I was going to play Wolfenstein: The New Order during January, but it requires a 10GB patch. Coincidentally, that is my entire month’s internet allowance. I discovered this after having used the internet at all this month.
So I decided to try Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor instead, which only (“only”) required a 3.9GB patch. This exhausted half my limit and put me down to emergency rations, sure, but I can cope… Except then I tried it and it was unplayable due to a cripplingly narrow field of view, so I’m down to emergency usage with nothing new to play…
(I’ll find a FoV hack sooner or later, there were other reasons that I bounced right off it too.)
Hence I needed to take a break with something completely and utterly offline, which is luckily a good chunk of my collection. Pretty much everything newer than about 5 years old is Steam-infested and so unplayable without enforced updates, so it’s a good thing I’ve got plenty of older games with patch executables neatly stacked away on an external hard drive…
2 thoughts on “Aside 53: Internets”
How sad , one of the good things about old games are that most pre 2007 games have patches that are less than 1 GB .
Older games also let you download stand-alone patch executables at the office and carry them home. Steam is just a huge pile of poo all over.