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I have a 50/10 Mbps connection through Comcast. When I first got Titanfall I was a little dissapointed I was going to have to wait a whole 2 hours to download the game (first world problems)

I came back 40 minutes later and the game was done.

Thought it was a glitch or something but certainly didn't have an explanation.

My Vortex SSD bit the dust and I was reloading Titanfall today and wow.... Game was done in a crazy short period of time.


Anyone have an explanation for this? Download speed verified in Windows resource monitor.




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Tip: use the Print Screen button on your keyboard to take screenshots.

 

Anyway, these calculations are based on how much space the game takes up after it has been installed, and so they are extremely inaccurate. If Resource Monitor is showing the same thing, then it might be getting the speed report from Origin.

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Tip: use the Print Screen button on your keyboard to take screenshots.

Anyway, these calculations are based on how much space the game takes up after it has been installed, and so they are extremely inaccurate. If Resource Monitor is showing the same thing, then it might be getting the speed report from Origin.
inaccurate or not, the game was done in far less than an hour.

What I am trying to figure out is how a 50 GB download can be finished in 40/45 minutes.
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inaccurate or not, the game was done in far less than an hour.

What I am trying to figure out is how a 50 GB download can be finished in 40/45 minutes.

Titanfall Download is 30GB I think.
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Titanfall Download is 30GB I think.

Download is 50GB, 30GB installed
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When you download games from Origin, you download a highly compressed version. The indicator shows how fast you're downloading and unpacking the game, if that made sense.
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I've had that happen before. 20GB+ downloads get done in under an hour, but on steam it takes ages. This is on a 25/15? (can't quite remember) connection.
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inaccurate or not, the game was done in far less than an hour.

What I am trying to figure out is how a 50 GB download can be finished in 40/45 minutes.

 

I explained how in the post that you quoted. It is calculating the speed based on the size it will consume one it has been installed. It decompresses as it downloads.

 

For example: a Windows 7 or 8 ISO is only like what, 3.5 to 3.8 GB right? How much space does it consume once it has been installed? Imagine calculating your download speed based on how much space it will consume after you extract the ISO to a bootable media and then install it. That's what Origin is doing.


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