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Download speed slower in the Star Citizen Launcher?

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In the Star Citizen Launcher, the game is currently downloading for me (4.7 GB left ^.^).

 

However, it's downloading at 70 KB/s. When it's supposed to be ~160 KB/s. I have closed every program on my PC that could possibly be using internet and it was still having this problem. I disabled P2P, which didn't work, then re-enabled it, which also didn't work.

 

Does anybody know how to fix this or why it does it?

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Hey guys,

 

In the Star Citizen Launcher, the game is currently downloading for me (4.7 GB left ^.^).

 

However, it's downloading at 70 KB/s. When it's supposed to be ~160 KB/s. I have closed every program on my PC that could possibly be using internet and it was still having this problem. I disabled P2P, which didn't work, then re-enabled it, which also didn't work.

 

Does anybody know how to fix this or why it does it?

Why is it "supposed" to be 160KB/s?  Star Citizen never gave a client download speed guarantee.

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Why is it "supposed" to be 160KB/s?  Star Citizen never gave a client download speed guarantee.

I've seen that speed in the launcher come up before, and it stayed for a good while. Now it's down to 70 KB/s.

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Not sure I can help but that's definitely low, I always get my full line speed which is ~3.6MB/s (~30Mb/s).

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Did you try to restart the launcher?

 

I am having big trouble with the launcher too but restarting it helps with stopped or slow downloads. 

 

In general the launcher is pretty buggy, limiting the download speed doesn't work, disabling p2p doesn't work and it needs a lot of cpu power. 

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160Kb/s? I feel for you. I have to limit my launcher at 8Mb/s, otherwise the Internet in the whole rest of the house is down.

As for the speed drops, it could be that it's busy because the 2.1b PTU has been released to everyone.

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Did you try to restart the launcher?

 

I am having big trouble with the launcher too but restarting it helps with stopped or slow downloads. 

 

In general the launcher is pretty buggy, limiting the download speed doesn't work, disabling p2p doesn't work and it needs a lot of cpu power.

I noticed if you make a change to the DL speed in the newer launcher you have to pause and start the DL again before it takes affect (wasn't the case previously).

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I noticed if you make a change to the DL speed in the newer launcher you have to pause and start the DL again before it takes affect (wasn't the case previously).

How long to pause?

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How long to pause?

I could pause it and restart it straight way, it seemed like the DL speed was just set when the DL was started any change while it was going would be ignored. I noticed this while I was DLing a2.0 but it would "live update" back when I DLed a1.3, also no matter what DL speed I set during the a1.3 DL my internet would just get clogged but changing the speed while DLing a2.0 actually seemed to free up bandwidth (as it should), when I DLed a2.0 I did a complete fresh install too... figured I'd be DLing the while client again anyway so might as well do a wipe first.

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  • 3 weeks later...

My star citizen launcher displays wrong download speed. It says its at 5MB/s but its actually hogging my internet at 8-10MBs, I had to limit it using an external program.

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