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Steam Update 10.21

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Update: Seems the original update was recalled, pushed out again, recalled again, and so on and so on. It worked fine for me, but if you were one of the unfortunate people who got the first release the second it came out, you were screwed. Valve has posted an apology, which can be read by clicking below: [block="Steam Apology:">Taylor Sherman Valve -------- OK. So, yeah, that sucked. Suffice to say I'm sorry the update got so screwed up. To answer some questions: - we recalled the update, meaning rolled back Steam to the previous version. You will get that version again AUTOMATICALLY when you launch Steam the next time (if you haven't already). - yes, going back to the old version is causing Steam's cache (.gcf) files to get deleted, and many people are having to download content again. I know, this sucks. For those lucky folks who did not re-start Steam during the time that the new version was out there, they shouldn't have noticed anything change. - because of the above, the system load is pretty high, and Steam is going to be fairly laggy when downloading content Venting your frustrations here is understandable but please don't take it out on each other. Taylor __________________ Steam Developer Taken from steam forums[/block> original post A Steam update will be released today at about 1:00 PDT. At that time, you'll need to restart Steam to make the update take effect. Here are the details on what is included:
  • Added support for "trickle update", which will allow updates to games to be delivered over time before they are activated.
  • Optimizations in Steam targeted at reducing CPU and memory load on some systems.
  • Progress dialog always shows now during startup.
  • Fixed handling of cache fingerprint mismatch on reconnect
  • Fixed case which would cause the preloader ignoring errors to send extra messages to the Steam servers.
  • Fixed bug in Steam that would cause cache to be validated too often when Steam started. This would cause hard drive thrashing.
  • Fixed a potential lockup case and access violation case in Steam.
All of this info and whatever questions you might have regarding this can be found at the official Steam site.
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    ok...for now i'm going back for CS1.5...screw steam for a while...
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    reinstall 1.5 might work, or get someone to do the exe file
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    The question is: How do you convert back to 1.5? Remove 1.6 from your hard drive and then re-install 1.5? Sounds like fun:(
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    oh...we're not going to take it out on eachother, taylor, we're going to take it out on you! *STAB* ;p
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    I think all servers should convert back to CS 1.5. VALVe says they won't shut down WON until everyone is happy for Steam/1.6. Well, that will never happen. VALVe moves at an extremely slow pace and the content they release still contains a **** load of problems. Steam is the ***est thing ever created for gaming, gfj VALVe, rot in hell and die. I think i'm going back to 1.5 or just quitting CS. 1.6 makes the game ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :aug: :aug: :sig552: :sig552: :apc: :m249: :devil: :devil: :m4: :mgw:
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    Haven't posted in a while now, so here's the obligatory Steam/Valve sucks comment for this thread: Nice job screwing people over guys, nice job.
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    Im by no means saying that Steam is perfect, nor am i saying that what valve are doing is in the benefit of the community. However, everyone moaning about how much the dislike it isn't going to help anyone. Valve aren't going to listen to people hurling abuse at them and their work are they.
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    I agree with you Borrish, in parts. But in this case, im pissed off because this is a 3 years old game, that is suposed to be just fine and easy to play, but not, we payed for it and now we cant play. Despite this, the conception of the Steam software is something good for the comunity, but Valve need to test better before release it to public. "sorry for the english, im from Brazil" ;)
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    i wish people would quit it with the whole "Steam/1.6 sucks" thing. Its got very very old. People have moaned about it ever since its been released so we all know that you dislike it. If you hate it that much don't use it, go play something else. Don't bug the rest of the community that does like or, or frankly doesn't care :) Every piece of software has bugs, maybe if more people tried to help them or provided CONSTRUCTIVE critisism rather then "OMG STEAM SUX" it would get better quicker.
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    it works, which is good. i think i'll go on my Gameboy classic which is 15 years old :roll: i agree with you, give u until its all sorted out. as for not realeasing it. if not then they wouldnt know how steam handles with lots of people and they wouldnt be able to get all the bugs sorted out
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    I think I'm going to give up on CS for awhile. This 1.6 is boggy/buggy and now I can't play 1.5 anymore. I'm going to the dark side and I'm going to get xboxlive this weekend and play some Castle Wolfenstein online. Tired of crashes, glitches, bugs, and hackers. The other day I spent close to an hour trying to get CS 1.6 to work....gave up, went out and fired up xbox Wolfenstein and was soon making strafing runs at extremely agile, leather clad female SS soldiers. yeah it's an "evil" console but it WORKS when I want it too...for as long as I want it too.
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    so you have to get it all again?
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    Those B*******s. It fookin deletes your game cache in order to revert!
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    yup the keep updating but every new update comes up with new bugs and crashes :(
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    well they keep updating don't they
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    Gee, this steam is a bomb! What the hell! This is a 4 years old game! And still crashes!
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    Lol the update was recalled ? just LOL Steam sux wckd ... obviously you have a state of the art gaming pc ? but for the rest of us , steam continues to eat our systems's rescources :( :m4: :mgw:
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    when steam updated, it froze my comp. when i rebooted and ran steam, it froze my comp. DAMN U STEAM
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    Originally posted by E[X>i$t Why the hell don't I see:
    • Steam no longer uses up all your ****ing system resources.
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    i dont understand how so many people have these kinda problems when I have never experienced them when i've been using Steam since it first came out. i dun get it.
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    Why the hell don't I see:
    • Steam no longer uses up all your ****ing system resources.
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    yea, mine kept updating every time it finished :o. now all the games are unavailable.
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    The update was reverted...Might wanna update that post...
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    Steam = Buggy. The thing is a beta! They shoulda never let it out in that state. Still doesnt work... gets occasional hickups. Like right now im updating steam for the 3rd time... :shocked:
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