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Cyc33
03-16-2010, 07:31 AM
I bought the supreme commander 2 box a while ago and after i installed the game from the disc which took a few seconds, fine, steam started updating it, i felt like i bought the box to install steam and download the entire game off of steam instead. Can someone say why the updates have to be so large if you buy the box and tell me how the download works, i mean is the data sent compressed and unpacked by steam or what?

smc8788
03-16-2010, 07:59 AM
How big is the download? The entire game is around 4GB, so the patches should only be a tiny fraction of that. If it's downloading the whole game but you want to install it from the disc, try here:

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=5357-FSQM-0382

Cyc33
03-16-2010, 09:48 AM
How big is the download? The entire game is around 4GB, so the patches should only be a tiny fraction of that. If it's downloading the whole game but you want to install it from the disc, try here:

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=5357-FSQM-0382

um 4GB if thats true the download should be a lot more than i thought, it only installed about 500MB from the disc so i assumed the download would be smaller, 1 hour later, only 20MB and one percent later, yah slow internet, proved me wrong and i looked at the box and it said 4.5GB for full install so only 500MB from the disc means...

Apheirox
03-16-2010, 10:19 AM
Use the search instead of opening a new topic. This has already been debated in several threads.

Cyc33
03-16-2010, 11:35 AM
Use the search instead of opening a new topic. This has already been debated in several threads.

sorry, just joined forums and doing this off my phone, not the easiest/fastest way just saw the others, would like confirmation if the steam instructions reduce download, i'm not going to be able to test anything for 2 days, i'm out of my province.