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demomanby heart
02-16-2012, 03:46 PM
I'm waiting for the mw3 trial to download and really want to play some skyrim.

Anyway to make it so the download doesen't pause?

DoubleD
02-16-2012, 03:46 PM
Yes you can pause the download. When ready it will begin where you left off.

NoBridges
02-16-2012, 03:51 PM
Just alt tab out of skyrim, right click MW3 and select pause, then right click again and select resume. Alt tab back into skyrim.

Kendo
02-16-2012, 03:53 PM
he doesnt want it to pause

DoubleD
02-16-2012, 03:55 PM
he doesnt want it to pause

Oops your right. OP did a quick edit.

bluz74
02-16-2012, 03:55 PM
Steam pauses downloads upon launching a game in order to prevent interference with connection quality that the game may need.

If you wish to bypass this feature, press Alt+Tab (or Command+Tab for Mac users) to minimize the game and return to the Steam client.

Under the Library tab, select Downloads from the drop-down menu and click the "Resume All" button. This will have all downloads continue downloading.

[NOTE: If you wish to only continue an individual download, you may click the Resume button for that title located in the bottom right-hand corner of the title's download bar.] (https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2606-RSDG-1296)

Anarchisteve
02-16-2012, 04:13 PM
Skyrim has a very useful (in this situation, anyway) splash screen. When that comes up you can unpause the download(s) before starting the game proper.

demomanby heart
02-16-2012, 04:28 PM
Thanks guys. And sorry i did mess up the title.