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How big is the completed .Dat File?

VortigonVortigon PerthMember Posts: 723 Uncommon

What is the total size of a completed download for the .Dat file?

Seem to get conflicted info from various sites.

so far I'm on 12.7 GB

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  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshMember Posts: 6,040 Uncommon
    Mine is 12.7 gigs.
  • VortigonVortigon PerthMember Posts: 723 Uncommon

    Strange - I am on 12.76 GB already but still about 25% of bar to go.

    :(

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshMember Posts: 6,040 Uncommon
    Maybe I should be the one with the sad face.
  • satire3rdsatire3rd Powell, WYMember Posts: 16

    13.38 for me. I had a small update today.

    I think the % includes download, compression and other things, not just a percentage of download.

  • SalmonManSalmonMan AucklandMember Posts: 119 Uncommon
    Yep, 13.39 here. Although,as noted, that includes the few patches / updates since installed.
  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshMember Posts: 6,040 Uncommon

    Heh, I'm redownloading the client to a second folder just in case.

     

    But yeah, I see that there is a big fat temp file that the downloader creates, so that is probably why yours looks like it's going to be so big.

  • ThrennieThrennie LeedsMember Posts: 107

    Originally posted by Vortigon

    Strange - I am on 12.76 GB already but still about 25% of bar to go.
    :(

    It's very misleading and the final 25% goes real quick.

    And yes, as others have said the complete download is just over 13Gb in size.

  • KidonKidon SesimbraMember Posts: 399 Uncommon

    13.398.556kB

    Atm, last updated 4+ hours ago i think

  • ArawulfArawulf Guest Writer Freeland, MIMember Posts: 558 Uncommon

    ".Dat" file


     


    I lol'd

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshMember Posts: 6,040 Uncommon

    Oh, I see now.

     

    13,387,874 kilobytes. This equals 12.7 gigs.

     

    So they are the same numbers really.

  • Saxx0nSaxx0n PR/Brand Manager BitBox Ltd. Hell, CAMember Posts: 918 Uncommon
    They are dropping new builds constantly. Keep checking by opening your launcher occasionally.
  • aesperusaesperus Hamshire, NVMember Posts: 5,135 Uncommon

    Originally posted by Saxx0n

    They are dropping new builds constantly. Keep checking by opening your launcher occasionally.

    This ^

     

    You should have ~ 13 Gigs. Possibly a bit more. However, ya they are constantly updating the game, so expect to be downloading a small patch or few before playing tomorrow. Anet's always liked sleeping in multiple smaller updates rather than doing it all at once. If I remember corrently, GW1 (a 7 year old game), has only every had ~3 maintenance days.

  • QSatuQSatu WarsawMember Posts: 1,741 Uncommon
    You should have 12.7 Gb. Not over 13 GB. If you want to see how much space takes GW2 folder just right click it. 


    1 gigabit = 1 048 576 kilobits

  • VortigonVortigon PerthMember Posts: 723 Uncommon

    Thanks all - I hate this slow connection I have. :)

  • aesperusaesperus Hamshire, NVMember Posts: 5,135 Uncommon

    Originally posted by QSatu

    You should have 12.7 Gb. Not over 13 GB. If you want to see how much space takes GW2 folder just right click it. 


    1 gigabit = 1 048 576 kilobits

    Weird... mine shows:

    13,390,751 KB for the .dat

    Then again, mine's currently up-to-date, so maybe that's why. I did use the same client from an earlier beta, though, so that might also have something to do w/ it. However, I did a test login and it says I'm good to go for a few hours from now, so hopefully it works, lol.

  • Fir3lineFir3line LisbonMember Posts: 767

    Originally posted by aesperus


    Originally posted by QSatu

    You should have 12.7 Gb. Not over 13 GB. If you want to see how much space takes GW2 folder just right click it. 



    1 gigabit = 1 048 576 kilobits

    Weird... mine shows:

    13,390,751 KB for the .dat

    Then again, mine's currently up-to-date, so maybe that's why. I did use the same client from an earlier beta, though, so that might also have something to do w/ it. However, I did a test login and it says I'm good to go for a few hours from now, so hopefully it works, lol.

    kilobit

     

    1 byte = 8 bits

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  • mithossmithoss Sankt AugustinMember Posts: 212 Uncommon
    um, what is this all about? who cares how big it is? as long as the game runs its fine. Besides does clustersize ring any bells?
  • aesperusaesperus Hamshire, NVMember Posts: 5,135 Uncommon

    Originally posted by mithoss

    um, what is this all about? who cares how big it is? as long as the game runs its fine. Besides does clustersize ring any bells?

    I think people are just worried that the client may have patched wrong. After the issue w/ the website, I don't really blame them.

  • soximussoximus PerthMember Posts: 18 Uncommon

    As others Said, 13.37 gb roughly...

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAMember Posts: 14,247 Rare

    Originally posted by soximus

    As others Said, 13.37 gb roughly...



    i c wut u did thar .

     

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  • srpssrps SetubalMember Posts: 116 Uncommon
    It's actually +- 12.7GB (13.383.042KB as for me, but may change depending on OS file system).
  • IPolygonIPolygon ViennaMember Posts: 707 Uncommon
    It's 12.8 for me right now. I started the client from time to time after the first batch was finished, because ANet likes to stream updates.
  • AmbrosiaAmorAmbrosiaAmor Miami, FLMember Posts: 915

    Make sure you keep that patcher updated! Last night I had a small update of patching 8 files and right now I opened the launcher and it is patching 58 files. For those that played the closed betas, you should know that ArenaNet can and has done several updates within a day.

     

    I am sitting on 12.7 GB.

     

    If you want exact numbers, as of 10:10 a.m. EST today it is sitting pretty at 13,713,032,752.

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  • ThaneThane berlinMember Posts: 2,525 Uncommon

    13.386.963 KB here.

    didn't patch today tho, no idea if they changed anything *off to check*

     

    edit: same size after patch

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