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Vorastra

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Free DLC for Red Dragon.




 

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Going against thread as not free, but if you enjoy games like that, Men of War Assault Squad 2 is probably one of the best balanced "realistic" RTS I've played: https://store.steampowered.com/app/244450/Men_of_War_Assault_Squad_2/
Goes on special for R35 at times.
 

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Free until the 10th March.
 

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Free until the 10th March.
Just a heads up on this.

it's a 30GB download, followed by a 58GB patch.
 

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That's somewhat bizarre. Why not just replace the version you download initially?

So I checked it out on Reddit where a dude did a fairly excellent breakdown of why their patches are so big. Too big to get into, but essentially:

If a file contains:
1) helmet
2) sword

And the new file for whatever reason has
1) sword
2) helmet

Then it’s a mismatch and needs to be redownloaded. But that reference is made across countless files, meaning they all get downloaded.

In one example, a 30kb change became a ~500mb patch.

I think they use the same developers as COD for their patches
 

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So I checked it out on Reddit where a dude did a fairly excellent breakdown of why their patches are so big. Too big to get into, but essentially:

If a file contains:
1) helmet
2) sword

And the new file for whatever reason has
1) sword
2) helmet

Then it’s a mismatch and needs to be redownloaded. But that reference is made across countless files, meaning they all get downloaded.

In one example, a 30kb change became a ~500mb patch.

I think they use the same developers as COD for their patches
"Delta patching" is a common joke in their office.
 

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Ancestors Legacy Free Peasant Edition​

 

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