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Updated Client Downloads

Discussion in 'UHall' started by LordDrago, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. LordDrago

    LordDrago Certifiable
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    Seriously...how hard is it to keep a relatively updated client available for download?

    I just downloaded the EC, and have almost 2 gigs of updates as well.

    :grrr:
     
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  2. DJAd

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    I had a hard drive fail and had to re-install. I was thinking exactly the same thing. They should offer the current EC download and a "full" package.
     
  3. Rhiannon

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    I concur. I installed the Enhanced Client on a laptop earlier this week and spent another hour waiting for it to patch.
     
  4. Black Sun

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    Why even bother with that. Just upload a new install file every time a major patch/publish comes out. I don't see any reason to have an option to download a client you're going to have to patch up anyway before you can play.
     
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  5. LordDrago

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    This exactly. As soon as a patch is distributed, a new download with a fully patched client should be what is downloaded.
     
  6. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    The EC download/patching is handled MUCH differently than the 2d version.

    The 2d version starts at whatever client version (say Version A) that you install then downloads each separate patch and installs then, so it goes:

    Version A installed
    Download Version B and install
    Download Version C and install...
    ...

    Until you reach the latest patch/build of the client.

    The EC starts with a base set of files when installed, then does a ONE TIME download of the latest build of the client.

    So basically, a patch up from a new install for the EC will always be the 2 gig download, depending on the build of the 2d client that is hosted, the 2d client can have a larger and longer patch process.