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Always connect to TF2Center with HTTPS (Fixes the refresh bug.)



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#1 Luop90

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 03:55 PM

As many of you know, there is this notorious "Refresh Bug" that lurks in those with insecure connections, causing a whole slew of errors from lobby page not updating, chat lagging badly, and being unable to ready up. This quick little how-to will allow you to fix all of those problems by connecting via HTTPS, and doing so automatically.
 
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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:11 AM

does not work.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:28 AM

Works on my end! 


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 04:24 PM

does not work.


What browser?
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Posted 04 February 2015 - 02:51 AM

Could someone explain if/why all this is necessary? I just bookmarked the main lobby page with https in the address and I haven't had any problems since...

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 02:19 PM

Could someone explain if/why all this is necessary? I just bookmarked the main lobby page with https in the address and I haven't had any problems since...


It's really not when you have the page bookmarked, and only connect via that bookmark. I prefer to always have https from any link, so I don't have to deal with it manually :P
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:56 AM

Why not just server-side redirect http to https? Is it that hard?



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 12:21 PM

Why not just server-side redirect http to https? Is it that hard?

 

No, it's not. However, as you can see https does not work out of the box given the "mixed content" issues: we run every resource (html, css, js, img, ...) over https, but Steam avatars cannot...



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:54 PM

Can someone running on HTTPS confirm if the steam game and/or mumble auto-launching works? That was the main blocker for us when we tried this previously - chrome blocks non-SSL protocols (such as steam or mumble) being invoked in the way that we need to.

 

According to the bug this was reported on, this is fixed in Chromium, but I'm not sure if it's made its way into the main Chrome build. If it has, we can reassess if we can just redirect all to HTTPS.

 

Edit: Looks like it's released in Chrome v40 (latest)



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 03:11 AM

Yeah, its fixed in Chrome (Finally :D)


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 11:18 PM

I did the one for chrome and it did not work, I found that when i clicked add under Found my ones where different to yours, is there anything i can do to change them to the same as yours??



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 11:50 PM

I did the one for chrome and it did not work, I found that when i clicked add under Found my ones where different to yours, is there anything i can do to change them to the same as yours??

 

I honestly have no idea. I believe all those values are auto-set. Maybe just try to delete it then re-add it?


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:29 AM

do you think it would work if i reinstalled google chrome?



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 03:00 AM

It might? I honestly have no idea, as it's worked for me on multiple computers. If that doesn't work, you could try using HTTPS Everywhere, and simply adding another rule for tf2center.com (Like what happens in FireFox, only you can do it straight from the browser in Chrome)


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 05:54 AM

Try Chrome's Incognito mode first, which should run without any interfering plugins. If that works, you know how to fix this ;-)







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