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Old 11-14-2010, 06:04 PM   #1
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I'd like to know how big the download will be.

When I'm looking at a game in the Steam store i'd like to know how big the download will be if I buy the game. I'm only on ADSL1 1500 speed so if its a big download I'm waiting ages before I can play and then I only have a 15Gig download limit so I dont want to be using that all up on one game.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:10 PM   #2
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the minimum system requirements lists the hard drive space required
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:11 PM   #3
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It tells you how big the game is if you look at the system requirements.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for pointing that out guys, I would think though that the download might be smaller and then extract when installing to take the stated hard drive space.

Yes Darth Tealc I'm in Australia (regional area) so there's maybe one ISP that can give me ADSL2 but they not known to have great internet deals. I thinks my ISP has some kind on deal on Steam downloads, I gotta look into it some more.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:10 PM   #5
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Yes Darth Tealc I'm in Australia (regional area) so there's maybe one ISP that can give me ADSL2 but they not known to have great internet deals. I thinks my ISP has some kind on deal on Steam downloads, I gotta look into it some more.
Who is your ISP?
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:04 PM   #6
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My ISP is Internode
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:05 PM   #7
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Listed on games Store page.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:45 PM   #8
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My ISP is Internode
Internode offers free (unmetered) downloads to ANY Australian Steam content server. You can't force Steam to download from an AU server without a 3rd party program and not all games are hosted in Australia. Have a look at this thread about an application to force Steam onto AU servers.

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Listed on games Store page.
No it's not.

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Old 11-15-2010, 04:38 AM   #9
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I support this suggestion. It's been suggested many times before and it would be greatly appreciated by many people if Valve added it to the Steam store.

For interest's sake, here are some other thread's I found where people have suggested this feature:

The first link in the above list is a 6-page thread with quite a bit of discussion on this matter. The thread also contains explanations by various people of why the system requirement for hard-drive space is not the same as the download size and is therefore not an adequate solution.

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