View Full Version : Impulse download ignored by Steam?

26th Aug 2011, 04:00
I pre-ordered the game through GameStop to get the Explosive Mission Pack bonus. I downloaded the game on the 23rd and 24th, and had to wait until today to play since we lost power due to a thunderstorm for a day. I couldn't find a link on the start menu, so I launched it from Impulse. Steam at first didn't recognize that I had the game, but I was able to enter the registration code. Then Steam started downloading the game all over again. What the...? :mad2: Its a 10 Gb download. I'm relatively new to Steam and to digital downloads as a whole, so I'm hoping someone can explain this. Why won't Steam recognize that the blasted thing has already been downloaded??? Did I do something wrong?

26th Aug 2011, 12:41
Is it possible that the game saved somewhere else other than the steam folder? I bought the game through impulse as well and had no problems. I hate using steam, one of the reasons I switched. I am not surprised if F'ed up your download. :hmm: