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Thread: Need to change default steam download behavior

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    Need to change default steam download behavior

    I wish I could modify the way steam download games, that is, if I appreciate how things work at this time. At the moment, I'm downloading / installing unreal tournament 3, other than it's fairly a big download. It seems that the download stops when I begin a new game from Steam. Now that would be comprehensible that I like multiplayer, except that's not the case here (I thought to play a barely any rounds in the disciples who entertained me though the download continues, but it seems to work that way). What I desire is to allow the game continue downloading in the background while i play impressive else (steam). Ergo, an environment that changes the download behavior, or 'default' (as is) or "always follow download" or something like that. If I'm not seeing it correctly (or if someone has a board that allows me to continue with the download, while another set of steam), please explain.

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    Re: Need to change default steam download behavior

    That's not forever the case, I get this from time to time myself, I can download a game and when I play a game of steam discharge stops. Itís probably due to my slow Internet connection or maybe it just happens with certain games, has not checked yet. Though I presume your Internet connection simply cannot handle a game vapor + running on a steamer + download. IF this happens, you be supposed to stop playing the game and wait in anticipation of the download is complete or start the download again when finished playing.

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    Re: Need to change default steam download behavior

    I think it should be possible to have it all. What I do now is, release of steam in the background while I play E minor (no steam) version of Titan Quest. Works well. TQ play with no any problem and the discharge continues as if I was not doing anything. in addition, in both my pc and connection are first class, which cannot be a bottleneck . So I think it is a plan option for steam, and as far as I'm troubled, it should be probable to 'optimize' this.

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    Re: Need to change default steam download behavior

    In one case it is a good idea to pause backdrop downloads when it comes to launching another set of steam, but I wish for to be talented to alter this performance. My network speed is not astonishing, where I am at present living, but still not be bright to play a steam game single player waiting ~ 24 hours intended for a pastime of 7 GB download. I hesitate that a game likes Ricochet Infinity Eets or do much injure to my machine at the same time as I'm downloading. I would be extremely hard to think that more games Portal tax or say much, either. At smallest amount I'm creation earlier development on the book I've been reading on the side.

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    Re: Need to change default steam download behavior

    You be acquainted with, you can click on a game update / download following throwing a game to play and pause the download / update and then right click and remove the pause, and begin to download it at the similar occasion as you're playing. Perceptibly, Download will be slower if you're living a multiplayer game and make use of the multiplayer part of the game, he said. Not to talk about that almost certainly would be not on time, again depending on your internet connection.

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    Re: Need to change default steam download behavior

    It until the end of time seemed a bit .easier whispered than completed to say at least as well. I have copiousness of speed, and if I could download but 2MB/sec I contain barely whichever influence on my ping in games each and every one the games however, are still downloading. Now, whenever you do during the night or have to stop playing what you want to get the new game to finally come in. It is simply not efficient.

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    Re: Need to change default steam download behavior

    I found a fix
    • Open the game you want to play, while the download is in progress
    • Minimize
    • "Pause Updating" then "Continuing update"
    • Download will start a backup and can play your game

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    Re: Need to change default steam download behavior

    Have a thought. What if there is an alternative in the properties of steam all games, with two options:
    • Pause downloads (s) when running the game.
    • Do not download pause (s) when running the game.

    This way, you can engage in recreation single player during the download, but the steam is still organization a pause downloads, (and put off new ones from starting), at the same time as the multiplayer games.

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