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A Note on the Installer Size
« on: September 17, 2010, 11:00:31 AM »
I figured that now would be an excellent time to post a heads up on the size of this next installer.  What we're getting ready to release tomorrow is a full Episode 1 and Episode 2 installer with everything patched and ready to go, the size of the whole thing is 757 MB.  You can download and install from this file even if you already have Episode 1 installed on your computer with no problem - just be sure to point the installer to the same directory where Episode 1 was installed previously if you put it somewhere other than the default location and you should be good to go.

We are also working on a second installer that installs all of Episode 2 and just patches the necessary additional data into Episode 1.  That one will be a good deal smaller but likely won't be available until sometime next week.

Just wanted to make sure everybody was aware of the size up front, and I'm also curious how many people would plan on waiting a few extra days just for the smaller download or if you still plan to download the bigger file so you can play sooner.

In the future there won't be anywhere near as much stuff that we're patching into previous Episodes so you won't be looking at having to download all three all over again if you already have 1 and 2 when Episode 3 comes out.
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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 11:34:09 AM »
oh good.  I was actually gonna ask this before... but does this mean all the new ep 2 features (like short narration and improved walking or whatever) will also be in episode 1 after installing episode 2?
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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 11:36:59 AM »
Yup!

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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 11:40:33 AM »
Yup!
ahh thats great!

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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 01:40:16 PM »
I think I'll probably download it on Saturday. I'm too excited to wait any longer. ^_^
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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 06:31:49 PM »
What time does it release again?  ???
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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 06:36:08 PM »
Weldon, in order to make Episode 2 work, I had to first delete the original, non-patched Episode 1 and then run the installer.

Was that an abnormal case or should people be aware of this?

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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2010, 06:44:19 PM »
Weldon, in order to make Episode 2 work, I had to first delete the original, non-patched Episode 1 and then run the installer.

Was that an abnormal case or should people be aware of this?

Your case seems to be the anomaly - we've tested this dozens of times, especially since you reported having a problem with it, and only one other person ran into any problem which was different from what you encountered but also resolved by re-running this installer from scratch.  The vast majority of the time it has worked just fine.
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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010, 06:46:19 PM »
Ok, just wanted to make sure.

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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2010, 06:59:04 PM »
What time does it release again?  ???
4pm east coast legit time.

I think you get it sooner though.  lucky!
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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2010, 07:21:42 PM »
4pm east coast legit time.
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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2010, 07:32:37 PM »
So 1:00, then?
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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2010, 07:35:27 PM »
Hello I have some questions to ask. Will the first installer, that cames out tomorrow, have any advantage what so ever over the second installer released later this week? Also how long would the first installer take to download through my modem? episode 1 took half an hour.

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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2010, 07:40:39 PM »
Hello I have some questions to ask. Will the first installer, that cames out tomorrow, have any advantage what so ever over the second installer released later this week? Also how long would the first installer take to download through my modem? episode 1 took half an hour.

probably not.

depends on your connection.
So 1:00, then?
I dunno.   use google to determine it for your time zone.  really comes in handy.

east coast legit time to whatever yours is.
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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2010, 07:40:57 PM »
Episode 2 will take you about an hour to download.

The installer released tomorrow installs patched versions of Episodes 1 and 2. The installer to be released next week only patches Episode 1, and installs Episode 2.

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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2010, 07:41:17 PM »
If Episode 1 only took half an hour then you'll probably be able to download this one in a little over an hour or so, not too bad.

There's only one real advantage of tomorrow's version over the later patching version we'll release:

Tomorrow comes sooner than next week.

The only difference between the two is the date they become available and the size.  If you're not concerned about the size then I'd say go ahead and get tomorrow's version.
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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2010, 07:55:45 PM »
Thanks for that information. I will be downloading tomorrows version.

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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2010, 07:57:10 PM »
So 1:00, then?

Yup. For us West Coasters, we'll be getting it at 1:00pm.
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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2010, 09:19:46 PM »
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Re: A Note on the Installer Size
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2010, 12:44:13 PM »
4pm east coast legit time.
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