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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tdev, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. MetalMilitia623

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    I thought he said there was another computer that couldn't handle running games. So that's why I was thinking maybe streaming the game to that pc would work.
     
  2. XyemIncognito

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    It's called multi-seating.

    I have lots of computers, however, they are all around the specification of the machine I used before this one, which wasn't even capable of playing Assassin's Creed 1 smoothly. I played Assassin's Creed 2 on it at 9 frames per second @ 800x600.

    The machine I have now was brought for me, as a birthday present a couple of years ago.

    Once again, the game requires Steam to be running, because it is multiplayer only and your Steam account is your account in the game. You cannot log into it any other way (e.g. run your own server). The game is a buggy mess, I'm only still there because of the clan I am in.
     
  3. SixSixSevenSeven

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    It isnt possible on regular windows no (or OSX either). But multiple users *simultaneously* is a big thing in computing and is possible on OSX Server, Windows Server and Linux.
     
  4. XyemIncognito

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    Steam just updated (after it crashed). It now consumes 100% CPU usage as soon as it starts and doesn't stop until I close it.

    "Awesome" is not the word I would use to describe it.
     
  5. luchvk

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    I'm curious of why you're getting so many problems. I wonder if Steam has issues with the OS you're using (obviously you don't use Windows Vista/7/8). I've hardly had any issues with Steam in my use of it. I've used Steam for more than a year of so now (I know it's not the longest time using a service but it is more than using it for only a few days) and I haven't run into any major issues with it.
     
  6. XyemIncognito

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    This particular issue has been reported to happen on Windows too, it just doesn't seem to happen to everyone. Some people had it due to UI mods (wasn't even aware you could mod the UI, but there you go :p).
     
  7. logoster

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    doesnt seem to happen to everyone describes all your problems you have with steam (and its more like doesnt happen to mostly everyone who uses steam)
     
  8. Davidbc

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    You seem to have every single problem that exists with Steam, there must be something wrong in your end.
     
  9. XyemIncognito

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    "Doesn't happen to everyone" describes nearly all issues with nearly all computer software. Even heartbleed, a really serious issue, didn't affect everyone. Still a serious issue.

    And the issues I experience not happening to "mostly everyone" who uses Steam makes no difference. I experience them, which is why I hate Steam. This.. is how it works for everyone.

    If something doesn't work for you, you will dislike it.
     
  10. Dildo Faggins

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    hey guys im new here, ive been watching some videos on this game and it looks amazing but how does one acquire an alpha key? thanks!
     
  11. XyemIncognito

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    Yeah, it's called Steam.

    How do I know this?

    My Steam installation is completely stock.
    All the other software I use works fine.
    Other people, with completely different setups to me, software and hardware, have reported the exact same issues.

    Therefore, it is nothing to do with "my end".

    When a program exhibits strange behaviour in its default state, across a multitude of software and hardware configurations.. it's the program's fault.

    By the way, the reason why it consumes 100% of the CPU is due to the html renderer never idling. You know, the one built into Steam and used to display the UI?

    In case you didn't notice from earlier posts, I am a developer myself, so I am quite familiar with the process for nailing down the culprit of bugs.
     
  12. Lentomakkara

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    Buy it from here: http://sites.fastspring.com/beamng/product/alpha
     
    #272 Lentomakkara, Sep 1, 2014
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  13. TheAdmiester

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    It can easily be "your end" and not the software depending on your specs. If Firefox consumes 100% of a Pentium II during runtime, does that mean Firefox is the culprit? Of course not, it's modern software running on an ancient CPU pushing it to its limits. Just because you say others have experienced the problem doesn't mean it's a large scale problem. On my computer, Steam barely takes up 2% of my CPU resources. There are too many things to consider in differences in specification, operating system/version, installed software (although not in your case) and other variables. Just because you have this problem with Steam doesn't mean everyone does, because for me and thousands of others, it works perfectly fine.
     
  14. MetalMilitia623

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    The problem with computer issues is its very hard to diagnose and solve through the Internet or telephone. It's always much easier to be there abs see it.

    Now I don't know who's end the problem is on but by only hearing what one person has to say to me it really sounds like user error. I've been using steam for years and have had no issues with it. None of my friends and people I've talked to have had any issues. So either you just have a perfect computer that won't use steam or you have done something wrong. Maybe the MB is messed up or the CPU who knows.
     
  15. XyemIncognito

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    Eurgh, I wish people would read my posts. I never said it was a widespread problem. It doesn't matter if it works for thousands of others. I hate Steam because it doesn't work for me. What is so difficult to understand about that?

    And the problem is definitely with Steam because I know exactly what the problem is. Valve stopped relying on the system's Adobe Flash, so they incoroporated it into Steam. This causes Steam to consume 100% of my CPU, because the version they rolled in doesn't work properly.

    So they took something that was my end, which is working fine for everything else, and make it use "their end", which doesn't work properly.

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    Again, it working fine for you and the people you know means absolutely nothing. It isn't even statistically significant.

    How many times do I have to say this? I contacted Valve with the crap behaviour Steam does and they verified that is what it is supposed to do. It isn't user error, it's coded to do it.
     
  16. tdev

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    i think we should all calm down, otherwise we need to lock this thread.
     
  17. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Nope. Its HTML5 rendered now. No flash on steam, that should be the way the entire internet works though, flash is an abomination.
     
  18. XyemIncognito

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    Interesting, that's not what my research came up with. Whatever it is, it's causing steamwebhelper to hog an entire CPU core, regardless what Steam is doing (and Steam now takes nearly 10 minutes to start since the update).

    Agreed on the Flash being an abomination though.
     
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  19. EDit232

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    Would we have to use our controllers for this version, will there be a workshop for this on the Steam Community?
     
  20. WrongBrothers

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    Controllers can be used, and the devs are making their own repository, where they can do quality control.
     
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