Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

The Pentium-4 - 3 GHz - rigged for silent running received this rating during installation:

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts - SETUP

Pentium-4 - 3 GHz - rigged for silent running

You are just OK... no more than adequate! Surprise !

After some long minutes of spinning the DVD the software was ready to launch.. .. .. or was it?

No, it triumphantly announced that a 137.23 MB patch must be downloaded prior to play.

A Patch is required to play online, the download is 137.23 MB. Do you wish to download now?


137.23 MB? Too bad if you are on dialup. It took about 40 minutes on my connection. Also a good thing that I have a dedicated game computer, so I could continue working on the Office PC.

Gone are the days when you could buy a game at the shop, in a box, take it home and expect the thing to actually work? Silly, silly, silly person that I was.

Ok, no worries, it's dinner time anyway. Eat a meal, do the laundry, let's go... anticipation is building as I restart the game, flash past the credits and then....

A Patch is required to play online, the download is 114.37 MB. Do you wish to download now?


Like I said, if you are on dialup then come back in a day or two. Or overnight anyway. May as well get the pain out of the way now. Download it is then.

3rd time lucky????

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