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Digital Gaming => Computer Wargaming => Topic started by: steve58 on February 07, 2019, 10:43:09 AM

Title: Steam...what?
Post by: steve58 on February 07, 2019, 10:43:09 AM
So I fired up Steam today.  Don't think anything is really wrong, but 44 items to download/update?  Usually 2-3, maybe 10 or so if its been a long time off Steam.  Most finished immediately as it shows 0 bytes/0 bytes for the download.  Anyone else see anything similar?  ???
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: JasonPratt on February 07, 2019, 11:03:26 AM
I've been seeing this for several months. It comes and goes, including last week (for me).

The story I've heard sounded faintly plausible, but I don't recall the details. It's an issue that Steam knows about and is trying to work out, a neutral code problem with updating. There isn't any real update, but the games are triggering an automatic update check or something like that.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Pete Dero on February 07, 2019, 11:07:52 AM
So I fired up Steam today.  Don't think anything is really wrong, but 44 items to download/update?  Usually 2-3, maybe 10 or so if its been a long time off Steam.  Most finished immediately as it shows 0 bytes/0 bytes for the download.  Anyone else see anything similar?  ???

Last week around 120 games 'needed' an update ...
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Gusington on February 07, 2019, 11:39:00 AM
For a few months my games would not update on their own unless I ‘woke’ Steam up by uploading pics or downloading mods or similar. Then the updates would begin. Last week all of a sudden I had 45+ titles that needed updating at once. Since then updates have been happening normally.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 07, 2019, 12:08:07 PM
It is rather common. I experience this fairly often.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: W8taminute on February 07, 2019, 02:57:42 PM
I also experienced this last week for the very first time in all my years as a Steam member.  I freaked at first, got annoyed quickly thereafter, then before I could get violent all 60 of my items were downloaded and completed. 

I was scared but not after reading that I'm not the only one to experience this.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 07, 2019, 02:59:15 PM
Happens to me periodically
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Ian C on February 07, 2019, 04:16:36 PM
Read on STEAM that it's STEAM changing some of its file systems. Nothing to be concerned about.

Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: bbmike on February 07, 2019, 04:26:05 PM
What sucks for me is that for some reason Steam is now scheduling my updates for the next day. I have to manually click on each one to update now.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: W8taminute on February 07, 2019, 04:37:55 PM
What sucks for me is that for some reason Steam is now scheduling my updates for the next day. I have to manually click on each one to update now.

I've been seeing that now for at least the past 6 months.  If you leave those updates alone they will automatically execute the next day.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Gusington on February 07, 2019, 04:48:55 PM
That was also happening to me.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: JasonPratt on February 08, 2019, 07:13:04 AM
What sucks for me is that for some reason Steam is now scheduling my updates for the next day. I have to manually click on each one to update now.

I've been seeing that now for at least the past 6 months.  If you leave those updates alone they will automatically execute the next day.

I'd say for the past 18 months at least! -- but I understand the idea of trying to balance their output access.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: jomni on February 08, 2019, 03:35:05 PM
Last week around 120 games 'needed' an update ...

I'm glad I only have a few games installed. Why don't you clean it up? Surely you don't play all of them.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Destraex on February 08, 2019, 04:34:57 PM
I see this all the time now (once a month or so). Like steam is regularly streamlining their hosting servers and files. Thus the update would be little more than a slight change to a text file in most cases.
I also got the scheduled to next day and assume this is something that happens when the servers are busy and you are updating nothing you regularly play.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: FarAway Sooner on February 09, 2019, 01:07:21 AM
Yeah.  I saw this regularly about six months back, then it went away, then it came back just the other day.

I've adopted a new rule of thumb:  If Steam says that I have more than 5 Downloads, I don't worry about any of them.  They'll be fast whenever they happen, but they're probably not patches from the game developers and they won't affect my game play.

It's annoying, but at the end of the day the only real problem is that if there is a real update buried in that queue I'll miss it.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 09, 2019, 01:27:53 AM
It's annoying, but at the end of the day the only real problem is that if there is a real update buried in that queue I'll miss it.

If that's the case, it will download when you try to play the game anyway.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Pete Dero on February 09, 2019, 02:47:22 AM
Last week around 120 games 'needed' an update ...

Why don't you clean it up? Surely you don't play all of them.

To show me why I don't have to buy a new one ...
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: jomni on February 09, 2019, 02:55:25 AM
Last week around 120 games 'needed' an update ...

Why don't you clean it up? Surely you don't play all of them.

To show me why I don't have to buy a new one ...

Doesn’t seem to work.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Pete Dero on February 09, 2019, 03:01:16 AM
Last week around 120 games 'needed' an update ...

Why don't you clean it up? Surely you don't play all of them.

To show me why I don't have to buy a new one ...

Doesn’t seem to work.

This forum doesn't seem to help  :2funny:.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Father Ted on February 09, 2019, 11:28:23 AM
Skynet is readying its minions...
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Gusington on February 09, 2019, 12:46:10 PM
BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: steve58 on February 09, 2019, 01:47:44 PM
So today, only 1 update  :clap:

Now I have 4000 Lunar tokens.  Need to figure out what to spend them on...
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: jomni on February 09, 2019, 04:04:47 PM
So today, only 1 update  :clap:

Now I have 4000 Lunar tokens.  Need to figure out what to spend them on...

Not really useful if you ask me.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Pete Dero on February 10, 2019, 02:00:25 AM
So today, only 1 update  :clap:

Now I have 4000 Lunar tokens.  Need to figure out what to spend them on...

You get 121 tokens for each $ you spend and 15.000 tokens gives you $5.

So you only need to spend around $90 and you save $5 !


The more money you save, the quicker you will go bankrupt  :).
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Sir Slash on February 10, 2019, 02:07:05 PM
Sounds like the Government.
Title: Re: Steam...what?
Post by: Destraex on February 15, 2019, 02:13:49 AM
I burned all my steam tokens on steel division 2 pre order