• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Retailers think that Steam is killing PC market

Joined
Nov 3, 2010
Messages
335 (0.13/day)
Likes
57
Location
London, England, UK
System Name Devil's Canyon PC build
Processor Intel i7-4790K
Motherboard Gigabyte Z97X-G1 Gaming WIFI-BK
Cooling Prolimatech Megahalems Black Edition Air Cooler, 2x Akasa 120mm PWN Piranha Fans (push-pull config)
Memory Patriot Viper 3 "Black Mamba" 32GB (4x8GB), 2133MHz, C11-11-11-30, 1.5v
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Windforce X3 GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB GDDR5 (Non-Pascal)
Storage Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD, 1TB Samsung 840 EVO SSD, Seagate 8TB Archive HDD, 2TB Samsung M9T HDD
Display(s) Asus ROG Swift 27" 144Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor
Case Corsair Obsidian 650D Midi Tower - Black, 3x230mm Bitfenix SPECTRE PRO, 1x120mm Bitfenix PWN (SP)
Power Supply Seasonic 660W Platinum Certified Modular
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64
#76
Why should I spend my hard earned money in a shop that has 5 rows of both PS3 and 360 games and a single solitary line of pc games? they can suck my balls, they sold out pc gamers long ago, now there whining we don't buy from them :nutkick:
Nice comment and well said too. :D

I noticed that too myself and the PC games they sell are usually old too. There is one worst thing and it is when you look for an old PC game that you do want you find that they don't have it at all which is why I ended up buying the first Left 4 Dead on hard copy from Amazon of all places, that is how desperate I was for the game as I really did want to put it next to the Left 4 Dead 2 that I have on my shelf and not only that I haven't played the first one before so it was a good opportunity to learn a bit of Left 4 Dead History. :D
 
Joined
Feb 18, 2009
Messages
48 (0.01/day)
Likes
4
Location
Hipster's Paradise
Processor 4670K OC to 4 ghz.
Motherboard AsRock Extreme 4
Cooling H 80i
Memory 16 gigs ddr3 Corsair Vengenance
Video Card(s) GTX 970 SSC
Storage 500 gb Seagate ( Storage) 240 gb m500 ( system)
Display(s) Samsung 43" Curved 4K
Case CoolerMaster 690
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic 660
Mouse G 502 Proteus
Keyboard Logitech G 510
Software Win. 10
#77
Steam is great, don't get me wrong. But there's something I'm pretty pissed off though, how can a game which doesn't come with a box cost the same/more on steam than whats sitting on shelves? Bearing in mind they didn't pay shipping/gas or whatever there is to it.
That has crossed my mind too but not having to waist gas then wait in line behind a bunch of screaming kids to get whatever game, Steam is OK in my book, and besides prices usually drop pretty quick !!.....:toast:
 
Joined
Mar 10, 2010
Messages
5,107 (1.78/day)
Likes
1,653
Location
Manchester uk
System Name Quad GT evo V
Processor FX8350 @ 4.8ghz1.525c NB2.64ghz Ht2.84ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte 990X Gaming
Cooling 360EK extreme 360Tt rad all push/pull, cpu,NB/Vrm blocks all EK
Memory Corsair vengeance 32Gb @1333 cas9
Video Card(s) Rx vega 64 waterblockedEK + Rx580 waterblockedEK
Storage samsung 840(250), WD 1Tb+2Tb +3Tbgrn 1tb hybrid
Display(s) Samsung uea28"850R 4k freesync, samsung 40" 1080p
Case Custom(modded) thermaltake Kandalf
Audio Device(s) Xfi creative 7.1 on board ,Yamaha dts av setup
Power Supply corsair 1000Rmx
Mouse CM optane
Keyboard CM optane
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 15.69K best overall sandra so far
#78
im based in the UK and all i gota say is HA there wouldnt be a online game market without steam having invented it tho i agree there dear they are also very cheap if you get the game at the right time i got dirt2 for 8.99 anyway my main point is most shops have pulled pc games off the shelves the cheeky so and sos and i only ever tried 3 dl cos steam.direct to drive and GAMES own guess which caused stress in which i ended ud dlin thru ea dl instead yes it was the VERY shoddy GAME service no never again its steam for me n i hate em lol at least you get your game with no que and minimal messing plus multi game compat inter chat
 

