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Steam browser protocol implemented incorrectly
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When I'm trying to join a server using the Steam browser protocol (e.g. steam://join/<ip>:<port>), it won't work and give me a "Server is not responding", where as the IP is exactly the same as where I click on "View game info" on a friend's name.

However, when using the Steam browser protocol in combination with the server's Query port (server port + 1), it does launch Arma 3's launcher.

I think that this is a mistake as the join should use the connection IP, not the query port


Legacy ID
Not A Bug
Operating System
Windows 7
Server Browser Steam
Steps To Reproduce

Compose your own steam browser protocol, such as steam://join/<ip>:<port>, try to run it on both the connection port and the query port

Event Timeline

Cyberuben set Category to Server Browser Steam.
Cyberuben set Reproducibility to Always.
Cyberuben set Severity to None.
Cyberuben set Resolution to Open.
Cyberuben set Legacy ID to 4191365445.May 8 2016, 12:29 PM
BISWizard closed this task as Resolved.
BISWizard updated the task description. (Show Details)
BISWizard changed Resolution from Open to Not A Bug.
BISWizard set Operating System to Windows 7.

Steam is using the IP address and Steam query port to determine the game which you're joining to as it is registered on Steam master server under this combination.