Steam Authentication Failed

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Same

Postby fohktor » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:33 pm

Introversion,
You guys (and/or gals) make wonderful little games.

But this is a bit annoying. Same situation: Key Invalid

I've turned off my windows firewall, deleted authkey, logged out/in, yada yada yada.
I even tried mapping every port in high heaven to this box- nothing.
Heck let's enable DMZ and open my machine up completely to the internet: nope.
Take the router out of the picture? No such luck- didn't help.

Do you have a buggy server over there or something?

I really don't mind you getting $10.... If I can have a game in return plz.
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Postby ThornXBL » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:31 am

Hopefully this helps troubleshoot it some more:

I noticed that even when I use my old authkey file to play the full game, the Steam Authentication notice in the upper left still says Failed. This also applies to all 3 of my friends I have played with this week on Steam. We were all able to sucessfully play, since the keys we had were valid.

See screenshot below. Note the "ACCEPTED" on the bottom, but "FAILED" on the top.

http://i.imgur.com/s2Eny.png
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Postby MaximumFish » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:01 pm

I bought the game on Steam way back when it first came out and just today decided to play it again. Only I can't because of this issue.

It doesn't even look like IV have noticed that people are still having the problem. I'll see if I can find an email or Twitter account for them.

So gutted. :(
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Postby Amesy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:01 pm

I've emailed IV directly and am just waiting for a response.
I'll post back if I hear anything.
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Postby Chris » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:49 pm

Yes we've had several different messages in the last day or two complaining of authentication errors with the steam version. I'll look into it - this definitely needs solving.
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Postby Amesy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:50 pm

Woot. That's great Chris. Thanks.
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Postby niknaks131 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:56 pm

thanks alot chris for fixing the steam :D i was missing defcon it part of my life lol
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Postby Udders1971 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:41 pm

Chris wrote:Yes we've had several different messages in the last day or two complaining of authentication errors with the steam version. I'll look into it - this definitely needs solving.


ty , whatever you have done appears to have resolved the issue for me.
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Postby fohktor » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:18 pm

Thanks! All better.

Now go finish subversion please. It looks fantastic. :)

Edit: Here's a link, in case anyone coming from steam hasn't browsed the subversion stuff: http://www.introversion.co.uk/subversion/
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Postby Amesy » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:42 am

Yep works for me too. Thanks Chris.
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Postby letionbard » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:19 am

I bought this game last year and today I want to play this game, but...you know, I got same issue now.
I keep trying restart game and steam, and disable firewall but anything don't work.
Sorry for remind your old nightmare but I really want to play this one.
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Postby zeromancy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:26 am

I'm also having the same issue. I'm not sure if it will help, but here is my debug:

WinSock started
Client listening on port 5011
Parsing Coastline data (1776 islands) : 43ms
Parsing International data (2753 islands) : 18ms
Parsing City data (2745 cities) : 23ms
Parsing archive sounds.dat...DONE
Failed to load AuthKey : 'authkey'
Authentication key set : 'authkey not found'
WinSock started
Connection established to MetaServer on port 5008. Listening on Port 5009
SteamAPI_Init SUCESS
Steam Authentication Initiated
Steam Authentication : Logging On To Steam
Steam Authentication : Getting Steam Id
Steam Authentication : SteamID = 76561198005550423
Steam Authentication : Getting Steam3 Auth
Steam Authentication : Requesting Authentication
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Received data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Received data from MetaServer : MOTD
Received Authentication : authkey not found : (keyID -1) : Key invalid
Key failed basic check : authkey not found (result=Key invalid)
Requesting data from MetaServer : UpdateURL
Received data from MetaServer : UpdateURL
Steam Authentication FAILED
Authentication key set : 'DEMOZR-VRDWQP-PYSGYN-KSWBYF-XUA'
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoLimits
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoPrices
Requesting data from MetaServer : BuyURL
Received data from MetaServer : DemoLimits
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoPrices
Requesting data from MetaServer : BuyURL

Deleting the authkey just has it assign me another demo key.

I'm glad at least that there's a solution, even if it happens to take awhile.
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Postby v4de » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:41 am

ahem so i bought this game 3 days ago, people sed their games have authenticated randomly when they started it some other time, but i have been started the game for the past 3 days consistently and nothing has changed. everyone i have found with my problems seems to have fixed it by deleting their authkey file. this doesnt work for me since i do not have one for some reason.

my exact problem:
click play in steam, game launches, game tries to retreive steam3 auth, then stops working

it does say key is invalid at the bottom of the screen.
and i do not have an authkey file in my steamapps/commons/defcon so deleting my authkey file would not help.

i have also tried verifying files in steam, reinstalling from steam, and running in compatibility mode for windows xp sp3 and running as admin

debug.txt stops at update url after not finding the authkey, i find it odd how i do not have an authkey file when i bought the game from steam and should have a key?
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Postby BGuardian » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:42 pm

Sorry for bringing back to life such an old thread, but I'm experiencing the same problem. I've tried all of the solutions mentioned here but none seems to work for me. Run defcon.exe as admin, run defcon.exe with windows XP compatibility setting, delete authkey file, verifying integrity of game cache, reinstalling the game, restarting steam, reinstalling steam, relogin on steam, disabling firewalls and antivirus... nothing seems to work.

Here is my debug.txt

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Defcon 1.61 STEAM built Dec  1 2011
Parsing archive main.dat...DONE
Found language 'english' with caption 'English' in 'data/language/english.txt'
Found language 'french' with caption 'Franηais' in 'data/language/french.txt'
Found language 'german' with caption 'Deutsch' in 'data/language/german.txt'
Found language 'italian' with caption 'Italiano' in 'data/language/italian.txt'
Found language 'spanish' with caption 'Espaρol' in 'data/language/spanish.txt'
WinSock started
Client listening on port 5011
Parsing Coastline data (1776 islands) : 24ms
Parsing International data (2753 islands) : 10ms
Parsing City data (2745 cities) : 11ms
Parsing archive sounds.dat...DONE
Failed to load AuthKey : 'authkey'
Authentication key set : 'authkey not found'
WinSock started
Connection established to MetaServer on port 5008. Listening on Port 5009
SteamAPI_Init SUCESS
Steam Authentication Initiated
Steam Authentication : Logging On To Steam
Steam Authentication : Getting Steam Id
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Steam Authentication : SteamID = 76561197992295150
Steam Authentication : Getting Steam3 Auth
Steam Authentication : Requesting Authentication
Received Authentication : authkey not found : (keyID -1) : Key invalid
Key failed basic check : authkey not found (result=Key invalid)
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Requesting data from MetaServer : LatestVersion
Requesting data from MetaServer : MOTD
Steam Authentication FAILED
Authentication key set : 'DEMOSK-COGZYI-LEUEXN-BZAFOU-MZD'
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoLimits
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoPrices
Requesting data from MetaServer : BuyURL
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoLimits
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoPrices
Requesting data from MetaServer : BuyURL
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoLimits
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoPrices
Requesting data from MetaServer : BuyURL
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoLimits
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoPrices
Requesting data from MetaServer : BuyURL
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoPrices
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoLimits
Requesting data from MetaServer : BuyURL
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoPrices
Requesting data from MetaServer : DemoLimits
Requesting data from MetaServer : BuyURL
CLIENT : Disconnected
Disconnected from MetaServer

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