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[Bug] Steam Connect URLs non-functional
When using a Steam Connect URL, it does not connect you to the server or launch the game.

ie. Steam://Connect/IP:PORT
ie. Sending a steam connect argument to steam.exe
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starchaser Aug 19, 2023 @ 6:35pm 
Having this same issue. Started a few days ago.

Was able to circumvent by, in my steam browser, going to View -> Game Servers -> Favorites and adding the links to the Game Server Favorites List, without the steam://connect/ prefix.
Last edited by starchaser; Aug 19, 2023 @ 6:40pm
トミー (Tommy) Aug 20, 2023 @ 11:52am 
Originally posted by starchaser:
Having this same issue. Started a few days ago.

Was able to circumvent by, in my steam browser, going to View -> Game Servers -> Favorites and adding the links to the Game Server Favorites List, without the steam://connect/ prefix.
I already have the servers I'm trying to connect to in that list, so no dice for me. Glad you got a work around, only thing that works for me is reverting off the beta branch.
starchaser Aug 20, 2023 @ 4:52pm 
Originally posted by -TL-トミー (Tommy):
I already have the servers I'm trying to connect to in that list, so no dice for me. Glad you got a work around, only thing that works for me is reverting off the beta branch.

Very sorry to hear that. Unfortunately I am not very skilled with software issues, so I'm not sure what else you could try, if the workaround isn't working for you. Hopefully they patch this issue out soon, so we can use the beta branch without all this trouble.
トミー (Tommy) Aug 21, 2023 @ 1:55am 
No worries, I wasn't expecting you to find a workaround that works, its just unfortunate. Going off beta for now works as the fix, hopefully they fix it before they push to main branch.
boba Aug 22, 2023 @ 12:11am 
encountering the same issue. no steam:// protocol links work :(
dr.N0 Aug 22, 2023 @ 11:08pm 
i as well am having no luck with steam://connect/ip:port browser protocol it was as well working http://riddleb0x.rf.gd/drn0/motdpage.php no that long ago and has suddenly stopped. valve... please dont make me go get 3kliksphilip :missing:
dr.N0 Aug 23, 2023 @ 8:00pm 
i just ripped into the game via steam://connect/ and the GUI looked revamped it was fast so i couldnt catch it definitely looks like its working again ill switch servers in a bit to reconfirm it but they may have fixed this in the update :gordon:
トミー (Tommy) Aug 25, 2023 @ 12:26pm 
I'm getting a failure "app id specified by server is invalid" now, seems like maybe the developers have to do something on their end?

https://i.imgur.com/4V1N7An.png
Racho Aug 25, 2023 @ 4:25pm 
New World lags out and Does not let me log in
Louis Bang Bang Sep 12, 2023 @ 1:35pm 
same error here, since today (2023-09-12). link like this (steam://connect/23.88.7.42:17000) was working yesterday and now its display the same error message "unable to connect so server, app id specified by server is invalid"

Steam Version: 1694466342
Steam Client Build Date: Mon, Sep 11 11:51 PM UTC -08:00
Steam Web Build Date: Sun, Sep 10 1:01 AM UTC -08:00
Steam API Version: SteamClient020
Olbadiah Sep 16, 2023 @ 2:25am 
Same error here. Tested with ARK, Conan Exiles, 7DaysToDie, on multiple clients connecting to my own and other servers.
Same error here . Tested with ARK , Conan Exiles , 7 Days To Die,
Sad Fact
Risu Sep 16, 2023 @ 1:03pm 
Same problem, steam Connect urls don't work. Haven't worked for almost a week now for me.
Olbadiah Sep 17, 2023 @ 4:33am 
I get the same error whether or not the server in question is *actually running*!

EDIT: friend using non-Beta client confirms same error.
Last edited by Olbadiah; Sep 17, 2023 @ 4:35am
Cpt.Dinosaur Sep 23, 2023 @ 12:51am 
I'm using non-beta, same issue.
On TF2.
Last edited by Cpt.Dinosaur; Sep 23, 2023 @ 4:37am
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