How to change Steam Download Region for Faster Downloads

skr3wed By skr3wed, 26th Apr 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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How to change the download region of your Steam Client so that you can download your games and DLC's much faster so you can play your games quicker.

So what Is Steam?

Steam basically is a program which allows users of it to buy and activate games as well as launch them. Steam also helps keep your games patched with the most recent updates so that you have the most stable and recent version of your game. Steam is made by Valve, who in turn are the makers of the hit games Team Fortress 2, Counterstrike, Portal and Dota2.

When you buy a game off of Steam, it will allow you to download this game from the internet. The issue with this however is that generally it is very slow and using this guide you may be able to increase the speed of your downloads.

Step 1) Access Your Settings

This step is relatively simple to do. All that's needed to be done is to access the menu that is labelled Steam and than click the button that says Settings.

Step 2) Access the Downloads Tab

Access the Downloads tab by clicking on it, if you are unsure which tab it is (due to foreign language setup perhaps), it shall be the 5th Tab. From there you should see two main sections, one labelled Content Downloads, the other Internet Connection

Step 3) Change your country settings

This can be done via clicking the drop down list under Download Regions. From there you shall be greeted with a big list of regions where your download server shall be. You should choose the one closest to you, which in my case is Vietnam, so therefore I shall pick Vietnam.

From here you may also pick your maximum download speed, which assuming you want the fastest possible connection should be No Limit


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Hey guys, I'm a writer for many different websites including Triond, Squido and obviously Wikinut. I enjoy playing video games like Starcraft, Call of Duty, Fallout and most other FPS games.

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