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64 Bit client = 30Gb+?

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So 64-Bit client is confirmed for the February 8th patch 

 

This might be a stupid question, but however my question is...will it be like a "hot-fix" basically or will we have to re-download the entire game?

I've never played a game that has done something like this before, so i can't really guess what'll happen. 

 

 

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Zedonia   

The client is not the whole game. You will have to download some MB as usual and thats it. Dont worry, it wont be several GB data.

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iMonroe   

I don't think it would be a complete new client just for 64bit. There are games out there that has both 32bit & 64bit on a single client. Where it gave you the option which one you wanted to use.

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Yndril   

The 64-bit client from Korea is about 200MB big, imagine ours will be a little bigger, maybe 220MB? So no, you won't have to download the whole game again. Think of the client like huge manual telling your computer how to read, use and store the data of the game.

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Koragg   

only thing i'm wondering about is if it's going to improve the gameplay and how much.

Edited by Koragg

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Current client is about 248MB so 64b should close to the same. When they accidentally pushed it a couple weeks ago I only launched it once. I didn't see much improvement in performance. But then my performance isn't bad now. /shrug

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no, its just around 700-800mb.  

it will be 2 clients in one.

 

(according to last week when they deployed bin64 to everyone)

Edited by MorganClaus

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Yndril   
7 hours ago, MorganClaus said:

no, its just around 700-800mb.  

it will be 2 clients in one.

 

(according to last week when they deployed bin64 to everyone)

The patch might be that size (they're adding two raids after all), but the client is not going to be that big.

What do you mean by 2 in 1? There are two separate clients, two separate executables? The launcher might give you the option to run either, but that doesn't make it 2 in 1.

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Cesura   

By  "2-in-1" people are afraid that ALL the games files are built into the client itself and you'll need to redownload all 30-something gigs to use the new client and delete all the old game files. (Some games have this issue) 

 

But in this game, all the files the game needs to run (The assets and sounds and enviroments and such) are packed into separate archives from the EXE, so that is what makes it "2-in-1" Yes, that's not factually the case, but most people wouldn't know that if they don't go digging around their installation folders; to them, the client and files are just one giant 30 gig black box that is thought of as the "client" and having to redownload all of that would be a little scary. 

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