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Offline solops

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Steam Weirdness
« on: November 19, 2020, 05:52:52 PM »
Does anyone else have this problem?   EVERY time I log onto Steam I get updates of zero bytes for the Attila and Endless Space 2 workshops. Every time for MONTHS, even if I get on and off several time in 10 minutes or an hour. WTF? As far as I can tell, there are no actual updates happening. I am only subscribed to three or four items in each workshop, so they are easy to check. Is it some kind of attempted hacking?
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Offline Geezer

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Re: Steam Weirdness
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2020, 05:57:28 PM »
I have ES2 but it has not attempted to do any updates in a long time.
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Re: Steam Weirdness
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 06:04:02 PM »
I've seen it for years, but nothing nefarious has ever come from it yet. No idea why it happens.
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Re: Steam Weirdness
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 06:32:27 PM »
I've seen this before as well.  0 byte updates.  Seems to happen in spurts.  Haven't seen it in a while.  Not really helpful...sorry.
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Re: Steam Weirdness
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 11:37:26 AM »
I saw it on my own machine a few years back.  After six months it went away.  I think it has something to do with distribution/version control for some of the basic distributables that a lot of the Steam games use (DirectX, etc.).  If you Google it, you can find a zillion threads like this:

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Re: Steam Weirdness
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 01:18:20 PM »
I've also seen it for years and a few times in the last few weeks with no negative impact that I can see.
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