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September 23, 2005 8:16:15 AM

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In response to a recent recommendation in the "elusive perfect game"
thread, I've recently dusted off and installed RoN and its expansion
(Thrones & Patriots). Both the base game and the expansion require
patching after install, and I can't find the patches anywhere. I
finally gave up and clicked "Search for Update" in the game itself, and
it took AN HOUR to download the 10Mb patch for the expansion.

I don't know if that was the server giving low priority to an old game
or what, but it's not acceptable. 10Mb should take me about 2 mins to
download, and even that would be painful if I reinstalled it every few
months.

Surely someone has, by now, distributed the latest patches in
stand-alone format? (These are "patch 4" for Ron and "patch 2" for
T&P.) Can anyone help me find them?

Also, do I need to update RoN if T&P is already fully updated? I don't
think I could stand another hour ...

CC

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Anonymous
September 23, 2005 11:13:02 AM

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I can't really comment on the patching for RoN.

However, my first - and usually only - stop for updates is always
http://www.patches-scrolls.de/

They currently have Rise of Nations 1.03.08 standing at 10MB with
several mirror sites.

Regards,

-von Schmidt
September 23, 2005 11:20:13 AM

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Yes, that's right, that's RoN "patch 3", which seems to be the last
released as a stand-alone patch. I simply can't believe that customers
are expected to waste their bandwidth downloading patches every time
they reinstall. I do not know another game where you have to do this -
every other game I own has the patches available (on patches-scrolls or
elsewhere).

CC
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Anonymous
September 24, 2005 1:58:59 AM

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magnate wrote:
>
> In response to a recent recommendation in the "elusive perfect game"
> thread, I've recently dusted off and installed RoN and its expansion
> (Thrones & Patriots). Both the base game and the expansion require
> patching after install, and I can't find the patches anywhere. I
> finally gave up and clicked "Search for Update" in the game itself, and
> it took AN HOUR to download the 10Mb patch for the expansion.

It sounds like you just had bad luck with a faulty network connection. I
recall the download being closer to 2 minutes, as you suggest later.


> I don't know if that was the server giving low priority to an old game
> or what, but it's not acceptable. 10Mb should take me about 2 mins to
> download, and even that would be painful if I reinstalled it every few
> months.

AFAIK and in my experience they are not lowering your priority you just
had a bad connection. Hopefully temporarily.


> Also, do I need to update RoN if T&P is already fully updated? I don't
> think I could stand another hour ...

You do not. If T&P is patched you're ready to roll.

1) Install RON
2) Install T&P
3) Patch T&P
4) Destroy the enemy

That's how I did it and it worked for me!

Hope this helps.


- General Sheldon
Anonymous
September 26, 2005 5:45:09 AM

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My bad: I didn't realise your issue with the patches was the lack of
standalone files instead of location.

I'm pretty sure that Diablo2 forced you to update online for a while,
although all it's patches are standalone now.

-von Schmidt
Anonymous
September 26, 2005 5:47:37 PM

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Actually, when you click on "Search for Update" it saves patch4 to your
harddrive. (I cant remember where as it's been a long time since I played
this game). You need to find the location and then save that file. Next time
you install, you can simply run that file and it will update the program.

I assume it's the same with T&P but I never bought that, so I cant be sure.

Richard


"magnate" <chrisc@dbass.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1127485213.739246.37970@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> Yes, that's right, that's RoN "patch 3", which seems to be the last
> released as a stand-alone patch. I simply can't believe that customers
> are expected to waste their bandwidth downloading patches every time
> they reinstall. I do not know another game where you have to do this -
> every other game I own has the patches available (on patches-scrolls or
> elsewhere).
>
> CC
>
September 27, 2005 9:03:17 AM

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rlsuth wrote:
> Actually, when you click on "Search for Update" it saves patch4 to your
> harddrive. (I cant remember where as it's been a long time since I played
> this game). You need to find the location and then save that file. Next time
> you install, you can simply run that file and it will update the program.
>
> I assume it's the same with T&P but I never bought that, so I cant be sure.

I thought of this too - it saves a 10Mb file called "patch.rtp" in the
RoN install dir. So I've saved that for the next time I install, but
how will I go about using it? It's not associated with any particular
application, nor is it executable.

Any tips appreciated. I'm sufficiently curious that I might do an
uninstall and reinstall to check it out.

CC
Anonymous
September 27, 2005 1:17:43 PM

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"magnate" <chrisc@dbass.demon.co.uk> wrote
>
> So I've saved that for the next time I install, but
> how will I go about using it?
>


Dug out my old back-up CD and found my notes:


1 - Click the start button and select "Run".

2 - Type in "cmd" and press enter. This will bring up the command prompt
window. (For Win9x users, select the command prompt from the start menu)

3 - Type in "cd\" and then "cd X", where X is the location of the main Rise
of Nations folder on your system.
(Eg. cd Program Files\Microsoft Games\Rise of Nations)

4 - Once in the root folder for Rise of Nations, type
"rise /patch patch.rtp /p". The patch should then begin to install.
Anonymous
September 28, 2005 7:13:50 AM

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On 26 Sep 2005 01:45:09 -0700, von Schmidt wrote:

> I'm pretty sure that Diablo2 forced you to update online for a while,
> although all it's patches are standalone now.

No, Blizzard has always offered standalone patches for D2 on ther FTP
server.

M.
September 29, 2005 7:18:10 AM

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rlsuth wrote:
> "magnate" <chrisc@dbass.demon.co.uk> wrote
> >
> > So I've saved that for the next time I install, but
> > how will I go about using it?
>
> Dug out my old back-up CD and found my notes:
>
> 1 - Click the start button and select "Run".
>
> 2 - Type in "cmd" and press enter. This will bring up the command prompt
> window. (For Win9x users, select the command prompt from the start menu)
>
> 3 - Type in "cd\" and then "cd X", where X is the location of the main Rise
> of Nations folder on your system.
> (Eg. cd Program Files\Microsoft Games\Rise of Nations)
>
> 4 - Once in the root folder for Rise of Nations, type
> "rise /patch patch.rtp /p". The patch should then begin to install.

Yay! Many thanks - will try that tonight,

CC