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  Reply # 657325 18-Jul-2012 00:43 Send private message

Finally caved in and bought a Steam game however I don't know why I bothered. For some weird reason, I thought I could buy a game and play it the same night. I purchased Civilization V (not on daily deal but I wanted to play it tonight). 9 hours later it is still downloading and showing approx an hour left to go.

Currently, its coming down the pipes at 35kb/s. Sheesh!

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  Reply # 657330 18-Jul-2012 01:14 Send private message

Elpie: Finally caved in and bought a Steam game however I don't know why I bothered. For some weird reason, I thought I could buy a game and play it the same night. I purchased Civilization V (not on daily deal but I wanted to play it tonight). 9 hours later it is still downloading and showing approx an hour left to go.

Currently, its coming down the pipes at 35kb/s. Sheesh!


That's odd.  Did you try changing your server in preferences?  I use Snap's and have been downloading at an okay speed today.




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  Reply # 657810 18-Jul-2012 16:47 Send private message

GeoffisPure:
Elpie: Finally caved in and bought a Steam game however I don't know why I bothered. For some weird reason, I thought I could buy a game and play it the same night. I purchased Civilization V (not on daily deal but I wanted to play it tonight). 9 hours later it is still downloading and showing approx an hour left to go.

Currently, its coming down the pipes at 35kb/s. Sheesh!


That's odd.  Did you try changing your server in preferences?  I use Snap's and have been downloading at an okay speed today.


I was on the Orcon server so changed to Snap's server. Speed varied a lot and got me excited when it hit 300kb/s - then it went almost immediately down to 18kb/s :-( It stayed under 30kb/s for a very long time but I finally got Civ5 GOTY in 16 hours. 




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  Reply # 657894 18-Jul-2012 18:02 Send private message

Elpie:
GeoffisPure:
Elpie: Finally caved in and bought a Steam game however I don't know why I bothered. For some weird reason, I thought I could buy a game and play it the same night. I purchased Civilization V (not on daily deal but I wanted to play it tonight). 9 hours later it is still downloading and showing approx an hour left to go.

Currently, its coming down the pipes at 35kb/s. Sheesh!


That's odd.  Did you try changing your server in preferences?  I use Snap's and have been downloading at an okay speed today.


I was on the Orcon server so changed to Snap's server. Speed varied a lot and got me excited when it hit 300kb/s - then it went almost immediately down to 18kb/s :-( It stayed under 30kb/s for a very long time but I finally got Civ5 GOTY in 16 hours. 



While the sale has been on I've noticed their speeds have been a little on the slower side. But anything under 100kb/s is ridiculous. If you know anybody else with the Steam version of the game you can grab the files off them.




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  Reply # 659332 20-Jul-2012 22:20 Send private message

Compared to previous Steam sales this one is pretty average. The Christmas ones are always good.

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  Reply # 659357 20-Jul-2012 23:17 Send private message

Hobchild: 
While the sale has been on I've noticed their speeds have been a little on the slower side. But anything under 100kb/s is ridiculous. If you know anybody else with the Steam version of the game you can grab the files off them.


I've bought a few larger ones this sale, and the majority of the time it's maxing out my connection at around 1.8MB/s.  Snap's server is down I believe but I've been switching between Orcon and TCL.  The few times it's hovered around 200-300kB/s I just switch the preferred server which restarts steam and the downloads are nice and fast again...



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  Reply # 659647 21-Jul-2012 18:39 Send private message

Elpie:
GeoffisPure:
Elpie: Finally caved in and bought a Steam game however I don't know why I bothered. For some weird reason, I thought I could buy a game and play it the same night. I purchased Civilization V (not on daily deal but I wanted to play it tonight). 9 hours later it is still downloading and showing approx an hour left to go.

Currently, its coming down the pipes at 35kb/s. Sheesh!


That's odd.  Did you try changing your server in preferences?  I use Snap's and have been downloading at an okay speed today.


I was on the Orcon server so changed to Snap's server. Speed varied a lot and got me excited when it hit 300kb/s - then it went almost immediately down to 18kb/s :-( It stayed under 30kb/s for a very long time but I finally got Civ5 GOTY in 16 hours. 





That sucks - I'm with Orcon and have downloaded lots of Steam games at max speed for my connection (approx 1.2 mbytes / s). Also around 50-90% of the download ends up being zero rated for traffic which is good.




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  Reply # 659758 22-Jul-2012 00:28 Send private message

It just serves me right for weakening and buying something on Steam ;) 

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  Reply # 659760 22-Jul-2012 00:31 Send private message

Just had my credit card temporarily declined by steam for buying too many games! Eeek. Hope they reinstate it before the last day of sale...




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  Reply # 659764 22-Jul-2012 00:55 Send private message

Elpie: It just serves me right for weakening and buying something on Steam ;) 


It's funny because at first I've always read your comments and been like "you don't know what your missing" because for me Steam turned me into a PC gamer. Before that it was PS3 or nothing. But then I realised I was being an absolute hypocrite as I refuse to buy music from iTunes as I have to download iTunes onto my computer instead of just being able to download the music I want. I must ask do you use iTunes?




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  Reply # 660154 22-Jul-2012 23:18 Send private message

Elpie: 

Currently, its coming down the pipes at 35kb/s. Sheesh!


If it helps I just purshased the DLC for Batman Arkham City and it came down at 1.5 MB/s (aka 12 Mbit) on Telecom.

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  Reply # 660188 23-Jul-2012 07:12 Send private message

Elpie what ISP are you with?

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  Reply # 660592 23-Jul-2012 19:27 Send private message

Bought some stuff from the steam. Left 4 Dead pack, Alan Wake Franchise, Trine 2, Just Cause 2, AudioSurf and two other games I don't want to bother mentioning because I though they were bad. Luckily they were under 3 bucks.

So far, Trine 2 is my most favored game along with Just Cause 2.

One thing I absolutely hated about the sale was the huge amounts of repeats. While I hated it, I can acknowledge that it was absolutely great for people who missed out on a few items and wanted to purchase them.

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  Reply # 662359 26-Jul-2012 13:31 Send private message

I bought Iron Front Liberation 1944 for $29 US and based on the low scoring reviews kinda wish I didn't buy it now kinda average game compared to RO2 (Red Orchestra 2), Was downloading around 1.2mb/sec on Snap so can't complain about that but yeah bit of a waste of moolah. :( wanna get my moneys worth out of it before I remove it though.

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  Reply # 662991 27-Jul-2012 15:41 Send private message

Hobchild:
Elpie: It just serves me right for weakening and buying something on Steam ;) 


It's funny because at first I've always read your comments and been like "you don't know what your missing" because for me Steam turned me into a PC gamer. Before that it was PS3 or nothing. But then I realised I was being an absolute hypocrite as I refuse to buy music from iTunes as I have to download iTunes onto my computer instead of just being able to download the music I want. I must ask do you use iTunes?


Yes, on a VM :-) But, even then, I don't allow Bonjour to install or allow any Apple anythings to run automatically. I have an iPad, what can I say? LOL

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