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    Default Mirror Patches

    Are there any sites that provide me the 8.0.2. patch without having to bloody download other stuff like winrar ot bittorrent or stuff like that. Why couldn't they do it like they used to. Straight download to desktop, upload it when downloaded and your updated. So has someone got a 802 link that doesnt involve bit torrent or winRar. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazzydeepy View Post
    Are there any sites that provide me the 8.0.2. patch without having to bloody download other stuff like winrar ot bittorrent or stuff like that. Why couldn't they do it like they used to. Straight download to desktop, upload it when downloaded and your updated. So has someone got a 802 link that doesnt involve bit torrent or winRar. thanks.
    Has to be compressed because it's so big - not everyone has broadband

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    WinRar is used as it would take forever to download if it was not compressed. WinRar is used to extract it. There are mirror downloads without using bittorrent but they need to be extracted using WinRar or another program like that.

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    But then i have to download flipping winrar or whatever it is called just for a patch. I dont need that for anything else.

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    Isn't torrent illegal anyway? And is winRar safe?

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    forget it, ill uninstall fm 08 and wait for fm 09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazzydeepy View Post
    Isn't torrent illegal anyway? And is winRar safe?
    Torrents are not illegal. It is what you are downloading may make it illegal. WinRar is very safe. It is a widely used program to extract and compress files.
    Last edited by jod123; 02-09-2008 at 12:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazzydeepy View Post
    forget it, ill uninstall fm 08 and wait for fm 09.
    If you ever want a patch for FM09 it would most likely be distributed the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazzydeepy View Post
    Isn't torrent illegal anyway? And is winRar safe?


    Torrenting is legal depending on what you download

    WINRAR is perfectly safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazzydeepy View Post
    forget it, ill uninstall fm 08 and wait for fm 09.

    .... and then moan again when the first FM09 patch is released ;)

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    Whats wrong with installing winrar or even 7zip which extracts .rars anyway???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jod123 View Post
    If you ever want a patch for FM09 it would most likely be distributed the same way.
    Yup he's going to have to get winrar or something simmilar if he wants any of the patches that will be available for fm2009.

    He really should have it anyway as nearly everything that can be downloaded normally comes as a rar or zip file especially game demo's and patches.

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    i fail to see what the huge problem is with d/l and installing winrar??? not as though its a massive file, and its more than useful...

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    winrar is very usefull imo. i dont know how i could live without it ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LutonNil View Post
    .... and then moan again when the first FM09 patch is released ;)
    I never moaned about how good.....forget it, people always make assumptions. Thanks for the guys that have reassured me about winRar - just didnt seem very safe for me but it seems it is. At least you are helping me out rather than this guy just thinking im moaning.

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    yeah winrar is totally safe. dont worry about using it

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    What's wrong with Winrar?

    People just have to adjust. Enough whining about archived files... It's easier to bundle files and it compresses the filesize noteably. Winrar will not harm your computer, take up disc-space or use up memory.

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    thanks guys, ill use it then - PS when you download the file how do you use winrar to extract it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazzydeepy View Post
    thanks guys, ill use it then - PS when you download the file how do you use winrar to extract it?
    Right click on the file and choose extract here.

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    i would prefer to right click and "extract to (file name)" much more neat and tidy

    once you have extracted it to whereveer run the exe file and it should auto update

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie_G_32201 View Post
    i would prefer to right click and "extract to (file name)" much more neat and tidy

    once you have extracted it to whereveer run the exe file and it should auto update
    It is only one file so it does not really matter does it?

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    I always extract to Desktop - no losing the file

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    Quote Originally Posted by jod123 View Post
    It is only one file so it does not really matter does it?
    no i know its only that file but ive gotten into the habbit of extracting like that as i use this all the time and just make things neater for myself.

    but imagine extract here with a compressed file with a lot of files to be extracted not in sub-folders. its the reason i extract like i do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie_G_32201 View Post
    no i know its only that file but ive gotten into the habbit of extracting like that as i use this all the time and just make things neater for myself.

    but imagine extract here with a compressed file with a lot of files to be extracted not in sub-folders. its the reason i extract like i do.
    Yeah you're right. I do what you do but if I know for certain there will be one file then I will just extract here. It doesn't matter anyway as it will obviously work either way. It is just personal preference.

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    true but when you get into the habbit you just do it automatically without thinking....well i do anyway lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie_G_32201 View Post
    true but when you get into the habbit you just do it automatically without thinking....well i do anyway lol
    I would prefer all the time to just click extract here as I like shortcuts.

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    ah well getting a bit off topic but its all good i think he gets the idea now ;)

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