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h4p4xh4p4x Member Posts: 35 Arc User
Anyone else getting this after logging out? :o
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  • rattler2rattler2 Member, Moderators, Star Trek Online Moderator Posts: 55,863 Community Moderator
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    Begun... the prepatch has.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
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  • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 9,898 Arc User
    Welcome, new player!

    STO Geezers know this is the pre-loading of content for the next season / expansion, so that the servers are not overloaded when it is released. A little pain now for a lot less pain on release day.
  • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,870 Arc User
    Simply stop it prepatching until the day before.

    Or disregard it completely as going by the past few prepatches it won't actually speed up the patching process on release of VIL.
  • baddmoonrizinbaddmoonrizin Member Posts: 7,804 Community Moderator
    Victory is Life is coming! /Thread
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  • meimeitoomeimeitoo Member Posts: 12,395 Arc User
    Why is the stupid loader re-patching the same 5G chunk after I exit the game?!
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  • jbmonroejbmonroe Member Posts: 809 Arc User
    I saw mine get to 359K, decide it had had enough, and stop. It's probably running a checksum versus an index just in case the 5B file changes before the release.
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  • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,870 Arc User
    Usual story for a big content update.

    Prepatch doesn't function properly so you're better off stopping it from doing anything until just before the contents actually due to arrive and even then patch day arrives and you still have to download the entire thing all over again.
  • shinku#4469 shinku Member Posts: 164 Arc User
    Do I have to download the entire 5.1GB all at once or do it a little at a time?
    I don't want to lose progress.
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  • tigerariestigeraries Member Posts: 3,482 Arc User
    edited June 2018
    I do it at night before sleep... that way it'll dl till complete.

    if you stop mid way... next time the DL patch size still stays the same... not sure if it gets to the parts it previously downloaded will it skip it.
  • thevampinatorthevampinator Member Posts: 637 Arc User
    edited June 2018
    Just cancel it, its a bug you don't need to download it. Its what I do
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,813 Arc User
    Pre-patching, totally normal before new seasons and expansions
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    • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 4,668 Arc User
      Do it now and it get it over with then you don't have to wait for it to download after maintenance on Tuesday at a much slower pace. The only wait you'll have then is it being patched into the main game files, which will be vastly quicker.
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    • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,870 Arc User
      Cancel it now but let it run its course on the 4th on the off chance the prepatch will actually get used when the game updates on the 5th.
    • baddmoonrizinbaddmoonrizin Member Posts: 7,804 Community Moderator
      Even though pre-patching happens with every major update (season/expansion), people still seem surprised and/or confused by it, and want to talk about it. A lot. In their own individual threads. So, I'm re-opening this one and all of them are getting merged here from now on.
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    • meimeitoomeimeitoo Member Posts: 12,395 Arc User
      Even though pre-patching happens with every major update (season/expansion), people still seem surprised and/or confused by it, and want to talk about it. A lot. In their own individual threads. So, I'm re-opening this one and all of them are getting merged here from now on.


      You seem to be missing an important difference: patching is now occurring, not after you played the game, but (also) at startup of the launcher!
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    • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,870 Arc User
      I had a small launcher update today of 48mb or so, not too uncommon for those to happen.

      Only game related patch is the 9gigs on exit.
    • thevampinatorthevampinator Member Posts: 637 Arc User
      Desided I want to prepatch it but problem is it closes after it starts pre patching how do you get it to work?
    • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,870 Arc User
      If it closes then in theory you've already got the patch thats available, I let it patch over night last night and after getting the phoenix box today had the launcher popup and close after exitting the game.

      In practice don't hold your breath as the previous prepatching for me has almost always resulted in having to download the entire thing over again anyway.

      One option is to switch to ondemand patching and you'll get less of the big patch but might be requires to sit about while missions and whatnot are loaded up. If you're going to do sector BZ stuff this probably isnt a great idea as there doesn't seem to be a solo option for them meaning by the time you get that done you'll just have to leave right away.

      I was hoping that they finally got this system working as I think PS4 gets a patch today for delta recruits, is also in the middle of the MI event and has no system of prepatch.

      Sadly I've just opened the launcher to get the game updated and have been met by a 5 gig patch that it's trying to download at the moment.
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