download file is HUGE, it could literally destroy my limited internet usage. DESTROY. cant play this game.
The standard install is 1.6 GB. That contains the game, most common maps and the tutorial missions.
If you play online, the Matchmaker map pool is another 540 MB. You will probably end up trying out some more of the hundreds of available maps anyway, so I'd recommend to allocate at least 4GB.
Keep in mind that this is a full 3D RTS game and those graphics don't come out of thin air ;)
When install the installer, that's when it took forever. I waited over 40 minutes for the blue bar to fill, but it only got about 25% way through.
I also don't get why I got -3 dislikes, I never said anything bad lol the game looks cool, sheesh people are so offended these days lol.
maybe it has something to do with you declaring the game unplayable because of download size and nothing to do with the game play.
I am given to understand that people usually frown on that kind of thing. Not that I am any kind of expert mind.
never said it was unplayable, was looking for help in the comments on how to properly download it signaling I cant because the file was to large at the time (found another way to get it eventually)
We've added a note to the download section regarding the size.
How did you manage to download the game? I will add a page to our wiki about it to prevent other people from having the same problem.
I think when I hit your download button, I hit the Wrong button, then I did it a few more times with no success, then after those few times I tried 1 more time and for some reason, idk how, it worked and it downloaded way quicker than all the other ones. Not sure how that works, not much advice their either lol.
Based on your descriptions your internet sounds to be about the same speed as mine. Yes, you will have to be patient with downloads as maps take up a lot of room, the new campaign has 29 missions and each uses a unique map.
Anyways point being my slow internet isn't much of a bottleneck when actually playing, ZK is pretty bandwidth efficient and doesn't require fast ping. Assuming you have a nice GPU (amd or nvidia) and you can wait for all the content you should be able to play fine.
Thanks for your reply, I use hughesnet and we get a small amount per 1 month so its hard to download large files, speed isn't an issue.
I got the game downloaded and its SUPER fun 10/10, I didn't declare the game unplayable I said I cant play it lol. Thank you for your reply it is very informative.
My rating for this game: 10/10 I cant stop playing it. So fun, just now learning how to properly terraform!
Glad to hear your enjoying it, terraform is fun but can get expensive in metal real quick for big projects. It's good for protecting explosive structures. You can ctrl+shift+click one of your buildings (like geothermals) to terraform a wall around it.
We have asked itch.io for an increase in file size for the portable version. This would allow for a faster download through the itch.io app