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Terribly slow download speed, suggestions?

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Terribly slow download speed, suggestions?

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antonuppsala
12.24.2011 , 10:50 AM | #1
Terribly slow game download from client, are there any alternative mirrors like bittorrent?

Im downloading the whole game at 70-150 kb/s and that really isnt enough. With that speed it will take me like 2 weeks of non stop download to get the game.

When using steam or other services i manage to get up to 800-900 kb/s.

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zombiemannsev
12.24.2011 , 11:53 AM | #2
The file servers are overwhelmed right now, there are hundreds if not thousands of people trying to download the game files. Even the best servers have a limit on how fast they can put files out. I averaged 64kbps (shown on the progress bar, which btw is not the most reliable measurement) when I downloaded it on launch day and it took about 8 hours.

Patience Young Jedi

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antonuppsala
12.24.2011 , 02:38 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by zombiemannsev View Post
The file servers are overwhelmed right now, there are hundreds if not thousands of people trying to download the game files. Even the best servers have a limit on how fast they can put files out. I averaged 64kbps (shown on the progress bar, which btw is not the most reliable measurement) when I downloaded it on launch day and it took about 8 hours.

Patience Young Jedi

That's what I thought aswell but I thought that there maybe was some option to change timezone to download from, as in downloading from zones that arent in current peak hours. And Im downloading the full game, I really dont see that happening in 8 hours with 64kbps, been downloading since yesterday and im on the "English Assets 1" right now.
Give in to your anger.

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Dasffion
12.24.2011 , 02:40 PM | #4
Did you order digitally? If not it'd be much easier to install from the discs. Otherwise I think you'll just have to deal with it. I know some people found it helpful to pause it for a few seconds then resume so you could try that.

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asachar
12.24.2011 , 02:51 PM | #5
Try and find/ copy the game discs, that will save you a heck of a lot of downloading! Otherwise stop downloading and try restarting the launcher, maybe you'll get a better connection. Otherwise you'd just have to be patient, or try using the Force!!
No, I am your father

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Spankya
12.24.2011 , 03:02 PM | #6
I had to download an update earlier and it downloaded at 2.6MB/s, seems fine to me...

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antonuppsala
12.24.2011 , 03:21 PM | #7
Thanks for all the replies, ive tried pausing and re-starting, it helps speed up connection when its slow but if its mediocre then it might just aswell drop down to slow. Bit of a gamble there hehe.
Give in to your anger.

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MoonWanderer
12.24.2011 , 07:47 PM | #8
And make sure nothing is competing for the pipe at your end. I forgot I had the whole season of Game of Thrones VOD downloading to my DVR - once I killed that download, this one started going twice as fast. Duh.

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BLOODYROSEX
12.26.2011 , 12:11 AM | #9
Unfortunately my speeds have been varied. I either get really slow speeds (under 100kb/s), or I get fairly good ones (~1.4mbps), but when I get good speeds it will download for a few minutes then the launcher will freeze up and I have to restart it. It's quite inconvenient... Purchased online at least 8 hours ago, still not even halfway through downloading Main Assets 1.

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Tolian
12.26.2011 , 12:18 AM | #10
1. game directory
2. filename launcher.settings
3. open with notepad
4. scroll to bottom, edit "P2PEnabled": "true" <-- may be set to false
5. save with notepad

fixed mine,now back to usual 2.65mb/s speed

cos i'll be damned if i'm kept from playing what i paid for cos of minor screw ups, hope this works and see all you new guys in the game, enjoy!



Furthermore www.speedguide.net download tcp optimizer, open it.

open browser www.speedtest.net begin test, whatever download says in mbps go into tcp optimizer program set top scrolly bar to that, check optimal box. apply, reboot.