Game Update Process?

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  1. Grim.Reaper

    Grim.Reaper Member

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    I know there will be the ability to perform an auto update of the game when patches come up through the desktop icon, but wondering if there would be a separate downloadable patch file as well like they have been in the past? That way a little more control over the patch process and the ability to revert back to past versions if needed.

    Or will the only option be auto update?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dave 'Arjuna' O'Connor

    Dave 'Arjuna' O'Connor Panther Games Designer

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    Good question. I will pass that onto LNL.
     
  3. Grim.Reaper

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    Thanks for looking into it...personally would love an option for offline patches, also would help for longevity in case for whatever reason the update servers are no longer available.
     
  4. Dave 'Arjuna' O'Connor

    Dave 'Arjuna' O'Connor Panther Games Designer

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    Had a conversation with David Heath today and he says that there will be only the automatic update. He does add though that it will always be possible to access previous versions and reinstall from LNL and that if you have a particular issue recovering your install that you just need to raise a support ticket and his staff will help you.
     
  5. Grim.Reaper

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    Ok thanks, not what I was hoping, but not a deal breaker. Just makes me nervous if anything ever happens unexpectantly to the game or company, wouldn't be able to get latest update if I had uninstalled and then reinstalled the game since support and server would likely be gone.

    Same issue with other game services like steam so I understand.
     
  6. blond_knight

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    Im not really happy about the auto-update only. I can see where it might lower the workload on LnL using an auto system but Im smart enought to patch my own game, and I decide what gets installed and when. Plus Grim.Reaper makes a very valid point: "what happens if".

    Am I correct in guessing that your using the same auto update software Matrix Games uses? So would a "patches" folder be created in the CO2 folder when something updates? And could we then copy the patch off ourselves for archiving? I think that would alleviate alot of our stress.
     
  7. Grim.Reaper

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    If it simply downloads a patch file and saves in a directory, then auto runs, then I agree that would be perfectly fine since I could archive the patches.
     
  8. Jason Church

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    That is how it works. All the patches end up in the \Patches folder.
     
  9. Grim.Reaper

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    Very good news....thank you
     

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