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prototype
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I bought BFBC 2 on STEAM about 3 hours ago and I have a few questions.

First, it says that the file is only 5.6 GB, I thought this game was 10-15GB ?

Second, it is only d/ling at 150 - 300 KBps and my connection speed is 1200 KBps, is that the fault of STEAM or something I am doing ?

thank you/karma for any replies

Last edited by prototype (2010-03-16 19:53:42)

Morpheus
This shit still going?
+508|5175|The Mitten
I'll usually have good Steam d/l speeds, but then again, it's also mostly updates I'm doing..

actually, i seem to remember AA3 was slow as shit for me, so it could be Steam servers...
EE (hats
h4hagen
Whats my age again?
+91|5528|Troy, New York
Just steam, unless your downloading a bunch of stuff anyways. I also have it on steam and have been playing it plenty and thats the same size.
Uzique
dasein.
+2,865|5646
try restarting steam and thus restarting the game-download

steam servers were fast as hell for me even on launch day... there's no reason for them to be slow
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Catbox
forgiveness
+505|5892
I am not on my main computer but i believe the files are 5gb or so... but you need 10-13gb of drive space available.

Recommended Frostbite PC Specifications for BFBC2 & BF1943
Processor: Quadcore
Main memory: 2GB
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 260/ ATI Radeon 4870
Graphics memory: 512MB
OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2)
10GB for Digital Version (BF1943)

Last edited by Catbox (2010-03-16 20:09:12)

Love is the answer
prototype
Member
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Catbox wrote:

Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2)
this is what i remember reading and what made me worry that the file i was d/ling was only 5 GB
mtb0minime
minimember
+2,418|5830

Catbox wrote:

Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2)
Which is weird because you don't need the disc to play the game and it doesn't read anything off it while playing. Hmm, guess it's temporary setup files and the like.
Uzique
dasein.
+2,865|5646
steam unpacks and extracts the files after downloading. 5->15gb.
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prototype
Member
+52|5487

Uzique wrote:

steam unpacks and extracts the files after downloading. 5->15gb.
good explanation, that has to be it.

I also rebooted and now it is d/ling at 2MBs

thanks man

Last edited by prototype (2010-03-16 20:25:28)

globefish23
sophisticated slacker
+334|5499|Graz, Austria

prototype wrote:

it says that the file is only 5.6 GB, I thought this game was 10-15GB ?
The game is indeed only 5.6GB.
Those 15GB required HDD space are for the retail disk version, which needs a lot of extra space for decompressing the files during installation.
Afterwards, the retail version also uses less space.

prototype wrote:

it is only d/ling at 150 - 300 KBps and my connection speed is 1200 KBps, is that the fault of STEAM or something I am doing ?
Yes, that could be Steam's fault.
Probably there are a lot of people downloading in your region.

There is a location option in the Steam settings somewhere, that let's you set the download location.
Try using a region where you expect less people to live, or a region that is a few timezones away from you, so people are more likely to be asleep.

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