I admit, I lack the knowledge that some of you have when it comes to Steam, its features, and programs in genral. However, I must ask: is there any way to archive the many
updates needed to start HL2/CS:S after formatting a hard drive? I have a second hard drive with all of my game patches totlating over 20 Gigabytes of data. But with Steam, can I only auto-update? This to me is a significant issue, since the first 4 times my PC tried to connect to Steam, it couldn't - just told me to try again later. I could not get 'offline mode to work. When I eventually connected (45 minutes later), it took a long
time to receive all the updates.
Furthermore, when I wanted to practice CS:S in singleplayer (I'm pretty bad) with just bots, I again was told unable to connect with Steam. So I couldn't play.
I cannot get HL2 or CS:S to play in offline mode short of putting my cable modem in Standby.
These are 3 BIG issues with Steam I have. Now, some of you may know fixes for these problems, but the point is: I shouldn't have to know a work-around for Valve's program; it should just work. I like HL2, Gabe's a good guy who gives back to the community, and Valve is as honest a company as you can find in this business. But Steam, I don't like.
The problem with asking someone to catalogue all of their issues with Steam in a forum is that there are no huge deal-breakers. Just a ton
of minor annoyances. I would literally have to keep a pen and paper next to my monitor and jot down something every time I encountered an annoyance with Steam. Again it's the amount of annoyances which feeds my overall dislike of Steam.
So, I listed my problems with no insults. So now it's out there.This comment was edited on May 24, 10:10.
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