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Steam Connect - Sign in with your Steam Account! [RC3]
Mod Version: 1.4.5, by Disasterpiece (Coder) Disasterpiece is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2018 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (40 votes - 4.88 average) Installs: 237
Released: 15 Jul 2011 Last Update: 07 Nov 2012 Downloads: 2299
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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 25 Nov 2016, 11:53
RedPowder RedPowder is offline
Join Date: Nov 2016
This is a wonderful addon and its well worth the time and effort put in to it. You should support this addon and maybe even turn it in to a paid version I would be willing to spend money on this.

Thank you for providing this to us.
Come visit my gaming community and say Hi!
LegitSource Gaming
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Old 07 Jan 2017, 12:02
WindVoice WindVoice is offline
Join Date: Aug 2016
Since 3 days I am recieving the following error:

PHP Warning: file_put_contents(/tmp/stc_76561198212340925.cached): failed to open stream: Permission denied in ..../includes/class_stc_cache.php on line 107
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Old 12 Jan 2017, 18:46
Dieter27 Dieter27 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2013
Real name: Dieter
pfff if i see this lately most of the plugins on vbulletin arent even supported anymore why do they even make them then serieusly

There has been a problem with the OpenID libary: No OpenID Server found at

i didnt had this problem before tried uninstalling several times no change i dont even know why it is not working
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Old 18 Jan 2017, 21:36
WindVoice WindVoice is offline
Join Date: Aug 2016
I can confirm the Mod is working. Great Mod!
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Old 24 Mar 2017, 20:51
Jonler Jonler is offline
Join Date: Mar 2017
Is the mod still working with VB 5?
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Old 27 Mar 2017, 17:30
rbrt508 rbrt508 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2016
Don't know about vb5.. definitely installs and works on vb4.2.4

I had an issue where it eventually after about a month stopped retrieving profile data for no reason at all but still worked, possibly because of a semi-domain change, but otherwise works if your settings are right.

About to give it a go on a reinstall on 4.2.4 after a host change.
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Old 27 Mar 2017, 18:56
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Cadellin Cadellin is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Running vb4.2.4 I have recently started getting the following error when users try to login

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

Nothing unfortunately it in the steam connect logs.

I've tried disabling quick registration but that just changes the error to:

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

FIXED: I will leave this here for anyone having similar issues in the future. The issue for me was the API key. It may be worth resetting the key if you encounter similar issues which do not give error logs.

Last edited by Cadellin; 27 Mar 2017 at 22:01.
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Old 12 Jun 2017, 14:51
Cyborg_delta1 Cyborg_delta1 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2012
Any one know how I can get users to link there accounts after they have registered the normal way the steam link button is not showing up?
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Old 09 Sep 2017, 15:58
Kutzooi Kutzooi is offline
Join Date: May 2012
worked like a charm, deleted 1 user and systemfail in this mod, cant reproduce it, the button just disapeared
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Old 15 Feb 2018, 03:34
Cyborg_delta1 Cyborg_delta1 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2012
Hi Guys I have been trying to get the Steam avatar to show up in the post bit but I can not get it to work any one have any ideas?
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Old 08 Sep 2018, 08:54
Skyrider Skyrider is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
I know this is no longer supported, but has steam changed something that breaks this system for the most part? Getting "FETCH ERROR" whenever I check my steam info through /profile.php?do=steamlink. The only thing that appears to be caching is the steam level (in the tmp files).
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Old 26 Sep 2018, 02:59
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Arkool Arkool is offline
Join Date: May 2015
Need Community Help

So I tried to use this with Vbulletin 4.2.5, and I am only getting one error that is being logged:

Malformed cachefile: <file>.cache deleted.

I carefully reviewed the code and echoed out portions to see where it goes wrong.

It seems to not like something in the array "$match", and only returns an empty array. This results in the cache file being written with nothing or missing data to be considered malformed.

I figured if Steam did modify the API, some changes will need to be made. I am only a beginner in PHP so it'll be hard, and I have limited time. I'd share this to hopefully turn the bugfixing into a communal effort.

Any help is greatly appreciated, hoping to get this working!
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