Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blacklight: Retribution's Latest Patch Takes Forever To Download

Blacklight: Retribution recently had an update. I'm not sure when they released it but, when I tried to patch my copy of the game, the launcher was downloading the update at an extremely slow speed. I left it downloading for 30 minutes but the amount of data it was able to download was only 0.03%.


I didn't know what the actual download speed was but 0.03% in 30 minutes is beyond slow. I cancelled it and tried again but the result was the same. My launcher's patch progress bar wasn't moving and I didn't think it would. So, I cancelled it again and closed my launcher.

I went to the official forum to see what's going on with this ridiculously slow patch and I wasn't the only one who experienced it. Unfortunately, the developers of Blacklight: Retribution didn't release a manual patch for this particular update which kinda sucks because a manual patch would have been very helpful.

In any case, I followed one of the suggestions posted in the forum and that is to uninstall, re-download the latest full release and re-install Blacklight: Retribution. Since my copy of the game runs in STEAM, I simply uninstalled and re-installed the game.

Re-installing Blacklight: Retribution took many hours but it was still faster than trying to patch it through the launcher. Having to uninstall, re-download and re-install the game to make it work was kinda extreme but it was the only way I could patch or update my copy of Blacklight: Retribution.

Anyway, if you are having problems patching your copy of Blacklight: Retribution then why not try re-installing it using the latest full release. It may take a while but, at least, it will not take forever. LOL!

26 comments:

  1. One of my friend experience this kind of slow down loading on her net cafe now. I will share your post to her so that she will know or maybe tell her technician to do some re-installing. Thanks for this sir.

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  2. Sometimes, reinstalling is better than waiting for some kinks to be ironed out. Happy Gaming!

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  3. Mga online talaga problema yan. Kaya di ako nag lalaro ng online.

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  4. My cousin is so addicted to this game. Until now, I stiill havent had the interest in these. Haha!

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  5. Re-installs are the best ways to fix update problems, but they can be the most painful if you've got a lot of data already. I'd rather not update my Skyrim rather than re-install it!

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  6. I am not a fan of this kind of games.. But my two brothers are! Even up to now that they're in their mid-20s and late 20s they still love playing these kind of stuffs..

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  7. Wow thanks for posting this! I'll try this game soon! Having this kind of problem really sucks. I happened to be an owner of computer shop so I know what you feel. :P

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  8. If there will be a torrent download, I think it can be much more faster. I experience the same thing with some of the FPS games I am playing.

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  9. Reinstalling is always the better way :) Hope I am as patient as others who will really wait hours or even days just to download a game...

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  10. 0.03% in 30 minutes?!?! That's just crazy!

    I'm not really familiar with the game, but I hope that you didn't lose any of your saved progress there. I've seen it happen to my brother. Not fun at all.

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  11. I'm not a hardcore gamer; but I know how addicting online games can be. I'm trying so hard not to be hooked on Hayday, for instance! Nyahah!

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  12. Yeah, i know the feeling of waiting of what seems to be forever in installing and specially downloading huge file stuff. Good thing you survived the venture into installing this game :)

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  13. just when I found pinoy players online and that Im getting 8 kills from 2 kills... they make a damn patch that takes forever. Same thing happens on my end..

    ive tried downloading the updated install torrent.

    ive also tried installing a fresh game from steam

    no avail patching takes forever

    tsk tsk

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    1. when I re-installed the game in STEAM, the patched went through faster...

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    2. True 2 mins to me was 4 percent

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  14. i've had this as well, then later on my patcher couldn't patch, so i'm reinstalling the game.
    im here because it's taking approximatly 50 hours in total. so yeah.. :C

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  15. Well, my internet is absolutely shit because it took me over 7 hours to download Blacklight. I'm not doing that for a game. Developers need to make a solution. I'm pissed! >:(

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  16. I was at 5.6 percent in 3 min i got a good computer still nothing happend

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  17. I got the latest version on steam (It is may 2013 now) and I still have a massive patch. I literally got the game this afternoon. Should I download it again? I only downloaded it this morning.

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  18. this game is awesome the wait is worth it

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  19. in 35 minutes i had 4.8% that still really bad so i'm going to reinstall the game an see if that works

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  20. to pe about 5 minutes i had 23% :)

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  21. 0.2% in 40 minutes.....super super super very very very extreme slow T T

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