What to expect from my first Steam pre-order.

#1 Posted by ProfessorEss (7701 posts) -

So I pre-ordered Sleeping Dogs off of Steam. This is the first time I've ever pre-ordered anything and I was curious what to expect. 
I assume it will just appear in games list tomorrow?
What time of day do they usually go up? 
And are downloads usually slower when a game first goes up (I have no idea how Steam divides server loads)?

#2 Posted by AlexW00d (6803 posts) -

It'll be in your list when you pre-order it.

Usually 10am Washington time.

Not that I have noticed, but I guess it depends on your connection/which server you DL from.

#3 Posted by ThunderSlash (2418 posts) -

Also, potentially highly sought after cosmetic items for Team Fortress 2.

#4 Posted by ProfessorEss (7701 posts) -
@ThunderSlash said:

Also, potentially highly sought after cosmetic items for Team Fortress 2.

Already gots them. Sadly it's kind of what pushed me over the edge :P 
@AlexW00d: Thanks for the info Al.
#5 Posted by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

Sometimes you'll have to restart your Steam client to get the game to unlock/launch after the timer counts down to zero.

#6 Posted by Marz (5748 posts) -

yeah if you pre-ordered and your game has a pre-load... it will download the files and need about 1 meg more to complete the download which is usually the decryption files that steam downloads on launch day and will make it playable. Like i've already downloaded Darksiders 2 on my PC from steam but I can't play it because i don't have the decryption files. I don't know if sleeping dogs has a pre-load but the game will just appear on your games list if you pre-ordered after you restart steam when it's available.

#7 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2763 posts) -

Lots of games let you download before they're actually released. For instance, I was able to download Daksiders II a few days ago. Sleeping Dogs doesn't seem to be on that train though (I have both preordered).

#8 Posted by ProfessorEss (7701 posts) -
@Marz@Rolyatkcinmai: Thanks. Sleeping Dogs doesn't seem to have a pre-install option.

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