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Melzidek

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Long update download times
« on: March 31, 2009, 06:30:13 PM »
Hey Aravean and Gabe,

I'm a big fan of this game, so it doesn't really deter me, but it seems like hour+ download times for updates are a little silly for a game that is this small. The main download from the chronic logic site just gave me a gorgeous 350 kb/s, but before being able to play i've had to wait through the auto-updater which, though it doesn't show speed, seems ridiculously slow.

I will admit that i'm behind a college firewall, but even if that's the problem, would it be so much effort to let the updater draw from the Chronic Logic servers instead? I really feel like new players would be severely discouraged from a 90 minute update like this, especially afterwards when they find that the game is lacking in pretty graphics :(

Just a suggestion; keep up the awesome work in content development!

zatikon

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Re: Long update download times
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 10:46:04 PM »
The autoupdater shouldn't take that long. Let us know if that happens again.

mongolian

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Re: Long update download times
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 05:52:11 AM »
Just installed Zatikon for a friend and 2 big issues I foresee.  #1, upon installation, spyware asked to stop the installation of "zatikon.msi".  This may be unaviodable and natural to some gamers, but to others, this is going to be the reason they never even get to the stage of playing the game.  Problem #2.  I installed the game, but even after installation, the game had to go through heavy installation of updates.  I realise is constantly going through updates, but a big autoinstaller should occur upon first playing to solve the 5-10 minutes it took to install on a WIndows XP with good connection.

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Re: Long update download times
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009, 06:48:17 AM »
That took me about 1 minute to update in the first time... and i'm in Brazil.