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    Is play as you download for disc based games only?

    Title says it all.
    All my disc based games let me start playing within a few minutes, but I just bought Knack and it's not letting me jump in to the game as it downloads.

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    Well I think I just answered my own question.
    I just looked at the downloads page, and it says Knack has 1582 out of 4196MB left,
    so I guess it needs 4gigs before you can start. Definitely not instant, but not nearly as bad as PS3.
    Anyone know the facts on this, let me know.
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    You might just have a slower download vs installing from a disc.




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    I thought play as you download meant that if you are playing Killzone for example and you need to download another game or an update you can still play Killzone whilst the other game or update is downloading, is that not correct??
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    It still needs to download a minimum amount, and the game needs to support it. The easiest way is selecting to download Single Player vs Multi-player (online vs offline) first so that when one or the other is fully downloaded it lets you play.

    But they are supporting it at a lower level, such as game engine and starting level get downloaded and you can start playing. That said, the game developer has to support that as well. This requires a lot more work to do than splitting it at the Single Player vs Multi-player level.



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    4gig with a good connection should be a matter of minutes if all is well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    4gig with a good connection should be a matter of minutes if all is well.
    You're talking about a 100Mb connection lol. Without congestion, that would take about five minutes to download for a 4GB download.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    You're talking about a 100Mb connection lol. Without congestion, that would take about five minutes to download for a 4GB download.
    4gig takes me 10 minutes @ 60Mbit

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    4gig takes me 10 minutes @ 60Mbit
    That's about right with the head work on did on the 100Mb connection.




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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    4gig with a good connection should be a matter of minutes if all is well.
    LOL OMG!!!

    I'm not having a go at you, but the internet capability and point of view you just shared, represents such a small % of actual connection speeds. Hell jealous if that's what you got though :P

    4GB for me would take, realistically 2 hours. And I also understand there are people worse off as well.

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    30 mins for me with my cable connection, 7 mins with my iphone 5 lol.




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    Yeah, the thing that shows up in the "downloads" page of the notifications area is just how much you need to start playing the game.

    If you want to see how much of the actual game is downloaded, go to a particular games thumbnail on the home screen, press the options button, then select "information". From there look at the "size" of the game, which will show how much of the total game is downloaded (it would be something like 4000/39000 MB). Just below that it will also list "download status" which will just confirm what's going on with the game/download.
    Last edited by Felix336; 11-21-2013 at 00:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    4gig takes me 10 minutes @ 60Mbit
    lol! I have a 13MB connection. I've never have lag. Just my big downloads take awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sajuuk Khar View Post
    LOL OMG!!!

    I'm not having a go at you, but the internet capability and point of view you just shared, represents such a small % of actual connection speeds. Hell jealous if that's what you got though :P

    4GB for me would take, realistically 2 hours. And I also understand there are people worse off as well.
    2 hours EASILY, if not much longer. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    2 hours EASILY, if not much longer. haha
    Then i see a few people mention they are on the NBN here or other places and im just filled with a combination of jealousy and rage :P

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    Seems to be a great deal of variance

    1. In the developers implementation of this feature
    2. Speed of peoples download speeds

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