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gencreeper

Steam on Windows 2000

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On 9/23/2018 at 8:54 PM, bottis86 said:


Nope, it seems that Steam for Win2k is dead...

Yeah, even windows xp will not work anymore in the near future.

Edited by slayer1994

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On 7/24/2018 at 12:17 AM, slayer1994 said:

it seems not to work anymore... 

But why? Net framework? VC++? Why Steam is working on XP SP3 and don't working on Win2k even with Kex. Maybe it just needs some dlls in directory.

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I looked into this a bit the other day. Steam is looking for APIs that Windows 2000 (not even with Extended Kernel) does not have. It doesn't matter anyway since Steam XP support has been dropped and even though it still works it remains to be seen what the next Steam update will bring and  Steam requires TLS 1.2 (at least SteamCMD does) which 2000 does not support.

It's best not to use the Steam client anyways since there are working methods to run Steam games without Steam and those methods do work on Windows 2000.

Edited by DosFreak

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