Lt. Commander
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# 21
01-29-2010, 04:51 PM
I'm either A: Stupid or B: Didn't look hard enough, but what is this Steam update thing? Would somebody care to explain it with minimal flaming?
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# 22
01-29-2010, 04:51 PM
Yup! It is now updating the 7.69 gig install I have.. it reads 7.71 gigs now, which means changing the install location and start menu folder will bypass the steam location... For those with existing open beta installations ( 7 gigs + most likely.. ) .. You can use those files and update from that point, rather than re-downloading into the steam apps folder..

HOWEVER IF you ONLY have the Steam installation, Steam DOES delete everything, and re-downloads as SOON as you double click that shortcut thru steam... It also changes the path from every installation of STO on your hard drive to steam so thats why no matter what installation I was using, it was pointing at steam, where it deleted the files.. I hope this helps others.. I hope it will work for me after this 800 megs is over..
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# 23
01-29-2010, 04:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ulfhedjinn View Post
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Nah Steam is even more simple than that.
Giant FTP server. lol.

On an unrelated note...
Apparently my account didn't get wiped/restricted. Now I feel silly about saying my goodbyes. lol.
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# 24
01-29-2010, 05:00 PM
Just wanna Bump this.. It seemingly is working, and has bypassed hours of downloading on my end.
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# 25
01-29-2010, 05:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saskifried
Just wanna Bump this.. It seemingly is working, and has bypassed hours of downloading on my end.
Glad to hear ^_^

Now I wish Cryptic would acknowledge this error instead of pointing fingers at Steam...
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# 26
01-29-2010, 05:09 PM
Sending this the team's way to see if we can call it an official workaround. Thanks for sharing this.
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# 27
01-29-2010, 05:11 PM
try my fix here
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# 28
01-29-2010, 05:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rekhan
Sending this the team's way to see if we can call it an official workaround. Thanks for sharing this.

It is not for me,I've tried several ways now,this one included. I'm stuck at patching with an eventual error, patching hangs this has never occurred in beta, only today after steam nuked me.
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# 29
01-29-2010, 05:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rekhan
Sending this the team's way to see if we can call it an official workaround. Thanks for sharing this.
Glad to hear ^_^

Thank you for forwarding this, hope they can just make the Patch look at its current directory for the files and get rid of the whole Reg. string.
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# 30
01-29-2010, 05:15 PM
Full Metal, once I finish downloading on the Cryptic launcher here, can I move everything from the Steam apps folder to say a new folder on desktop, then change the reg ket install location to the desktop folder?

Would you suggest thats what I do when this thing finishes?
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