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Da f***? We can't download and play games at the same time on Steam?

#1BigB0ss13Posted 10/16/2013 3:01:48 AM
I was downloading a game then got bored and wanted to play a game then I notice it paused the download.
#2Bigj089Posted 10/16/2013 3:07:45 AM
While the game is running just resume the update. It only pauses when another Steam game is launched.
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#3daemon_danPosted 10/16/2013 3:15:03 AM
Alt+tab
Right Click
Pause updating
Right click
Resume updating
Kindergarten dismissed
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#4RPGMattPosted 10/16/2013 4:10:50 AM
daemon_dan posted...
Alt+tab
Right Click
Pause updating
Right click
Resume updating
Kindergarten dismissed


Such a pain though. Why don't they make an option for it?
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#5ivanwind15Posted 10/16/2013 4:12:57 AM
RPGMatt posted...
daemon_dan posted...
Alt+tab
Right Click
Pause updating
Right click
Resume updating
Kindergarten dismissed


Such a pain though. Why don't they make an option for it?


What has our society come to?
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#6luigi13579Posted 10/16/2013 4:28:58 AM
Yeah, it is a bit awkward, especially if your game doesn't play well with Alt+Tab. There definitely should be an option for downloads not to be stopped in the first place when starting a game.
#7Bikes-Posted 10/16/2013 4:29:10 AM
ivanwind15 posted...
RPGMatt posted...
daemon_dan posted...
Alt+tab
Right Click
Pause updating
Right click
Resume updating
Kindergarten dismissed


Such a pain though. Why don't they make an option for it?


What has our society come to?


To be fair some games crash from tabbing out so it can be a bit of a nuisance. I do agree that it really should be a option.
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#8MaxCHEATER64Posted 10/16/2013 4:36:23 AM
Solution: Windows Key + Tab
Or Crtl + Alt + Delete, then Alt+Tab. This one should always work.

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#9DarkZV2BetaPosted 10/16/2013 5:08:31 AM
Actually, I've noticed it pauses the download when you launch the game, but sometimes resumes on it's own after a few minutes.
The pause updating thing is so multiplayer games don't lag.
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#10rpgguy999Posted 10/16/2013 5:15:39 AM
Bikes- posted...
ivanwind15 posted...
RPGMatt posted...
daemon_dan posted...
Alt+tab
Right Click
Pause updating
Right click
Resume updating
Kindergarten dismissed


Such a pain though. Why don't they make an option for it?


What has our society come to?


To be fair some games crash from tabbing out so it can be a bit of a nuisance. I do agree that it really should be a option.

I've encountered a few games that have this problem.
Kinda of annoying...
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