This is for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users only. Windows Xp does not have the shadow copy feature so those users are out of luck here. Also if you do not have system restore turned on then this solution does not apply to you either.
"From time to time, Windows® VistaTM creates point-in-time copies of your files. This allows you to retrieve older versions from files you accidentally deleted or altered. This service is turned on by default on all versions of Windows® VistaTM, but Microsoft grants access to these copies only in Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise editions. This is where ShadowExplorer comes into play. For more information on Shadow Copy, visit Microsofts website."
Patient? HELLO! Please be competent and test your **** before release.
I'll be patient by issuing a lifetime charge back. 15 hour download across 25 Mbit/s FIOS? Yea, right. No one's that patient.
I usually download games and patches on Steam at 2-3 MByte (yes that's 16-24 mbit/sec). It's by far the best game CDN on the planet, yet your game is downloading at 20-30 KByte/sec. Pathetic. And after I already downloaded the beta.
Nice testing. At least with the **** release I didn't have to re-download anything.
steam has NEVER had a big digital release without TONS of problems, those that got empire total war know what im talking about.
They wont requisition more bandwith for huge releases, it is not tested just implemented on their existing software, so expect a steam patch to fix any issues, and as for bandwith, they will not do anything, it isn't worth the investment to please a few people complaining for 1 or 2 days.
It has always been like this with steam, unless its a valve product, then its flawless :p
Yep ive done everything that has been suggested using the shadow thingy. If I run it through steam it starts downloading some patch (it doesnt say how big). If I do it through the desktop shortcut I made (direct client link) it just starts the 10GB dl again...