View Full Version : America's Army Demo

04-07-2002, 12:31:35
It's that free game based on the unreal engine, that will make you join the US Army. It's a massive 203Mb download :eek:

See news item on frontpage.

(oh and I'm working on integrating comments with the news.. :bash: )

04-07-2002, 12:34:58
Free is good. :D

04-07-2002, 13:15:53
what kind of guy is going to join the army if they need the kind of high-speed connection to do a 203mb download?

THe US army will be full of 1337 h4x0rs

04-07-2002, 13:32:44
Only takes a few hours on my Cable Modem if I get a sweet connection and that's only 128K.

04-07-2002, 13:40:38
Only. Hours. If.

04-07-2002, 13:50:24
Compared to a modem where it'd take days.

04-07-2002, 13:56:44
Yep :D.

04-07-2002, 13:57:56
If they got a sweet connection and Windows didn't crash...

04-07-2002, 13:58:37
They should use GetRight anyway.

04-07-2002, 13:59:11
Who should and what is it?

04-07-2002, 14:02:05
Your 100-0 attempts really are poor today.

04-07-2002, 14:03:48
I don't know what it is. You have mistaken me for someone who knows stuff about software.

04-07-2002, 14:05:35
:hmm: you have mistaken me for someone who thinks you can’t use a search engine.

04-07-2002, 14:07:28
OK I looked, looks like it does what the inbuilt Opera download manager does.

04-07-2002, 14:15:36
Including segmented downloading? I don’t remember Opera doing that.

04-07-2002, 14:34:59
What's the difference between segmented and just starting and stopping the download when you are online?

I couldn't find a proper features list.

04-07-2002, 14:54:30
Segmented is downloading different bits of the file from different servers simultaneously. Handy if one server is swamped.

04-07-2002, 14:55:24
Ah, that's what e-donkey does.

04-07-2002, 14:57:18
download managers are for the bandwidth-less ... :lol:

04-07-2002, 14:58:11
Yes, that's what Sean was saying.

04-07-2002, 14:58:49
Mike and I are on the same connection type, IIRC.

04-07-2002, 14:59:08

05-07-2002, 00:02:05
Qaj says: Makes me happy that I'm going to work tomorrow instead of having the day off like 90% of the rest of the country. DS3 connections and Zip250 disks :) Mua ha ha!

So it only took you a month and a half to finally post my news story, huh Nav? :D :D

(edit: damn cookies)

05-07-2002, 00:27:53
203MB. I once downloaded the STV: Elite Force demo in 8 hours (total) by dial-up. It was 108MB. What really helps is Gozilla, which allows a pause in the download, which is inevitable with dial-up.

05-07-2002, 08:42:33
Originally posted by Lady_of_Chicken
So it only took you a month and a half to finally post my news story, huh Nav? Qaj. Don't you check your email? :confused:

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
05-07-2002, 16:18:38
I did, and I supplied you with the link that you wanted to the original Washington Post article. In fact, I sent it both to the Counterglow news address and to what I assume is your personal or work address. Possibly it didn't send, since my email is a little flaky at time :hmm:

Sadly, right now I can't tell if you sent me a further email and just plain forgot about it, since my email site is down *grrrrrr*

But on a lighter note, 26 minutes 20 seconds to download 203Mb from 3Dgamers :D :D It might not be great for a DS3 connection, but it beats 56k hands down :)

05-07-2002, 22:36:34
I'm afraid I was really busy, I sent you a further email... a copy of which I've just PM'd you. Sorry for any confusion!

06-07-2002, 20:56:07
I had the full price version of German Army, but I uninstalled it after I plaeyd it almost every day for 15 months. Very realistic, but no time compression - it sucked.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
08-07-2002, 20:06:14
Well, DL'ed the Army game, and it won't work on my old 500Mhz Compaq running Win98. No surprise there when the recommended specs are something like a 1.4GHz P4 with 512Mb of memory and Win ME/2k/XP... :rolleyes:

Guess I'll have to wait until the end of the week when I should finally have enough parts to put together my new PC!