PricklyPoo, on Mar 5 2008, 16:44, said:
Ok, recently I have been getting very annoyed about how slow steam is.
Lets say I want to play tf2, I click on the steam icon, wait 2-3 min. for it to start up, then I have to click on tf2, which takes another 2-3 min to start up, then once the game has finally loaded, I have to wait another 1-2 min. for the tf2 main screen to finally load. Then when I join any server (even low ping) it takes a minute or more to even connect.
Why can't it be as fast as any other game, for example if I wanted to play UT3, I'd click on it and it starts up right away, no questions asked.
Is it possible that Steam is just poorly coded? And half the time TF2 doesn't even work, I usually have to exit and reload the game about 3 times for it to even show any servers.
You can search for servers without starting TF2... also you can set steam to start when your computer starts so it's ready for you when you want to play (so you don't have to wait those painful seconds while steam starts up).
And well tf2 does take a while to load up, all source games do (in my case).