- May 12, 2020
So I have managed to get myself ahold of an old windows xp/vista build of steam, for my vista laptop (yes vista still, shut up) and uo until recently, TF2 was running well on it, slow, but running well. But one day I wanted to go and try playing ctf_turbine because I have heard it runs well on slow machines. I load up tf2, wait an hour for it to start up, and I try to start a server (any map) and I get the message, "Steam must be running in order to connect to multiplayer servers". Ok, so I think, just restart steam and tf2, no biggie. Doesent work. Try restarting computer, doesent work. I thought it might be due to network settings, to clarify on that I dont actually have internet at the moment so I have to go to my local library and use it there to post this, it has been like this for a while, and tf2 run well like this up until now as well. I have not changed any settings with tf2 either, this just kinda, happened. I would greatly appreciate any feedback on this topic. And dont suggest I buy a new pc/copy of windows 10.