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"Could not contact master game server to retrieve server list"
Okay, let me first start off by saying I DO NOT*** have a router / firewall.
My windows firewall is off, all my virus protectors are disabled, and my Internet connection comes STRAIGHT through my Cable modem right into my PC.

I can login to Steam no problem, but when I load up CS.... I get

"Could not contact master game server to retrieve server list"

I just installed steam today, downloaded CS (i know how to download it. i just had to format my computer is all)
so now I dont understand why I cannot connect.

Any ideas?
« to forum · permalink · 2008-10-03 19:51:15 · Reply to this · Print
Sebastian Sebastian
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Joined Jan 2002

well i see you have a check-list of what you've ruled out, but did u try removing the ClientRegistry.blob in steam then shut steam down to force it to update?

when was the last time you were able to connect? since you mentioned you just reformatted.. or the problem developed after you reinstalled..
« to forum · permalink · 2008-10-03 19:59:46 · Reply to this · Print

in response to BANKO1
Well, the last time I played was in august. I formatted my computer is September and havent touched Steam or Counter-strike since.
Today is the first time I've reinstalled.

Im going to try the clientregistry.blob but personally I dont think it will work, being how i JUST installed the newest Steam.
« to forum · permalink · 2008-10-03 20:02:34 · Reply to this · Print

in response to BANKO1
could not connect to master game server ..........
hi , i am using cs 1.6 and i could not connect to servers because everytime i click refresh it says "could not connect to master game server to retrive server list" .............can anyone pls help me .................... thx
« to forum · permalink · 2008-12-26 12:06:05 · Reply to this · Print

Post if u get the MESAGE "could not connect to master "
then u most go to :\Program Files\Counter Strike 1.6\platform\config END THE FIND OVER INTERNET FILE : MasterServers.vdf END ServerBrowser.vdf REPLY THEM . THEN YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE FIX .
« to forum · permalink · 2009-01-10 06:06:04 · Reply to this · Print
Joined Jan 2009

in response to BANKO1
I used to have this problem, like when i used to go on cs 1.6 ( not through steam) and i wanted to play on the internet and it didn´t work.

But, then i downloaded steam, and i went on cs 1.6 through steam and the internet sever started working.

So try it out...
« to forum · permalink · 2009-01-12 13:41:47 · Reply to this · Print
Joined Jan 2009

Question in response to BlueOcean
blue ocean i did that that u are saying and i can not connect to server again.please help me a can not fix this proglem
« to forum · permalink · 2009-01-15 16:46:37 · Reply to this · Print
help with cs

in response to BlueOcean
then u most go to :\Program Files\Counter Strike 1.6\platform\config END THE FIND OVER INTERNET FILE : MasterServers.vdf END ServerBrowser.vdf REPLY THEM . THEN YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE FIX .

REPLY: dude i did what u say but i couldnt conec to master srver HELP!!
« to forum · permalink · 2009-01-27 08:21:22 · Reply to this · Print
Joined Feb 2009

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« to forum · permalink · 2009-02-04 15:07:14 · Reply to this · Print

Just like cyraxx said. What should i do with these files?
Didnt really got what you meant Blueocean:P
« to forum · permalink · 2009-02-12 04:19:20 · Reply to this · Print
iron maiden

in response to BANKO1
yeah what should i do with those files delete them ?? what do u mean about end ?
« to forum · permalink · 2009-02-15 23:31:34 · Reply to this · Print

Joined Dec 2006

in response to BANKO1
I think i got it!
Im not sure what blueocean said, but i think that he meant this---

Find the files ServerBrowser.vdf and Masterservers.vdf over the net, and paste it there (platform/config folder).
That is what i think he is trying to tell.
« to forum · permalink · 2009-02-16 07:26:12 · Reply to this · Print

in response to help with cs
do you have to download the 2 files. couse i downloaded the serverbrowser
« to forum · permalink · 2009-02-20 23:20:18 · Reply to this · Print

in response to BANKO1
okay i got and downloaded those 2 FILES but i cant copy and paste them. what do i do
« to forum · permalink · 2009-02-20 23:26:13 · Reply to this · Print

in response to BANKO1
i got thpse 2 files but i cant copy them what do i do now
« to forum · permalink · 2009-02-20 23:26:58 · Reply to this · Print

Post in response to BANKO1
replace the MasterServers.vdf
« to forum · permalink · 2009-02-21 17:47:39 · Reply to this · Print

in response to BANKO1
Could Not Contact Master Server Fix
Here is the link with the good MasterServer.vdf :;/fileinfo.html

Just replace it in your Counter Strike 1.6\platform\config directory and the problem its fix

It works for me!
« to forum · permalink · 2009-05-31 13:14:14 · Reply to this · Print

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« to forum · permalink · 2009-06-05 03:40:45 · Reply to this · Print

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If you're using BitDefender go to basic settings (through small icon in your TaskBar on the right side), then Network settings and Disable Firewall. Thats it, it worked for me. I tried turning off Firewall througt control panel it didnt helpt, because this antivirus controls itself the firewall. So good luck.
« to forum · permalink · 2009-06-08 06:02:14 · Reply to this · Print

in response to BANKO1
write in console setmaster add iport for adding an mastergame to your cs then it will work try to fin an ip for the mastergame

oh i almost forgot then write this setmaster enable iport
« to forum · permalink · 2009-06-30 05:16:35 · Reply to this · Print
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