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So I have New Vegas on Steam, and discovered that the sudden cause of the game locking at 0-5 fps while in VATS was the latest patch. So I removed the patch (it's simple in Win 7 - just right click on its exe file in Steamapps directory, see the previous version and copy it in the directory instead of the more recent exe file).

Thing is I instructed Steam not to update the game (games library - rightclick on Vegas - Properties - Updates) but occasionally (not every time) when I restart the pc and go quickly to check I find out that the setting I instructed was not saved and that the game was set once more to "always keep this game up to date" :confused:

Which is confusing.
What can I do to make Steam remember the instructions not to update Fallout New Vegas?
 

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So I have New Vegas on Steam, and discovered that the sudden cause of the game locking at 0-5 fps while in VATS was the latest patch. So I removed the patch (it's simple in Win 7 - just right click on its exe file in Steamapps directory, see the previous version and copy it in the directory instead of the more recent exe file).

Thing is I instructed Steam not to update the game (games library - rightclick on Vegas - Properties - Updates) but occasionally (not every time) when I restart the pc and go quickly to check I find out that the setting I instructed was not saved and that the game was set once more to "always keep this game up to date" :confused:

Which is confusing.
What can I do to make Steam remember the instructions not to update Fallout New Vegas?
Right click on game, > properties > updates tab:

 

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He already did that!
BP is a she, but good try.

Anyway, I did some research on the Steam forums and it seems that this is a common issue, that the setting to not update will fail to save.
 
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if that dosent work then you could launch steam in offline mode? you will loose communication with friends :(
 
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Steam is like Obama...it knows what is best for you. :rolleyes:
 

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He already did that!
Precisely

BP is a she, but good try.

Anyway, I did some research on the Steam forums and it seems that this is a common issue, that the setting to not update will fail to save.
That's what I'm trying to solve

if that dosent work then you could launch steam in offline mode? you will loose communication with friends :(
Exactly. And I want Steam to be online for the achievements and the rest of the silly stuff.