Patch just ate another 6gb of my hdd space, will I be getting this back because I find it hard to believe a patch is 6gb.
STO Folder is now 26GB
btw, why the hell is this site so slow.
My STO-Folder is 27 GB and it divides as followed:
11 GB Playtest (aka Tribble)
16 GB Live (including a 5 GB prepatch folder)
So everything is just fine with you. And if you watch closely at the prepatch-process you should notice the launcher actually NOT downloading whole 6GB if it was done before. It Says patching 5-6 GB but downloads just some 30-100 MB depending on the bugfix added.
Its the same with nearly ALL patches: an amount of x MB/GB is to be fixed and it only needs to download y(<x) MB/GB because its all packed data or changes/adds some lines of code to the files directly.
If it really downloads the whole patch everytime it might overwrite the current data - so there might be an issue. I recommend watching closely at the 2 lines of patching (the second line indicates amount of downloaded data).
Just to mention: I disabled on demand patching for it was to troublesome for me waiting to get that done whenever I enter a changed zone. I prefer having an up do date game just from the start. I don't know if that raises the size of the S8 patch, but honestly I don't care for above reason.
Last edited by salnaracretu; 11-10-2013 at 07:02 AM.
I have been having a look at the new stuff on tribble and while I find most of it first rate my one disappointment is to see that you have not added the early missions from the fed tutorial as available for current fed characters.
when you updated the kdf tutorial mission you added `empire` with about 5 new missions from `dutys of command onwards that started basically just after the kdf character had taken command of the ship for all current kdf characters to play through.
now as I see it you have the mission `field promotions` and `assimilation of the innocent` not sure how many more yet that pick up in about the same place yet there is no opportunity for current characters to play these missions.
this means that most existing players will miss out on all the extra story line you have provided unless they have the space to roll another fed or if they can be bothered.
I think this is a real shame.