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Old 2018-04-09, 18:30   #11
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Default Re: Neverending Updates

Originally Posted by Piipu View Post
You really need to do more full installers, it's just idiotic to force everyone to go through hours of updates directly after an install.
I agree 100%, unfortunately.

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Old 2018-04-09, 21:45   #12
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You people are too picky. Just go watch a youtube video while it updates. It's not like the majority of you are giving any money towards this project anyway...

As long as they update it with every 1.X major update it's fine.
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Old 2018-04-10, 07:07   #13
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Default Re: Neverending Updates

You guys are way too pampered. I remember the good old days when you had to install a dozen patches in sequence, manually.
And even your "regular F2P grindfests" do the same: War Thunder or World of X games share full installers that never are up to date, and always require one or multiple incremental patches to get up to speed.

The launcher & autoupdater are a godsend. Just appreciate what you have . It does everything on its own, in the background. Easiest thing ever. It's not like it takes hours and hours of downloading and updating...

Yes, an updated full installer would be nice, but there simply is no pipeline in place to easily auto-create and host it. Frequent updates to this would also kill the torrent seedbase that is established. The PR team simply doesn't have the resources to guarantee the availability of proper seedboxes to distribute this recently. So first we'd need someone to figure out a way to create installers in a nice automated way, and then we'd need the resources to keep hosting them continually. Two fairly big constraints.

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Old 2018-04-10, 12:29   #14
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Default Re: Neverending Updates

And not to forget, installing BF2 and its several patches. And PR in two parts+patches. So easy now. Just set it to update, and return a bit later ready to go.
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Old 2018-04-10, 16:07   #15
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Default Re: Neverending Updates

Tbh, it's only annoying* if you install it for the very first time and immediately want to play AND you have to install more than 2 patches or so.

Sure, with v1.4 we've had quite a few patches you had to download and nobody will disagree a single installer would be nicer in that case, but come on, it's a one time annoyance*, you'll get over it.

* Most actually consider it a 'blessing'. You install the game with a simple installer and it updates itself to the latest version - and bam, you're ready to go. The only thing you have to do is grab a drink, something to eat and message a friend about this awesome and free game you're currently installing that doesn't come with complicated installers, manual patches and configuration files you have to edit yourself in order to support high resolutions.

All that aside, I hope you're enjoying the game either way, despite the "rough" start you had .

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Old 2018-04-10, 17:49   #16
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Default Re: Neverending Updates

This thread got made when there were almost 20patches to install and it was indeed quite bad. We dont want that to happen again, but also wont be able to make more full installs. Instead we will try to make patches to jump from 1.5 to latest. E.g. From 1.5 straight to 1.5.5 w/o having to install everything in between.

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Old 2018-04-11, 10:48   #17

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The real annoying thing for me is PR Launcher popping out every time when it start downloading new package, and again when it starts installing it.

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