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Archived Post 01-30-2010 03:40 PM

Steam Users getting their head start???? NOT
 
Was able to play a fe hours yesterday... and now when I log in today.. Steam says it has to update Startrek Online.. and it looks to be downloading the ENTIRE game again.. there goes 24 hours.. Sigh

Archived Post 01-30-2010 03:44 PM

24hours??? you on 56k man?

Archived Post 01-30-2010 03:44 PM

Ok not 24 hours.. but a few hours.. It seems to only DL at 300kb/s... Still annoying

Archived Post 01-30-2010 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eschuhma (Post 1796962)
Was able to play a fe hours yesterday... and now when I log in today.. Steam says it has to update Startrek Online.. and it looks to be downloading the ENTIRE game again.. there goes 24 hours.. Sigh

for anyone else using steam

you can launch the game directly without loading up steam , ever time cryptic patch the game it will mismatch with the file steam has and steam will delete those files and download the old ones

so to save yourself alot of ongoing trouble don't run the game through steam or add the STO client as a non-steam game and run it that way so it will never update.

you'll never get updates for STO through steam they all come directly from the cryptic servers

(If your having trouble with that download the stand alone client from this website and use that instead)

Archived Post 01-30-2010 03:53 PM

I tried to direct link on the site DL it and it was slower than just using steam..but yea I turned off the auto update feature.. On steam... hope it only takes an hour or so.

Archived Post 01-30-2010 04:49 PM

steam fails

Archived Post 01-30-2010 04:55 PM

i am glad at this point i didnt go with steam...but a curious question, can you not launch the game without steam? if you was online playing before you should only need a small patch from the main server. I have heard others in this type of post say to turn off steam completely and just use the game once installed.

Archived Post 01-30-2010 04:56 PM

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...52#post1779252


tells how to bypass the steam bs. you can be up in 20 minutes

Archived Post 01-30-2010 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MojoRisen
i am glad at this point i didnt go with steam...but a curious question, can you not launch the game without steam? if you was online playing before you should only need a small patch from the main server. I have heard others in this type of post say to turn off steam completely and just use the game once installed.


Well, Steam puts an icon on your desktop with the name "Star Trek Online" and clicking on it starts Steam automatically before it starts the game itself. So you get to update the game through Steam before you can use it.

But it has this issue of deleting your client. Best thing is to fine the Star Trek Online file from the folder of the game and use that as launcher and delet the icon Steam put on your desktop so you don't confuse yourself in future.

I have Windows XP so I can't even recover the files. Still downloading the client from this afternoon. :(

Archived Post 01-30-2010 04:59 PM

If having to redownload a game causes such an impact perhaps you should consider a physical copy next time or upgrading your internet...
I bought it through steam, had to redownload it just like everyone else and it took less than 2 hours. Hardly anything to be angry over.


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