View Full Version : DVD install, please confirm...

05-16-2006, 04:22 AM
I've been searching back over the past few weeks of posts and found a couple that suggest the game runs smoother from the DVD install as opposed to the 5 disc 5 patch version (4.04). Can anyone confirm this? Is everyone getting smoother gameplay or is it a bit of a fluke dependant on your rig? Thanks...

05-16-2006, 05:12 AM
AFAIK the fileset on the DVD is exactly the same as the patched 4.04m so there should be no difference, all other things being equal.

However, I think it's fair to say any reinstall, especially when combined with the system defrags, video driver updates etc. people often do at the same time, will often make things run smoother.

Even if you do nothing else, by reinstalling you're often laying down a new unfragmented fileset.

05-16-2006, 06:31 AM
OK Spinner, thanks for the reply. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

05-16-2006, 05:46 PM

05-16-2006, 06:22 PM
I changed video cards at the same time so really can't tell.

I must say it is a fairly painless install compared to the other way of going about it.

05-16-2006, 10:14 PM
Yeah, I was thinking it might be quite painless for my pc too. It's got to be a "cleaner" install coming from one DVD without the need for rebooting between versions, hasnt it?