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Steam Connect - Sign in with your Steam Account! [RC3]
Mod Version: 1.4.5, by Disasterpiece (Coder) Disasterpiece is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (40 votes - 4.88 average) Installs: 238
Released: 15 Jul 2011 Last Update: 07 Nov 2012 Downloads: 2302
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Steam Connect


-- Steam Connect Addon for vBulletin 4.2.x;
Development Platform := vBulletin 4.1.3 - 4.2.0, Debian Linux, PHP5, MySQL5, apache2;

Dependencies := lib cUrl (PHP), openid (included);

Author := Andreas "Radon" Rudolph, Disasterpiece;

Contact :=,

Homepage :=


This addon is Unsupported as of 2015 until further notice. I have not enough time or interest in vbulletin to keep this alive.

This addon provides a framework for future extensions which make use of the Steam API.
It helps to determine the SteamID of an user. Unless older methods of inserting the steam
id into a user field, the addon lets the user authenticate with Steam OpenID, therefore
you can trust 100%, that this particular user is the same user as the Steam-ID provided.

Users can link their Steam ID to their forum account or they can create a new account
using details pulled from their Steam Profile.
Like the Facebook connect plugin, it allows users to quickly set up a forum account without
having to define a password or an email address. This option can be disabled in the AdminCP,
however it is encouraged to allow users to use this quick-register feature, since they
already authenticated themselves through steam, so any additional password or email
authentication is just unnecessary.

If the user decides to un-link his forum account with his steam-profile, he has to set up
a password and email first, so the forum account remains usable after this.

At the moment, the addon is in its second RC state, which means that the current versions contain mostly bugfixes and are candidates for a full release.
Until now, the product worked without major problems in productive environments.
Although it is stable as is, the author doesn't provide any guarantee.
Due to the nature of the addon and how vBulletin manages 3rd party code inclusion, additional
login and register methods have been provided by the plugin. It is discouraged to use the
plugin on high profile communities in this early development state.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post in this thread.

F.A.Q. / General Issues / Error Messages

"There has been a problem with the OpenID libary: No OpenID Server found at"
- Additionally, a 503 HTTP error is thrown. Simple solution: Wait. Steam Community servers are overloaded/down right now, there's nothing you can do about it

Do NOT uninstall the mod if you want to keep the linked users records. Upgrading means uploading the new product xml file for the new version and choose "overwrite" in the upload dialog.
The Installer will handle the update process by its own. Uninstalling the product will erase all the table fields which contain the steam link data.


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Old 21 Sep 2014, 10:33
Skyrider Skyrider is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Originally Posted by André Noberto View Post
This is what whappens to me when I try to login, register or link my account.

Can you help me please?
Did you setup the Steam API key in the Steam Connect settings?
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Old 26 Sep 2014, 02:29
wtfaatp wtfaatp is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
I'd be willing to help anyone with setting this up if they need it...

I am having one problem... I can not get the steam pics to show in forum post for the life of me? Anyone know of a fix or having the same problem? 4.2.2
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Old 26 Sep 2014, 10:35
vBStu vBStu is offline
Join Date: Aug 2014
Does this support the version 4.2.2?
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Old 26 Sep 2014, 20:47
wtfaatp wtfaatp is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by vBStu View Post
Does this support the version 4.2.2?
Hasn't been stated either way... However I will not upgrade to 5 so I hope this continues to get support!
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Old 28 Sep 2014, 05:08
Neuro Toxin Neuro Toxin is offline
Join Date: Aug 2014
Basic change of domain has broken login2.php


I changed my forum address from to a few weeks ago.

Now when people attempt to use the signin through steam button ( it keeps redirecting them back to the same page.

My SteamAPI key is correct and the domain for the api key is

I use other services on the same domain ( which work fine with the same API key.

I'm sure I'm missing something stupid. Can someone please help.
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Old 01 Oct 2014, 00:40
Neuro Toxin Neuro Toxin is offline
Join Date: Aug 2014
Originally Posted by Neuro Toxin View Post

If I disable the group "Unregistered / Not Logged In" setting "Can View Forum". login2.php?do=login does nothing and wont redirect to the openid gateway for steam.

I want to block all non registered users from seeing the forums, however, this is stopping me.
this was my problem :/
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Old 30 Oct 2014, 21:41
Chaya_ Chaya_ is offline
Join Date: Apr 2014
{vb:raw post.steamicon}

This doesn't work
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Old 06 Nov 2014, 17:56
deadlyruler deadlyruler is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Great plugin. I was just wondering is there a way to set a users steam avatar as their main avatar for the forums?
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Old 13 Nov 2014, 16:41
TheEliteGaming TheEliteGaming is offline
Join Date: Jun 2013
Update error

The latest 4.2.2 version of vBulletin makes your addon spit an erro such as following:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Is there a fix for this or are you going to work on this?

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Old 02 Jan 2015, 08:14
tdev1 tdev1 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2010
Works fine here, except when steam web API goes down, then even 1 second timeout is too much.

The following change allows timeouts below 1 second:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Old 03 Jan 2015, 17:09
mikez006 mikez006 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
Ran into a problem with usergroups.

Primary usergroup for all new members (including Steam Connect) is: usergroup1
Steam Connect users are added to a secondary usergroup: Steam Users

We have multiple membership plans which move members to different primary usergroups.

If a "Steam" user upgrades their account, their primary usergroup is changed. However when the Steam Connect cache time expires, it reacquires their Steam info, but then changes their primary usergroup back to the default usergroup (usergroup1).

Increasing cache time to a very large number will solve this, but then their info will never update.

Is there a way that the primary usergroup change can be disabled after the Steam users registers for the first time?

Update: I doesn't appear to be the cache time. I set it for 90 days, but members are still being removed from their upgraded usergroups and are being move back to the default usergroup1.

Any ideas?

Last edited by mikez006; 05 Jan 2015 at 15:44.
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Old 05 Jan 2015, 15:56
Grouper Grouper is offline
Join Date: Sep 2013
Your get_user_steamid() is broken. user info doesn't include steam_link even though it is in the database. If you provide get_user_steamid() with no params then you will always get a return false because of this.
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Old 07 Jan 2015, 00:55
Yumiyashi Yumiyashi is offline
Join Date: Apr 2013
Possibility of port to vb5?
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Old 07 Jan 2015, 01:08
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ozzy47 ozzy47 is offline
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I doubt it. vB5 is not made to be mod friendly.
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Old 07 Jan 2015, 03:57
mikez006 mikez006 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
Using 4.2.2.

I commented out this line from the Steam Connect cron job and it solved the problem.

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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