[0.10.1.0] Being Forcefully Subscribed To Other Players' Workshop Models

I’m not sure what’s causing it, but when I check my subscribed addons after being in a lobby I find I’ve wound up subscribed to a random assortment of playermodels without my input. Some of them seem to be the models that other players in the lobby are using, but it’s hard to tell since it’s usually around 10-20 random models. A few of my friends seem to be having the same issue, and the models are always random for them as well.
If I unsubscribe from these models while still in the lobby, I get re-subscribed to more within 5 minutes.

This is by design. In order to download and display the workshop models in real time, we automatically subscribe to them (which downloads them), then unsubscribe when it’s finished installing.

Unfortunately Steam does not offer a better way at this time (other API calls lock up the game thread which would lead to massive hitching and freezing).

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Ah, that makes a lot of sense. Thank you for letting me know!