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
17,204 (4.38/day)
Likes
5,387
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Rapture X Mk.VI {Still....MoonPig Edition}
Processor Intel 3930k@4.5Ghz
Motherboard Asus P9X79 PRO
Cooling Corsair H105 {2x Corsair ML 120 Pro}|VRM: Antec Spotcool 100
Memory 32GB DDR3 Kingston HyperX Beast 2400Mhz {8x4GB}
Video Card(s) MSI 1070 Gaming X (Samsung)
Storage 512GB Samsung 850 Pro (Boot)|1x 512GB Crucial MX100|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x140mm NB PK-3, 2x Corsair AF140}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 }
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 7 7600 x64
Benchmark Scores ( ͡°( ͡° ͜ʖ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʖ ͡°) ͡°)
#79
That has crossed my mind too but not having to waist gas then wait in line behind a bunch of screaming kids to get whatever game, Steam is OK in my book, and besides prices usually drop pretty quick !!.....:toast:
well - currently, CoD: Black Ops is £44 on steam - but Game/Gamestation are doing it for £35 free P&P - it might take 2-3days to get to you - but if your downloading the game from scratch, it could take up almost a whole day or night if you leave your pc downloading while you sleep.

so anyway you look at it you wont be play the game instantly the moment you pay for it, and unless you live near the game store then theres really no excuse. if there was a game store 10mins away from me - id go there, but since the nearest one is in the next town, i can either cycle for 20mins or take public transport and that takes effort. Its gonna be freezing over the next few days so I probably just order the game online
 

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,655 (3.97/day)
Likes
8,224
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#80

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
17,204 (4.38/day)
Likes
5,387
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Rapture X Mk.VI {Still....MoonPig Edition}
Processor Intel 3930k@4.5Ghz
Motherboard Asus P9X79 PRO
Cooling Corsair H105 {2x Corsair ML 120 Pro}|VRM: Antec Spotcool 100
Memory 32GB DDR3 Kingston HyperX Beast 2400Mhz {8x4GB}
Video Card(s) MSI 1070 Gaming X (Samsung)
Storage 512GB Samsung 850 Pro (Boot)|1x 512GB Crucial MX100|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x140mm NB PK-3, 2x Corsair AF140}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 }
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 7 7600 x64
Benchmark Scores ( ͡°( ͡° ͜ʖ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʖ ͡°) ͡°)
#81
It's actually only £39.99, but yes, it's still more expensive than getting the DVD.
just because your 1 pence off £40 doesnt mean youve found a cure for cancer or anything - just do what everyone does n round it off to £40
 

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,655 (3.97/day)
Likes
8,224
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#82
just because your 1 pence off £40 doesnt mean youve found a cure for cancer or anything - just do what everyone does n round it off to £40
What's your problem? You said it was £44 which is significantly out.
 
Last edited:
Joined
May 21, 2009
Messages
4,966 (1.57/day)
Likes
1,511
System Name i7-PC / HTPC / iMac
Processor i7 3820 / Phenom II 940
Motherboard GIGABYTE G1.ASSASSIN2 / M3A79-T Deluxe
Cooling Corsair Hydro H100i / Scythe II (HS only)
Memory G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600mhz / 4GB DDR2 1066 (@800) Corsair Dominator
Video Card(s) GB Radeon HD 7950s 3GB / GB Radeon HD 7950s 3GB
Storage 2x 80GB Intel X-25, 2x600gb SATA, 1x1tb 5400RPM storage /1x600GB, 3x500GB,1x160,1x120 SATA
Display(s) 1x 27" Yamakasi / Vizio 42" HDTV
Case Lian Li Lancool PC-K58 / Antec 900
Audio Device(s) HT Omega Striker 7.1 / Onboard and HDMI from ATi Card
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling 750W / 610W
Software Ubuntu / Windows 8.1 Pro / OS X / PHPStorm / Gaming
#83
So lets say i have 100 plus games on my hard drive from Steam web site.
And steam put D.R.M in the games.
If my hard drive dies on me and craps out can i not get my games back just
By downloading them again from Steam.?
I don,t use Steam so its all new two me this
yeah it's no problem. most people uninstall as they need space for... more games :) but you can always just download it again.
 
