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Old 12-04-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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Auto shutdown when download is complete

This would be useful for me, is there any chance of this? Does any one else want this option?
 
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:02 PM   #2
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Well, maybe not an auto-shutdown, but a restart would be nice.

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Old 12-05-2009, 01:47 PM   #3
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Well, maybe not an auto-shutdown, but a restart would be nice.
A auto shut down option would be a handy feature.

For what reason would you want your computer to restart after it finishes a download of a game?
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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For what reason would you want your computer to restart after it finishes a download of a game?
So when it finishes downloading the game, it restarts and clears out the RAM and you can get up in the morning refreshed to a refreshed PC.
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:30 PM   #5
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So when it finishes downloading the game, it restarts and clears out the RAM and you can get up in the morning refreshed to a refreshed PC.
Reading that post made me feel like I was still using Win98SE with 32MB EDO RAM

I would love to have a shutdown feature personally.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:14 PM   #6
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A feature like this would be great!

In the meantime, I've been using Daxtar's Shutdown Timer and setting it for a few hours or whatever it looks like the download is going to take, and it works flawlessly (used it in Vista and Win 7).
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:32 PM   #7
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Suggestions are to be in the suggestions forum.

By the way, shut down the PC after an amount of time (or at a specific time) doesn't require any third party software, all functionalty needed is already embedded into Windows.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:29 PM   #8
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Suggestions are to be in the suggestions forum.

By the way, shut down the PC after an amount of time (or at a specific time) doesn't require any third party software, all functionalty needed is already embedded into Windows.
Which is quite true. In fact I use it all the time, except if your pc shut's down at 4:00am every day and your download wasn't quite done that would make it a little frustrating come the following day when your ready to play. It would be easier in this case to have it shut down after a download is completed.

If any one is interested on shutting down there pc WITH OUT using extra software and just using the built in windows task scheduler click on the following link.

http://www.thespinningdonut.com/how-...ws-7-computer/

If you have any questions setting this up or you need some help, feel free to private message me.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:28 PM   #9
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Suggestions are to be in the suggestions forum.

By the way, shut down the PC after an amount of time (or at a specific time) doesn't require any third party software, all functionalty needed is already embedded into Windows.
Of course windows doesn't need third party software to shutdown on schedule. Daxter's is just an open source frontend for quickly and easily setting up Windows to shutdown after a specific period of time. I much prefer and thought others may as well.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:48 AM   #10
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So when it finishes downloading the game, it restarts and clears out the RAM and you can get up in the morning refreshed to a refreshed PC.
Hahaha... welcome to 1999 everyone.

Anyway this could be a neat idea, but I would have no use for it personally. I never shutdown my comp unless I am going out of town or something.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:21 PM   #11
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I think this would be a good idea. A big game like Dragon Age would be more useful to let download overnight and if it finishes before you wake up to have Steam shut down your computer for you would be very helpful.
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:33 PM   #12
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This would be useful for me, is there any chance of this? Does any one else want this option?
YES! STEAM! DO IT! that simple script shouldnt take you more than 10 minutes and would make alot ppl happy. And if you´re affraid that some ppl dislike it. Just give it an ON/OFF option via settings.

->2011 (thread started at 12-06-2009 11:21 AM)
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:41 PM   #13
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Would be a good option,if ppl leave there computer on overnight to download,then shutdown when downloaded.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:12 PM   #14
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I don't want any 3rd party program deciding to shut down my computer.
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:25 AM   #15
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Just a quick bump to advise that after some testing, a powershell script can shutdown your computer when steam has finished it's downloads.

Check this Video for a demo of the script in action...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypv20qtVi8c
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