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Why is Uplay's patching system so awful?

#1ZeroRaiderPosted 9/4/2013 7:16:36 PM
It is insane. The client doesn't search for updates until you go to play the game... and when you do, it pops up a separate dialog, measures everything in BYTES, downloads a big ass patch installer to a temp folder on your C drive, forces you to run this patch installer, and if something goes wrong in the whole process the Uplay client forces you to download the whole thing again. There is no pausing, there is no resuming.

...why does Uplay require all this babysitting when Steam can auto-patch things in the background?
#2TheFeshPincePosted 9/4/2013 7:17:27 PM
because it's a garbage client and needs to go away.
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#3steveboblarryPosted 9/4/2013 7:17:59 PM
Well this is what happens when companies want to make their own drm service
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#4MonkeymagePosted 9/4/2013 8:46:15 PM
My experience was slightly different...I had Assassin's Creed 3 installed since launch, but I didn't start playing it again until recently. I would say that it downloaded a "new" patch every single time I started the game for about 10 sessions. It didn't just do all the updates at once, it would apply an old patch and then launch the game.
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#5TimePharaohPosted 9/4/2013 8:51:06 PM
Why is Uplay's patching system so awful?


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#6lionheart5656Posted 9/4/2013 8:51:10 PM
Because UPlay is awful.

It's not that difficult of a riddle broski.
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#7MackorovPosted 9/4/2013 9:03:16 PM(edited)
IIRC you can go directly to the game's directory and launch straight from the base application itself instead of going through the official launcher and this will skip the patching process completely. So far it's worked for every Ubi game I've played tho I'd rather have my game up to date in which case just go download the patches directly from the web
#8YoungAdultLinkPosted 9/4/2013 9:01:58 PM
Because Ubisoft is worse than EA.
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#9seryou101Posted 9/4/2013 9:07:25 PM
TheFeshPince posted...
because it's a garbage client and needs to go away.


^Pretty much this. I was looking forward to Watch Dogs but if it requires Uplay and can't be acquired via steam then I'm definitely passing on that.
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#10AllmatteredPosted 9/4/2013 9:42:32 PM
seryou101 posted...
TheFeshPince posted...
because it's a garbage client and needs to go away.


^Pretty much this. I was looking forward to Watch Dogs but if it requires Uplay and can't be acquired via steam then I'm definitely passing on that.


That's the virus that is of Steam. Valve has pretty much wiped out all DRM/PC market platforms as competition because of dogmatic fans like you. Maybe there wouldn't be a Uplay and Origin and all games would happily be together on Steam if Valve would be so generous as to not charge a dime for putting third-party games on their platform.

You need to think again if you have that mindset of Steam = PC gaming for everyone, for everything, and every freaking PC game must be on it. Steam is not the PC platform, get that straight.