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#16 Jase

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:30

has this been fixed? the gamepad still doesn't launch into big picture mode when I press the middle button




#17 Elliot B.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 13:27

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Oh and it takes longer to login to Steam than it takes to open outlook on a slow connection. It also can start downloading a huge update while you are playing a video game so your ping goes through the roof. It doesn't even download fast like say Origin which can give you 100MB/s download speed. I could keep going.

 

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I just want to say, Steam absolutely does not download updates etc. whilst a game is running.

 

Anything that was downloading is Paused, and anything that becomes avaiable during gameplay (patches for other games etc.) automatically become Suspended/Pending.



#18 +_Alexander

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:21

I just want to say, Steam absolutely does not download updates etc. whilst a game is running.

 

Anything that was downloading is Paused, and anything that becomes avaiable during gameplay (patches for other games etc.) automatically become Suspended/Pending.

Absolute BS. Just had ping jump to 300 while I was playing CSS.



#19 TheExperiment

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:27

Absolute BS. Just had ping jump to 300 while I was playing CSS.

Absolute BS that is absolutely true?

 

How's that work?



#20 Doli

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:44

Absolute BS that is absolutely true?

 

How's that work?

 

Its funny, game downloads and updates do not run when you are playing a game but Steam client updates do. The client updates don't show up in the download queue but you can see that its updating on the icon in the notification area.



#21 +astropheed

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:03

Steam is a beast, and to me it's bloatware. There is no use arguing about it because it's still 'cool' to like Steam so you'll never win the battle.

 

I'm just an anti-steam hipster, "I disliked it before it was lame".

 

Honestly, it's not that bad, but it's not nearly as good as people make it sound... Not even close.



#22 McKay

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:06

I just want to say, Steam absolutely does not download updates etc. whilst a game is running.

 

Anything that was downloading is Paused, and anything that becomes avaiable during gameplay (patches for other games etc.) automatically become Suspended/Pending.

 

You can force steam to update while a game is playing. Start the update, launch a game, the download will pause, minimize the game and hit resume, the download will continue even after you bring the game back on. I play single player games to pass the time when steam issues a gigantic update or I'm downloading a new game.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:07

Absolute BS that is absolutely true?

 

How's that work?

As in "Steam absolutely does not download updates" is not true.



#24 LaP

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:07

 

 

Honestly, it's not that bad, but it's not nearly as good as people make it sound... Not even close.

 

What do you think about xbox live ?



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:07

What do you think about xbox live ?

 

I've never used it, so nothing.



#26 Elliot B.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:00

You can force steam to update while a game is playing. Start the update, launch a game, the download will pause, minimize the game and hit resume, the download will continue even after you bring the game back on. I play single player games to pass the time when steam issues a gigantic update or I'm downloading a new game.

Ah, that's useful to know :)

#27 G_0

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 23:26

As in "Steam absolutely does not download updates" is not true.

It absolutely doesn't, unless you tell it to. I'd be looking at your background tasks, such as torrents, or other systems on your network.

 

So far all the problems you've described are either non existent or personal preference. Maybe you should try Origin, it has like 0 features, you'll love it!



#28 ensiform

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 23:31

Steam always suspends and you must resume them if you want it to continue.  There isn't a setting that lets downloads continue on their own when launching games.



#29 TheExperiment

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:22

Maybe you should try Origin, it has like 0 features, you'll love it!

Steam still doesn't have Twitch support, ironically.

 

Origin obviously hasn't caught up in all ways, but in many they have.



#30 1WayJonny

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:42

Lots of Steam complaints eh?

 

If anyone has read the recent patch notes they would know the controller issue was on Nvidia's side. The geforce experience had a DLL for remote xinput for the Nvidia shield which had a bug.

 

Additionally Steam beta fixed the issue while the new Geforce Experience has also fixed the issue. Its in both the patch notes.





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