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Old 06-25-2012, 05:37 AM   #1
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Steam only downloading one game at a time

Anyone else have a problem that Steam only downloads one game at a time? It used to download as many as user wanted but not anymore. All other downloads just show "Update suspended" and if I pause and un-pause them it just changes the game it's downloading.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:55 AM   #2
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Go into your Steam Settings, the Downloads + Cloud tab and change the 'Approximate speed of your Internet connection' to 'Cable/Fibre 10M' See if that fixes it. If it does, you may want to lower it a bit to prevent Steam hogging your bandwidth.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:56 AM   #3
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Go into your Steam Settings, the Downloads + Cloud tab and change the 'Approximate speed of your Internet connection' to 'Cable/Fibre 10M' See if that fixes it. If it does, you may want to lower it a bit to prevent Steam hogging your bandwidth.
It has always been on 'Cable/Fibre 10M'. I have 24Mbps connection.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:00 AM   #4
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It has always been on 'Cable/Fibre 10M'. I have 24Mbps connection.
Try changing the download region, the server you're using could be under heavy load and throttling downloads.

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:51 AM   #5
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This behaviour is by design. There's now a scheduler under the covers which downloads games one at a time. Alas, the UI for poking it into picking the order you want isn't built yet.

Anyways, it shouldn't be too much of an issue; part of the point is that it concentrates all your bandwidth on each update. It'll open as many connections as possible to the content servers to saturate your connection.
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