Joined
Dec 7, 2009
Messages
1,793 (0.61/day)
Likes
276
System Name Old Skool
Processor E6750 @ 3.6 ghz
Motherboard GA P35 DS3L
Cooling Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283v
Memory 4gb Kingston DDR2 @ 900mhz
Video Card(s) XFX 9800GT 512MB
Storage SAMSUNG 320gb
Display(s) VIEWSONIC vx2260wm
Case HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Realtek (on board) + Logitech x540
Power Supply CM 550w
Software W7 Ultimate 64
#84
Yeah, that pisses me off too and I think my previous post answers your question nicely:
Ah well that resumes it nicely! :toast: It kinda bogged my mind.
 

gunsmoke

New Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2010
Messages
352 (0.12/day)
Likes
34
Location
u.k.
System Name OLD SCHOOL
Processor E6300 1.8 Gig
Motherboard ASUS P5VD2-X rev 0501
Cooling air
Memory 1 x 512 ddr2 1 x 1024 dd2
Video Card(s) ATI hd 3870 PCI-E
Storage 200 Gig ide/ 160 ide / 80 ide / 160 sata
Display(s) samsung
Case Thermaltake Armor Case VA8000
Audio Device(s) on bored
Power Supply 560w silverstone
Software win 7 32 bit
Benchmark Scores no time for benchmarking
#85
yeah it's no problem. most people uninstall as they need space for... more games :) but you can always just download it again.
How good is this Stream site i mite have a look at this places some time
I take it you can by the games with credit card or pay pal.?
On Stream
 

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,655 (3.97/day)
Likes
8,224
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#86
@gunsmoke

Steam games are the only ones I'll buy for premium games, because the DRM is the least invasive out there and you get quite a lot of benefits from the Steam platform.

Have a look at their About page and FAQ to get a complete picture of what Steam can do. The client is free to use, as you'd expect.

http://store.steampowered.com/about/

Good Old Games is excellent too, because they sell older games that people still wanna play with no DRM at all! Grade A games Unreal Tournament & Unreal Tournament 2004 are there for example and are very cheap. Check it out: www.gog.com
 

gunsmoke

New Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2010
Messages
352 (0.12/day)
Likes
34
Location
u.k.
System Name OLD SCHOOL
Processor E6300 1.8 Gig
Motherboard ASUS P5VD2-X rev 0501
Cooling air
Memory 1 x 512 ddr2 1 x 1024 dd2
Video Card(s) ATI hd 3870 PCI-E
Storage 200 Gig ide/ 160 ide / 80 ide / 160 sata
Display(s) samsung
Case Thermaltake Armor Case VA8000
Audio Device(s) on bored
Power Supply 560w silverstone
Software win 7 32 bit
Benchmark Scores no time for benchmarking
#87
@gunsmoke

Steam games are the only ones I'll buy for premium games, because the DRM is the least invasive out there and you get quite a lot of benefits from the Steam platform.

Have a look at their About page and FAQ to get a complete picture of what Steam can do. The client is free to use, as you'd expect.

http://store.steampowered.com/about/

Good Old Games is excellent too, because they sell older games that people still wanna play with no DRM at all! Grade A games Unreal Tournament & Unreal Tournament 2004 are there for example and are very cheap. Check it out: www.gog.com
Whats the Steam program like I take it you need two download some Steam program on your computer two download games form there ?
 
