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I thought it worth posting this before peoples disks start dropping through the letterbox. As we know from New Vegas having the game on DVD doesn't mean that Steam will actually use the DVD to install the game, you put the DVD in, Steam then ignores it and downloads the thing instead. This is fine for most of us but no good for those with limited bandwidth or a crappy connection.

This is how you force Steam to install from the DVD......

Using Steam launch options to install retail games from disc

*Log in to Steam and click on Library.
*Right-click on the game, select Delete local content, and confirm.
Insert the first disc into your computer.
Close Steam (Steam > Exit).
Press Windows Key + R to open Run
In the Run window type:

"C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -install E:

Replace E: with the CD/DVD drive you are installing from if is not correct.
Replace C:\Program Files\Steam if your Steam installation is not in the default location.
Press OK. Steam will launch and ask you to sign in if you do not have your password saved. Your installation should continue from the disc.


*(The first two lines are for those reinstalling a game, ignore those.)

https://support.stea...=5357-FSQM-0382

For me that line would be "F:\Steam\Steam.exe" -install D:

(note the space before -install, you must have that space there or it won't work)

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Great tip!
I'm quite sure this will help a lot of people! (Maybe even worth a sticky for the first few days)

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Great tip!
I'm quite sure this will help a lot of people! (Maybe even worth a sticky for the first few days)

its gonna be a re-occurring problem

so permanent sticky

that way it will be actively ignored :devil:

Edited by Fonger, 02 November 2011 - 11:20 PM.


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Thanks for posting...Skyrim will be my first Steam game, so I'll be sure to come back to this if I have any trouble.

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Bleh.

Steam so annoying and unneeded...

So its officially going to be just like Fallout New Vegas then? That makes me rethink a few things.

Edited by nivea, 03 November 2011 - 01:09 AM.


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Bleh.

Steam so annoying and unneeded...

So its officially going to be just like Fallout New Vegas then? That makes me rethink a few things.


Let it do its thing and then switch to offline mode, that stops it from updating without your consent as well.

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Thanks jim_uk for the tip! +kudos

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Thanks Jim.

It's the unnecessarily invasive PC application that seems to be the issue for many, the internet connection requirement actually leaves some of my friends out of luck though, maybe they should tote around a XBOX360/PS3 as well? Unfortunately this is a reality if you do field work for months on end in very remote locations without admin access, books are really good though...

Internet/bs Steam requirement = something a Board of Directors would come up with versus the tried and trued s/n enabling of the game that works just fine, no excuses.

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Bleh.

Steam so annoying and unneeded...

So its officially going to be just like Fallout New Vegas then? That makes me rethink a few things.


Let it do its thing and then switch to offline mode, that stops it from updating without your consent as well.


Thats what is "supposed" to do, but it lies to me and its still online and updates... because it knows I hate it and its doing it to spite me.

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Bleh.

Steam so annoying and unneeded...

So its officially going to be just like Fallout New Vegas then? That makes me rethink a few things.


Let it do its thing and then switch to offline mode, that stops it from updating without your consent as well.


Thats what is "supposed" to do, but it lies to me and its still online and updates... because it knows I hate it and its doing it to spite me.


It sounds like it's attention seeking, you could try being nice to it.




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