Now I have a legit reason to hate EGS

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Brian_B, Oct 12, 2019 at 11:33 AM.

  1. Brian_B

    Brian_B 2[H]4U

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    I don't really have a problem with EGS vs Steam vs anything else.

    Just reinstalled Windows after having a hard drive issue. I kept all the game installs backed up, but didn't image the OS drive.

    With Steam, I just re-install steam, point it to my directory, and it's good, it picks up the game installs.

    With EGS... can't do that. Seems like at one point I could, but trying this time: everything in my library shows up as "Install".

    Try to Install to existing location where the files are "Directory must be empty"...

    Ok, so rename the existing directory and start the download, kill EGS, copy source files back into newly created directory... EGS sees the files and starts to verify. OK Success~! I thought. Then I check the Downloads, and it's just redownloading the entire thing over again.

    On my slow ISP, this is painfully ridiculous, and for some other reason, when EGS is downloading, computer won't go into power save on the monitors...

    Anyone have any luck with doing something like this?
     
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    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    the the method in post #9 here:
    https://www.epicgames.com/unrealtou...slauncher-recognising-already-installed-files
     
  3. Brian_B

    Brian_B 2[H]4U

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  4. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    was worth a shot. have you asked on their forums?
     
  5. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    Yeah it deletes everything if you uninstall it's a real bummer. The directory doesn't matter it will uninstall any location you have the files
     
  6. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Hating EGS for paying off developers to gain exclusivity is a legit reason imo.
     
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  7. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Now I have a another to hate EGS

    FTFY
     
  8. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger [H]ard as it Gets

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    Lies. It is a standard practice in many industries, and normal for consoles.
     
  9. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Well, if its standard practice, then it must be right! Right?
     
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  10. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger [H]ard as it Gets

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    Guess what, you don't have to buy a new console for the epic exclusives either!
     
  11. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    LOL, you're on a roll aren't you?

    First off, none of what I said can be a lie, unless I'm lying about hating EGS, or lying about my own opinion.

    Second: Exactly, it was a standard practice for consoles that I hate just as much, or more. I especially despised it when I was in school and couldn't afford any console.

    So why would I not hate the company that is trying to make it a practice on PC too, which was thus far free of it.
     
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  12. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    If someone presents a problem to you, mention another problem because two wrongs make a who cares.
     
  13. CrimsonKnight13

    CrimsonKnight13 Lord Stabington of [H]ard|Fortress

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    Almost all of the games on EGS are DRM-free. If you're not bothered by updates and/or cloud saves, you'll do quite alright.
     
  14. Pringle

    Pringle 2[H]4U

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    I never leave an EGS thread disappointed :LOL: