Information regarding rFactor 2 Steam (FAQ)

Discussion in 'News & Notifications' started by Christopher Elliott, May 2, 2016.

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  1. Juergen-BY

    Juergen-BY Registered

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    Welcome to the 21st century... :rolleyes:

    //Edit: just want to add, please dont take this as a personal offend, but this was the first sentence coming to my mind, while reading your posting.
     
  2. Christopher Elliott

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  3. Euskotracks

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    I am not having trouble since I haven't tried.
    I simply read the instructions and decided not to even try. The described procedure is prehistoric. Sorry but I didn't need any instructions to upload content to remote content. This is a step backwards that I simply will not take. I am tired of this Steam system which is making simple things more difficult.

    If the uploading system is changed to something more intuitive included in steam I'll take a look. But not with actual system.

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  4. Christopher Elliott

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    Fair enough it's clear you don't like the process, but how about trying it before making up your mind? :)
     
  5. Euskotracks

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    I'll try, but just because you ask me. I do appreciate your work despite all my critics.

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    Right, it looks like the latest Indy update was not included in build 1098 cache though it should have been, with 1098 released a month after Indy 1.7. I wrongly assumed it was released after 1098, in which case it could not have been put in the cache yet.
     
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    Sorry, if asked/answered somewhere else.

    Is it possible to roolback a dedicated server, let's say to build1052 using SteamCMD?
     
  9. Marcel Offermans

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    Yes you can install older builds of the dedicated server with SteamCMD, just like you can with the regular installation. Apart from the latest release, the following older versions are available:

    v1028
    v1036
    v1052
    v1080
    v1084
    v1098

    That last one is obviously the same as the latest release.

    Now I would have to lookup the exact syntax for specifying a beta build for SteamCMD but there are several places on the internet that document this, so you should be able to figure it out yourself. :)
     
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    Thanks. I tried to figure out, but a that time without success. So I thought would be easy to ask here, to get a pattern command line.
     
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    Exactly as above, so with the 'v'.
     
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    Point 1 - Having recently discovered isi will no longer be supporting non-steam versions I have been "forced" to convert to steam. I've been a loyal rfactor fan from day one & while I understand the business reasons of making it easier for new customers ...the move to steam show's a dissappointing disregard for existing customers. That was a bad business decision to drop non steam support.

    Anyway what is ...is so lets look forward.

    I like, many other people have limited download capability so my annoyance of a 10gb cache of ISI content, most of which I will never use, is understandable to say the least.

    Anyway it's done now so again lets look forward

    I have decided not to "subscribe" to workshop items, but instead manually download & install content thus controlling how much and when I download ....but here comes the crunch.

    As I understand it, whenever ISI release an update they are going to update the cache files as well ...... That means gone are the days of a 300mb core download but instead I am going to be FORCED to download a cache file of content I will not use and do not want using up my limited download capability.

    ISI ... please listen to your customers .....DITCH THE CACHE....please... or at the very least include an option to update core files only. It is not difficult for new customers to work out how to download content but forcing everyone to have everything without choice is just wrong.

    I'll end with this ..... if bandwidth were a resource like electricity, gas or oil ... the world would be up in arms at your forceful waste of resource ..... just because you can doesnt mean you should.

    ISI I await your reply.

    thanks

    Jonathan
     
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  14. Christopher Elliott

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    We are reconsidering how to better implement this.
     
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    That's really good to hear Christopher, thanks for taking the time to reply.

    Jonathan
     
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    Thanks

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    I'm on steam now & it's working great with rf2 seamless

    I assume the workshop mods auto update ( the subscribed ones already installed ) ????
     
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    i want to convert to steam but i m on mobile internet so i pay 15 euro per month for 5 gigabytes

    that means that rfactor 2 s not affordable for me anymore....
    btw should i download 10 gigabyte everytime rfactor 2 has a new version ?
    also how many gigabytes should i download for the 1st time if i convert to steam now ?

    please someone answer cause i dont fully understand it.
     
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    rF2 Steam version is currently about 25 GB on my hard disk, but download itself is only half of that size, about 12 GB. At first start rF2 installs all content downloaded to the cache folder. There is no need to download 10 GB updates, Steam only updates the files that are changed, so usually the updates are very small.
     
  20. Guimengo

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    Wait until a new build is released and read the notes of the changelog before switching, then. The Steam integration isn't friendly and the software is very intrusive regarding content management.

    Marcel worked on the rF2 integration and is well aware of the hiccups with the system. There is a lot of hope the way things work will improve.
     
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