Blizzard Downloader

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by I'mAMac, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

    I'mAMac

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    #1
    Is there any way to speed this thing up? It is painfully slow, I'm sitting around 800 KB/s and its going to take at least 3 more hours and im 33% done. Right now im on Win7 but on OS X i was getting around 1GB/s+.
     
  2. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

    QuantumLo0p

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    #2
    Assuming you're not trying to play while it is downloading, try these...

    From a support article:
    Toggle the Don't throttle background download option in the Downloader.
    In the Blizzard Downloader window; click on View then Preferences, check the Don't throttle background download option. Please note that this will decrease system performance but should greatly increase your download speeds.

    Try checking/unchecking the Enable Peer-to-Peer Transfer option and see if that helps. It is recommended that you enable peer-to-peer for the most optimal download speeds. In some cases, disabling peer-to-peer has actually increased the download rate for players.
     
  3. cubist macrumors 68020

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    #3
    Be patient.

    The downloader is just plain slow. Maybe Blizz will update their Commodore 64 to a thrift-store 486 one of these days, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

    The competitors aren't much better. It took me 9 hours to install DDO on a PC. It took 14 hours to install LOTRO. Guild Wars has an incremental-installation feature which gets you playing quickly.
     
  4. I'mAMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    I'mAMac

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    #4
    Yeah I used to play GW and I liked the background download feature. Thanks for the tips but its just slow as hell anyway
     

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