It's not a game patch. It's a steam update that has caused some problems with certain titles. On the steam forums they say you need to exit steam and start it back up again and it should fix it.
Now how that affects the trainer I don't know.
Originally Posted by LordBeefy View Post
Am I to understand it is now Steam policy to randomly implement large updates to games without warning?
Given the update has caused the game to break, I'd be interested to know what specific game breaking problem does this update address?
If it does not address a game breaking problem then you've taken it upon yourself to fix something that wasn't broken and broken it which requires the very heights of stupidity from the outset.
I've had to wait 30 minutes for this pointless garbage update to complete, using up my precious leisure time for the sake of absolutely nothing and I will think twice before buying from Steam again as a direct result.
It's to enable the new content system in Steam, which will have an enormous raft of future benefits.
It seems arbitrary now, but it'll enable Steam to be a lot better in the future.
It certainly shouldn't have caused the game to break, it should just do the equivalent of validating your game files (like you can do now from the game's properties) and then just carry on like nothing's happened. It does look like the process could do with a bit of streamlining, though.
Originally Posted by rad666a View Post
I'm not sure what exactly is going on. Although my Steam library isn't the largest, it seems to be only affecting EA titles (the two I've seen are DA:O and ME2, though not my DA:O Ultimate Ed), I don't know if any other games are having similar "conversions" applied to them or not.
There's a few others, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Quake 4, Sniper Elite, and one or two others. Sooner or later, it'll be every game on Steam.
[Edited by Pallor, 9/14/2011 11:16:52 AM]