Downloading the Halo 3 beta

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  1. peeman

    peeman Well-Known Member

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    so out of interest how long do you guys think this is gonna take to download, its gonna have 3 maps and as i assume none of it is on the crackdown disc its gonna be a massiveeeeeeee download, and with everyone trying to get it at the same time surely it will be really slow

    so does anyone have any thoughts on this, it launches at 8am in the UK so i think i'm gonna start downloading before i come to work
     
  2. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Oh, this is up for download now?

    I oughta give it a go.
     
  3. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    Still two more days, isn't it?
     
  4. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    I have not received a single email from MS about me getting my Code to redeem. I got back in on the First Way of the 3, just saying I was in, nothing since.
     
  5. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    Anyone know if rented crackdown games will still let you play the beta?I know i'll need to keep the disc to play it, but since blockbuster doesn't do the whole late fee thing I may be able to keep it for acouple weeks.
     
  6. peeman

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    yeh it starts may 16th wednesday

    i think a rented copy should work yeh, its just the disc you need to download the beta
     
  7. Prowl2000

    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed TFW2005 Supporter

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    I can only imagine how slow the download for the beta will be this week. yikes.
     
  8. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    Exactly. It probably won't really be that large, i'll say under 1.25 gigs, but the amount of people all getting it on Wed will make it go sllloowwww.
     
  9. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    I'm expecting it to be hammered but I'm also expecting that MS knows its going to be hammered. There'll most likley be huge gaps in said hammering though. I expect people to hold vigel for the 2 am start, the 6-10 am before work downloaders, and the 4-10pm after work downloaders. I'll get it around 10 am and if I don't feel like doing anything on my 360 I'll just shut it down and let it continue downloading that way, I'm assuming Crackdown won't have to be up and running during the whole download though.

    I don't think its going to be a large download but then again some recent demos have been large beyond the demo (Blacksite) and the Shadowrun beta was just under 1 gig with two maps and had a 1 gig update too.
     
  10. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    You need Crackdown to actually play it as well. It is not a standalone install. It is launched from the Crackdown disc.
     
  11. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    It's 911.17 MB. I'm downloading it now thanks to an invite in my PM box at bungie.net. Damn shame I didn't check earlier.
     
  12. Mr. Wholesome

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    I'm surprised it's under 1GB. But for the regular Joe's like me who will be downloading it on the 16 it wil take quite a while. Just look at how long it took to DL the new Crackdown goodies on the release day, and it was only like 812MB.
     
  13. McBradders

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    Crackdown was 88meg and it took me 5 minutes :/
     
  14. Mr. Wholesome

    Mr. Wholesome WWOD What Would Ops Do?

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    Ahh, I knew it was a small number but for some reason thought it was around 812. But it took me forever to DL even though I have the fastest available speed from Comcast and a direct connection to my modem. Huh, weird.:confused: 
     
  15. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    Nothign in mine which sucks. I better have a email when I wake up having a code.
     
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    Any UK people able to download this yet?
     
  17. Tech Spec

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    I was on the Xbox Live forums and UK peeps already downloaded it and playing it. Also the Bungie.net Web Site is showing 7,000 + players right now.

    Wish I could play this, but I ain't paying $60 to get a game just to get the demo.
     
  18. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    i'm guessing you wont be able to get 2 people on the same xbox online with this.... maybe you will. halo 2 let you do that right?
     
  19. BMGFX

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    GameTrailers had split screen online multiplayer videos, so I think you'll be able to do it.
     
  20. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    sounds like thursday could be fully booked.
     

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