Yet Another Steam Thread...18 hours + and STILL not downloaded!!!

UNCjigga

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Only one question...is the 265.7MB torrented RAR file linked in another thread the same thing as the 380MB steaminstall_cs file hosted over at fileplanet? Steam can't update SH*T on my box and I have a fairly decent 2mbit+ cable link. I've left it on all evening, all night, all day today and reconnected numerous times.

The Steam software itself is full of bugs (wasn't there a beta to fix these kinds of things?) and I'm losing a lot of respect for Valve. I exit and 10 minutes later notice the steam.exe process is still in use, using 22mb of memory. Update to CS keeps timing out...after the third retry I got a fatal exception call from steam.

Now I'm just trying to get the cache files with HL 1.1.1.2 and CS 1.6 elsewhere...fileplanet blows (unless you got $$$) and this RAR file seems on the small side (how does 380mb already compressed go down further to 265.7mb???)
 

hdeck

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i don't know of anyone that has been able to get 1.6 running without a boat-load of problems
 

ViRGE

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Oct 9, 1999
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Originally posted by: Antoneo
I don't get it, is steam the only why to play CS 1.6?

In a week, it'll be the only way to play Counter-Strike, TFC, or any of the other online games. Valve's going to pull WON and the rest of the "old" server auth system; Steam will be the only way to play these games.
 

Antoneo

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Originally posted by: ViRGE
Originally posted by: Antoneo
I don't get it, is steam the only why to play CS 1.6?

In a week, it'll be the only way to play Counter-Strike, TFC, or any of the other online games. Valve's going to pull WON and the rest of the "old" server auth system; Steam will be the only way to play these games.
Whoa, that's a major overhaul. I guess steam will support Halflife 2 as well? Sorry if this is old news, I haven't kept up.

 

Splork

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Right now I have to say, STEAM blows! I think they should have pushed back the launch if they didn't have it ready.

-sp
 

ViRGE

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Originally posted by: Antoneo
Originally posted by: ViRGE
Originally posted by: Antoneo
I don't get it, is steam the only why to play CS 1.6?

In a week, it'll be the only way to play Counter-Strike, TFC, or any of the other online games. Valve's going to pull WON and the rest of the "old" server auth system; Steam will be the only way to play these games.
Whoa, that's a major overhaul. I guess steam will support Halflife 2 as well? Sorry if this is old news, I haven't kept up.

Correct, Steam will support HL2. However, Steam will not be required on HL2 until the user tries to play online, or enable some other Steam-related feature(game updates I imagine), at which point Steam kicks in.
 

tokamak

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my roommate had the steam beta and said it worked great. steam 1.0 is the worst piece of software ever released. isnt software supposed to improve from beta to release?
 

Riba

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I cant even do anything with steam, i select Counter Strike then it tells me its going to download the software then it just exits but I can still see it taking up memory.
 

AzNKiD

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its not only steam that is crappy, but also CS1.6. only valve could get a 5 year old game engine and make a decent comp choppy with a single upgrade. with cs1.5, my decent 1.6ghz northwood and gf4 4200 got CONSTANT 100FPS on any res. now with 1.6, ill be happy to stay above 30fps during a lot of action. GEEZ!!!!!!!! res was 1024x720, and video drop as low as 20's fps from max of around 70fps. :disgust:
 

cjsketchy

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I haven't had any problems with it at all,
besides the fps drops and the damn shield bug... but no probs downloading cs, getting into servers, etc
 

Schadenfroh

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Originally posted by: cjsketchy
I haven't had any problems with it at all,
besides the fps drops and the damn shield bug... but no probs downloading cs, getting into servers, etc

shield bug?
 

spaceman

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they should rename it steam'd
I havent heard this many complaints about a software release since bonzi buddy :Q
 

tokamak

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Originally posted by: ncircle
they should rename it steam'd
I havent heard this many complaints about a software release since bonzi buddy :Q

LOL, good one ncircle
 

Hossenfeffer

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Originally posted by: uncJIGGA
Only one question...is the 265.7MB torrented RAR file linked in another thread the same thing as the 380MB steaminstall_cs file hosted over at fileplanet? Steam can't update SH*T on my box and I have a fairly decent 2mbit+ cable link. I've left it on all evening, all night, all day today and reconnected numerous times.

The Steam software itself is full of bugs (wasn't there a beta to fix these kinds of things?) and I'm losing a lot of respect for Valve. I exit and 10 minutes later notice the steam.exe process is still in use, using 22mb of memory. Update to CS keeps timing out...after the third retry I got a fatal exception call from steam.

Now I'm just trying to get the cache files with HL 1.1.1.2 and CS 1.6 elsewhere...fileplanet blows (unless you got $$$) and this RAR file seems on the small side (how does 380mb already compressed go down further to 265.7mb???)

I got 200kB/sec with a fileplanet link. The only minor setback is that I didn't get to start my download for a half-hour or so. Just get it there.