View Full Version : Wine/Steam load callback error please read!

September 24th, 2007, 11:04 AM
I'm trying to get hl2 running with steam.

I had it running perfectly last night after I compiled the CVS for it but this morning steam is coming up with a strange error and I can't find a solution to it online.

Steam starts as per normal, logs in then opens up the main window, but the web content doesn't load (it stays white) and the terminal output counts shutdown up to 300 then gives the message:

"client callback thread error"

dir: C:\Program Files\Steam\ *.mix
dir: C:\Program Files\Steam\ *.asi
dir: C:\Program Files\Steam\ *.flt
Shutting down. . .
300client callback thread error

It appears to be a problem with gecko (steam website?) but I've tried reinstalling gecko and typing the following works:

wine iexplore http://www.winehq.org

Any thoughts?

September 24th, 2007, 01:25 PM
I posted this as a bug on winehq and I got directed to another bug here (http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9733) (mine was a duplicate - I hadn't found theirs).

Is there anything I can do, or do I just wait until it gets fixed in the CVS?

They mention patches but I take it that's just to the CVS.


I found a way of bypassing the bug. Launch steam with the -silent option then right click on the taskbar icon as soon as it appears and select games.

You can then launch your game exe directly with options from here (http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Steam_Command_Line_Options#Command-line_parameters).

Well assuming you are running something from valve.

September 24th, 2007, 10:08 PM
The patches have been set in the latest CVS so the problem is fixed.