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post Dec 2 2019, 06:53 AM
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I'm still glad that I am not interested in a digital download of RDR2, as I've heard they've had tons of issues with online play, since its launch. Maybe at some point in the near future, they'll have those issues fixed and physical copies of the install. lol


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post Dec 2 2019, 07:09 PM
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QUOTE(DarcWolf @ Dec 2 2019, 07:53 AM)
I'm still glad that I am not interested in a digital download of RDR2, as I've heard they've had tons of issues with online play, since its launch.   Maybe at some point in the near future, they'll have those issues fixed and physical copies of the install.  lol
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Oops.

Well, I wasn't going to play the online component anyway, so it's all good, but for the lack of a physical copy thing.
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post Dec 3 2019, 12:07 AM
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QUOTE(InfiniteWarrior @ Dec 2 2019, 05:09 PM)
QUOTE(DarcWolf @ Dec 2 2019, 07:53 AM)
I'm still glad that I am not interested in a digital download of RDR2, as I've heard they've had tons of issues with online play, since its launch.   Maybe at some point in the near future, they'll have those issues fixed and physical copies of the install.  lol
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Oops.

Well, I wasn't going to play the online component anyway, so it's all good, but for the lack of a physical copy thing.
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It's pretty short sighted of them, to not have a physical disc to install the game on the pc, when they have physical discs for the ps4 and xbox 1 versions of the game.


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post Dec 6 2019, 08:11 AM
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QUOTE(DarcWolf @ Dec 3 2019, 01:07 AM)
It's pretty short sighted of them, to not have a physical disc to install the game on the pc, when they have physical discs for the ps4 and xbox 1 versions of the game.


With streaming services being all the rage today, I'm not too surprised. If you can stream games, surely you can download a personal copy of one, right? dry.gif

Most of the offerings in the gaming industry have gone the way of being little more than (if not completely) interactive, animated movies anyway. Most studios already have ditched what is, imho, a video game's most compelling feature: player agency. Makes me wonder, at times, if we're not seeing the beginning of the end of the video game as an art form unto itself.
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post Dec 8 2019, 07:37 AM
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QUOTE(InfiniteWarrior @ Dec 6 2019, 06:11 AM)
QUOTE(DarcWolf @ Dec 3 2019, 01:07 AM)
It's pretty short sighted of them, to not have a physical disc to install the game on the pc, when they have physical discs for the ps4 and xbox 1 versions of the game.


With streaming services being all the rage today, I'm not too surprised. If you can stream games, surely you can download a personal copy of one, right? dry.gif

Most of the offerings in the gaming industry have gone the way of being little more than (if not completely) interactive, animated movies anyway. Most studios already have ditched what is, imho, a video game's most compelling feature: player agency. Makes me wonder, at times, if we're not seeing the beginning of the end of the video game as an art form unto itself.
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It's not that I can't, but this particular one is super huge at 150 GB. It will take most of a week to download, with my dsl being up to 4 mbps. I kept having issue with doing GTA 5. That one kept stopping with an error code, and having to delete a partial file, just to continue. Rockstar tech support wanted to blame my internet speed, instead of looking at how crappy they packed the files.

Other large games, 65+ gb, I've had no issue getting downloaded, or large updates to those games. Just the huge very large ones, from Rockstar. Even very large updates to GTA 5, have given me issues.


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post Dec 9 2019, 02:08 AM
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QUOTE(DarcWolf @ Dec 8 2019, 08:37 AM)
It's not that I can't, but this particular one is super huge at 150 GB.  It will take most of a week to download, with my dsl being up to 4 mbps.


Try it without DSL, dude. FO4 took the better of a month. : )

It's not a question of can and can't (or, even, haves and have nots, maybe), but of why such oversights exist in the first place.

Witcher 3 was better, of course. I had a physical copy of that one. Just one...laboriously slow...update. lol

Yeah. They really need to think about that whole "download via our launcher..." thing.

Edit: I need this in my life. Wish me luck! (Because I don't have any. lol)

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post Today, 06:24 AM
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QUOTE(InfiniteWarrior @ Dec 9 2019, 12:08 AM)
QUOTE(DarcWolf @ Dec 8 2019, 08:37 AM)
It's not that I can't, but this particular one is super huge at 150 GB.  It will take most of a week to download, with my dsl being up to 4 mbps.


Try it without DSL, dude. FO4 took the better of a month. : )


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How would I try it without DSL? Obviously other than cable internet. The cable company that services my area, measures data usage. A 150 GB download, would eat up almost half, if not half, of what I'd be allowed in a month. That is, if there are no issues downloading it. I had to download GTA 5 twice, just to get it to install correctly, ;because of the piss poor job at packing the files, that Rockstar does.

As I mentioned before, they're the only developer that I've had issues with, for games that are 60+ GB in size. Every other game I have, has had absolutely no issues with the downloads finishing, and finishing correctly.


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