTape anymore. It's a powerful piece of software if it ran right :P

Re: DuctTape - Won't connect to steam service

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:44 am
by ScarT
DuctTape looks for SteamService.exe (if I recall correctly), and that's not a part of Steam anymore so it'll never connect. I've thought about fixing it, and release an update but having to install VS2008 for that will never happen. I'm working on a new version of it though. Things are going rather slow though.

Re: DuctTape - Won't connect to steam service

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:39 pm
by Craminator
Nice to hear. I'll keep my eyes on the site for a release.

Re: DuctTape - Won't connect to steam service

PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:16 pm
by zombie@computer
ok i dont know if this helps for ducttape, but since im using ducttape's dlls to connect to steam i see no reason why it wouldnt work for ducttape: Ducttape can't connect to the newest filesystem_steam.dll, so you'll have to point it to the older one.

step 1: backup sourcesdk\bin\orangebox\bin\filesystem_steam.dll
step 2: copy sourcesdk\bin\source2007\bin\filesystem_steam.dll to sourcesdk\bin\orangebox\bin\filesystem_steam.dll
step 3: celebrate.

So yeah, thats it. I dont know why it wont work anymore, probably some 'addition' that breaks everything else. Since i dont see any changes in the filesystem sourcefiles provided in the sourcesdk, i dont know where to start to actually start using the new dll.