Joined
Nov 11, 2009
Messages
60 (0.02/day)
Likes
5
Location
Indiana
System Name Maelstrom
Processor 2.27 430m Intel core i5
Motherboard Toshiba Qosmio laptop
Cooling stock, soon to upgrade to artic silver 5 compund
Memory 4gigs DDR3 1066mhz
Video Card(s) 1Gb GDDR5 GTS360m
Storage 500GB hitachi 2.5" 7200 rpm
Display(s) 1680 x 945 60Hz
Case again laptop
Audio Device(s) 7.1 along with some awesome Harman/Kardon integrated speakers
Software Windows 7
#88
either way competition is best for us the consumer, I prefer the retail packaging, I usually use alot of those pirate bay cracks for my games since I use Linux and wine, and most of the time DRM is all that stands between a game not launching and running perfectly. I still buy the game and support the author. I wish more did...
 

gunsmoke

New Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2010
Messages
352 (0.12/day)
Likes
34
Location
u.k.
System Name OLD SCHOOL
Processor E6300 1.8 Gig
Motherboard ASUS P5VD2-X rev 0501
Cooling air
Memory 1 x 512 ddr2 1 x 1024 dd2
Video Card(s) ATI hd 3870 PCI-E
Storage 200 Gig ide/ 160 ide / 80 ide / 160 sata
Display(s) samsung
Case Thermaltake Armor Case VA8000
Audio Device(s) on bored
Power Supply 560w silverstone
Software win 7 32 bit
Benchmark Scores no time for benchmarking
#89
either way competition is best for us the consumer, I prefer the retail packaging, I usually use alot of those pirate bay cracks for my games since I use Linux and wine, and most of the time DRM is all that stands between a game not launching and running perfectly. I still buy the game and support the author. I wish more did...
Was on there yesterday looking for alien breed 3 i see its only on Steam that game no
Hard copy of it,
 
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
6,158 (1.66/day)
Likes
1,651
Location
Austin Texas
System Name silen8
Processor Intel i7 7820X Delidded @ 4.64Ghz / 3.1Ghz Mesh
Motherboard MSI X299 Tomahawk
Cooling 240mm Corsair H105 Intake
Memory 32 GB Quad 3434Mhz DDR4 15-16-16-38-300-1T
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming
Storage 1Tb Samsung 960 Pro m2, 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD
Display(s) Dell 24" 2560x1440 144hz, G-Sync @ 165Hz
Case NZXT S340 Elite Black
Audio Device(s) Arctis 7
Power Supply FSP HydroG 750W
Mouse zowie ec-2
Keyboard corsair k65 tenkeyless
Software Windows 10 64 Bit
Benchmark Scores Cb: 2103 Multi, 209 Single, 10450 Timespy - 10150 GPU/11900 CPU, superpi 1M - 7.71s
#90
Steam is great, don't get me wrong. But there's something I'm pretty pissed off though, how can a game which doesn't come with a box cost the same/more on steam than whats sitting on shelves? Bearing in mind they didn't pay shipping/gas or whatever there is to it.
Because the amount of money that it takes to design the interface, manage all of the servers, pay the ridiculous rent at the datacenter(s) and for the metro E's to the cloud to get you your schwag at a reasonable speed. Throw in some built-in redundancy so that when something does go wrong, that your shite is still there for you whenever you want it. Getting all of the updates and patches from the studios and pushing them out to the millions of clients.

I mean im sure that if you look at all the hardware that makes steam happen, you would be amazed. I probably didnt even scratch the surface lol.
 
Last edited:

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,655 (3.97/day)
Likes
8,224
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#91
Whats the Steam program like I take it you need two download some Steam program on your computer two download games form there ?
Yup: install, create an account and you're away.

Because the amount of money that it takes to design the interface, manage all of the servers, pay the ridiculous rent at the datacenter(s) and for the metro E's to the cloud to get you your schwag at a reasonable speed. Throw in some built-in redundancy so that when something does go wrong, that your shite is still there for you whenever you want it. Getting all of the updates and patches from the studios and pushing them out to the millions of clients.

I mean im sure that if you look at all the hardware that makes steam happen, you would be amazed. I probably didnt even scratch the surface lol.
I agree with you that it's very expensive, but it's still way cheaper than running a chain of shops, with all the expenses that entails.
 
