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For those people complaining about steam not letting you download while you play

#11EternalFlame66Posted 11/8/2013 10:36:15 AM
there is always the windowed mode workaround if you have trouble with alt tabbing a certain game
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#12KillerTrufflePosted 11/8/2013 10:42:56 AM
EternalFlame66 posted...
there is always the windowed mode workaround if you have trouble with alt tabbing a certain game


Yes... but again... workarounds are irrelevant. Workarounds should not be needed in the first place.
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#13sonicteam2k1Posted 11/8/2013 10:47:32 AM
how do you enable this?
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#14EternalFlame66Posted 11/8/2013 11:34:53 AM
KillerTruffle posted...
EternalFlame66 posted...
there is always the windowed mode workaround if you have trouble with alt tabbing a certain game


Yes... but again... workarounds are irrelevant. Workarounds should not be needed in the first place.


i believe the bigger issue here is that the game can not be alt tabbed.
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#15KillerTrufflePosted 11/8/2013 11:37:06 AM
EternalFlame66 posted...
KillerTruffle posted...
EternalFlame66 posted...
there is always the windowed mode workaround if you have trouble with alt tabbing a certain game


Yes... but again... workarounds are irrelevant. Workarounds should not be needed in the first place.


i believe the bigger issue here is that the game can not be alt tabbed.


Not really - not all games are programmed so they remain stable when they're alt+tabbed. I don't see that as a "necessary feature" of a game. However, I *do* see more control over your downloads and when they pause or not as a necessary feature of a game management system like Steam.
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#16lost_withinPosted 11/8/2013 11:42:51 AM
Can't you resume downloads after launching the game anyways?
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#17KillerTrufflePosted 11/8/2013 11:44:28 AM
lost_within posted...
Can't you resume downloads after launching the game anyways?


Yes... by alt+tabbing out first. We've been discussing this at length in this thread. _
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#18lost_withinPosted 11/8/2013 11:55:54 AM
KillerTruffle posted...
lost_within posted...
Can't you resume downloads after launching the game anyways?


Yes... by alt+tabbing out first. We've been discussing this at length in this thread. _



Oh sorry I didn't read all the previous comments, my bad...


I will never let that happen again...


Please NOOO! NOT THAT! ANYTHING BUT THAT PUNISHMENT!
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#19Damaged7Posted 11/8/2013 12:14:07 PM
I guess i'm in the minority when I say that Alt-Tabbing really isn't a huge inconvienience.

I haven't run across a game in years that crashes from Alt-Tab.
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#20ATARIJAWAPosted 11/8/2013 12:59:58 PM
Damaged7 posted...
I guess i'm in the minority when I say that Alt-Tabbing really isn't a huge inconvienience.

I haven't run across a game in years that crashes from Alt-Tab.


I have but usually it's in Origin not Steam. Burnout Paradise and Mirrors Edge always crash for me if i alt-tab out. Civ V will do it sometimes in Steam.
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