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Updates: would a patch be possible to reduce file size?

Posted: Wed, 7th Feb 2007, 7:09pm

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leonado2

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Not so much a preset, but an update request. Unfortunatly, some of us are still stuck with dial up and when it comes to software updates which are always a full install, it can be a pain in that it takes around 6 hours for 69MB and thats as long as it doesn't drop out 5mins before the end and have to start all over again.

Being as the Software is always being improved with updates which is a good thing, maybe it could be split into several Zip packages or even Patch updates, rather than having to completely re-install all the time.
This would be a great help to any Dial up users like me.

wink
Posted: Thu, 8th Feb 2007, 12:59am

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Axeman

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I highly recommend getting a download manager that can pause and resume downloads. I spent years on dial-up, and would use a download manager, where you can drop in all the things you want to download, then I would start it downloading when I went to bed. Next orning you get up and, BAM! your stuff is downloaded. And if the connection died halfway through the download, then you still have that half, and can resume the download from there next chance you get.


Are you on Mac or PC? If you are on Mac, check out iGetter. Its shareware, but is fully functional so you can try it out for free, and is very easy to use. If you are on PC, someone else can offer a recommendation, I am sure.


Maybe they will decide to release a patch update, but in the meantime, this can make your life a whole lot easier.
Posted: Thu, 8th Feb 2007, 7:09am

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leonado2

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I'm on a PC, I'll scan the web and look out for a download manager for PC. Hopefully it will help on downloading as you say.

Please consider patches or split zip files though, FX team.
Patches are used quite a lot on most software, because as the software improves, so it gets bigger and bigger, and I'm sure no one realy wants to keep re-installing a whole program.
Not when we want to be having fun using this excellent Software.

Regards. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 8th Feb 2007, 12:14pm

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Mellifluous

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I used to use GetRight. It's good and easy to use, and the trial is fully functional.