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Steam...what?
« 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?  ???
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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #2 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 ...

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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 12:08:07 PM »
It is rather common. I experience this fairly often.
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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 02:59:15 PM »
Happens to me periodically

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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #7 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.


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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2019, 04:48:55 PM »
That was also happening to me.
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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: Steam...what?
« Reply #14 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.