- Sep 25, 2008
Just to be clear, install =/= download. Installing is when you already have all the data, and you're just creating the files necessary for playing.Nalgas D. Lemur said:Once again, someone has already beat me to my initial reaction, right there in the very first post. While I was reading it, I was thinking, "Meanwhile, back on my PC, TFU had a 30 GB install..." I wish it had only taken 40 minutes, though. Grabbing that at 140 kB/s (hooray for DSL) took more than just making a sandwich to pass the time. It was easily at least two or three whole sandwiches. Did I say sandwiches? I meant days.SupahGamuh said:Consoles and their puny installs. We pc gamers are already used to this, but also Steam let us pre install the game days before it's official release. And kudos for Sony, letting the game install as you play it's a good move, although I'm wondering why this hasn't been a standard for PS3 games already.
If I had a PS3, I'd go and make a sandwich myself while waiting for the 10gb install to finish.
(And for a pretty mediocre game, too. At least it was marked way down on sale, so it was fun enough to be worth the low price, but not so much the bandwidth.)
As for the PS3, the huge install is not technically required, it's possible to simply read everything from the disk, but the result of that is having absolutely obscene load times. In the long run, you'll save a lot more time if you install it.