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LudicrusLeon  posted on Apr 21, 2013 1:03:11 AM - Report post

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Ok.. I stumbled onto it.. Read a few posts.. Lots of Off Topic topics here.. LOL...

Now for an On Topic??? HA HA!!

Seriously though.. Clearly there are quite a few STEAMers on the site so I figure it's as good a place as any to ask this question...

I am sure everyone has experienced this popup when they have tried to start one of their STEAM library games.. Steam needs to convert this game to a new format, blah blah blah. Then, once you have let it covert the format to whatever it has it then runs an update on the game..

So. Does ANYONE here have any idea of what this format they are shoving down our throats really is? The only change I have been able to find is the properties panel under the local files tab no longer has a defrag game files button.

Apparently Windows can still open it and manipulate it with defrag, etc.. And it does not make a difference in how much room the game takes on our hard drives.. So. What purpose did it serve that is worth anything to us?

It just bugs me when someone makes such a big deal out of nothin.. LOL...

 
DABhand  posted on Apr 21, 2013 2:56:32 AM - Report post

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Never seen that myself, most of the time its pre-requisites like DirectX and Visual C++ runtimes that get installed before you play. Unless what they mean is the way the files are stored and you had games on your system that was old and not converted.

I dunno, ask valve?

 
Wrythe1985  posted on Apr 21, 2013 6:37:50 AM - Report post

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Are you running on Windows 8? That **may** have something to do with it, though I haven't ever heard of that happening yet..
 
linesma  posted on Jul 29, 2014 10:02:15 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by LudicrusLeon

Ok.. I stumbled onto it.. Read a few posts.. Lots of Off Topic topics here.. LOL...

Now for an On Topic??? HA HA!!

Seriously though.. Clearly there are quite a few STEAMers on the site so I figure it's as good a place as any to ask this question...

I am sure everyone has experienced this popup when they have tried to start one of their STEAM library games.. Steam needs to convert this game to a new format, blah blah blah. Then, once you have let it covert the format to whatever it has it then runs an update on the game..

So. Does ANYONE here have any idea of what this format they are shoving down our throats really is? The only change I have been able to find is the properties panel under the local files tab no longer has a defrag game files button.

Apparently Windows can still open it and manipulate it with defrag, etc.. And it does not make a difference in how much room the game takes on our hard drives.. So. What purpose did it serve that is worth anything to us?

It just bugs me when someone makes such a big deal out of nothin.. LOL...

About 2 years ago, Steam decided to change how it distributes games. This supposedly was done to decrease the download size for updates and such. As far as what that format is, I have no clue. I only know that the first time I had this happen was with Witcher 2. It had to re-download the whole game, and it took forever because I was using 3G modem at the time.

we may be cheaters, but we aren't bastard cheaters. - That is just brilliant!!!!

[Edited by linesma, 7/29/2014 10:04:44 PM]

 
Windbomb  posted on Dec 02, 2014 4:05:59 PM - Report post

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ServiusTheBear  posted on Dec 02, 2014 4:21:58 PM - Report post

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Does this still exist? If it does, add me: Darius

steamcommunity.com/groups/Cheathappens

 
element5  posted on Dec 02, 2014 4:28:33 PM - Report post

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quote:
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steamcommunity.com/groups/Cheathappens#members

Or

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Whooops! As Machine says, Ninja'd by Toki!

[Edited by element5, 12/2/2014 4:53:24 PM]

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