@ENERSHA420 said in game is broken, i am quitting the game:
and why the hell is the file size so huge
lol, there are certainly inefficiencies not least those caused by Sega's stone-age use of tens of thousands of tiny files. But a game of this scale generally is this big. If you want it to be under 1 GB or something you'd be looking at a very different game.
@coldreactive said in game is broken, i am quitting the game:
It's entirely the platform's fault.
Ecosystems tell creators and publishers they expect the files to be provided through the launcher, that to perform an update you're meant to update the files they host. I don't know their documentation on the matter but I expect off-launcher updates are practically circumvention.
What strikes me as interesting is that Microsoft themselves have published on Steam, using Xbox Live integration for social and player-tracking purposes, and I haven't heard of similar problems. How did they do it? If Microsoft and Steam were exclusively the problem, you'd think the combination of the two would be a nightmare, but nothing has really hit PSO2 levels of bizarro errors.
I expect if there is a defined workaround, it's to provide only the core files through the store launcher. For PSO2 this would be the launcher itself and nothing else. The launcher would then need to be updated through the store - none of the self-updating nonsense we know it to be doing.
We know that the Microsoft Store provides 11 GB of PSO2. Why? That surely has overlap with the 68 GB the game needs and which Sega's launcher may update independently (and spend time checking!) causing problems. Steam, and probably the Microsoft Store, don't perform file integrity checks on files it does not provide. So if only the launcher was provided, it couldn't revert an update downloaded by the launcher.
That 11 GB is why I'm convinced Sega have done something wrong, one way or another.
Of course I also think the Microsoft Store and its unstable permission nonsense are badly incompatible with any kind of external launcher (and moreover, with graphics applications like GeForce Control Panel / Experience). So PSO2 is currently suffering from two problems which have a compound effect.
Obviously any hopes for provision on a better launcher would be accompanied by Sega not being silly with how they provide the files through that launcher. This would solve both problems.