This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

I'm away from my Xbox....question about buying games on Xbox.com

  • Topic Archived
  1. Boards
  2. Xbox 360
  3. I'm away from my Xbox....question about buying games on Xbox.com
2 years ago#1
So yesterday I bought Far Cry 3 online and it went fine. I bought the game when my Xbox was off on my computer, then turned it on and I saw it appear on my Active Downloads and was downloading.

But I'm not in my house right now and can't access the Xbox directly. If I were to buy a game today online would it download to my Xbox if it wasn't turned on? Does it need to be turned on before anything can download?

What if I were to buy two games online-would they both download?

I've never bought an entire game online since I never needed to buy any Games on Demand so sorry about seeming so clueless.
---
Drink cactus juice! It'll quench ya! Nothin's quenchier! It's the quenchiest!
2 years ago#2
I believe they will be qued up to download but wont start till you turn it on once. There is a setting to let it download games while turned off but I think you still need to turn it on once to start the downloads (could be wrong).
---
Xbox GT: Zarosian SteamID: Zarosio
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde
2 years ago#3
The games can't start downloading without first turning on the XBox.
---
The People's Heel
IF YA SMEELLLALALAO..WHAT THE ROB IS COOKING !!!
'B-|
2 years ago#4
Do they download in the background ? Say, I start watching Netflix while a download is going on, will the download continue ?
2 years ago#5
VasDeferens posted...
Do they download in the background ? Say, I start watching Netflix while a download is going on, will the download continue ?


They do, but depending on what you're doing or playing they may not. Usually games or apps that require a steady internet connection will cause your downloads to pause until you cease using them.
---
The People's Heel
IF YA SMEELLLALALAO..WHAT THE ROB IS COOKING !!!
'B-|
2 years ago#6
Best to download from your console and turn off PC or any other stuff that is is internet related.It's takes 6 hours to download a certain game(Full)
2 years ago#7
Mellerker38 posted...
Best to download from your console and turn off PC or any other stuff that is is internet related.It's takes 6 hours to download a certain game(Full)


You guy's have slow internet download speed. I can download a 5gb game in 10-15 mins.
#8
(message deleted)
2 years ago#9
As long as your xbox is downloading in low power mode then you can add items to the current download queue and will remain downloading everything in your queue. I sometimes download a game then go to work and add things to the queue later even though the xbox is in low power mode
---
gamertag:shadowmouse09
2 years ago#10
VasDeferens posted...
Do they download in the background ? Say, I start watching Netflix while a download is going on, will the download continue ?


only playing online games with no servers or single player games, they use to download while using apps and watching dvds but not any more.
---
There is no I in team, But there is an I in Win
  1. Boards
  2. Xbox 360
  3. I'm away from my Xbox....question about buying games on Xbox.com

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived