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Steam is the poorest platform for online play, I downloaded steam last night and bought black ops, but I simply wouldn't put up with the problems it was causing. The code is a joke, and not a very good one. Using steam as a platform to run online games like black ops is suicide. Just running it for the few hours I did, I got numerous errors crashing steam and even sometimes my computer. I have a amd 955 quad, and just running this crappy program loads each core to 50% or more while in a lobby. If they put the mass amounts of money into updating their platform and servers and they would have a much bigger fan base of online games that use steam.

I had heard some good things about steam, but my personal experience on multiplayer onlone games with it basically put an end to it for me.
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Steam is great, never had a single problem with it. Never encountered the CPU usage you're talking about, and I have a c2d e6600.
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post #3 of 18
Same here.
In a lobby 50% use that means it's not steam but the game.
And indeed, Black Ops is a console port to pc so yes, black ops will lag now and then.
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The only problem I've had with a Steam game/CD key issue is with Crysis 2. But that got fixed within a few days. Plus I'm not going to play it online ever again, so yea.
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Must be your problem. I have used steam for almost 4 years no and I haven't had almost any problems. ( exept for few odd updates, that disabled friends feature for few hours ).
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Ive been using steam from the beginning and have never had these issues lol. Maybe its time for a fresh OS install...
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Can't believe what some people are saying here - I've had steam since it was released (2003 I think my join date is) and I've always found it very clunky and slow. I've had 5 PCs and 3 different physical connections in this time, so it's naught to do with setup.
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Originally Posted by Maelthras View Post
Steam is the poorest platform for online play, I downloaded steam last night and bought black ops, but I simply wouldn't put up with the problems it was causing. The code is a joke, and not a very good one. Using steam as a platform to run online games like black ops is suicide. Just running it for the few hours I did, I got numerous errors crashing steam and even sometimes my computer. I have a amd 955 quad, and just running this crappy program loads each core to 50% or more while in a lobby. If they put the mass amounts of money into updating their platform and servers and they would have a much bigger fan base of online games that use steam.

I had heard some good things about steam, but my personal experience on multiplayer onlone games with it basically put an end to it for me.
BLOPS and MW2 are terrible on PC. Get the XBOX 360 versions instead. Terrible ports. I have MW2 through Steam and it takes like 10 min. to find matches.
post #9 of 18
It may be a problem your end or with the actual game itself. The Steam platform/Client has never caused online or gaming issues for me. It sounds like it is the game causing the issue or something on your system conflicting with steam perhaps.

Dont blame Steam for having a poor platform when actually you are not informed enough to make such an assumption
post #10 of 18
Your post is all over the place. Are you just expressing dislike for Steam or looking for a resolution?

You're quick to blame the code but did you actually look at it to know?

You do realize the use of your CPU in a game is dependent on the game and not necessarily Steam, right?

You do realize the game lobby servers are not Steam's, but handled by Gamespy and you can blame Activision, not Valve/Steam for that, right?

Put your blame where it belongs instead of ranting towards Steam. Steam isn't perfect by any means. However, the things you're ranting about sound game related, and Black Ops is a buggy port game from what I've heard (I haven't tried it myself, however), so I'd put my suspicions there first. Don't be so quick to blame Steam.

It has worked fine for me. I've never had any big issues with it. Some of the games themselves, yes, but Steam itself, not so much.

Edit: Yikes, alot of people jumped this thread when I was replying. There was like one reply when I went to post.
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