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post #1 of 18
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... is ****.

I buy the game.

It's delivered at about 10am.

I start to install at about 11am.

Start downloading something at about 12pm.

It's finished by 3pm.

Then, I try to play the game.. create my account, create my character, launch into the game... bang! Big download to do.

No, having bought the CDs I was under the impression that everything was already on there, but evidently not.

I copied my friend's completed .DAT file to have everything already downloaded for me, but when I try to launch the game with his DAT file in place of mine, it says it's downloading again.

Anyone know how to get it to recognise this new dat file instead of downloading again?

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post #2 of 18
It's detecting that his .DAT is older than your install so the file must be bad, and therefore installs a fresh one. I recommend just waiting for your download to finish.

Oh and let me know how you like GW.
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Ugh well I'm just looking around in the registry now to see if there's anything in there but there isn't.. I wonder how I could get it to see that the DAT is right..
    
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its always downloading new updates. A friend told me that at the log in screen, up in the top right corner, it is downloading the factions game, this was right after factions game out, but you could not actually play it until you got a key for the game. I own it and have played alittle. Pretty good game, just have to get into it, and have the time to play it, which I don't have anymore.
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you do realize that you have to download all of the updates for the maps, not just the game updates. it keeps everything very current. Plus you have to download the market everytime you log on, its flux market so its always changing.
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Yeah the actual game is good since I was playing on it at my friends house earlier, but it's just playing it.. damn, it even says on their site that the game is 56k friendly! LIES!!
    
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post #7 of 18
lol past that point it is.
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post #8 of 18
Every MMO has a long update process. Both World Of Warcraft and Star Wars Galaxies took 2-3 hours to update, and that's on 3mb cable.
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Gotta love guild wars though.
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It should be 56k friendly. I have played with a friend who has been on dail up. He also said they had a patch or something that made it where you could play the game on a 14.4k connection.
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