I..I... I just don't believe it. My bollocks are tingling I'm so fucking angry.
Here's my CoH patching experience from a post ages back:
Ta, I may use one in future. What's a good average mbps speed for wireless? I installed my old wireless card after dithering, temps seem okay, but the signal ranges from 5.0mbps to 11.0mbps. Wondering if its the age of the card.
Been playing Company of Heroes, great fun, but the patching system is the biggest piece of shit I have ever seen in a game. Fire up autopatcher - not only does it download at a 56k speed but it actually slows down the rest of the computer to do it. Downloaded first patch of 135mb after two hours and do the auto-apply. Patch corrupt. It's also corrupted the game, so I have to uninstall and reinstall. Try again, same thing. Go to website for remote downloads and to see how many patches there are to get CoH: Opposing Fronts to the latest version.
Company of Heroes 2.100 - 2.103
Company of Heroes 2.101 - 2.201
Company of Heroes 2.102 - 2.201
Company of Heroes 2.103 - 2.201
Company of Heroes 2.201 - 2.202
Company of Heroes 2.202 - 2.300
Company of Heroes 2.300 - 2.301
Company of Heroes 2.301 - 2.400
Company of Heroes 2.400 - 2.500
I have to download EIGHT PATCHES. Each anything between 20mb and 200mb, and apply each one in turn. Frankly, this is shit. Think I'll stay offline for CoH until I get Windows 7, and even then it'll be a gritted teeth affair. Cue obvious console gamer jokes about PC Gaming. Etc. (It's the price we pay, at least we get mods, though.)
Anyway, I finally did it, and since Company of Heroes is one of the greatest games ever it was... *choke* ... worth it. BUT STILL