Kabir Tomer Mar 26, 2013 @ 3:43am
Steam download errors
I didnt know where to post this so bear with me. I am downloading 3 games, namely TF2,Tribes:Ascend and moonbase Alpha, but everytime one starts downloading,the others show 'Suspended' status. That way i can only download one game at a time, which is really irritating. Any help?
Last edited by Kabir Tomer; Mar 26, 2013 @ 3:44am
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L-r | Canti Mar 26, 2013 @ 3:45am 
It will still take the same amount of time. They will start once one of them finishes.
Ledow Mar 26, 2013 @ 4:40am 
Simple mathematics. If each game would take an hour to download at full speed (for example), it will take you three hours before you can play any of them (they each get 1/3rd of your connection and hence take 3 hours to download each).

If you let them download one at a time, the first will be done in an hour, the second an hour after that and the third an hour after that. Basically Steam is downloading your games in the most logical way for you to get them and play them as quickly as possible.

If you'd prefer a particular game to download first, pause the others. But you don't gain anything by having all three download at the same time. All it does is mean you can't play ANY of them for a lot longer.
K.A.R.R. Mar 26, 2013 @ 6:13am 
It's also the way the new content system works, so as more games get moved over, the more this will happen to.

(Although it's not an issue as it is faster as Ledow pointed out)
Kabir Tomer Mar 26, 2013 @ 7:03am 
Oh if its the new system then....
but will the other start as soon as the first finishes , coz i tend to leave the PC on throughout the night to download everything
And yes i do see your math. I saw it before but thought i should do em all together so that i dont have to keep unpausing them when one was complete
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