GasPowerGames: How many patches do I need?

30 November 2007, 17:12 CDT

I bought Supreme Commander a few months ago but have had near constant problems with it crashing. Typically I’m playing a skirmish against the computer and I get most of my base built up and the game causes the computer to crash requiring a hard reset. The graphics are excellent, but crashing is not.

I’m reinstalling the game in Windows XP 32-bit and instead of trying to manually patch the game, I’m trying to let the GPGnet (online multi-player wizard thing) run the updates because I was having a hard time getting it right apparently. The GPGnet client has restarted about 6 times now – each time finding a new patch. And each time, prompting me to log back into GPGnet. Except, it says I’m already logged in. And each time it does that, it seems to take a little bit longer before it will stop saying “already logged in”. Needless to say I’m getting pretty peeved. This is not how you treat your customers who kindly paid for the software and didn’t pirate it.

One Response to “GasPowerGames: How many patches do I need?”

  1. rhornsby says:

    GPG client

    Apparently all 7 of those patch cycles it made me go through were for the GPGnet client. Once I finally finished that, then it said it needed to update the game itself.

    Hey, GPG – how about next time sending a new version of the client – or at worst giving a URL to download the newest client instead of all this BS? Every time I logged in, you made the OS open a page on your site.

    Now it is going through several rounds of updating the game itself – but this part at least seems to be semi-automated.

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