Download vs. DVD

The game Might & Magic: Heroes VII, developed by Limbic Entertainment.

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Download vs. DVD

Postby Kalah » Sep 29 2015, 12:32

I am currently downloading Heroes VII from Steam at 6.2MB/s, still it takes a long time. Digital distribution is great, but for the really big games I still see a future for physical copies - especially if you don't have quick broadband connections. How about you? Are you downloading it or getting a DVD? What can you tell us about installation times?
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Re: Download vs. DVD

Postby gourley4p » Sep 29 2015, 14:30

Well, I preloaded in Uplay already. But I will not be home from work for another 7 hours to load the patch.

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Re: Download vs. DVD

Postby Aemaeth » Sep 29 2015, 14:38

Hi all,

I'm a bit diseappointed because I'll be delivered tomorrow afternoon. And I will download the patch with 300Kb/s (5h to get it) from my house in a far away countryside of France :)

I was hoping to be delivered today... gonna watch movies until UPS come home :)

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Re: Download vs. DVD

Postby Marzhin » Sep 29 2015, 15:21

Unfortunately, in this case even buyers of the physical version will still have to download a rather huge day-1 patch, as was explained in this blog post.

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Re: Download vs. DVD

Postby Kalah » Sep 29 2015, 16:44

@Marzhin: Hence my nagging Ubisoft about torrents the last 4 years.
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Re: Download vs. DVD

Postby gourley4p » Sep 29 2015, 20:45

Getting 2.8 to 2.9 MB/s right now.

Edited to add that roughly 1/3 downloaded in the last five minutes.

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Re: Download vs. DVD

Postby Humakt » Sep 30 2015, 15:06

Can't really download a collector's edition of the game, so physical for me.
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Re: Download vs. DVD

Postby Panda Tar » Sep 30 2015, 15:20

Don't prices vary too much when going from one to another? There this 'default' pricing used in my country whenever you go to a store buying a game. Sometimes it's way above of what you can get on Steam or all the way around, much cheaper than online store & deliver.
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Re: Download vs. DVD

Postby Aemaeth » Sep 30 2015, 16:52

Got The CE today... I just have to dl the entire patch... -_-'' I will play in few days.... OMFG can't wait :)


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