Why does Steam change auto-update settings?
WTF Steam? I know for a fact that I told it NOT to keep Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines up to date (because I've applied the unofficial 7.7 patch) and I go to check it today and it's back to updating automatically. I've noticed it occasionally with other games too. Is it just me?
I suppose in the case of VtMB there's not much (or any) chance of an official update, but still.
Does it to me too, drives me absolutely fucking batshit insane.
Because it's smarter than you.
It's not just you. This has been a bug (or something) with the program for what seems like ages now, and it is infuriating every time. I enjoy having my games updated, but I also do not have the greatest internet connection, and would really prefer some degree over control over updates. A few various patches have claimed to fix it, but that never seems to be the case.
I have no idea why Valve doesn't get their shit together & fix this. I don't want gigabytes downloaded when I have no intention of playing the game in the forseable future. I'm on a crappy connection, so I really don't want to delete them, but I've been getting more & more delete-happy lately because Valve simply can not fix this problem.
Get it together Valve. Why give us an option if IT DOESN'T WORK!!!
The only way i've found to stop updates is to uninstall games. It's irritating as fuck. I can go through and tell every single fucking game I have on steam, which is like fifty, to never update automatically, but without fail I'll be playing LOL or WOT or something and my lag will suddenly skyrocket because someone released a couple new hats for TF2 or something.
For that matter, why does steam force updates of single player games? Sometimes I'm on a laptop with low bandwidth, and want to play something, only to have it be effectively unavailable until I connect to a LAN to patch it. You can't even restart in offline mode because at that point steam already knows there's a newer version and fuck you if you wanted to play the version you had.
Impulse handles this much better. Hopefully they will continue to under the Gamestop management.
Last edited by Nathan Phoenix; 10-21-2011 at 10:43 PM.
I think every so often when the Steam client updates it switches some stuff back to default. Really irritating.
That's my guess.
Originally Posted by Lux
You know you can indefinately pause updating games once it starts, right? I do it all the time when Steam starts updating a game I don't care about and want to use my bandwith for something else. In fact, the latest update for Shogun 2 has been on hold for a few weeks now.
It's not just on Steam updates. Sometimes I'll change the.setting, immediately go back to look, and it's already back to automatic update.