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    Default Steam announces a new download system


    One week after Steam was crushed by huge demand from ravenous, bargain-crazed PC game buyers, Valve has announced that Steam will roll out a “better, stronger, faster” download system. (Better late than never, we suppose.) The statement doesn’t go too in-depth on what’s happening behind the curtain, but it does say that data will be sent via a firewall-friendly HTTP system “and will automatically take advantage of web-caching proxies installed at ISPs.”

    But wait, there’s more! Further down the line, Valve says this system will allow Steam to finally implement some requested features, “like download scheduling, bandwidth throttling, and prioritizing which games get downloaded first. You’ll also be able to download an update to a game while you’re playing that game; Steam will apply the update after you exit the game.” And on that day, one of our biggest gripes with Steam will finally evaporate forever.
    http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/07/16/a-...wnload-system/

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    Great news! it's about time, I just hope download speed within Steam will increase also.

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    Default Re: Steam announces a new download system

    I hope it eliminates the multi GIGs of required downloads to install a game

    AND has enough server bandwidth to stop the hours & hours some Steam games require

    Deus EX HR took 1.1Gbs to install & that was with no updates or patches...
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    Default Re: Steam announces a new download system

    Looks like the hats are working

    This is also some great news from Valve. I have had some big time issues in some cases where downloads have gone down into the 120-200kb range because of some new game release. That is unacceptable, so it's nice to hear they are going to be fixing that. It's just another feature that will keep their services ahead of Origin's competition I think.

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