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Submitted by vector415 949d ago | news

Steam finally adds download rate limiter

Well it's about time, a much requested feature has been finally added to the steam beta, the ability to set how fast you want to download a game. With this ability, you can still download games through steam while doing other things that require an internet connection on your computer, without having really slow speeds. (PC, Steam)

ZidaneNL  +   949d ago
I hadn't noticed it yet. They added some extra features to the Downloads tab as well. Awesome.
TechnicianTed  +   949d ago
My connection's so fast I don't even notice when I browse the web while downloading.

Erudito87  +   949d ago
i hate you and aol lol
bumnut  +   949d ago
Mine too, I can usually download a 15GB game in 20 mins.

Its a nice feature for people with slower connections though.
Irishguy95  +   949d ago
I can download a 15GB game in...21 hours.
sourav93  +   949d ago
Ooh 15GB in 20? Nice. Takes me around 40 mins. What's your d/l speed?
bumnut  +   949d ago
Im on Virgin media 120 Mb, I started out at 50 Mb, then they doubled it for free, then they put me up to 120 Mb for signing up to Tivo.

I can honestly say that 50 is fast enough for anyone, I would not have paid for 100 but it was free!

They are meant to be rolling out 250 Mb soon too
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sourav93  +   949d ago
120?! Nice. I'm on the virgin 60. Was on 30 but they doubled for free because of TiVo. Same as you lol. The thing is, even though you might say 50 is enough, people change they way they use the internet as their speeds get faster. So a person on a 10Mbps connection will use the internet differently to someone with 120, like yourself. So they will never be a limit (at least not for a while) to how fast our internet needs to be.
ReubenPatrick  +   949d ago
15GB in 20 mins huh....

How about 10 days....
metalgEer  +   949d ago
I wish we had 50MB internet speed here in Australia...... 15 GB here takes a week or 2 for me to DL and while I am downloading I can not even browse the web so I can only download late at night when I go to sleep.
peowpeow  +   949d ago
Hey metal some areas support 100Mbit. I know a few of my friends under Telstra cable or fibre? (most expensive ISP but what can you do?).

Took about 30-40 minutes to download that much. That's steam/origin though, fast servers
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RockmasteR  +   948d ago
I can download 15 GB in........ 40 hours
Erudito87  +   949d ago
Skyshark1942  +   949d ago
I haven't been on steam for a while, so i'm going to check this out.
killajd  +   949d ago
About time indeed
iJihaD  +   949d ago
their servers doesn't give full speed anyways XD
TechnicianTed  +   949d ago
Every time I've downloaded a game it has been at full speed. I can't think of a time when it didn't.
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iJihaD  +   949d ago
weird, because my actual full speed is 4 MB/s. And i NEVER saw it in steam.

Only Direct downloading from websites or usenet.
SilentNegotiator  +   949d ago
My first thought reading the title was "Gee, how redundant!"
DaKid  +   949d ago
I have never seen my downloads even come close to matching my actual bandwidth
sourav93  +   949d ago
Really? I always get full bandwidth speeds on steam. I have a 60 Mbps connection, so that gives me around 7.5 MB/s download speed, which is what I get on steam. Though it averages around 5 MB/s.
DaKid  +   949d ago
Dude, that's about what I have. And I only see 3.7 to 4 MB/s. Not sure why, but what ever I still get games in less than 30 min.
sourav93  +   949d ago
Have to tried internet speed tests? Just to make sure PC is getting the full bandwidth in the first place? Sometimes poor wifi signals or shoddy ethernet cables can bring down your connection speed.
PurpHerbison  +   948d ago
The lan on my mobo brought down my speeds. I guess it was dying.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   949d ago
i get about 6mb/s on average
ExCest  +   949d ago
I hate you people and your fast internet.

I hate TW more with their overpriced slow internet (but at least, no caps!)
FreakdoutKid  +   949d ago
MuhammadJA  +   949d ago
All you people: unless you have unlimited bandwidth, stop bragging about your high speed connection.

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