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#884705 - 05/01/13 01:10 AM Re: Steam downloads [Re: oldman]
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I downloaded a couple of Steam games some days ago and I didn't notice any problems. If you are not sure whether there is a problem with your ISP do a speedtest to see whether it's actually reaching its full dl speed. Choose a server close to where you live and see how well it does:

http://www.speedtest.net/


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#884880 - 05/01/13 04:17 PM Re: Steam downloads [Re: Butcher]
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Registered: 03/07/13
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Loc: Alaska
Thanks Spyros, my internet speed is not what it should be right now. When my Steam download is finished, I think I'll call my ISP and see if they can reset me again.
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#884888 - 05/01/13 04:36 PM Re: Steam downloads [Re: oldman]
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In the past, when my steam download was incredibly slow (more so than usual) I signed off Steam and signed on again and that helped to speed it up a little.

It does take a really long time and I've accepted that. I now start a download before I go to bed and, barring problems, it is downloaded when I get up the next day.
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#884971 - 05/01/13 10:43 PM Re: Steam downloads [Re: oldman]
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Registered: 03/07/13
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Loc: Alaska
Well, I finally got LA Noire downloaded and installed. I was so nervous those last few minutes! "Don't fail. Don't fail. Don't fail." lol Three full days to download this, going day and night. I think I need to turn my poor computer off for a deserved rest!

I did some checking though, and apparently you can backup/transfer a downloaded Steam game to play on another computer or reinstall if needed, without going through the whole download process again. I will definitely back up my games just in case.

Here's a guide to that:
Steam Game Backup

Oh, and BTW, my DH asked me about the slow speeds my ISP was giving me. He says tomorrow he's going down there in person to ask why he's paying full price for half a service. HA!
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#885061 - 05/02/13 10:42 AM Re: Steam downloads [Re: oldman]
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Lan, so glad you finally got it. I hope your husband gets a satisfactory answer. wave
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#885098 - 05/02/13 02:15 PM Re: Steam downloads [Re: looney4labs]
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Originally Posted By: looney4labs
Lan, so glad you finally got it. I hope your husband gets a satisfactory answer. wave


Well, of course, the people he'll initially talk to won't have anything to do with the issue, but sometimes, if you approach them right (without growling!), they'll try to run interference for you and give you a little "insider" help if they can. We'll see. smile
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#885174 - 05/02/13 08:44 PM Re: Steam downloads [Re: oldman]
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Registered: 06/03/05
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My son sent me an email titled, "Jealous?" last night. It was a screenshot of his speeds with the most recent upgrade he made with his cable ISP. It showed 33.44 Mbps download and 4.40 Mbps upload. I responded with, "Gaaaaa... I would sell my firstborn for those speeds. Oh, wait. You ARE my firstborn."

Only in my dreams.....
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#885177 - 05/02/13 09:05 PM Re: Steam downloads [Re: oldman]
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Woot Drac, that is great rotfl
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#885224 - 05/03/13 03:34 AM Re: Steam downloads [Re: looney4labs]
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Registered: 11/21/00
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Loc: United Kingdom
"Gaaaaa... I would sell my firstborn for those speeds. Oh, wait. You ARE my firstborn."

lol lol lol
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