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Which method do you use for downloading updates to Aenea files?

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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:12 am

Just curious about what method people use to get their Aenea hak and tlk file updates. I like having the two different methods available.

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Post by RayvenNightkind on Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:49 am

I use both on occasion, but mostly use worldgate now.
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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:17 pm

the CEP updater allways takes for hours and completely fragments my HD. it loads several thousand small files per HAK, spreads them everywhere and lasts for 3 hours roughly. afterwards i need 3 days to defragment (HD isn't that big by today standards, so having to move 20% of the space in CEP fragemnts into the right spot takes that long).

af full download + unzip takes me 30 minutes and the files are unfragmented


with this bad experience i never bothered to actually try world gate.
i like the Aenea_hakpatch trick though (which is kind of a 'semi-incremental' download thing Very Happy)
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Post by MannyJabrielle on Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:38 pm

That's the CEP updater though which does only the CEP stuff. Wolrdgate only does the aenea specific files as far as I know.

And yeah.. .the CEP updater's slow as hell. With that, I'm not to sure about the CEP team's decision to do new versions via the updater rather than updates on the vault-page.
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Post by evilkittenofdoom on Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:29 pm

I have to agree, that while the auto-updater/auto-installing files are handy and conveinent, they take WAY too long to actually work (if they work) and they're just to big. (The original .exe files for CEP2 were nearly twice as large IIRC, and they never worked for me.)

I never used worldgate after seeing how the long the CEP updater took to do it's thing and how the CEP2.exe auto-installing file failed to work every time. It's just faster and less frustrating for me to wait the few minutes for my computer to download the files, unzip them (7zip RULES) and send them to their respective place.
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Post by MannyJabrielle on Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:38 pm

Worldgate's much faster than the CEP updater Smile Give it a try, you may like it.
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Post by RustyDios on Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:07 pm

I agree, worldgate is much faster (and more reliable) then the CEP updater .... ... however I don't really trust computers to do any form of auto-update.... I prefer manual methods.. find the file I want, download it, look it over, put it where I want it to go, copy it, back it up (and the previous version).... ...

After all I can read/see the difference between item A and item B... and I like doing that.... ... all the computer can really do is check filesizes, creation dates, name, "updated dates ", version info and other such stuff ((to my knowledge)) ~~ it really has no idea that file ItemA.hak 42kb created on 27/01/10 at 01:00 is any different from file ItemA.hak 42kb created on 27/01/10 at 01:00 .... ... even though they could be two completely different things....
.... just my view on it....
.....and I'm likely to be told here the hundreds of ways auto-updates work... well IMO nothing gets close to doing the work yourself and feeling the achievement when it's finished (and you can't shout at the microphone because "the computer" screwed it up... it can't hear you.. it doesn't care.. it is just a machine, a collection of non-sentinent electrons (for now anyway)..... .....
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Post by daveyeisley on Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:54 am

RustyDios wrote:
well IMO nothing gets close to doing the work yourself and feeling the achievement when it's finished (and you can't shout at the microphone because "the computer" screwed it up... it can't hear you.. it doesn't care.. it is just a machine, a collection of non-sentinent electrons (for now anyway)..... .....

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Back on topic, I think worldgate rocks.... the CEP updater... not so much, but it was still easier than doing it myself.
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