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a 50mb patch should not take 45 minutes to install. with a SSD

am watching the install process atm , trough monitoring and the game is fully decompiling and recompiling at 200mb/s to install your 3 fixes.... that totally unacceptable and unprofessional


1000s of people are complaining on steam forums


my computer si totally frozen cuz its READING the texture pck at 150m/s disk usage 90%
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I think this might be a steam issue. My GOG patch took a few minutes to apply.

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further more it only READ , and never wroth a single bit during the whole precess you can see the 0 in my pic

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After downloading the Community Update 11 that took just under 7 hours to complete when the downloading of the update was done in about 30 minutes, I have been unpacking the most recent 51.5 MB update for the last 45 minutes. This is absolutely unacceptable. The download will 20 minutes or so to preallocate space, then it will download in a relatively decent time, then it will take close to an hour to unpack the update. No other game I have ever come across has this issue. What is wrong with the way your files are structured Larian?

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Originally Posted by KillerRabbit
I think this might be a steam issue. My GOG patch took a few minutes to apply.

So, they finally fixed that issue on GOG only to give it to Steam people? Serves those DRM lovers well! grin

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It angered me so bad when the game told me I hadn't enough space for 50mb even though I had literally 40gb free on my disk that I uninstalled BG3 and will probably play again after the holiday. I am deadly serious.

In the meantime, as the game doesn't allow crossplay between PC and MAC, my friends and I are playing Divinity Original Sin 2 instead.

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For me it's stuck at 100% and won't finish I have downloaded 2.37 GB patch lol

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Originally Posted by Choosen of KEK
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I think this might be a steam issue. My GOG patch took a few minutes to apply.

So, they finally fixed that issue on GOG only to give it to Steam people? Serves those DRM lovers well! grin


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I am sorry that people are frustrated. But, yeah, this seems to be Steam's fault. It seems that with BG3 at least the 'GOG delay' is gone. I get the patches the same time the steam folks do.

But I do believe Steam is evil itself wink

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Steam has caused me issues for each patch. I just re install the game each time now, not going to bother wasting time to update when I know it won't work.

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Steam? It does this for me as well. I just re install instead of updating, still takes ages to allocate but not as long for the rest.

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What Zarna said. I think you should tell Steam to fix this.

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A lot of games on Steam seem to take longer to preallocate the space then to actually download and install. I'd call it a Steam problem because other services like Epic, Origin or Gog, don't seem to have this problem and just immediately start downloading and installing the game.

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Set it to download before sleep, when you wake up, it's all done!!

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People have been complaining about the Steam preallocation thing for years. I'm pessimistic about it changing. :|


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Originally Posted by vometia
People have been complaining about the Steam preallocation thing for years. I'm pessimistic about it changing. :|


Yeah, there must be a reason they do it however I don't know what that reason is. For a conspiracy we can just assume they are scanning our entire hard drive and selling all the info to shady secret organizations for evil purposes.

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they trade it to me for popcorn.

seriously though, its a big issue on steam. and its cross platform issue on steam. beyond just preallocation. on nix we often spend longer to process vulkan shaders than download, that rev the hardware. example tombraider - shadow of ... so yea. frustrating as it is, this isnt larian's falt and it was frustrating on steam forums trying to problem solve with people who threw tantrums rather than answer questions. i wish we could follow up on the result its a steam issue, and point our frustration in the proper direction. instead it lands on the doors of affected developers

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Originally Posted by vometia
People have been complaining about the Steam preallocation thing for years. I'm pessimistic about it changing. :|


I own over 600 games on steam and over 1500 game total across multiple planform , I never encountered that kind of problem before. its UNIQUE to LARIAN BG3

when is the last time you downloaded a 50mb patch and it took you 45 minutes to install it ?

I demand EXAMPLES.

I play video games 15 hours per day since the last 17 years.

never saw that in my life.

totally unacceptable and unprofessional

fix your shit.

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Originally Posted by Evil_it_Self
Originally Posted by vometia
People have been complaining about the Steam preallocation thing for years. I'm pessimistic about it changing. :|


I own over 600 games on steam and over 1500 game total across multiple planform , I never encountered that kind of problem before. its UNIQUE to LARIAN BG3

when is the last time you downloaded a 50mb patch and it took you 45 minutes to install it ?

I demand EXAMPLES.

I play video games 15 hours per day since the last 17 years.

never saw that in my life.

totally unacceptable and unprofessional

fix your shit.


No, it's not unique. Creative Assembly's games have all this issue. When Total War Warhammer 2 wants to install a patch, no matter how big it is, it just asks for a stupid amount of free space on your disk every single time. And the unpacking takes ages.

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Originally Posted by Nyanko
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Originally Posted by vometia
People have been complaining about the Steam preallocation thing for years. I'm pessimistic about it changing. :|


I own over 600 games on steam and over 1500 game total across multiple planform , I never encountered that kind of problem before. its UNIQUE to LARIAN BG3

when is the last time you downloaded a 50mb patch and it took you 45 minutes to install it ?

I demand EXAMPLES.

I play video games 15 hours per day since the last 17 years.

never saw that in my life.

totally unacceptable and unprofessional

fix your shit.


No, it's not unique. Creative Assembly's games have all this issue. When Total War Warhammer 2 wants to install a patch, no matter how big it is, it just asks for a stupid amount of free space on your disk every single time. And the unpacking takes ages.


echoed ive encountered allocation elsewhere. equally what may be fine for me suffers for another. so "i never saw this before bg3" comments.... welcome to steam finally.

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Seems Steam has noticed and possibly fixed the pre-allocation issue with the December 7th update of the client: wink
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Improved preallocation disk space performance when installing or updating content


Though I'm a GOG fan myself and instead we're having this issue. cry

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