Steam

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by CHiLLaXen, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. CHiLLaXen

    CHiLLaXen hypnotika

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    the steam website is down :( just when I was about to update my games...
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, basically there was a big steam update today, one that actually needed to turn off Steam for 3 hours. When one of these rare kind of updates occurs, there is so much hype around the time that it needs to be re-enabled that Steam basically dies when it is re-enabled, I would epxect everything will be well and good tomorrow morning.
     
  3. Hsn

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    What is Steam?
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It's the platform for playing games based on the hl engine, including hl2 eventually.
     
  5. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Basically it's a program that lets you play Half Life and in the future, Half Life 2 online, like EP said.
     
  6. Hsn

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    aah. thanx for the info. :)
     
  7. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Piece of crap, if you ask me. Uses too much bandwidth. I couldnt surf the net when my cousin was just logged it (t could have ben updatin, not sure) on his system.
     
  8. AudioSlayer

    AudioSlayer OSNN Addict

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    People think of steam like a bad kid on the football team. If he does something good people dont do anything like say good job but the second he messes up everyone hates him. This is what people do to steam. They dont say how good it is when it works but only when is messes up. I love steam and i have been useing it sience alpha, it the best thing that happened to cs.
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I love Steam.
    Basically, I read the terminology on another site, but basically this was like a "flash flood" download. Steam was off, teh crowds gathered and as soon as it was enabled before the content servers had time to propogate it was hit. hard. and incidentally fell over.

    It seems fine this morning.
     
  10. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I wonder what they have the bit torrent guy doing to make this happen far less?
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well he has been there for months, so don't expect a sudden change. Valve did announce that soon their content servers will be hosted on one of the big p2p networks.
     
  12. NerdUprising

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    exactly. I personally think that steam is a great concept, and has thus far been implimented pretty well.

    only thing that bothers me with it sometime is if my lard of a brother plays counter-strike all afternoon, I have trouble connecting to friends network BUT thats probably just a sloppy networking problem here at home

    me = friends with steam :p
     
  13. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i hate steam. seriously. i want someone else to host HL2 b/c they are so unreliable and the buddy list is so stupid! it doesn't even connect half the time!
     
  14. NerdUprising

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    This coming from a kid who wanted to cheat in cs... see if someone takes you seriously again

    YOU make steam unreliable and stupid. thank you for your time.
     
  15. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    For your information you crackhead, i wanted to cheat to see how it worked. so don't go around making accusations and i do not make steam unreliable.
    you are pathetic my friend.
     
  16. NerdUprising

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    ouch. my poor poor innards drip with pain.

    why would you bother "seeing how it worked" in the first place? scratch that, I dont want to know, rather not ruin this thread too
     
  17. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    ur comment ruined this thread so don't point @ me. my immature yet truthful response is "well you started it"
     
  18. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    Be Nice!
     
  19. NerdUprising

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    :( me sowwy...
     
  20. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    no flamin!!!!1111oneoneone