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Re: Steam is slow to launch games?

Post by TMarc » 14 Aug 2018, 09:22

Hmm :?

How many games do you have in your library, how many are installed and playable?

I'll try myself at home tonight...
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Re: Steam is slow to launch games?

Post by GhostOne » 14 Aug 2018, 09:43

26 games in my library, and only 3 installed.

This delay appeared once I installed Steam I remember, then the first game too had delay.

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Re: Steam is slow to launch games?

Post by TMarc » 15 Aug 2018, 18:09

that's not that much.

Ok, I just tried. Maniaplanet without Steam launches a minimum faster that the Steam version.
But I get to the login screen (with the clouds background) within a few seconds.

Probably you should defragment your HDD.
And try to get a SSD for your operating system, and if you can afford it, also for your games, as Miss already had suggested above.
This would considerably speed up operations.
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Re: Steam is slow to launch games?

Post by GhostOne » 15 Aug 2018, 19:50

Thank you TMarc for helping and have taking time.

Like I said, my HDDs are absolutely not solicited during this period. (defragmented of course)
Maniaplanet or other games instantly lauch directly from my Steam library.
The issues is elsewhere, it's not my storage technologie, its latency, or its data flow.

It's like a delay, as if there was a conflict, or a very special check from Steam, or maybe Windows.

I think that I am an exceptional case, because many people would complain.

I think the problem comes from my fresh W10 setup, because I have tweked it very deeply to simplify it, alleviate it, prevent any telemetry, loquacity, and kill many hidden, useless and embarassing fonction that I did not ask for.

I will look better when I will have more time, and if a day I find the reason, I will come to share it here, for sure.

Thanks again.
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Re: Steam is slow to launch games?

Post by Miss » 15 Aug 2018, 20:20

I think it might be tied to which dependencies a Steam game requires to run.

eg. some apps will require DirectX runtime, VC Runtime, etc, but some games might be fully statically linked and/or assume that everything's already installed. The apps that require these dependencies (and let Steam install it) are probably going to take longer to start because it will verify that it's installed properly, while the games that don't need to verify this will start instantly. One such app I have on Steam that launches instantly is Aseprite, which confirms my theory since there are no separate redistributable depots there.
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Re: Steam is slow to launch games?

Post by GhostOne » 16 Aug 2018, 05:45

Thanks Miss, very interesting.

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