Steam offline mode: Uninstalls workshop item.

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  1. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen Member

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    To reproduce:


    - Turn off or disconnect your internet
    - Put steam in offline mode (or restart PC and it will ask you to put steam in offline mode)
    - Open the rF2 Launcher
    - Watch the content in the installed folder: vehicles, tracks and race-events.
    - Close the launcher
    - and open the launcher again. That will remove the rest.
    - Reconnect your internet and put steam in online mode again.
    - Open the rF2 launcher and get some coffee. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Lgel

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    I am not sure if it downloads again the content, may be it reads that content needs to be checked again, and compares all local content of cache against remote content. Annoying for sure.

    Cheers.
     
  3. Gijs van Elderen

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    No, it doesn't download the content again. :)
     
  4. Euskotracks

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    Besides the reported bug, it is clear that this automatic subscription system is not functional for many.

    - It makes the first installing process a nightmare for slow connection users.
    - Opening single player mode takes considerably longer when so much content is automatically installed.
    - The sensation of lack of control of what is installed in your hard drive is absolute.
    - significant disk space waste with cache files.

    Hopefully, this will be addressed soon as Marcel suggested recently. It was quite surprising for me to see how after a very polite and reasoned argument of a user, the reply was that he was right and changes were being made.

    Before that many users, including myself, protested about the system and we were dismissed in not a very polite way. Especially by one of the devs who shouldn't be assuming public relatiosnhip roles. I must say that I am glad of the new rF2 way if doing things.

    I

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  5. Christopher Elliott

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    I'm checking this right now....

    Thank you for your very detailed report Gysbers.

    @Euskotracks please make a separate thread if you want to report other issues, thanks. :)
     
  6. Christopher Elliott

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    I followed exactly your steps (except I already had my coffee this morning ;) ) However I'm not able to get this to happen as you describe.

    You have Steam/rF2 installed in your D drive, is that right?

     
  7. Lgel

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    I can confirm that what the OP posted happens.

    Cheers.
     
  8. Euskotracks

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    I would recommend watching the video to properly understand and reproduce the issue. The step guide is not 100% accurately describing what goes on in the video. Nothing is said about the message saying "downloading XX items" which js skipped and seems to be provoking the massive content uninstall.

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  9. Gijs van Elderen

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    The bug is only valide for items you got from the workshop and are not connected to any other items: like server Vmods or Race-Events you've created yourself.

    Yes, I've the steam-content folder on my D-drive.

    If you watch the video from 25:30. you'll see the content disapearing in 2 steps.

    First Launche:
    - The content not connected to the ISI race-events gets removed. Like the Flat6 mod, Bugatti track...
    - and the workshop RaceEvents get removed

    On second launche: The rest gets removed. (Because there are no race-events linked to them no more)
     
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  10. Gijs van Elderen

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    BTW: I think Euskostracks made a point.

    In offline mode there is a pop up trying to download mods which i need to close manually and the steam sync is running.

    If the steam-crew could prevent that from happening, i think it's fixed. Offline is offline: no need to download or sync anything. :)
     
  11. Christopher Elliott

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    Yes it's interesting you get that pop up, because I'm not seeing that.
     
  12. Christopher Elliott

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    Just a quick update on this issue, we now have a fix that will go in next release.

    Thanks also to Gysbers for helping out with testing this issue :)
     
  13. Euskotracks

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    First if all I would like to say that I selected this thread but it could have fit in two other threads since they are inter-related.

    Christopher has just announced a fix for the reported bug. In case it got a bit buried by other threads I bump it and use it as an example in the message I would like to transmit.

    It is expected that, sooner or later, a specific studio-397 rF2 forum will be created. Clearly rF2 is a mature software where most important bugs have been already sorted.

    I would expect that the relationship between the communjty and studio-397 and the community to be more mature as well, with a well organised and moderated forum as a base platform.

    I would expect an official response from the devs to every bug report. This is what I usually get from other software companies when I report some problem. The evaluation of the reported item is responsibility of studio-397 and we should accept their diagnosis or provide more evidence to help reproducing or understanding tbe bug itself.

    Road map should be sticky and be uodated with the topics being worked at and bug fixes like this one.

    A clean forum is an opportunity for rethinking stablshed things that passes very seldomly. We should take it.

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  14. Will Mazeo

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    Will this fix also make the workshop stop deleting items from your PC if they are removed from the workshop?
     
  15. Christopher Elliott

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    That's not a bug, and it's not something we control, if someone deletes a Workshop item then Steam/Valve will remove it from your install.
     
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  16. Will Mazeo

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    It kinda suck, I had a Magny Cours installed and it had a DMCA warning in the workshop. I guess it was deleted and it's gone from my PC too, not a fan of this
     
  17. D.Painter

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    So this means anything you get off Steam workshop you need to backup. Repack in a different name and config before you re-install it otherwise it will just uninstall again.
    Will Mazeo] Your right, Not a fan of this either.!!!
     
  18. Gijs van Elderen

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    No!
    Do you know what the DMCA warning means? o_O
     
  19. D.Painter

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    Well? Is that it?
    I guess not. Maybe you should had explained. Just to be sure and all.
     
  20. Gijs van Elderen

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    No need to explain. :)
    The OP isn't about DCMA content or content been removed from the workshop.

    But if you want my opion on this.
    If it's removed from the workshop by the author. It's for a reason...
     

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