How do I continue downloading a game in Steam while playing?
This question has been asked before, but it's outdated and the solution no longer applies: How do I continue downloading a game in Steam while playing?
The answer used to be just starting the game, then swapping over to the Steam client and manually resume the downloads. This is no longer possible, since the downloads aren't paused, they are "suspended", so resuming is not an option. I can pause the download, then resume it, but it just gets suspended again after a few seconds, even when I don't resume the minimized game.
So did Valve "fix" the old workaround? If so, did they implement another way of doing it?
I'm playing Dota 2 full screen on Windows 7 while trying to download GTA IV in the background.