on 31-07-2011 03:32
Just wondering why it's slow downloading on steam?
At these times I can hit 800kb/s on a torrent but steam will not go above 200kb/s.
Really frustrating trying to download an 8GB game :/
on 01-08-2011 05:24
most common factor is bandwidth eg if there is hundreds of people all downloading at one time the connection will be a lot slower, can get max connection all the time going to be next to impossible if it's a just released/popular game.
on 23-08-2011 00:23
I think it's an issue with Virgin DSL, either Virgin on BT are throttling Steam. It's too consistant to be anything else, when I start downloading from steam it's at 600/700kbs then it drops to 220/240kbs and stops at that speed.
Friends on Virgin Cable have no such problems, downloading as fast as their connection will allow.
I was on Virgin Cable before moving into an no-cable area and I always downloaded as fast as my connection could go expect on rare occassions when the Steam servers were swamped.