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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2014, 06:32:13 PM »
Get a decent sized SSD, mate.  It's about 50c/ GB lately for a decent one, eg this crucial M550  512GB model
http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-adapter-Internal-CT512M550SSD1/dp/B00IRRDHVW

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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2014, 08:07:50 PM »
It would be nice Bird, but then I'd have to go through all that again. ::) :-X

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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2014, 08:40:34 PM »
I'm about to upgrade my pc, and bought a Samsung 250GB 840 EVO cheap, looking forward to a fresh windows install since Z97 is UEFI only and MBR disks aren't even supported to boot off, so yeah can't image the current 120gb SSD :( Will have to figure out the whole steam thing again also.

But yeh having all your my documents and downloads, videos library etc off the ssd helps with space. All of that is on a 1TB WD Green HDD. My Windows install is just over 22GB and Program Files are a bit over 33GB, that's nearly 60GB for just windows and the main programs.
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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2014, 05:40:48 PM »
Does anyone know how to reinstall a game in #@$% %$#^ Steam?
I deleted everything AC and assumed it would give me the 'Install' option but no, just a play button (then it decides there's nothing there ::))

Steam just has to make it hard.......

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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2014, 06:01:02 PM »
Try "delete local content" in that steam menu. Then the "insall game" option may come back.

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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2014, 09:02:38 PM »
Try "delete local content" in that steam menu. Then the "insall game" option may come back.
I heard the insallah option is the one to look for! :D

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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2014, 07:29:55 AM »
Once you have deleted the game, by what ever method,
when you open stream game list and click on AC to play it will prompt you to re install.

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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2014, 08:39:01 AM »
Once you have deleted the game, by what ever method,
when you open stream game list and click on AC to play it will prompt you to re install.

He seems to have done that already.

Ha! I just had an idea; I reckon you can try this.

First; copy all downloaded content (steamapps/common folder) to a safe location so you don't have to re-download it all.

Make sure you delete the AC related things; (you can of course try and copy the steamapps part off as a backup to save the d/l again)
- steamapps/common/asstto corsa
- documents/assetto corsa

Then uninstall steam, restart computer, reinstall steam

Then copy the steamapps back.  When you try to play a game it'll act as if it's downloading the game, but it'll go very fast - it basically checks the local files against the online ones, downloading anything that does not match.

At this point you can either try it with the d/l'ed AC folder, or a virgin download.

I'd also contact steam support in the meantime, they take notoriously long to pick up a case.

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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2014, 09:46:41 AM »
I was lazy, I just appended "x" to the folders, that is enough for Steam NORMALLY :)
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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2014, 09:49:53 AM »
I was lazy, I just appended "x" to the folders, that is enough for Steam NORMALLY :)
But what happens if you un-install steam?

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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2014, 05:09:52 PM »
Yeah, I tried that Bruce, no install option, just a 'missing executable' message.

Thanks Gratulin, that did the trick. ;)

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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2014, 05:25:31 PM »
Yeah, I tried that Bruce, no install option, just a 'missing executable' message.

Thanks Gratulin, that did the trick. ;)
Knew  the "insall game" option would work  :o

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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2014, 11:22:40 PM »
I had steam issue tonight for the first time in the ARSE challenge, noticed there was a steam update a day or so ago and it appears to have reset my steam settings. I had all notification stuff turned off previously as running high res triples the last thing you need is something else to take focus away from the game and make sure it staty out of window mode.

I did notice a few odd beeps here and there with quite a bit of stuttering and then eventually in race 2 my fps turned to crap goig to about 10fps. I never normally drop a single frame with full AI or MP grids and really dont use steam much so better just to keep it in offline mode I think. Here is how the settings were tonight for notifications but I made sure to disable all this stuff a while back quite annoying that it decided to reset itself and help ruin my nite a bit.



This is how I had it before the update and then no issues with the game losing focus.




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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2014, 05:13:23 PM »
Thanks Marty. ;)
Likewise, all my settings had changed, too. >:(

This is a reason (one of many) why I hate steam, it does shit you don't want it to without telling you it's doing it. >:(

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Re: Steam Expert Required
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2014, 09:48:09 AM »
Thanks Marty. ;)
Likewise, all my settings had changed, too. >:(

This is a reason (one of many) why I hate steam, it does shit you don't want it to without telling you it's doing it. >:(

You just characterised every larger piece of software out there...