Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




180 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 16


Topic # 112000 22-Nov-2012 13:24 Send private message

Alrighty, well I'm curious about something regarding steam, and the way it downloads. Now I'm curious about the fact its very flippy floppy with its download speeds. Always up and down never consistent.

Now What I'm wondering is this. With download managers (orbit specifically I'm referring to as its the one I've had the most experience with), you can setup so it downloads using multiple threads per download, in-order to say 'increase' the effective download speed. 

What I'm wondering here is the same for steam, Although as steam does not support this, does anyone know of a program or something, which can hi-jack as per say the downloads from steam, and say 'create' multiple threads to increase ones effective speed. 

I'm curious to know if someone has done this or if it just straight up not possible.

Create new topic
338 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 721290 22-Nov-2012 13:27 Send private message

It may be all 'up and down' if your ISP has a cache so some stuff will be national and a lot faster than others



180 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 16


  Reply # 721299 22-Nov-2012 13:30 Send private message

skewt: It may be all 'up and down' if your ISP has a cache so some stuff will be national and a lot faster than others


I dont believe Kiwilink has a Steam Cache server unfortunately. I've currently got a VPN running into Orcon servers, and I've started downloading from there which seems to be better.

But original question still remains. 

2577 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 721317 22-Nov-2012 14:04 Send private message

Steam already downloads from multiple sources at the same time. Problem is that it does not seem very good at selecting the "best" sources to download from.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

385 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 722486 25-Nov-2012 08:21 Send private message

There is a steam sale on at the moment these normally result in the servers getting smashed and terrible speeds.

Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Telecom introduces unlimited broadband data plan
Created by freitasm, last reply by kawaii on 25-Apr-2014 04:42 (100 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Stonedine
Created by Lizard1977, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:45 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Auckland Transport Hop card - look out for errors
Created by robjg63, last reply by sbiddle on 24-Apr-2014 20:48 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Windows 8 System Mechanics
Created by eme, last reply by eme on 24-Apr-2014 21:10 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Using my Mac to ring family in the UK
Created by Geektastic, last reply by nakedmolerat on 24-Apr-2014 11:28 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Telecom has started metering their TiVo customers' broadband usage (WITHOUT PRENOTIFICATION)
Created by Peteriv, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:11 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by gzt on 24-Apr-2014 21:36 (176 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


Parallel imported product
Created by Wills1, last reply by joker97 on 23-Apr-2014 21:01 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.