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fa22dragon
08-13-2007, 03:48 PM
I woke up this morning to find the demo for bioshock and started downlaoding at about 11 its now 4:45 and is only on 40%!!!!!!!! is this the same for any one else???

Subject_Me
08-13-2007, 03:59 PM
I was at a friends last night so only found out at 6am, got home 7am started download its 5PM almost and I'm at 80%! I'll most likely have the full download at about 7PM hopefully.

ThrillKillBill
08-13-2007, 04:17 PM
I must of got lucky, I started the download 15 minutes into watching the Flavor Flav roast last night and it was finished a few minutes after it ended. So roughly a hour and a half

Tremlos
08-13-2007, 04:19 PM
Everyone and their mother is downloading it, it will take time...

SegaSaturnSNK
08-13-2007, 04:23 PM
It's always good to d/l demos early in the morning when you wake up, they d/l faster, well for me.

Pyroman31
08-13-2007, 05:15 PM
Tried last night...froze at 73%.

Tried again before sleeping stuck at 24%.

Got up this morning and started over and left it while im at work...

M7.Ninja
08-13-2007, 05:19 PM
Thank God I'm waiting a couple of days. At that point, I think most hardcore people would have downloaded it, and I'll be buying the original game anyway.

Besides, I got way too much to do that I wouldn't be able to sit down and appreciate the demo before Thursday.

viciousmental56
08-13-2007, 05:23 PM
it started it at around 12:30 last night, and changed the settings to where i could shut the 360 off and it keep downloading, when i woke up at 10 it was finished

Xterm1n8or
08-13-2007, 06:10 PM
10 hours in 77% complete, im hoping to get a go tonight, fingers crossed.

Krueger
08-13-2007, 06:17 PM
ya it takes forever toke me at least 5 hours but it well worth it

SteveBIRK
08-13-2007, 06:51 PM
45 minutes for me. kinda dissaponted. the game was great but it ended to soon. it left me wantin more

TacticalChaos15
08-13-2007, 08:33 PM
45 minutes for me. kinda dissaponted. the game was great but it ended to soon. it left me wantin more


LOL, that is the point of a demo, at least good demo's anyway.


I downloaded this and stranglehold. They are both about the same size, Stranglehold downloaded in about a hour or so, Bioshock took 2 hours and 15 minutes. Crazy, everyone on my friend list downloaded it though and no one else even noticed that strangle hold had a demo :confused: Both games were great, bioshocks graphics were freaking amazing and the framerate was fine. That was the only thing I was worried about, framerate, and Bioshock handles it well.

Fritz White
08-13-2007, 10:00 PM
I really enjoyed the demo. I had very high expectations and it did not fail me. Most games disappoint me. I can't fucking wait for the full game.

K1ng K00p4
08-14-2007, 02:26 AM
It took me about 4-5 hours to download the demo today. But boy was it worth the wait. I remember first seeing the trailer for this game, the one when the guy gets drilled through the hand by the big daddy, and I thought, wow. Then I lost my excitement. After the demo I could not stop smileing, I can not wait to get my hands on the actual game.

dropoff
08-14-2007, 02:46 AM
hows this for crappy, i left it dling overnight , but the file must of been corrupted because it crashed on the loading screen. Now i am currently frozen at 38 percent.

da voodoo child
08-14-2007, 02:56 AM
froze at 84% must have been one of the unlucky people. didnt bother startin it over again.

OMG its SMILES
08-14-2007, 04:28 AM
yea thankgod microsoft updated xbox's to download crap while shut off, I just left it downloading overnight and it was finished by morning, so idk how long it took but I knew it was guna take long when I watched the whole 'Roast of Flava Flav' and came back to 5%

I wish the demo was longer and had more than two plasmids!


I like how I found a dead cat in a corner next to a thing that brings you back to life in that room where you first use your lightening bolt against a splicer "the one-two hit!"

dropoff
08-14-2007, 05:04 AM
my xbox got the 3 lights of death after it downloaded. im waiting for my ups box now. aint that a bitch.

DoM cAbAn
08-14-2007, 05:22 AM
It took a really long time for me, too. The file is also bigger than a lot of other demos, so that is also why it takes a while to download this one. And there were a lot of people downloading it at the same time, making it go even slower.

INs4NiTY
08-14-2007, 07:40 AM
yea thankgod microsoft updated xbox's to download crap while shut off....

I didn't know this. So you can queue a load of downloads and then turn the 360 off and they will still download??

GEEN0
08-14-2007, 08:51 AM
started dload @ 3pm, by 10pm only had 52% !! then had to sign out and back in, it went back to 42% but dloaded the rest in 30 mins!
Try to log out/in to kick it into another download slot.

Wreckon Dracgon
08-14-2007, 02:55 PM
I didn't know this. So you can queue a load of downloads and then turn the 360 off and they will still download?? Yes you can. Although your 360 will appear to be off it will still be using power and your ethernet connection. Limit seems to be about six downloads at a time in the queue. Was an invaluable little addition to XBL during E3 and downloading all the trailers and demos.

Pyroman31
08-14-2007, 04:45 PM
Well after coming home from work yesterday leaving it on since morning...It was at 95%...So I FINALLY got to play it last night. Awesome stuff but too short.

sln333
08-14-2007, 04:50 PM
There are two factors contributing to download time:

Demo size, in this case it's really big at 1.3 GB
Your connection speed. I have a pretty good one so i got the demo in a little over an hour.

BMF Bouncer
08-14-2007, 06:33 PM
took about 20 bomberman live games and it was downloaded for me, about 35 mins its worth the wait though lads... its fantabulous

Bas #36
08-14-2007, 06:44 PM
Yes I didn't have a problem too. It is 1.3 GB like sln333 says but I guess many people downing it at the same time is the main problem that slows the servers down. Be patient it is well worth it.

EELBOY
08-14-2007, 06:54 PM
whats the release date?? the demo is the nuts!!!!!:Bounce:

CLAPSTER
08-14-2007, 07:00 PM
There are two factors contributing to download time:
Demo size, in this case it's really big at 1.3 GB
Your connection speed. I have a pretty good one so i got the demo in a little over an hour.


Mine downloaded a little over an hour too i guess it's the connection speed like he said:locked
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Fritz White
08-14-2007, 10:37 PM
If the download locks up and stops making progress cancel it and restart it. It will quickly pick up where it left off.

M7.Ninja
08-15-2007, 05:43 AM
It's officially the largest file I had ever downloaded in a single go. I've played it, and I must say I was blown away.

The best way to describe the feeling is to compare it to the time when I was a kid that started up the SNES for the first time (my first console) and played Super Mario Bros. for the first time. So much to see, so much to take in. This is the mark of the new generation of games.

I've never felt so gleeful while playing a videogame for a very long time.

The downside, it was too short. I was aching to at least take on one Big Daddy and harvest a Little Sister in the demo. Oh well, maybe next time.

GEEN0
08-15-2007, 09:47 AM
If the download locks up and stops making progress cancel it and restart it. It will quickly pick up where it left off.


As I posted 14 hours earlier !!^^^

TheTenthArmy
08-15-2007, 10:40 PM
4-5 hours for me.

Played it for about 25 mins, then had to go to work. Played it agin today thinking it was gonna be a big demo, and only got about 2 minutes further! Gutted!

It was a short demo considering the file size, but I did enjoy it. Lookin forward to the full version now.

Royle
08-15-2007, 10:55 PM
It took me a whole day and I have a fast broadband connection definatly worth the wait. The game RULES!

Fritz White
08-16-2007, 09:48 AM
As I posted 14 hours earlier !!^^^

whoops! what he said...