I am attempting to download the trial for this game. I created an account successfully, and now have the icon on my desktop to download the installer.
Whenever I open the downloader, it processes to 100% easily enough, and then it goes back to 10.84% and loads at about 1% an hour. Obviously, I can't just sit here for days waiting for the download to complete.
How long is this supposed to take, and what should I be doing differently? I am on Windows 7, with 2GB of RAM and a 2.10 GHz AMD Sepmron M120 processor.
Edit: After doing a little more research, I see that this demo takes a vast amount of time to download for others, not just myself. Since this is currently loading at about 5% an hour (it's faster now), that means it will take about 20 hours to download. No way to speed this up, or to pause it so I don't have to let my laptop run all day and all night?
I remember when I tried to patch after not playing for 10 months, it took a long time... Something like 8GB worth of downloading. Could have been more like 6GB. If you can download at 1MB/s, excluding actual patching time (your system specs can improve this part), its pushing 2 hours. I don't know how much of the patches overlap itself, it could be bigger or smaller.
That 100% you get at first is probably the verify, if I remember correctly. Just keep it going, leave it running.
once you have a full account a trick to keeping uptodate on the build each patch is to sign up to the tribble test server this way once the patch is activated for the live build it just copies over the nessesary files, just be sure to check the test build patches via the related threads every week or so.
If you're using the downlaoder from STO's main site, it works off bittorrent, and chances are your isp may be restricting it. Now you have the game downloaded, IF you decide to stay and play a while, make sure you back your STo folder up, so you wont need to redownload the game again.
I just checked again and now it says it will be done in over 85 HOURS WTF! guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If I knew it was going to take this long to download this game, I don't think I would have.
This is ridiculous.
You figure when you decide to download a game that you can be able to play it in a few hours, not a few days.
I sure hope the game play experience is better than the download experience.