How to download games without steam

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Chilaha, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Chilaha macrumors member

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    Hi all,
    Quick question about steam. How can I download team fortress with out using steam?
    Steam said it would download in 11 HOURS. The game is only 1.4gb and I know my computer can download that usually in 20-25 minutes without steam.
    So how can i download it without using that awful program steam?
    Thank you,
    Chilaha
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    You can't. Although if you have a friend locally that has it downloaded, you can copy their TF2 folder to your machine at a similar location. It'll probably download a very small amount afterwards but not much.

    Right now their servers are likely being hammered due to MW3 and Skyrim just being out.
     
  3. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Steam is perfectly fine – you also might try changing where your download server is located. Perhaps there's one closer to you.
     
  4. Chilaha thread starter macrumors member

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    Right. Ok, I guess I will play Open Arena and wait for the servers to go down.
    When do you think they will be lower? 10 days-5 weeks
    Chilaha
     
  5. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    If it says it will take 11 hours, why would you wait 10 days to 5 weeks? Just let it download.
     
  6. Chilaha thread starter macrumors member

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    I meant until the servers slow down.
     
  7. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Team fortress only 1.4GB? My installation is 11.6GB, or are you thinking about TF Classic?
    Have you properly set location and bandwidth in steam config?
     
  8. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, even with compression, the download is going to be no less than half of that at 6GB or more.
     
  9. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Mine is only 3.2GB. Valve has a tendency to reuse files across games so if they have SDK's installed and other Source Engine games, he may already have the majority downloaded already.
     

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