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geminidj1988
02-04-2012, 11:20 AM
http://www.change.org/petitions/valve-software-stop-releasing-huge-patches-for-games-on-fridays#

If you are annoyed at precious free time is often wasted on weekends while you watch your favorite games be forced into an update, then please sign this petition, spread it around and hopefully we can encourage Valve to start releasing patches on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

DarthPsymon
02-04-2012, 12:29 PM
Are you referring to the regular L4D2 updates on a Friday?
If not, I'm unsure what you base your petition on as there appears to be updates to at least one game almost every day of the week.

mspacapan
02-04-2012, 01:24 PM
I'm fine with whatever day they chose to update. Stop hating so much

Zerias
02-04-2012, 01:39 PM
http://www.change.org/petitions/valve-software-stop-releasing-huge-patches-for-games-on-fridays#

If you are annoyed at precious free time is often wasted on weekends while you watch your favorite games be forced into an update, then please sign this petition, spread it around and hopefully we can encourage Valve to start releasing patches on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

I have the same response as DarthPysmon.

Valve only controls games that Valve publishes: http://store.steampowered.com/publisher/Valve

Outside of those few games and the Valve Binary client itself Valve has no "real" say in patch release schedules.

Okay, to be fair, Valve possibly "could" tell publishers to not upload patches for redistribution on any specific day of the week.

By the same token Valve has also mentioned that one of it's planned features is the inclusion of download scheduling on the part of the end-user: http://store.steampowered.com/news/5856/

In addition, the new content system will allow us to build several new features that we’ve often heard requested. Upcoming client releases will include things like download scheduling, bandwidth throttling, and prioritizing which games get downloaded first. You’ll also be able to download an update to a game while you’re playing that game; Steam will apply the update after you exit the game.

Will this download scheduling enable users to postpone game patches?

Well, that's kind of hard to say at this point. One of the MAJOR SELLING POINTS (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=28716378&postcount=3) of the Steam Network is the concurrent version control system that insures all players of any single game are playing the same version.

It's highly likely that a download-scheduling system would also likely contain a program lockout which would disable games that have updates waiting to be applied.