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Sorry another BF3 thread…… Can one install the game from the DVD? I read somewhere that it does not install from the disk. One has to download 4 odd gigs. With the price a speed of broadband in South Africa that is just not practical.
Edited by martinhal - 10/31/11 at 8:07am
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Thats not true.
I installed the game from the dvd's, then origin downloaded the first patch (it's about 400mb)
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Thats not true.
I installed the game from the dvd's, then origin downloaded the first patch (it's about 400mb)
You just proved yourself wrong lol

if you need to patch i would still consider that installing
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The whole game is on the disks. Thats why they had to use 2. I don't have the game but i'd assume there is a patch out already judging by all the complaints.
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You just proved yourself wrong lol

if you need to patch i would still consider that installing
No, patches come out all the time, even on the first day. Can you imagine buying patch CDs? This isn't 1998.

The disks work, OP.
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I installed my game using both disks, but I believe there was a patch to fix bugs.
    
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If it is anything like installing Steamworks games from dvd, it sometimes will try to just download the whole game instead of installing from the disc. When that happens, I just eject and re-insert the disc while it is downloading and it usually will start to copy from the disc then.
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post #8 of 9
Two options:

1. Download all 11 GB + ~600 MB in patches
2. Install 11 GB from the discs, then download ~600 MB in patches
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Thanks guys. 600 mb in patches I can deal with.
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