Steam + Sandboxie No longer working

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Re: Steam + Sandboxie No longer working

Post by Barb@Invincea » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:55 am

Hi BUOMEX,

Please, provide the missing info so that I can have a look:
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Regards,
Barb.-

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Re: Steam + Sandboxie No longer working

Post by BUOMEX » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:09 am

Windows 10 version 1803 build 17134.407
Sandboxie 5.27.2 (64bit)
but...now steam is working correctly...strange...thanks you

Sickest
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Re: Steam + Sandboxie No longer working

Post by Sickest » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:50 pm

This has still not been fixed yet. I've tried everything above with no success.

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Re: Steam + Sandboxie No longer working

Post by BUCKAROO » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:17 am

I don't know when this started happening but Sandboxie's internet access blocking breaks Steam and crashes most games I tried to start. It probably is too hard on a given software's exception handling. Devs consider adding gentler alternative network blocking option by failing WSAStartup or something a scope deeper. ;-)

A workaround for Steam and many programs now it seems is to:

Allow All Programs Internet Access
OR
Add Program individually to allow Internet access, for example...

ClosedFilePath=!<InternetAccess>,InternetAccessDevices
ProcessGroup=<InternetAccess>,steam.exe,terraria.exe,titanattacks.exe,projectzomboid64.exe,renegadeops.exe

While Steam.exe will launch now without command line arguments, two switches are still recommended...
-inhibitbootstrap -no-browser

Also recommend opening Steam program path and game library paths (unless you're multi-boxing) for Full Access.
For example...

OpenPipePath=C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\*
OpenPipePath=D:\SteamLibrary\*

These should work too ?

OpenPipePath=*\Steam\*
OpenPipePath=*\steamapps\*
OpenPipePath=*\SteamLibrary\*

For an alternative, ease of use, not too invasive, substitute firewall control :) there is this free utility from Malwarebytes - https://www.binisoft.org/wfc

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Re: Steam + Sandboxie No longer working

Post by Crazy » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:35 am

I´ve been using Steam installed inside the sandbox for a year and it works almost fine. I say almost because some games are imposible to install, but they're a minority. The only special config i use is the OpenPipePath= steam game folder.
Sandboxie 5.28 - Windows 10 1809 x64

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