Last edited:

DrPepper

The Doctor is in the house
Joined
Jan 16, 2008
Messages
7,482 (2.05/day)
Likes
799
Location
Scotland (It rains alot)
System Name Rusky
Processor Intel Core i7 D0 3.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus P6T
Cooling Thermaltake Dark Knight
Memory 12GB Patriot Viper's 1866mhz 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) GTX470 1280MB
Storage OCZ Summit 60GB + Samsung 1TB + Samsung 2TB
Display(s) Sharp Aquos L32X20E 1920 x 1080
Case Silverstone Raven RV01
Power Supply Corsair 650 Watt
Software Windows 7 x64
Benchmark Scores 3DMark06 - 18064 http://img.techpowerup.org/090720/Capture002.jpg
#92
Ever since I started using steam I've been wondering why I even need a cd drive anymore for ?
 

gunsmoke

New Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2010
Messages
352 (0.12/day)
Likes
34
Location
u.k.
System Name OLD SCHOOL
Processor E6300 1.8 Gig
Motherboard ASUS P5VD2-X rev 0501
Cooling air
Memory 1 x 512 ddr2 1 x 1024 dd2
Video Card(s) ATI hd 3870 PCI-E
Storage 200 Gig ide/ 160 ide / 80 ide / 160 sata
Display(s) samsung
Case Thermaltake Armor Case VA8000
Audio Device(s) on bored
Power Supply 560w silverstone
Software win 7 32 bit
Benchmark Scores no time for benchmarking
#93
Ever since I started using steam I've been wondering why I even need a cd drive anymore for ?
Just like the old floppy 3.5 Drives died out years ago
 
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
6,158 (1.66/day)
Likes
1,651
Location
Austin Texas
System Name silen8
Processor Intel i7 7820X Delidded @ 4.64Ghz / 3.1Ghz Mesh
Motherboard MSI X299 Tomahawk
Cooling 240mm Corsair H105 Intake
Memory 32 GB Quad 3434Mhz DDR4 15-16-16-38-300-1T
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming
Storage 1Tb Samsung 960 Pro m2, 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD
Display(s) Dell 24" 2560x1440 144hz, G-Sync @ 165Hz
Case NZXT S340 Elite Black
Audio Device(s) Arctis 7
Power Supply FSP HydroG 750W
Mouse zowie ec-2
Keyboard corsair k65 tenkeyless
Software Windows 10 64 Bit
Benchmark Scores Cb: 2103 Multi, 209 Single, 10450 Timespy - 10150 GPU/11900 CPU, superpi 1M - 7.71s
#94
I agree with you that it's very expensive, but it's still way cheaper than running a chain of shops, with all the expenses that entails.
True, which is why shops are going the way of the dinosaur :D.
 
Joined
Apr 29, 2008
Messages
742 (0.21/day)
Likes
134
Location
Auckland
System Name PBD
Processor Core i5 760 @ 4.0GHz
Motherboard Asus Maximus III Gene
Cooling Corsair H-50-1
Memory 4 x 4096mb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 Cas7
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU TOP
Storage Crucial 256GB SSD (system) + 2x Samsung F3 1TB (storage) + 2x 2TB Raid-1 NAS (backup)
Display(s) Dell SP2309w 23" 2048x1152
Case Antec Max Fusion Remote
Power Supply Corsair AX750W
Software Win 7 Pro x64
#95
If Windows 8 gets sold on USB then optical drives will be dead. I only ever use mine for ripping my DVDs and Blurays.
 

gunsmoke

New Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2010
Messages
352 (0.12/day)
Likes
34
Location
u.k.
System Name OLD SCHOOL
Processor E6300 1.8 Gig
Motherboard ASUS P5VD2-X rev 0501
Cooling air
Memory 1 x 512 ddr2 1 x 1024 dd2
Video Card(s) ATI hd 3870 PCI-E
Storage 200 Gig ide/ 160 ide / 80 ide / 160 sata
Display(s) samsung
Case Thermaltake Armor Case VA8000
Audio Device(s) on bored
Power Supply 560w silverstone
Software win 7 32 bit
Benchmark Scores no time for benchmarking
#96
just downloaded the Steam installer program and all it dose is stick when it says updating at 26%
Did this 2 times now had uninstalled it run it two times same crap!!!!
And there what me two by games cant get the Dam up dates for the dam thing
two run it ?
 

