Will there be another physical retail batch with current new content on the disc?

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Will there be another physical retail batch with current new content on the disc?

Post by Ghamarro » May 18th, 2017, 12:01 am

Howdy,

Will there be another physical retail batch with current new content on the disc? I'm assuming the Tides of Torment DLC isn't included in the Day One edition of the game that is currently occupying store shelves?

P.S. I'm looking for for a physical, somewhat complete, mostly bug-free and playable retail version of the game that can be installed and played straight from the disc without an internet connection, if something like that would ever come to realiziation.
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Re: Will there be another physical retail batch with current new content on the disc?

Post by Godfather101 » May 18th, 2017, 12:16 am

You won't get one.
There will be no other physical retail batch.
Btw, thats how it always is.
It doesn't make sense to press another batch of discs just because of one little dlc (also the Tides of Torment is no dlc, just a patch).
So, no, you won't get that.
But you could take your GoG Version of the game and burn it on a disc.

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Re: Will there be another physical retail batch with current new content on the disc?

Post by Serjo » May 18th, 2017, 5:12 am

All the physical discs are Steam installers, so you had to download a bunch of data even before the new content release.

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Re: Will there be another physical retail batch with current new content on the disc?

Post by sear » May 18th, 2017, 12:11 pm

No plans for an additional batch of discs at this time, but every existing player gets all patches and content for free via Steam or GOG.

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Re: Will there be another physical retail batch with current new content on the disc?

Post by Gizmo » May 18th, 2017, 2:23 pm

Godfather101 wrote:
May 18th, 2017, 12:16 am
But you could take your GoG Version of the game and burn it on a disc.
The devs at Almost Human —afaik never released a disc version of anything... but there is a DVD cover for Legend of Grimrock; in this case, fan made. It would be very nice see an official one for Torment & BT4 as a future extra on GoG. 8-) 8-)

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Re: Will there be another physical retail batch with current new content on the disc?

Post by Remo » May 18th, 2017, 7:32 pm

Ghamarro wrote:
May 18th, 2017, 12:01 am
P.S. I'm looking for for a physical, somewhat complete, mostly bug-free and playable retail version of the game that can be installed and played straight from the disc without an internet connection, if something like that would ever come to realiziation.
Go for Gog, they have an offline installer and updates which can be used from a disk-on-key or disk (if you still use those).

Also I doubt that this is the last patch.. As a general rule I wouldn't recommend start thinking about collection building until a year post release.

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Re: Will there be another physical retail batch with current new content on the disc?

Post by waltc » May 22nd, 2017, 12:50 pm

Ghamarro wrote:
May 18th, 2017, 12:01 am
Howdy,

Will there be another physical retail batch with current new content on the disc? I'm assuming the Tides of Torment DLC isn't included in the Day One edition of the game that is currently occupying store shelves?

P.S. I'm looking for for a physical, somewhat complete, mostly bug-free and playable retail version of the game that can be installed and played straight from the disc without an internet connection, if something like that would ever come to realiziation.
Don't really understand the request--after all you do not *play* from the DVD, you just install from it and play from your hard drive/SSD, for obvious reasons--both Steam and GOG will patch the game to the final version, whenever that comes about, so that a single install gets it all. The Witcher3, for instance, can be installed with the GOTY version, version 1.31 (includes all previous patches), and all the DLC, and both expansions. From Steam, It's a ~42GB install that consumes ~52GB on disk when installed. You could not easily put it all on a single DVD--maybe not even a Blu-Ray drive. So to get the whole install in one shebang it has to come from the Internet!

Suggestion, if you have both a cell-phone connection to the Internet and a desktop connection at home--drop the cell-phone Internet (you will still have your cell phone) and use the considerable savings to buy a smokin' fast desktop fixed connection at home! Cell-phone Internet is for suckers, imo, and the companies can see you coming from a mile away...;) It's really incredible how much cheaper, faster, and far more reliable a static, fixed desktop Internet connection is compared to cell-phone Internet. (I am assuming that expense is your major objection to Internet downloading.)

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Re: Will there be another physical retail batch with current new content on the disc?

Post by Gizmo » May 22nd, 2017, 1:10 pm

waltc wrote:
May 22nd, 2017, 12:50 pm
The Witcher3, for instance, can be installed with the GOTY version, version 1.31 (includes all previous patches), and all the DLC, and both expansions. From Steam, It's a ~42GB install that consumes ~52GB on disk when installed. You could not easily put it all on a single DVD--maybe not even a Blu-Ray drive. So to get the whole install in one shebang it has to come from the Internet!
That would fit on a Blue-ray, and might take three months to download for some; more people than you might think... Those with dial-up could almost never reliably download all of it, and those with capped broadband might use their entire month's bandwidth three times over downloading that. Some in-home wired service ISPs throttle you at 22gb per month; that means you'd get half of it (if it's even split 50/50 to download), and spend the next month with unacceptably slow speeds... and then do it again the following month.

A disc installer trivially solves this; especially for those with an immobile desktop, that they cannot haul to a public Internet access point or a friend's house.

... And then what about a re-install? (When it inevitably becomes necessary)

This is why it is so viciously insulting and abusive to buy a physical disc and not get the game in the box.... just a silly stub.

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Re: Will there be another physical retail batch with current new content on the disc?

Post by Ghamarro » May 23rd, 2017, 5:52 am

Gizmo wrote:
May 22nd, 2017, 1:10 pm
waltc wrote:
May 22nd, 2017, 12:50 pm
The Witcher3, for instance, can be installed with the GOTY version, version 1.31 (includes all previous patches), and all the DLC, and both expansions. From Steam, It's a ~42GB install that consumes ~52GB on disk when installed. You could not easily put it all on a single DVD--maybe not even a Blu-Ray drive. So to get the whole install in one shebang it has to come from the Internet!
That would fit on a Blue-ray, and might take three months to download for some; more people than you might think... Those with dial-up could almost never reliably download all of it, and those with capped broadband might use their entire month's bandwidth three times over downloading that. Some in-home wired service ISPs throttle you at 22gb per month; that means you'd get half of it (if it's even split 50/50 to download), and spend the next month with unacceptably slow speeds... and then do it again the following month.

A disc installer trivially solves this; especially for those with an immobile desktop, that they cannot haul to a public Internet access point or a friend's house.

... And then what about a re-install? (When it inevitably becomes necessary)

This is why it is so viciously insulting and abusive to buy a physical disc and not get the game in the box.... just a silly stub.
Amen to that!
Pronto!

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