8.3 GB Update downloading multiple times


#1

I don’t know if you have actually been putting out the update multiple times or if this is a bug but so far since the update came out my Steam account has downloaded 9, 8.3GB downloads and one 8.7GB. I cant even play the game anymore since it is always updating. As soon as it finishes updating it starts downloading the update again. I have really slow internet where i am and 8.3GB takes about 15 hours to download.

If this isn’t a bug and you are actually putting out the update this many times can you think about making smaller updates. Like small hotfixes that fix the problems inside the update and not just replace the whole thing.


#2

My Steam has only downloaded each update once, so one update each month, except for vacation time. So it seems to be some sort of issue with your installation.
I think it is a Steam issue and not a GZ problem.
Found an article about it with a solution you can try:

In short, right click the game in steam, and choose properties, then in the update tab, choose “Do not automatically update this game” .

Should prevent the automatic downloading from starting, but you will need to manually check for updates when they come out.

//Samael


#3

Sadly there is no option to turn off the automatic update in properties. The drop down has:

Always keep this game up to date
Only download updates when i launch the game
High Priority- Always auto update this game before others

So no way to turn it off. Its downloading the update again right now i believe this is the 11th time now. And trying to find help from Steam is useless. They have no option to choose for game updates.

Guess ill just have to delete the game from my list. I cant play it anyway since it never stops updating. Unless someone on here can help me.


#4

Ahh, sorry, they have removed that option, I should have checked before giving that advice.
How does the appmanifest look for the game?
The file is located in the steamapps folder, and are named appmanifest_xxxxxx.acf where xxxxxx is an arbitrary number.
You are looking for a parameter named “StateFlags” in the “AppState” section.
Mine looks like so:
“AppState”
{
“appid” “704270”
“Universe” “1”
“name” “Generation Zero”
“StateFlags” “4”


}

If it reads anything else then 4, try changing it to 4 and restart steam to see if that solves the issue.
If it doesn’t, please send the whole content of your appmanifest for GZ and I’ll have a look to see if I can see any issues.

//Samael


#5

Okay so before i had read your message i might have found my own solution to the problem. For now. In Steam i did a “Verify integrity of files” and as soon as that completed the update download that was going stopped and disappeared on its own and so far hasn’t come back. I also did what you suggested and the file shows exactly how your is. So at the moment I’m good to go.

Edit:
Its still trying to download the update over and over again. Every time it tries I validate the game files and
the update stops. for a short while at least, then tries to download it again.

Here is the whole Appmanifest after i validated the game files:

“AppState”
{
“appid” “704270”
“Universe” “1”
“name” “Generation Zero”
“StateFlags” “4”
“installdir” “GenerationZero”
“LastUpdated” “1570191763”
“UpdateResult” “0”
“SizeOnDisk” “38058704580”
“buildid” “4218799”
“LastOwner” “76561198021748575”
“BytesToDownload” “0”
“BytesDownloaded” “0”
“AutoUpdateBehavior” “0”
“AllowOtherDownloadsWhileRunning” “0”
“ScheduledAutoUpdate” “0”
“InstalledDepots”
{
“704271”
{
“manifest” “1379809832468964460”
}
}
“MountedDepots”
{
“704271” “1379809832468964460”
}
“SharedDepots”
{
“228986” “228980”
“229004” “228980”
}
“UserConfig”
{
“language” “english”
}
}

And right after i copied the manifest above i restarted steam and the update started again so i copied the manifest again and this is what it says:

“AppState”
{
“appid” “704270”
“Universe” “1”
“name” “Generation Zero”
“StateFlags” “6”
“installdir” “GenerationZero”
“LastUpdated” “1570191763”
“UpdateResult” “4”
“SizeOnDisk” “38058704580”
“buildid” “4218799”
“LastOwner” “76561198021748575”
“BytesToDownload” “8954418624”
“BytesDownloaded” “0”
“AutoUpdateBehavior” “0”
“AllowOtherDownloadsWhileRunning” “0”
“ScheduledAutoUpdate” “0”
“InstalledDepots”
{
“704271”
{
“manifest” “1379809832468964460”
}
}
“MountedDepots”
{
“704271” “1379809832468964460”
}
“SharedDepots”
{
“228986” “228980”
“229004” “228980”
}
“UserConfig”
{
“language” “english”
}
}


#6

This means that an update is required (fully installed = 4 + update required = 2 == 6).
I don’t know why steam is behaving this way, but for sure, it is a Steam issue, not a Generation Zero one.
I would backup your saves (C:\Users<user_name>\Documents\Avalanche Studios\GenerationZero) and try a complete reinstall of the game to see if that solves it. Be sure to check that all files for the game have been deleted from your steamapps folder before reinstalling.

Hope it helps.

//Samael