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turnipkiller
10-13-2007, 06:53 AM
Hey all, I was wondering if anyone has downloaded 46 directly to their drive from one of those sites? (Legal purchase of course.) I must admit I kind of like the having physical CD's and booklets etc., but not having to go out to the store to get it is kind of nice.
I am just curious if anyone has had or heard of issues with this sort of purchase. Thanks in advance. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Taylortony
10-13-2007, 08:49 AM
Ordering it online in disc form means no trip to the store either http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.......

Not tried the download but it must be huge.

Divine-Wind
10-13-2007, 11:17 AM
Yeah, I bit the bullet and couldn't wait any longer... So we downloaded it overnight. (Legally!!) It was pretty big, about 1.5 gigabytes I think, but I've downloaded Battlefield 2 mods that are bigger. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif
I swear, modders nowadays must not have heard of patches... Everytime they fix something they feel like they have to make people download a 2 gigabyte file just so their A-10 has the correct amount of rivets.

turnipkiller
10-13-2007, 02:13 PM
I have no patience when I get it in my head that I want something now, if I have to order a disc online I'll just go to the store lol. I just checked the download size, it is 3.7 GB. If this were the old dialup days, my computer would have exploded just seeing the size of the file, nevermind not being able to call anybody for 2 weeks.

I downloaded Rainbow Six Vegas from the site and other than it being a piece of junk game, I had no technical issues with it. Perhaps I'll go ahead and get 46, it has been a looong time since I flew online. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

**edit I didn't know c.rap was a bad word. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

Well it's going to take about 1.5 hours to download, actual file size is 3.38 GB. (I love my cable). They don't have a patch for it though, did you use the one supplied by UBI Divine-Wind?

Divine-Wind
10-13-2007, 04:12 PM
3˝Gb!? Jeez, I didn't think I was that far off the mark...

And what do you mean about the patch? I downloaded and installed the 4.08 patch no problem, if that's what you're talking about.

turnipkiller
10-13-2007, 07:00 PM
Sorry m8, I thought there was a 4.07 and then a patch, but it is 408 from the get go. And now it is time to fly! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

mortoma
10-13-2007, 07:16 PM
What site did you go to to buy the download?? Very curious. I wonder if it comes with the Starforce copy protection stuff on it?? I have the disks for '46 but could never run it on my computer. So I play 4.05m to this day. Maybe if I DL it it would work on my system?? I would not mind buying it again. I can afford it easily.

turnipkiller
10-13-2007, 07:57 PM
Hi mortoma, I bought it from Direct2Drive.com. It was 19.95 but only available to North American customers for some reason (I don't know where you are located).
All you do is unzip it when it is done downloading, install it and you are good to go. I haven't had any issues so far with it, I don't know if there is starforce on it, I didn't see anything in the Windows task manager. Hope you can get it settled and fly. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Freelancer-1
10-13-2007, 11:36 PM
The only time I actually buy games online, I use steam. I find it really convenient that when (not 'if') your hard drive craps out all you have to remember is your name and password and Steam will re-download everything no questions asked and no jumping through hoops.

Compare that with what I had to go through trying to get the PE2 expansion re-downloaded and I have to say a big NO THANK YOU to D2D.

On the other hand, (and this may be the case, I don't know), if the D2D comes in a burnable format like an ISO file then that changes everything. Then you can make your own hard copy on a DVD and needn't worry about getting the blow off when you need to reinstall it.

Can someone tell me what type of file you get with a D2D purchase?

Thanks,

Edit: DOH <slaps head comically> I just realized all you need to do is burn the zip file. Forgive my momentary ******ation http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Divine-Wind
10-15-2007, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
What site did you go to to buy the download?? Very curious. I wonder if it comes with the Starforce copy protection stuff on it?? I have the disks for '46 but could never run it on my computer. So I play 4.05m to this day. Maybe if I DL it it would work on my system?? I would not mind buying it again. I can afford it easily.
Got it from the Ubi Digital Store. I haven't had any problems with the game or protection software (If there is any on the download), aside from McAfee wanting me to verify a change in IE everytime I exit the game.

The only I don't like is missing out on the special features included with the boxed version...

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-16-2007, 08:11 AM
mortoma, just go to Circuit City and grab a copy there for less than $20. It installs at 4.07 and after the little 4.08m patch you don't need the discs anymore.

And you'll have them for your next build etc,.


TB