Why pre patch??
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Join Date: Dec 2007
12-01-2011, 08:51 AM
Watch the text in the box. Your "Received" will be very low (not zero from what I've seen, seems they always hold some key file until the actual patch) - that's the only thing you're actually downloading. The Patched count is just how big the modified files are - it'll go up even if it's copying from the prepatch or from the tribble/holodeck folders, but your received count won't go up while it's doing either.
The prepatch download doesn't apply the patch directly to the game, because then you'd get a version mismatch and not be able to log into the game at all until the patch actually went out.