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yatano #1 Posted 13 October 2021 - 01:53 PM

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I've got  200MBS fibre optic BB and a reasonable good pc set up why does a < 300MB patch takes more than 30 minutes to download and install? I mean, I don't see where this could be on my end...or is it? Anyone else experienced these atrocities?

 

all i wanted is to play for an hour and...nada:(


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azakow #2 Posted 13 October 2021 - 02:00 PM

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check the download setting sis the launcher

 



Dava_117 #3 Posted 13 October 2021 - 02:01 PM

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View Postyatano, on 13 October 2021 - 01:53 PM, said:

I've got  200MBS fibre optic BB and a reasonable good pc set up why does a < 300MB patch takes more than 30 minutes to download and install? I mean, I don't see where this could be on my end...or is it? Anyone else experienced these atrocities?

 

all i wanted is to play for an hour and...nada:(

 

Your maximum download speed is 200MB/s. But that may not be the maximum writing speed of your disk. As an example, I got a similar connection to yours, but my Laptop can't download more than 13-15 MB/s because it can't write faster on the SSD. 

And then there could be delays due to may people downloading from WG servers.



ilmavarvas #4 Posted 13 October 2021 - 02:04 PM

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View Postyatano, on 13 October 2021 - 01:53 PM, said:

I've got  200MBS fibre optic BB and a reasonable good pc set up why does a < 300MB patch takes more than 30 minutes to download and install? I mean, I don't see where this could be on my end...or is it? Anyone else experienced these atrocities?

 

all i wanted is to play for an hour and...nada:(

 

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MeetriX #5 Posted 13 October 2021 - 02:06 PM

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I have a bad PC and the install take ages.

I can only guess that the compressed files are either very well packed or decompression is badly coded.

With fast CPU installing takes next to nothing.



yatano #6 Posted 13 October 2021 - 02:11 PM

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View PostDava_117, on 13 October 2021 - 01:01 PM, said:

 

Your maximum download speed is 200MB/s. But that may not be the maximum writing speed of your disk. As an example, I got a similar connection to yours, but my Laptop can't download more than 13-15 MB/s because it can't write faster on the SSD. 

And then there could be delays due to may people downloading from WG servers.

Yeah fair enough, but  my hard drive has about 460 or something like this:(, I understand most download slows are server based but that slow? 

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View PostMeetriX, on 13 October 2021 - 01:06 PM, said:

I have a bad PC and the install take ages.

I can only guess that the compressed files are either very well packed or decompression is badly coded.

With fast CPU installing takes next to nothing.

I7 quad core, not the newest but still that should be more than enough



L3gionaire #7 Posted 13 October 2021 - 02:16 PM

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guinty1 #8 Posted 13 October 2021 - 02:26 PM

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its antiquated software its loaded on top of , its 90s architecture... 

frange #9 Posted 13 October 2021 - 02:28 PM

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Same thing here - I do have a 250/100mbit fibre connection and usually download stuff at way higher rate than 100mb/s. But downloading this kek feels like back in -98 when you sat with the dial-up 28,8k modem waiting forever to get that nice 2,8mb mp3-song hoping your mother wouldnt pick up the phone and try to make phone calls aborting your download.

 

Most likely everyone and their dog is sitting all over Europe downloading the same patch at the same time so the connection gets flooded.



azakow #10 Posted 13 October 2021 - 03:08 PM

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I have preloading enabled, hassle-free

Dava_117 #11 Posted 13 October 2021 - 05:10 PM

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View Postyatano, on 13 October 2021 - 02:11 PM, said:

Yeah fair enough, but  my hard drive has about 460 or something like this:(, I understand most download slows are server based but that slow? 

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I7 quad core, not the newest but still that should be more than enough

 

Having 100-150k people downloading files from your servers while other 50-100k are also playing the game may cause quite a delay IMO. But I suspect that your processor may be part of the delay too and likely dragging down the disk writing speed. 

I have an I7 quad core with 2.4GHz that should be quite similar to yours and have the same delays, even with 250MB/s line and SSD disk. 



unhappy__bunny #12 Posted 13 October 2021 - 07:40 PM

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View Postazakow, on 13 October 2021 - 02:08 PM, said:

I have preloading enabled, hassle-free


Same here, saw  pop-up saying download had started and few minutes later a message confirming it was complete.

Come time to play, and the game is ready to go.



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View PostDava_117, on 13 October 2021 - 04:10 PM, said:

 

Having 100-150k people downloading files from your servers while other 50-100k are also playing the game may cause quite a delay IMO. But I suspect that your processor may be part of the delay too and likely dragging down the disk writing speed. 

I have an I7 quad core with 2.4GHz that should be quite similar to yours and have the same delays, even with 250MB/s line and SSD disk. 

fair enough, yeah i got the same stats processor....well it maybe just what it is then....

 

View Postunhappy__bunny, on 13 October 2021 - 06:40 PM, said:


Same here, saw  pop-up saying download had started and few minutes later a message confirming it was complete.

Come time to play, and the game is ready to go.

Yeah, maybe I should let the preload actually preload it...but sometimes I'm just not that often on the pc...but hey well see next time...

 

Thanks for all the replies.

 

 

 






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