After noticing again that the "do not automatically update this game" setting had been reset on L4D2, I changed it again and shut down Steam. Later, when I opened it, the first thing I did was check that the setting was unchanged - miraculously, it was still as I left it.
Except half an hour later, I just knew somehow to take a look at Steam. Yes indeedy, it was downloading a 5GB update.
I checked again. No, believe it or not, the setting had not been changed. In spite of the setting saying "do not automatically update this game" it was automatically updating the game. With a five gigabyte patch.
After stopping the patch, I went to see what it actually is.
It's a few tweaks to the recently released Dead Air campaign (a beta of a ported campaign from the original game). Not entirely sure why it's 5 gigs, or even if it really IS five gigs, because Steam seems a little unreliable when it comes to this.
Seriously, they're doing little things like removing a "defib kit" and fixing one of the "Jesus Spots" in the final level of the campaign, etc. How can this be five gigabytes? I think all my furry porn is less than that. I know they have to actually change the level and the players need to re-download the new version for their fix to work, but the entire Dead Air campaign isn't 5 gigs - the entire game isn't more than eight.
Somewhere in this equation, Steam is lying to me. Confess, you damn program! Confess!!
At any rate, no joke, no lie. I swear my instal of Steam is possessed.
7 years, 6 months ago
28 Jul 2011 02:13 CEST