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Saturn #RANDOMAVATAR Feb 24, 2013 @ 9:21am
Portal 2: Publishing error: There was an error connecting to steam.
Someone help with this publishing error in portal 2: "There was an error connecting to steam. Please verify your connection and try again."
I wish i could just punch my map in the face and force it onto the Steam Workshop. But that won't happen. How do I fix this error? As of me posting this, I have portal 2 running with this error popping up every time I try to publish the map. How is it asking me this when I have steam running right now?
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ESVORM Feb 24, 2013 @ 10:05am 
I'm having the same problem, though I don't even get an error message. Mine just sits on the "creating geometry" section and never gets any further. I've even tried creating a blank room with nothing in it... with no luck.

I've tried it on both of my computers, have restarted them both... nothing.

Very frustrating, especially considering my son has been waiting to play this coop map I've been creating all afternoon.
Varrith Feb 24, 2013 @ 10:06am 
Its happening to everyone who tries doing custom maps. Its most likely an issue with Steam Workshop.
Saturn #RANDOMAVATAR Feb 24, 2013 @ 10:25am 
Originally posted by Varrith:
Its happening to everyone who tries doing custom maps. Its most likely an issue with Steam Workshop.
Or, maybe because it's the weekend, the servers are just working too hard.
Varrith Feb 24, 2013 @ 1:12pm 
Originally posted by tardis2012:
Originally posted by Varrith:
Its happening to everyone who tries doing custom maps. Its most likely an issue with Steam Workshop.
Or, maybe because it's the weekend, the servers are just working too hard.
I tried to play a custom map with a friend on Wednesday, and we got the same error. It seems to be an "on and off" situation. But it could be either the servers or the workshop.
Skyferret Feb 24, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
Same with mine. For the past 3 or 4 days. I can subscribe and play a map, as well as build one and play it, but not publish. So yeah, I can do everything but publish. At first I thought "me or them". When I saw so many others having the same issue, I figured it was Steam's problem. However, I read other discussions where someone mentioned they can't publish, but the other person, such as a family member, is able to publish on their computer. So this means they're all on the same connection, or LAN, and it sounds to be specific to individual systems. If this is true, then perhaps a Steam update was issued, and it has an incompatibility that is flavor specific to the OS or configuration. I have a vague memory of an update to my Steam client occurring just before this problem started.
Skyferret Feb 24, 2013 @ 4:10pm 
And, I even tried to create an outbound rule specific to Steam.exe in the firewall settings, and that didn't even work.
Saturn #RANDOMAVATAR Feb 24, 2013 @ 4:37pm 
VALVE YOU FIX THIS NOW
Felix Jun 30, 2013 @ 6:55am 
having this issue right now, trying to publish a new map for peep's to play.
Last edited by Felix; Jun 30, 2013 @ 6:55am
Chrono_Knight Jul 18, 2013 @ 8:50am 
Having the issue here as well
Felix Jul 18, 2013 @ 10:41am 
I contacted the valve support and they told me to turn off any anti virus I have, however I'm away from my desktop computer right now, and thus can't try to confirm.
Last edited by Felix; Jul 18, 2013 @ 10:42am
Boom Aug 3, 2013 @ 7:44am 
Same problem. I just kept trying to publish it over and over and over until it actually did.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=166317923

Here is the link btw. In case anyone wants to see it. :P
Last edited by Boom; Aug 3, 2013 @ 8:02am
LetUkraineBeYouFuckers!!! Aug 4, 2013 @ 8:51am 
I had same problem, I restarted Portal and then tried again and it worked, but I dont think restart of portal was necessary. So just keep trying guys :) I think it depends on how many people are uploading to steam workshop.

P.S. Here is the link to my map http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=166635175
CookieRadiator Aug 23, 2013 @ 8:08pm 
I still can't, tried restarting steam and stuff. D:
Boom Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:48am 
CookieRadiator, just keep spamming publishing, it will work eventually. No need to restart game.
CookieRadiator Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:24pm 
Hey tks! I got it done It's called A Complex Situation btw XD
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