I just installed 1.6 and sure enuff, as I expected Steam is friggin annoying to work with. Sometimes you boot it up and it will run in the background doing nothing and if you are lucky, it will connect to the steam server and log you in to the menu.
Now when that happens, I click on games and I select a counter-strike server to play on. Once I click on a server, it goes "Preparing to play Counter-strike..." and it just stays there for like forever till it says my steam ticket has to be refreshed. I got a CS+Steam exe at 379mb and it installed fine.
But everytime I go through steam and try to play CS, it says that its preparing but nothing happens. And when I do click on the CS shortcut, it says the game is unavailable at the moment, try again later.
I would like to know why this is happening, I'm obviously connected to steam and ppl are already playing on the servers I use to play on. Can anyone tell me why CS 1.6 isn't booting up??