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User Info: ChromaticAngel

ChromaticAngel
4 years ago#1
Trying to download Alan Wake + American Nightmare + a Game update that started itself.

Client will not download all of them at the same time. I can only get one to download at a time.

Attempting to resume a second one causes the one that was downloading to be suspended.

Resume All button does not work

Tried restarting Steam and restarting computer and it's the same s***
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User Info: Marioface5

Marioface5
4 years ago#2
Normally this doesn't happen, I'm 98% sure it's because of the summer sale, which is understandable.
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User Info: FiendingHard

FiendingHard
4 years ago#3
Marioface5 posted...
Normally this doesn't happen, I'm 98% sure it's because of the summer sale, which is understandable.


Most likely. The one game download limit is probably due to all the traffic.
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User Info: ChromaticAngel

ChromaticAngel
4 years ago#4
there must be some kind of switch on valve's end that they can throw to limit downloading like this, I guess.
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
4 years ago#5
Or maybe steam is having trouble getting a solid line due to server load.
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User Info: CrapFactory

CrapFactory
4 years ago#6
It's server load. Steam sales always have this problem. Too many people are buying games and downloading them. If they wanted to make this problem go away they'd have to buy a significant amount of new servers to handle the load which would likely mean the Steam Sales would not be as cheap and they'd have a lot of useless servers when there's no Steam Sale.
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User Info: ballif

ballif
4 years ago#7
Try switching your download region to something like Iceland.

User Info: Spacewhizguy

Spacewhizguy
4 years ago#8
CrapFactory posted...
If they wanted to make this problem go away they'd have to buy a significant amount of new servers to handle the load which would likely mean the Steam Sales would not be as cheap and they'd have a lot of useless servers when there's no Steam Sale.


There are other ways to solve the problem, but Valve is pretty slow and bad at doing fixes. Blizzard's solution is one example.

Extra servers shouldn't be a monetary problem, considering how profitable Valve is. Seriously, you'd rather a giant corporation have to deal with too many idle servers than customers being hugely inconvenienced during several sizable portions of the year? Also, it's not like the extra servers would be useless. During non-sale periods, the extra servers might help alleviate the random downtime that strikes Steam too often for my tastes, and Steam can sometimes get slow during non-sale periods. Dota 2's release is delayed because of a lack of servers, costing Valve a lot of time and money.
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User Info: g7g7g7g7

g7g7g7g7
4 years ago#9
ballif posted...
Try switching your download region to something like Iceland.


^THIS

Also the Netherlands server is solid as a rock.
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xHFx
4 years ago#10
From: Spacewhizguy | #008
Dota 2's release is delayed because of a lack of servers, costing Valve a lot of time and money.

To the public, yeah, but the game's pretty much already released >_>
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