- Feb 21, 2009
Sometimes this game will take in excess of 5 minutes to actually start through steam. What the heck is the deal here.
Well, it depends. Albeit there's probably nothing profound and it's exactly what you'd expect.I don't have any non-racing games on my steam account so I can't compare. But for those that have them installed: does it takes ages to fire them up as well?
You realize that you can avoid everything you described by having Steam already running (like it's supposed to be) before you click the game icon.I have no mods installed on my STEAM installs and they are on two pc's, one is a months old quad thumper, the other a two year old that was a thumper back then. Both take time to get to the game. The two year old takes about a minute and a half.
After all, once you click on the desktop icon, you have to wait for STEAM to respond and give you the window that you can then tell it you want to see your applications
and wait for it to give you the window that you can tell it which application you want to launch
and wait for it to give you the little window that you can tell it that, yes you want to launch the application you told it you want to launch
and then wait for STEAM to start launching.
It takes both machines about 20 seconds for STEAM to get through it's "do you really want to launch" bit....... and then it takes about 35-40 seconds to actually launch. Well, it takes my new machine about 35-40 seconds.
It's a quiet night and it just took 1:03 got get to the server selection lobby.
Exactly.If you don't have steam running it'll take longer than if you do. Clearly it's designed to be running all the time even if you choose not to do so.
So really, it's not a lot different to any other piece of software, how quick it runs depends on the hardware you give it. As others have noted and you might expect, older software targeted for less powerful computers generally starts quicker than newer software with higher requirements on the same computer.
HiHow much time does starting the game take you? RACE 07 and expansions aren't really known for their super fast booting Always takes time, also on good machines.