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ParityClaws
12-06-2013, 09:38 AM
Both my girlfriend and I were notified of a patch today, the funny thing is, it wants to download the whole 22GB again, is this related to the same issues others are having with the patch? We can play offline alright but we would like to play online. I logged a support case but received a response I will have to wait till next business day. What kind of game company with a 24/7 game service doesn't run support on weekends?

sonny19281
12-06-2013, 12:10 PM
Maybe it found something buggy there and thats why it is downloading the whole game again...

timpbader
12-06-2013, 12:23 PM
Expect to wait much longer than a day.

jeje_71
12-06-2013, 09:31 PM
i'm pretty sure the game won't redownload the 22Gb again, but they way it's presented is weird. it seems they adopted the data streaming style new games especially mmos go for, like in steam:

they don't release a patch per se, but update certain assets. when the game sees difference in assets, it tries to update it. so now, all we have is the current amount of updated data versus the goal to achieve full update and that's why the data size is huge.

however, if you see 0 / 22658 then discard what i said, it will in fact redownload all. if you see something like 22550 / 22658 that's ok, you can get the patch size from the difference. i agree they could be a little less lazy and provide the differential value, not the raw values.

ParityClaws
12-07-2013, 02:19 AM
Definitely the whole thing, it starts at 0 and goes from there, the game works fine if we play offline though. Is there a way to validate the files in Uplay as per Steam?

sveda22
12-12-2013, 12:41 PM
I have exactly the same problem. Customer support made me reinstall the game, and when uplay started to patch, the 22gb was about to download (0/22368MB) in spite of I installed the game 5 mins before.

Secu12
12-12-2013, 01:19 PM
Yesterday it prompted me about this patch of ~23 GB size but it didn't last more than 5 minutes so I guess it's possible what jeje_71 said.
Afterwards I was able to play the game without any problems.

denoswn
12-12-2013, 01:50 PM
Could you guys tell me what is the exact amount of data yours download ?

I mean, like 22.685 MB, 23.035 MB etc. Because I have the same issue, and from these numbers that you write, it seems like everyone downloads a different amount. Shouldn't it be the same ? I mean amount of data left to be downloaded might differ of course, but the original data ?

Maybe my in game crashes that has been happening for 8 days can be related to it. Mine is around 23.000 if I remember correctly.

sveda22
12-12-2013, 02:07 PM
OK I think I've found a solution.

- Uninstall the game and Uplay
-Install the game (It's important that when you install the game the Uplay is not on your computer)
- The game will install the Uplay automatically, and no more 22gb patches :)

This worked for me today.

Pao4Life
12-15-2013, 08:55 AM
is this legit? sorry for being skeptical. i have been searching in the forums for at least 2 hrs now. I have the same problem and ive seen lots of so called solution and they only end up disappointing me :(.

Pao4Life
12-15-2013, 04:49 PM
OK I think I've found a solution.

- Uninstall the game and Uplay
-Install the game (It's important that when you install the game the Uplay is not on your computer)
- The game will install the Uplay automatically, and no more 22gb patches :)

This worked for me today.

sadly this didnt work for me :(. i really want to play MP... does anyone have any other suggestions?

strigoi1958
12-16-2013, 07:59 AM
When I got that... it started off at 0/22368 and didn't seem to move....after a short while (maybe 1 minute it jumped to about 97% and took a couple of minutes to get to 99% then seemed a lifetime (probably 3 or 4 minutes ;)) to get to 100%.