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OppositeLocK Jun 25, 2014 @ 3:21pm
Schedule Game Downloads
My previous thread was closed by a mod because he incorrectly thought I meant UPDATES. I mean ACTUAL GAME DATA. You cannot currently schedule this.
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Original Thread Content:

My internet is capped monthly but my ISP offers unlimited downloads during the night (off peak). Please make it so I can schedule games to download during certain times.

Surely this would benefit Steam too by offloading downloads during peak times.
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It was probably closed because there is already a thread with this suggestion.
Inb4 lock #2
OppositeLocK Jun 25, 2014 @ 3:26pm 
No, the mod specifically said, "looked in your settings lately?.. you can already do this." and closed the thread.

If there is already a thread I don't understand why this hasn't been implemented by now. It's such a basic feature and half of it already exists.
Originally posted by KnightFALL:
No, the mod specifically said, "looked in your settings lately?.. you can already do this." and closed the thread.

If there is already a thread I don't understand why this hasn't been implemented by now. It's such a basic feature and half of it already exists.
Oic. Then yeah, I do agree and am not sure why they don't make this an option.
Savage Jun 26, 2014 @ 7:37am 
+1
Innos Jun 26, 2014 @ 11:35am 
+1
InvalidError Jul 9, 2014 @ 7:43pm 
There is a work-around to turn new game downloads into scheduled updates:
1- configure scheduled updates and set it as the default update method
2- initiate downloads for your new games
3- pause your downloads
4- secret sauce: restart the Steam client to clear the paused download status
5- your new games should now be queued as scheduled updates with "Update Required" status

I'm guessing all the people in these scheduled download threads want essentially the same thing I do: new downloads getting treated as regular updates without having to jump through hoops... change "scheduled updates" to "scheduled downloads" to make all downloads and updates scheduled unless either the game's download/update preference is set to ASAP or the download/update is started manually from the download list.
Gwynblaidd Nov 16, 2014 @ 6:17pm 
Originally posted by InvalidError:
There is a work-around to turn new game downloads into scheduled updates:
1- configure scheduled updates and set it as the default update method
2- initiate downloads for your new games
3- pause your downloads
4- secret sauce: restart the Steam client to clear the paused download status
5- your new games should now be queued as scheduled updates with "Update Required" status

I'm guessing all the people in these scheduled download threads want essentially the same thing I do: new downloads getting treated as regular updates without having to jump through hoops... change "scheduled updates" to "scheduled downloads" to make all downloads and updates scheduled unless either the game's download/update preference is set to ASAP or the download/update is started manually from the download list.

OMG! You're a God! I'm definitely going to build you a shrine and worship you for the rest of my gamer life! Which one do you prefer for your new-awesome-god-statue: Topaz or Marble?
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Date Posted: Jun 25, 2014 @ 3:21pm
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