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Old 05-01-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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Install All Games At Once

It takes forever to install all of my games one at a time. Is there a way to install all or multiple games at the same time?
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:50 PM   #2
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Stop uninstalling them?
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:54 PM   #3
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It takes forever to install all of my games one at a time. Is there a way to install all or multiple games at the same time?
No matter what you do, you're going to be limited by your internet connection. Unless you upgrade to a better connection, there isn't much you can do to speed up the process.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:04 PM   #4
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Well, the process could certainly be sped up if Steam supported selecting more than one game at once to right click and hit install on....
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:08 PM   #5
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It would be nice if after having three or more games downloading, if the preparing screen didn't take forever.

Although I don't think it would be feasible to have an install all option.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:09 PM   #6
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Well, the process could certainly be sped up if Steam supported selecting more than one game at once to right click and hit install on....
Even so, installing that many games at once is going to make the downloads really crawl.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:04 PM   #7
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Even so, installing that many games at once is going to make the downloads really crawl.
Does it matter? I like to start a bunch at one time and let them run overnight, they'll finish by morning. As the smaller ones finish off the bigger ones go faster and faster.

Install all doesn't sound sensible, though. Most people have 100+ games on their account, and telling Steam to go out and download 100+ games at one time could possibly result in a super overload at Valve HQ.

No, I'm just kidding, but honestly I would like to be able to select several via Ctrl + Click and installing several that way. It would be much more efficient than going through one-by-one, waiting a while for each prepare screen to pop up.
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:48 AM   #8
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The overhead when installing several games at once could seriously impact your download performance. Also think about fragmentation that will occur when you download several games at the same time.

Still, being able to select multiple games would be very handy.
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:53 AM   #9
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I've seen people before suggest some sort of scheduler for downloads. After Half Life is finished installing it will automatically move to Portal, then TF2, etc. I would love something like that.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:48 AM   #10
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Does it matter? I like to start a bunch at one time and let them run overnight, they'll finish by morning. As the smaller ones finish off the bigger ones go faster and faster...
I suppose it depends on the number of games people have. Having five or six going at once isn't a big deal. But most people have more than five or six games. Someone trying to download, say, all 50 of their games in one night is going to get nowhere.

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I've seen people before suggest some sort of scheduler for downloads. After Half Life is finished installing it will automatically move to Portal, then TF2, etc. I would love something like that.
Having a scheduler would make this idea a lot more viable in my opinion.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:54 AM   #11
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I've seen people before suggest some sort of scheduler for downloads. After Half Life is finished installing it will automatically move to Portal, then TF2, etc. I would love something like that.
That would be cool.

As to the Crtl + Click to select multiple games, I think this is a really good idea. It wouldn't be exclusively for installing multiple games, though, you could also use it to view the forums for multiple games, etc.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:12 AM   #12
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That would be cool.

As to the Crtl + Click to select multiple games, I think this is a really good idea. It wouldn't be exclusively for installing multiple games, though, you could also use it to view the forums for multiple games, etc.
Or to change the categories for multiple games at once. With 137 games (and possibly even more in the future) it really is not so much fun to manipulate each game on its own ^^
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:00 AM   #13
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i have 300 games on steam and im about to buy a new laptop and steam takes 1 week to install please make a "Install All Games" option
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:16 AM   #14
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a queue system would be way better
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:25 AM   #15
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i have 300 games on steam and im about to buy a new laptop and steam takes 1 week to install please make a "Install All Games" option
Why don't you just backup your steamapps folder?
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