Why on Steam the Amount Downloaded smaller than Game Download?

I'm just downloading some games on steam and say i download a game which says it is 1gb, when i check amount downloaded it is always lower by a couple hundred mb?

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Some of the game files likely download as a compressed file and then extract themselves, therefore the install will be a bit bigger than the download.

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imafish2002

Some of the game files likely download as a compressed file and then … Some of the game files likely download as a compressed file and then extract themselves, therefore the install will be a bit bigger than the download.



oh ok that makes sense

thanks
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