1Kurgan1

The Knife in your Back
Joined
Dec 8, 2008
Messages
10,415 (3.13/day)
Likes
2,391
Location
Duluth, Minnesota
System Name My Comp | Fiancees Comp
Processor i7 5820k @ 4.6Ghz 1.285v| i5 2500k
Motherboard MSI x99 SLI Plus | AsRock Z77 Pro 3
Cooling Watercooled
Memory 16GB DDR4 2400 @ 2666 | 12GB DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) AMD R9 290x | MSI 5850 OC
Storage 128gb SSD + 2x 2TB | 2TB
Display(s) Asus 27" LCD | 25" Hanns G
Case CM Storm | CM Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Creative Recon 3D PCIe
Power Supply Enermax Galaxy 1250W | Rosewill 630w
Mouse Logitech G700s | Logitech G100s
Keyboard Logitech G901 | Logitech G105
Software Win 8.1 Ultimate x64 | Win 8.1 Ultimate x64
Benchmark Scores 3D Mark - Fire Strike Extreme - 4403
#97
just downloaded the Steam installer program and all it dose is stick when it says updating at 26%
Did this 2 times now had uninstalled it run it two times same crap!!!!
And there what me two by games cant get the Dam up dates for the dam thing
two run it ?
You try running as admin or different compatibility modes?
 

gunsmoke

New Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2010
Messages
352 (0.12/day)
Likes
34
Location
u.k.
System Name OLD SCHOOL
Processor E6300 1.8 Gig
Motherboard ASUS P5VD2-X rev 0501
Cooling air
Memory 1 x 512 ddr2 1 x 1024 dd2
Video Card(s) ATI hd 3870 PCI-E
Storage 200 Gig ide/ 160 ide / 80 ide / 160 sata
Display(s) samsung
Case Thermaltake Armor Case VA8000
Audio Device(s) on bored
Power Supply 560w silverstone
Software win 7 32 bit
Benchmark Scores no time for benchmarking
#98
You try running as admin or different compatibility modes?
tryed running it as xp compatibility and admin still sticks at 26% ??
 

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,655 (3.97/day)
Likes
8,224
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#99
just downloaded the Steam installer program and all it dose is stick when it says updating at 26%
Did this 2 times now had uninstalled it run it two times same crap!!!!
And there what me two by games cant get the Dam up dates for the dam thing
two run it ?
Could be a lot of things causing this; there's not really enought detail here to say what.

However, you could try temporarily disabling your internet security software while you install Steam and make sure that nothing else is running on your system.

Also, make sure that you have all the latest critical/important Windows service packs and updates installed.

Any of these things can cause the problem you're seeing.

Don't bother with XP compatibility mode. The Steam client definitely doesn't need it as it's a very modern application. In fact, it may potentially cause more problems.
 

gunsmoke

New Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2010
Messages
352 (0.12/day)
Likes
34
Location
u.k.
System Name OLD SCHOOL
Processor E6300 1.8 Gig
Motherboard ASUS P5VD2-X rev 0501
Cooling air
Memory 1 x 512 ddr2 1 x 1024 dd2
Video Card(s) ATI hd 3870 PCI-E
Storage 200 Gig ide/ 160 ide / 80 ide / 160 sata
Display(s) samsung
Case Thermaltake Armor Case VA8000
Audio Device(s) on bored
Power Supply 560w silverstone
Software win 7 32 bit
Benchmark Scores no time for benchmarking
Could be a lot of things causing this; there's not really enought detail here to say what.

However, you could try temporarily disabling your internet security software while you install Steam and make sure that nothing else is running on your system.

Also, make sure that you have all the latest critical/important Windows service packs and updates installed.

Any of these things can cause the problem you're seeing.

Don't bother with XP compatibility mode. The Steam client definitely doesn't need it as it's a very modern application. In fact, it may potentially cause more problems.
All i have running is just my firewall right now ?
still sticking and Disable User Account Control (UAC) in win 7 still the same
I googled the problem it seems lots people are haveing this problem