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  Reply # 519615 11-Sep-2011 17:26
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For me its not working very well, i changed to the telstraclear steam server and 9 games wanted to redownload for some reason, now they will sit on either 0 bytes or suspended, and changing servers doesnt do anything, havent used any tools to stop the other connections either

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  Reply # 519694 11-Sep-2011 21:17
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geek4me: Thanks ipsi. I downloaded Forsaken World which must not yet be on the TCL Content Server. I'm using XP Pro. If anyone knows the firewall rule for XP I'd appreciate you posting it here.


XP Pro doesn't seem to have the capability to enter complex firewall rules. However I am running Avast Internet Security and I used these NOD32 instructions to create a firewall rule for TelstraClear.
http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/3flonly 

Annoyingly though Avast interferes with game update installations, so it has to be disabled sometimes if Steam does not get past 1% updating. 

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  Reply # 521598 15-Sep-2011 17:30
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Has the TelstraClear Steam server been officially launched? I put my details in on the TelstraClear Steam page to be notified, but no email or phone call yet. The page has been updated, and looks complete.

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  Reply # 521696 15-Sep-2011 21:35
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Skolink: Has the TelstraClear Steam server been officially launched? I put my details in on the TelstraClear Steam page to be notified, but no email or phone call yet. The page has been updated, and looks complete.


As did I. I actually did it just to see if they would in fact send an email out, as they never have for such things in the past (or have done so late - TBox anyone?). How surprising!

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  Reply # 521715 15-Sep-2011 22:38
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No it is not complete yet. An email will be sent out once the full capacity has been loaded on to the servers by Valve.

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  Reply # 525578 25-Sep-2011 17:02
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The modded steam manager tool by someone on the on3 site seems to work well. It's set and forget and if the game is not yet loaded on the server it says steam is busy try again later. I am 10 blocks over this month already so can't wait for this to be complete. I somehow doubt this will save me any money though, i will just end up buying moreMoney Mouth

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  Reply # 526343 27-Sep-2011 17:18
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Got an email just now:


Thank you for you preregistration on our new and exciting Steam content offering.

As you are aware Steam offers members of the gaming community the ultimate online game platform with access to over 1,100 games and TelstraClear is now offering unmetered access to our TelstraClear content server for our residential phone line and broadband customers.

In addition to this we have created new broadband bundles focused on customers with higher monthly usage.

 




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  Reply # 526391 27-Sep-2011 18:16
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"(with some important limitations for people to be aware of)"
I'd sure like to know what these are. =\

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  Reply # 526459 27-Sep-2011 20:35
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I think that's just that Steam traffic is only unmetered if it comes from TelstraClear's Steam server. You can't (properly) force Steam to use only that server, so you will undoubtedly still use up some of your cap from Steam downloads.

Interestingly, I've yet to receive the email.

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  Reply # 526461 27-Sep-2011 20:37
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Steam might select different servers, automatically. If you are not using TelstraClear's own server then it will be counted. Read the discussion from the start to find out about software that can "lock" your client to a specific server.




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  Reply # 526554 27-Sep-2011 23:29
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Well, it's definitely not finished loading yet - I've still got nearly 30 games to download, all of which are giving me the 'Server is too busy' error...

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  Reply # 538214 27-Oct-2011 16:37
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just wishing to know, ive been downloading alot of my steam games, and have notice that im getting charged for blocks (over cap) and i know i havent download anything else during these times. how much out of 100% does this work. ive done good, i download over 60gigs of games and i went up 10-12 block. can i call Telstra and ask them look into it more? or is it, a try your luck sort of thing. I loaded up steam clicked on download game, and then once downloading i click play game with shows me a screen with the telstra clear logo. my understand is that once i see this logo im downloading from them and all is good!

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  Reply # 538287 27-Oct-2011 19:42
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Drilling into the hourly usage view, we noticed big peaks totaling approx 4GB over the time period where my flatmate downloaded a 7GB game. At times the game went at 14Mbit but must have slowed down at others as it took 2-3 hours. This was presumably when it was using slower servers for some of it.

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  Reply # 538450 28-Oct-2011 02:06
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th3r3turn: just wishing to know, ive been downloading alot of my steam games, and have notice that im getting charged for blocks (over cap) and i know i havent download anything else during these times. how much out of 100% does this work. ive done good, i download over 60gigs of games and i went up 10-12 block. can i call Telstra and ask them look into it more? or is it, a try your luck sort of thing. I loaded up steam clicked on download game, and then once downloading i click play game with shows me a screen with the telstra clear logo. my understand is that once i see this logo im downloading from them and all is good!


Their FAQ explains everything
http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/sub-sites/gaming-steam/steam-faqs.cfm

Ergo, if you want to prevent Steam from using other content servers you need to use one of the third party tools.

Steam manager seems to be the one people are recommending atm.
http://www.anguswolfcastle.co.cc/steam
http://www.anguswolfcastle.co.cc/steam-1/filtering-methods



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