Getting the game.

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Getting the game.

Post by stormbringer3 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:43 pm

If I download the base game and update it with the latest patch could anyone give me a guess on how many Gigs that will be? I live in a rural area with a Telcom data plan that has a monthly cap. I guess I could download and not update it but with all the improvements over the years it might not give me a accurate feel for the game and whether to buy the DLCs.
Thanks.

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Re: Getting the game.

Post by Erik2 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:23 pm

7.1.4 setup is 2.63GB
8.6.5 update is 1.44GB

You can test the base game as is to get a feel of the game, but you really want/need to update at some point.

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Re: Getting the game.

Post by stormbringer3 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:34 pm

Thank you for the answer. The 4 GBs you indicate is definitely doable for me. When the new DLC comes out later this month with the latest game patch that'll be another 1.44+ GB to update?
Thanks again.

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Re: Getting the game.

Post by GabeKnight » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:20 pm

You may want to consider using the Steam version of the game. Their update system works incremental and the download sizes are usually very small.

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Re: Getting the game.

Post by Erik2 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:42 pm

You get free Steam codes when you buy at Slitherine.
I think I have Steam codes for all installments except Britannia.

This means you can run 2 instances of OOB. Nice if you participate in beta (Steam only), but need access to the official PBEM-server for multiplayer games.
Also you can design a scenario in one OOB while playing a game in the other. Or run two different scenarios/campaigns.

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Re: Getting the game.

Post by stormbringer3 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:51 pm

Thanks for the steam recommendation but I'm one of those who only use Matrix.

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Re: Getting the game.

Post by stormbringer3 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:58 pm

Thanks to your GBs info, I'm downloading from the Matrix site right now.

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Re: Getting the game.

Post by bru888 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:02 pm

Erik, I assume that you have the same arrangement with Slitherine/Matrix and receive the same commission for each game sale as I do. :)
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Re: Getting the game.

Post by Erik2 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:53 am

We wish...
That said, I would have paid for each and every DLC if I haden't applied as beta tester.
Can you tell I love this little game?

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Re: Getting the game.

Post by terminator » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:01 am

Erik2 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:53 am
We wish...
That said, I would have paid for each and every DLC if I haden't applied as beta tester.
Can you tell I love this little game?
Do you have the GOG version of the game & DLCs ? You can always buy them if it’s not the case :wink:

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