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Postby Neomancer » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:47 pm

nah someone was downloading the whole of hl2/cs:s

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Postby xconspirisist » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:48 pm

Ah well. Having it back to the way it was certainly sounds like a better idea. :)

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Postby Gooseman » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:10 am

i would say that it was excaliber but im sure that i would get into trouble

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Postby The Sam » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:43 am

Someone (IE, someone with a big-ass server) should just make steam backups (for the essentials, CS:S, etc) and share it on DC. Just like the patches.

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Postby Excalibur » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:45 am

I was updating Steam following my reinstall on Saturday so Saturday late afternoon/evening it was updating. Thats the only net download I did :p

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Postby Gooseman » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:02 am

ah so it was only a small download of about 3 gig

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Postby ez64 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:06 am

@ thesam

numerous people had near every steam game fully patched on dc, and even if that wasnt the case theres a gb network with 40 other people that have the patched game.

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Postby xconspirisist » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:14 am

It is perfectly legal to share steam backups, because they still need to be activated from your account. Perhaps putting steam backups on thunderbird2, the patch server would be a good idea. Even if you want to burn them to cd yourself, that way you can pop them on after a full reinstall. Just right click them game and click "backup" from steam.

While on the subject of thunderbird2 - I'd like to mention that its the best way to get patches. Instead of searching for them on DC and downloading them at sub standard speeds, thunderbird2 has them nicely organized and a very fast raid array to draw from. I hope people use it a bit more next lan.

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Postby Neomancer » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:19 pm

steam needs a lan patch server :(

is it just a case of copy paste for the steam folders?

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Postby Gooseman » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:47 pm

make sure they are upto date, so proablly do them the evening of the lan, and you just go into the game you want to backup and select "backup local files" i think it is, it then produces a installation package which can be used to restore

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Postby xconspirisist » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:29 pm

Unfortunatly there isn't a lan patch server, although I believe they offer cyber cafes some solutions. It might worth looking into.

Even if the backups are a month out of date, it would still save a significant amount of downloading.

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Postby ez64 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:33 pm

but there were fully updated backups of all steam games over dc++ on many peoples shares!
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Postby xconspirisist » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:41 pm

thunderbird2 is far faster.

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Postby Jani » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:40 pm

xconspirisist wrote:Unfortunatly there isn't a lan patch server, although I believe they offer cyber cafes some solutions. It might worth looking into.

Even if the backups are a month out of date, it would still save a significant amount of downloading.


Yes the steam cafe basically does that, it's like WSUS but for all steam games.

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Postby mikethegreek » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:13 pm

steam cafe will do it but i belive it is a paid for system and i think its per pc as well
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