SteamPipe: Just a Heads-Up

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by tf2.com, May 1, 2013.

  1. tf2.com

    tf2.com L11: Posh Member

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    Hey, folks. The next time you launch TF2, Steam is going to perform a one-time conversion process to upgrade to SteamPipe, a new content delivery system that improves the way content is downloaded, updated and stored. (If you've already upgraded, don't worry, it's done.)


    The conversion process will only happen once, and then things are gonna get a lot better. But be patient: The conversion probably will take some time. Even on a machine with a fast hard drive, it could take up to 20-30 minutes, during which time it might look like it's hung. But it's not. Don't interrupt it, just please be patient and let it think.


    We're sorry to any of you who are getting subjected to a longer-than-expected conversion time. But ultimately, the benefits will be worth a little inconvenience. You'll get faster uninterrupted downloads, quicker boot times and map loads, and easier distribution, installation and management of mods. Read the FAQ for more info, and thanks again for your patience.




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  2. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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  3. Bloodhound

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    Am I the only one who missed the "Sorry that we screwed the SDK, we'll release a new and much better one tomorrow"-part?
     
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  4. Yacan1

    aa Yacan1 D I G I T A L I N F L U E N C E R

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    that last sentence gave me a good ol' chuckle.
     
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  5. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    One of valve's level designers posted on another thread that they really were doing what they could to get the SDK working again, which together with the official FAQ statement makes me think that it won't take too long before we can map properly again.

    Lovely to see that we haven't been forgotten after all, and that they are still keeping an eye on what we're up to ^^
     
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  6. Shanghai

    Shanghai L6: Sharp Member

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    If they're still keeping an eye on us then why hasn't Nippletwister gone official yet?
     
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  7. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Whatever the reason is, the solution must be to include more wicked gimmicks
     
  8. duppy

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    Just curious, where did you see this thread? Got a link?

    Edit: was it this?
     
  9. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    No, that was another thread, here on tf2m.


    Exact same wording though.
     
  10. goatcheese3

    goatcheese3 L1: Registered

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    Here.
    Same person, same wording.
     
  11. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    "Just a heads-up about something that went into effect 24 hours ago."
     
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  12. Sergis

    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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    My self-imposed exile to the caves of Latveria aka offline mode yet proves fruitful! While the people of TF2 suffer through the storm of changes, I map on in my quiet dark hideout, undisturbed by distractions such as automatic updates and playing with people.





    ...now if only the bloody game wouldn't be VAC kicking me from my own listenserver unless I unplug my internet altogether...
     
  13. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Have you tried the -insecure launch flag?
     
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  14. Sergis

    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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    that sounds like something that would work

    though unplugging the net is less hassle than going into launch options :p