Steam Can't connect/stay connected to VAC servers
I have googled and read many forums but can't find an answer, so was hoping to get guidance here.
I am Running Slackware Linux 12.2 with WINE to play CS:S and DOD:S.
Connecting to CS:S VAC servers results in "Disconnect: Client timed out" after 30 seconds.
The sytanx I use to start CS:S is:
bash-3.1$ wine /home/MYHOMEDIRECTORY/.wine/drive_c/Steam/steamapps/MYGAMENAME/counter-strike\ source/hl2.exe -game cstrike
I only time out when connecting to VAC servers, non-VAC is not an issue.
Steam\steam.exe" -applaunch 240
Starts to load the game, then closes sans any error message, just closes.
When I try to join a DOD:S server I immediately recieve a:
Steam Validation rejected message.
Same terminal syntax except DOD directories running the hl2.exe with -game dod
I do have a windows machine with my games loaded, but would like to use linux to play, since I know it is possible.
I have seen no difference in game play using linux.
But my clan is on a VAC server.
I was told to check my "firewall". Not sure what is meant by that? xhost, hosts.allow, ipforwarding??? I don't want to start messing with security settings if it's not required.
Any help will be appreciated.