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Suicida1
Posted - 2011.01.18 19:53:00 - [1]
 

Sure i have another 700gb on non-system drive, but installation process just HAVE to use my system drive. Right? And WTF is it doing? First exe file extracts to some BIT112.tmp (1,3 GB), then tmp file extracts to to 7z file (1,3 GB) then it extracts again to another temporary folder (another 1,3 gb)... I got no idea what its going to extract into during it's next step because im out of space..

Next time just put it into zip file and ill jsut copy it's content to eve directory! thank you very much!

KhaniKirai
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:00:00 - [2]
 

I have to agree, can we get an option, where the game unpacks?

I rather prefer other drives then my C drives for such things, since windows already waste enough of that space.

Snowmann
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:02:00 - [3]
 

Sounds like you are a little short of space on your system drive tbh.

Kaahles
Deliverers of Pain
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:03:00 - [4]
 

If you got only 3,5 GB of space left on a system drive anyways you're doing something wrong already.

Terrolph Trick
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:10:00 - [5]
 

Having so little free space available on your system drive may degrade your overall system performance, and it can eventually lead into problems with system stability. Next time partitioning your system drives, make your Windows partition bigger. Or you could start by deleting some files Laughing

Having said all that, I agree that patches this big should have an option to define the temp directory.

Suicida1
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:15:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Suicida1 on 18/01/2011 20:16:31
Originally by: Kaahles
If you got only 3,5 GB of space left on a system drive anyways you're doing something wrong already.


Why is that? XP runs fine with this amount of free space. And where did it say that patch will need more than 3GB to install? And if it does need more space why cant it use some otehr drive i specify?

Your comment is nothing but excuse for lazy CCP programmers.

Sphit Ker
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:16:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Sphit Ker on 18/01/2011 20:17:13
I know, right. Same problem here. I too had the good idea of splitting my stuff into two partitions: C for windows and H for all the apps and games and so on.

You can force the installer/patcher to use another drive by changing your system's environment variables. I have to do it every time I install/patch a new EVE, thanks to my my good idea... It's all under Advanced tab of My Computer properties (System Properties?)panel, in the environment variables button.

By default, the user variables should look like this:
TEMP
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp

TMP
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp

Take note of these values as you'll want to change them back after the patch/install is done. Change the "%USERPROFILE%" part to you other drive's letter. It must look like this at the end:

TEMP
H:\Local Settings\Temp

TMP
H:\Local Settings\Temp

Hit apply then run the patch. Revert to default env. variables when done. That's all there is to it. Cool little trick to know. Cool

Suicida1
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:18:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Sphit Ker
Edited by: Sphit Ker on 18/01/2011 20:17:13
I know, right. Same problem here. I too had the good idea of splitting my stuff into two partitions: C for windows and H for all the apps and games and so on.

You can force the installer/patcher to use another drive by changing your system's environment variables. I have to do it every time I install/patch a new EVE, thanks to my my good idea... It's all under Advanced tab of My Computer properties (System Properties?)panel, in the environment variables button.

By default, the user variables should look like this:
TEMP
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp

TMP
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp

Take note of these values as you'll want to change them back after the patch/install is done. Change the "%USERPROFILE%" part to you other drive's letter. It must look like this at the end:

TEMP
H:\Local Settings\Temp

TMP
H:\Local Settings\Temp

Hit apply then run the patch. Revert to default env. variables when done. That's all there is to it. Cool little trick to know. Cool


thx, this is useful info, unlike most other posts in here.

Drakarian
Viziam
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:19:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Terrolph Trick
Having so little free space available on your system drive may degrade your overall system performance, and it can eventually lead into problems with system stability. Next time partitioning your system drives, make your Windows partition bigger. Or you could start by deleting some files Laughing

Having said all that, I agree that patches this big should have an option to define the temp directory.


I think it's becoming common for gaming rigs to have small fast SSD's for their OS, and there definitely isn't anything wrong with that!

Terrolph Trick
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:22:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Drakarian
I think it's becoming common for gaming rigs to have small fast SSD's for their OS, and there definitely isn't anything wrong with that!


I certainly agree with this, SSD's are great. Having too small system partitions is not cool, m'kay?

Jovan Geldon
Gallente
Lead Farmers
Kill It With Fire
Posted - 2011.01.18 22:25:00 - [11]
 

Sounds like you should probably delete System32 to free up some space.









DISCLAIMER:- Don't

ivar R'dhak
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.01.18 22:36:00 - [12]
 

Or you couldīve simply downloaded the patch manually to another partition and start it from there.
Keeps one of the 1.3 gig steps away from your C:, worked for me and I only have about 4gigs free.

Suicida1
Posted - 2011.01.18 22:42:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: ivar R'dhak
Or you couldīve simply downloaded the patch manually to another partition and start it from there.
Keeps one of the 1.3 gig steps away from your C:, worked for me and I only have about 4gigs free.


thats what i did, those 3 steps were done on C:. which is ridiculous really because u need more than 5 gb to install it (granted 1,3 of it can be on another drive).

Cipher Jones
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.01.18 22:45:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: KhaniKirai
I have to agree, can we get an option, where the game unpacks?

I rather prefer other drives then my C drives for such things, since windows already waste enough of that space.



Then install it that way you ****ing genius.


nardaq
UK Corp
Posted - 2011.01.18 22:53:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: nardaq on 18/01/2011 22:57:06
*goto the eve/cache folder (here ull fine the web patch version)
*download the full install patch
*extract the z7 file inside the full patch in the same folder as thew web patch
run web patch, this saves u one unzipping to the temp map

Suicida1
Posted - 2011.01.18 23:01:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Suicida1 on 18/01/2011 23:01:03
A lot of people seems to really miss the issue. The freaking installer does the same unpacking job 4 times! Why?

Rena Wake
Posted - 2011.01.18 23:56:00 - [17]
 

To all those saying guy did not have enough drive space...I had 30 gigs free and the process filled up all 30 GB of unused space. There is something seriously broken with the whole patch/repair.exe...I do not mind waiting until something is ready to be deployed but for god's sake don't deploy stuff that can't even get through the first step of the install process for a significant number of your installed base. How does that happen? It makes you look terrible.


 

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