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Patch Led to Repair, 50gb download??

joseph.lipsonub17_ESO
joseph.lipsonub17_ESO
Soul Shriven
I got some kind of zip error and it said to repair. After the long verification sequence I am now downloading 50gb?? That is pretty extreme. Any idea on the cause?
  • Kelces
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    Maybe it is just checking the whole installation, so maybe it's "downloading" the whole thing while dismissing all the available files. So it might jump quickly over those, I assume.
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  • Merlin13KAGL
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    It's poor coding on the patcher/loader.

    It basically requires enough space for the entire download, even if it's only going to check and repair 5k worth of data.

    You effectively need double the required space, because patching as it goes would make too much damn sense.

    Temporarily move some files to another drive, if you can. You can move them back after, as it will delete the 99% unnecessary patch file once it's done.

    And for future reference, if you ever decide that a full reinstall will be even faster, know that you'll need 2x the drive space for that as well.
    Just because you don't like the way something is doesn't necessarily make it wrong...

    Earn it.

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  • joseph.lipsonub17_ESO
    joseph.lipsonub17_ESO
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    Interestingly I paused and restarted my computer for a different reason and it is a much smaller download and 50% complete. Weird.
  • Apherius
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    Interestingly I paused and restarted my computer for a different reason and it is a much smaller download and 50% complete. Weird.

    Once completed this won't work, your game will instant crash .. you will try to repair the game, then it will redownload the whole game and you won't be able to play today.

    This is what happend to me, I gave up.
  • FrancisCrawford
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    Apherius wrote: »
    Interestingly I paused and restarted my computer for a different reason and it is a much smaller download and 50% complete. Weird.

    Once completed this won't work, your game will instant crash .. you will try to repair the game, then it will redownload the whole game and you won't be able to play today.

    This is what happend to me, I gave up.

    I'm in exactly the same situation.

    Well, almost exactly. I have two monitors on my computer, so I can keep trying while doing other things, so I haven't given up yet. But nothing is working.
    Edited by FrancisCrawford on May 21, 2018 6:30PM
  • ShenaniganSquad
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    I bought the physical collectors edition, got 5 disks, thought these were the summerset d/l because thats what is printed all over them.. so i installed thinking I would not have to have the gazillion hour downloads that I normal get due to stupid aussie internet.. imagine my surprise when I wake up in the morning and after 11 hours of d/l time im still only at 54%... what I thought was a 10gig D/L turns out to be a 50gig d/l... ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME ZOS???? its like im downloading every patch since i started..

    Did the install of the discs basically roll back my game as if I was a first time player and am now d/l'ing everything? if so jeeezus f christ zos, there are not many unlimited internet plans in australia.. this is going to cost hundreds of dollars for so many aussies in extra gig charges.

    Im pretty pissed off right now
  • lientier
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    after the first start of the launcher I got an error message form the launcher (next to a repair button I didnt click) which asked me to restart the launcher. I did it, seemed to download the update and just fine.. but then on the end I got an error-message in a windowsframe which I could only okay.. and now its downloading the whole game again.
    Shame for my SSD, I actually hope another version fits on my SSD, I am happy that I have a good internet connection so usually it wont take ages. But I mean.. I have installed this game so many times over and over again, for some stupid errors...
    Before I always thought it was somehow my own fault (because a long time I played eso on a removable harddisk) but now its just on my precious SSD and writing and deleting on it.. *paranoia*

    I play on steam, I think maybe that is one of the issues, I didnt get any disks I just bought the digital upgrade pre-purchase
    Edited by lientier on May 22, 2018 9:06AM
    PC-EU @lientier
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