Well, I've got to bitch for a second. The stupid pre-downloader for this game is driving me nuts. I run it for like 5 minutes, and it just closes: no error, no exception, no sign that anything went wrong except that it just gone.

You can pick up where you left off, but I've been downloading it as much as I've been able to (I don't have the best bandwidth), and I'm just over 60% done. That is after over a week.

I've tried Admin mode, Safe mode, no anti-virus. I've got a ticket in with Blizzard, but... eh... not really sure what to expect there.

Okay. A little bit of seething and I feel better... okay that's not true: I'm pissed.

Blizzard! Diablo or GTFO!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/05/2012 at 04:33pm

Have you had problems with this game or others too? What version of Windows? Vista? Frustrating either direction. Recently installed 7 and it works really well. Old hardware?

Tungsten   Post Author wrote on 05/05/2012 at 08:56pm

windows 7, newer hardware, never had a problem before with anything, let alone a downloader. If it was the game itself, it would be a little easier to swallow... but the downloader? I've downloaded millions of things, but Blizzard has to make it complicated.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/05/2012 at 08:57pm

Yeah, sounds like you are doing everything right then. Totally sucks, hope it all works by the 15th.

Tungsten   Post Author wrote on 05/06/2012 at 03:33pm

Up to 4.78GB. Just 2.82GB to go before the 15th.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/06/2012 at 07:43pm

Awesome, upgrade from your 28.8 soon! :)

Tungsten   Post Author wrote on 05/06/2012 at 08:09pm

I'm still running through AOL Online. I've got to reinstall though... where's that floppy disk...

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/08/2012 at 12:56am

Hmmm sort of formatted over all mine.

Tungsten   Post Author wrote on 05/08/2012 at 01:25am

Oh man, I used to use to use those for everything. I had cases full of AOL diskettes reappropriated to hold 1/40th of a rar file for some game that I *borrowed* from a friend.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/08/2012 at 02:13am

Totally. As you were talking about AOL the first thing I was reminded of was the disks I formatted and put Wolf 3D and Doom on. I had more disks than HD back then and the best way to get them was AOL. Well certainly the cheapest.

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