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D/L demo while playing a game on 360

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Droolinggimp, 16 May 2006.

  1. Droolinggimp

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 May 2004

    Posts: 3,814

    Location: Derby

    Downloaded the demo of MOTO GP yesterday on my 360..

    It got to 9% and I couldnt be bothered to wait so I pressed the green A button to cancel it. Went back to the main quide screen and booted up Topspin 2..

    Played that for 50 minutes or so then went back to market place and resumed MOTOGP d/l. I waited a few seconds for it to reach the % it was on when I cancelled it before and it went right upto 62% and finished off d/l in 20 minutes..

    What the hell went on there then??

    Anyone shed any light, maybe MS are testing the new download system they got planned for the upcoming dashboard update, I dont know.. but it was a sight I was happy to see...
     
  2. Wrathamon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,542

    Location: Edinburgh

    When you cancel and go back to resume the download, it doesnt calculate the % bar correctly. There's another thread about it from last week.

    Start another download, cancel after a minute, and resume immediately and it'll show 50% or something mad!

    There won't be background downloading until the next dashboard update.
     
  3. Kainz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

    Posts: 22,181

    Location: In a cowfield, London, UK

    MS couldn't get a download meter right if they tried. It's just inaccurate thats all. You actually downloaded a lot the first time round but the meter never reflects this.
     
  4. Droolinggimp

    Mobster

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    thought it was too good to be true...:(
     
  5. dannyjo22

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 May 2005

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    Location: Cambridge

    To be honest I'm not sure a background download is a good idea. I mean how many people are going to try to download while playing on live. Increases the chances of Lag if you ask me.

    It was bad enough the other night when a host eventually decided to turn off his peer to peer after 3 or 4 games on the trot of Graw ended up with mass drops.
     
  6. Memphis

    Capodecina

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    You obviously missed the key piece of information stating that when a Live game is played, the download will throttle accordingly, or even pause all together.
     
  7. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

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    The DL is throttled when you are on live.
     
  8. dannyjo22

    Caporegime

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    Obviously :D