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Steam is becoming a Joke

Post by {FB}SuddenDeath on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 1:14 pm

For about the last six months I have noticed that downloading off steam ( at least for me ) , has become a lesson in frustration , most of the time the game either gets suspended ( servers to busy ) , or sayes downloading ( at the rate of 0 kb/s ) once in awhile I get a good run that may last as long as a hour at about 130kb/s. Keeping in mind that I paid for this game I decided to see how much better it would be to download it via torrent then run it through steam ( I hate game torrents as they're impractical ( because of updates and security ) , they're illegal , and quite often they're not all they say they are ) . All this said look at the difference between download speeds , is there any wonder that people choose to pirate rather than purchase considering this ?



Steam 0kb/s , other 415kb/s

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Post by Duran on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 1:30 pm

Well I have no trouble, 1.4mb/s, It also depends on how many people are downloading at the same time Laughing Laughing

p.s all my steam downloads are now unmetered Shocked Shocked Shocked

Internode have just announced that their Australia wide content delivery network is now being used to power our Steam content! bounce

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Post by {FB}SuddenDeath on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 2:08 pm

Duran explain more about the internode stuff , I know they've had unmetered content through steam for ages , what exactly has changed ? Are you saying that node are delivering ALL steam content through their AGILE connection? BTW final download score 2.29 gb to other , 85.1 mb to steam over 1 hr 35 min.

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Post by Duran on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 2:46 pm

http://games.on.net/article/14619/Internode_Now_Delivering_Steam_Content_Across_CDN

This is my downloads for this month so far, blue is unmetered stream game downloads clown clown clown


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Re: Steam is becoming a Joke

Post by {FB}SuddenDeath on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 3:18 pm

oh very ,very nice indeed.

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Post by {FB}VSync on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 3:46 pm

Hi ya Sudden.
Have you played with "steam/settings/dowbloads + cloud?"
There are some parameters their that can altar where you DL and at what rate, even changing to outside of Aus could get you faster DL's.

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Post by {FB}Zebitty on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 1:27 pm

Similar for me. I'm with Westnet (who are part of the 3FL network), and there's a 3FL option in the steam setttings so steam always tries to get the download from there before looking further afield.

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Post by {FB}SuddenDeath on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 2:08 pm

I'll give it a shot and see what happens

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Post by {FB}SuddenDeath on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 2:10 pm

you're right , it keeps putting me on a NSW ( telstra ) server , the option for QLD actually downloads Smile

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Post by {FB}SuddenDeath on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 8:03 pm

Well I thought it worked but it didn't , it must depend on the game you're downloading because I reenabled a paused game that I had left sitting it was downing at a solid 250+kb/s , while this game I'm trying to download is still struggling just to mantain a connection.

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Post by Duran on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 8:50 pm

hint press the play button when downloading see what happens Shocked

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Re: Steam is becoming a Joke

Post by {FB}SuddenDeath on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 8:36 pm

Nothing much duran , it just hangs saying preparing to launch " game "

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Post by Duran on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 9:15 pm

? well mine tells me where it is downloading from and how long until ready to launch Question

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Post by {FB}SuddenDeath on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 10:49 pm

Yep , and I found out what the problem was , a damn virus hiding away ( root kit v2 ) , for some reason only steam didn't like it , I wiped c drive because it was one of those type of viruses and everything was peachy have now downloaded that game and downloadign the next at a solid 469 kb/s. Thanks for all your help guys. One for the books , at least we know the symtoms now.

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Post by {FB}Zebitty on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 1:46 pm

nice catch - what did you use to find it ?

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Post by {FB}SuddenDeath on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 7:06 pm

My PC tools internet suite found it , but couldn't get rid of it. Too much for it , apparently the virus likes to hide in the standard operating system files so can't easily be cleared out. Luckily I've set my pc up to have only the operaing system on drive c all else goes to other drives , so a wipe is very easy and quick.

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