DL'ing TF2 on Steam -- slow

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by MythicFrost, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #1
    So, I've checked my TF2 download on Steam for Mac. It's going at a nice 35kb/s and it is 35% completed but at 200MB/5.2GB? erm... they got that calculation a little wrong. I prefer my 1-2MB/s DL speed.

    Servers must be busy, I got a ~"Steam servers are too busy to download right now" message previously lol.
     
  2. Doc.Mac macrumors newbie

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    #2
    You get 35% completed cause some files are shared with other games like HL2 or Portal.

    Try to click the pause button...wait a sec and click the resume button...probably you'll get a better DL speed (this worked for me yesterday..before pause@45kb/s, after @700kb/s..maybe it's only a coincidence, but give it a try :))
     
  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    Ah that explains the 35%, unfortunately pausing and resuming didn't work for me :p
     
  4. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    The game so isn't a 5.2 gig download. It went up to 7.8 gigs after an hour or two, but it was only around 3.2 or so, same thing happened with Portal, no idea why.
     
  5. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, tf2 is definitely slow right now, it has been 7 hours and I am at 85%, currently downloading from HK. I cannot wait though, I never thought this moment would come! Hopefully no more crossover games!
     
  6. R.R.Mac macrumors regular

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    Well, if you already have TF2 on a different computer. You can copy a few files across massively reducing download time:

    You can find you files here:

    [Mac's volume] /Users/******/Documents/Steam Content
    [Windows volume] /Program Files (x86)/Steam/SteamApps

    Copy the following files to your Mac's Steam Content folder:

    team fortress 2 client content.gcf
    team fortress 2 materials.gcf
    team fortress 2 content.gcf

    If you do not have Portal or Half-Life 2 on your Mac, you'll want to copy these files:

    source sounds.gcf
    source models.gcf
    source materials.gcf
    source 2007 shared sounds.gcf
    source 2007 shared models.gcf
    source 2007 shared materials.gcf

    This should save you a massive amount of time when downloading!! Hope it helps!!
     
  7. ARK macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the US servers were slow last night. I downloaded mine from the Netherlands. It was quick. Pause your download, go to Steam prefs and change your download to Netherlands. Quit Steam, open back up and begin download again.
     
  8. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I will give this a try.
     
  9. alghawas macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip, it moved me up to 65% downloaded from 8%.

    Edit: I didn't copy the section section, after I did, it increased to 99%. THANKS!
     

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