Post by The Technoviking on Feb 5, 2012 9:30:28 GMT -5
If you are constantly getting this error, "Secure Connection Failed, A connection to Steam VAC Servers could not be made." when trying to connect to Coven servers:
1. Exit Steam 2. Navigate to your Steam install folder 3. Delete all files and folders except the folder \steamapps\ and Steam.exe 4. Restart your computer 5. Launch Steam.exe from within the Steam installation folder, and not from a pre-existing shortcut
Once you restart Steam, it will download all the missing files. If games pop up as needing downloaded and nothing is happening, right click on the game and click download pause and then right click again and click resume download. Alternatively go to the Steam downloads list and click resume all.
WARNING: This shouldn't delete any of your game installs, including mods, but you might want to back up everything just to make sure. It WILL remove any command line arguments added to the launch options of games in your Steam library, so you will want to make a note of those before performing this fix. Also, it WILL remove any servers from your favorite server list and your history lists. Back up those lists if you are concerned.