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Strange Steam issue as of this morning - Most of my library is updating?!

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Kainz, 30 Jan 2019.

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  1. Kainz

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    I rarely use Steam these days but was online last night to read up on some Subnautica news before logging off. This morning I log on and like 85% of my whole library has pending updates? Anyone know if it is just me or?

    Edit: These update sizes range from what looks to be 0 bytes upto 800mb for titles like Payday 2 and Raft.
     
  2. eggcup

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    Is it becuase you "rarely use steam"?

    Is it usually running in the background when you are not using it ?
     
  3. Kainz

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    Nah, nothing to do with that - most of these updates are for old titles too ie mafia 1, 2, Metal Slug, Dead Rising. I've got what looks like 79 games requiring various sized updates.

    Just found this on Reddit.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/al6h7l/another_giant_pile_of_updates/efb9tev/
     
  4. AWPC

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    Its their Epic 88% blowback ;)
     
  5. Kainz

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    lols^ Valve really should have communicated this upon client load. Folks are spamming the steam forums in a panic and I was somewhat alarmed myself. Bad juju on Valve!
     
  6. Rifte

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    I have had this a few times.

    Almost daily I get a few titles that require a 0kb update for some reason unknown to me.
     
  7. ~>Dg<~

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    its normal. dont worry. you will get small updates. it was maintanence last night.
     
  8. LoadsaMoney

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    Yeah ive just had this, were all Queued, but as soon as i set them away, they all just went straight to ready To Play, without downloading anything. :D
     
  9. ttaskmaster

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    NVM
     
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  10. Kainz

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    Yeah for the most part. Though some updates like Payday 2 ones take forever to apply so you're stuck in a lul just waiting. This was the first time I've seen such a large amount in one go tbh.
     
  11. loftie

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    I had this, Trine decided to do a 3GB update though, even though there is no update. Thought something screwy was going on.
     
  12. Radox-0

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    Elder Scrolls Online needed (needs as its still updating!!!) 51 GB update on its own :o
     
  13. Kautya

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    I have just checked mine and as you said, had some games scheduled for update ( I run steam daily to keep up to date). Most were 0 kb bar one which was 225 mb.
     
  14. Scougar

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    eeek! I'm on a 940/880 Mbps pipe.. (around 100MB/s) at home. I get annoyed when steam decides to only download at say 3MB to 5MB/s.
     
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  15. philstanbridge

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    I’ve got this too. Dying light needs a 19gb update!!
     
  16. Kainz

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    :eek: Should count myself lucky my copy oddly didn't have that!!
     
  17. Rifte

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    Something must have happened yesterday with the client, because I got home and over 100 titles needed a 0kb update.
     
  18. almoststew1990

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    I've possibly found out what it was...

    My "common" folder where all my games are saved now has a "Steamworks Shared" folder, which I don't think I've seen before. In that folder is all the shared common redistributable stuff that each game comes with, such as Physx, vcredist, DirectX stuff. Some of my games' own common redistributable folders are now empty. The idea I assume is that now there won't be 10 installers for the same vcredist 2015 or whatever taking up space on your drive. Some games still have the CR stuff in their own folders, I assume as no other game needs them. When I download another game that does need it, it'll move to shared.

    This would explain all games needing updating but not downloading much.

    Yay for sensible steam updates!

    Edit - Oh right this was in the third post. Reading skills :cool: