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Installs from Disc for 5 minutes then tries to download rest

Posted: Sun 12 Oct 2014 08:34
by Smooth Hobo
Hey guys hope you can help me! (THis is quoting my steam post here: http://steamcommunity.com/discussions/f ... 716346615/ )

I bought a game on disc, because I have slow internet. The game installs after some difficulty and after using this solution: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_art ... -FSQM-0382
so already im annoyed with Steam yet again. Then, the game installs about 2gb out of 13gb from the disk, and I know the game is this big so its not an update, then, decides it will download the 11gb that's left. I have constantly restarted and yet the same issue arises. This really reminds me how much I hate steam. Long gone are the simple install and play days...
Anyway, help would be much appreciated.

Re: Installs from Disc for 5 minutes then tries to download

Posted: Sun 12 Oct 2014 12:15
by bflance
I never had issues with steam,
just leave it downloading overnight and i am sure it will download it 100%.

i think you simply have slow internet and steam takes time to download all the files from internet..

Re: Installs from Disc for 5 minutes then tries to download

Posted: Sun 12 Oct 2014 12:16
by bflance
also,

use the CDKEY from CD of the game you bought and register that in steam.

Re: Installs from Disc for 5 minutes then tries to download

Posted: Mon 13 Oct 2014 07:39
by Smooth Hobo
Yes, but shouldn't it install straight from the disc? This is why I bought a disc. Because I have slow internet.

Re: Installs from Disc for 5 minutes then tries to download

Posted: Mon 13 Oct 2014 09:49
by Scar
IMHO, Steam sees the difference between the game on the disc and the game on his servers and thus it picks what can be useful from the disc to reach the Live version.

Try to delete all your Wargame content, go offline mode/unplug your internet and then try to install it from the disc.

Re: Installs from Disc for 5 minutes then tries to download

Posted: Tue 14 Oct 2014 09:05
by Smooth Hobo
I tried the offline installation, and I receive the message "This game cannot be installed offline" or something

Re: Installs from Disc for 5 minutes then tries to download

Posted: Tue 14 Oct 2014 10:41
by Scar
Then it seems you will have to download it,

If you know a place where you can get good internet, download it there and save the game via Steam and you will be able to restore the game on your computer.

EDIT : I have seen with the tech guys, it is normal that you need to download data when installing from a DVD because of all the patches/DLC ...

Re: Installs from Disc for 5 minutes then tries to download

Posted: Wed 15 Oct 2014 07:32
by Smooth Hobo
hmm, ok, thanks, thats a pity