Matrix Games Forums

To End All Wars: Mountain InfantryPandora: Eclipse of Nashira Announced! Deal of the Week: Command Ops goes half price!New Fronts are opening up for Commander: The Great WarCharacters of World War 1Sign of for the Pike and Shot Beta!More Games are Coming to Steam! Return to the Moon on October 31st! Commander: The Great War iPad Wallpapers Generals of the Great War
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Birth of Rome patches.

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Alea Jacta Est Series >> Birth of Rome patches. Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Birth of Rome patches. - 1/31/2013 4:37:21 PM   
stormbringer3

 

Posts: 516
Joined: 7/26/2007
From: Staunton, Va.
Status: offline
If I buy Birth of Rome through Matrix will the patches be RAR or Zip? I can't open my patches for AJE because they're RAR and I haven't bothered trying to find out what software is best to open them up. Will Matrix ever have Zip patches for AJE?
Thanks.
Post #: 1
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 1/31/2013 5:28:57 PM   
wodin


Posts: 7867
Joined: 4/20/2003
From: England
Status: offline
Download WinRar or 7zip..both free..

_____________________________

My Tactical wargame facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Tacticalwargame


(in reply to stormbringer3)
Post #: 2
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 1/31/2013 8:24:47 PM   
Treale


Posts: 1254
Joined: 8/10/2003
From: Central Florida
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: wodin

Download WinRar or 7zip..both free..


Did you pick this up yet? I'm still on the fence??

_____________________________

Tony

(in reply to wodin)
Post #: 3
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 1/31/2013 11:43:49 PM   
wodin


Posts: 7867
Joined: 4/20/2003
From: England
Status: offline
No mate..got AJE..never given it the time it deserves though to be honest..until the Germanic tribes\Brits and Gauls come along I think I will hold off..I found with AJE having little Ancient Warfare and historcial Knowledge meant I never really knew what I was supposed to be doing or how to do it with no reference point in my mind to go by. I think though my fascination with the tribes will help me more if and when the game includes them. Then I may go and pick up the rest and some point. Until then though I'm leaving it.

_____________________________

My Tactical wargame facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Tacticalwargame


(in reply to Treale)
Post #: 4
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/1/2013 5:24:08 AM   
Ralzakark


Posts: 146
Joined: 4/24/2012
Status: offline
I would need to download extra software to be able to install patches? I haven't seen this on any other game I have got through matrix.

(in reply to wodin)
Post #: 5
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/1/2013 5:59:44 AM   
stormbringer3

 

Posts: 516
Joined: 7/26/2007
From: Staunton, Va.
Status: offline
Ralzakark,
I bought AJE from AGEOD before they hooked up with Matrix. The patches for AJE are in a RAR form instead of Zip. The link in this forum for the AJE patch takes you to the AGEOD site which has the patch in RAR form. Since the companies have now joined up, I asked my question above about the patches being released in a Zip form which is norm for the USA.

(in reply to Ralzakark)
Post #: 6
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/1/2013 8:42:11 AM   
gwgardner

 

Posts: 3375
Joined: 4/7/2006
Status: offline
rar and zip are commonly used everywhere. Get 7zip for free, install and associate with .zip and .rar, and there you go - nothing could be easier.

(in reply to stormbringer3)
Post #: 7
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/1/2013 4:38:29 PM   
Ralzakark


Posts: 146
Joined: 4/24/2012
Status: offline
Easier would be not having to install third party software to patch the game.

But it is no big deal if the game is good.

(in reply to gwgardner)
Post #: 8
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/1/2013 7:10:29 PM   
Brad Hunter


Posts: 1346
Joined: 2/7/2001
From: Raleigh, NC, USA
Status: offline
Download 7-zip - http://www.7-zip.org/ - it's free, and handles almost all of the compression formats.

_____________________________

WitE Alpha/Beta Tester
WitE Research Team
WitW Research Team

(in reply to Ralzakark)
Post #: 9
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/1/2013 10:38:49 PM   
JiminyJickers


Posts: 169
Joined: 10/4/2011
From: New Zealand
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Ralzakark

Easier would be not having to install third party software to patch the game.

But it is no big deal if the game is good.


Sorry but this is a redicilous complaint. Do you complain about having to have Adobe Acrobat installed to read the manual or having to have Flash installed to view video clips online.

Install 7-zip as has been suggested here. A program like this is essential software if you are using Windows.

< Message edited by JiminyJickers -- 2/1/2013 10:39:30 PM >

(in reply to Ralzakark)
Post #: 10
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/2/2013 12:11:29 AM   
DBeves

 

Posts: 393
Joined: 7/29/2002
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: JiminyJickers

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ralzakark

Easier would be not having to install third party software to patch the game.

But it is no big deal if the game is good.


Sorry but this is a redicilous complaint. Do you complain about having to have Adobe Acrobat installed to read the manual or having to have Flash installed to view video clips online.

Install 7-zip as has been suggested here. A program like this is essential software if you are using Windows.





< Message edited by DBeves -- 2/2/2013 12:15:29 AM >

(in reply to JiminyJickers)
Post #: 11
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/2/2013 12:15:16 AM   
DBeves

 

Posts: 393
Joined: 7/29/2002
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: wodin

Download WinRar or 7zip..both free..


Win Rar is not actually free you know.

(in reply to wodin)
Post #: 12
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/2/2013 2:54:59 AM   
Erik Rutins

 

Posts: 32881
Joined: 3/28/2000
From: Vermont, USA
Status: offline
Hi guys,

For the time being, they'll be as AGEOD's, though we can easily put them in a zip instead of a rar if that's easier for everyone.

In the longer term, we'll integrate them into our normal installer process and they'll be delivered just like our other updates, though that will likely be for future releases.

Regards,

- Erik


_____________________________

Erik Rutins
Director of Product Development


For official support, please use our Help Desk: http://www.matrixgames.com/helpdesk/

Freedom is not Free.

(in reply to DBeves)
Post #: 13
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/2/2013 3:51:44 PM   
stormbringer3

 

Posts: 516
Joined: 7/26/2007
From: Staunton, Va.
Status: offline
Erik,
Thanks for your post. For me, it would be great to have a Zip patch. Although I've been a PC gamer for over 20 years, I'm not that PC savvy. Of all the PC games I've bought and patched, AJE is the first one that required RAR. Even BoA and ACW used Zip.


< Message edited by stormbringer3 -- 2/6/2013 3:45:49 PM >

(in reply to Erik Rutins)
Post #: 14
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/2/2013 4:42:20 PM   
Franciscus

 

Posts: 26
Joined: 12/22/2010
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: wodin

No mate..got AJE..never given it the time it deserves though to be honest..until the Germanic tribes\Brits and Gauls come along I think I will hold off..I found with AJE having little Ancient Warfare and historcial Knowledge meant I never really knew what I was supposed to be doing or how to do it with no reference point in my mind to go by. I think though my fascination with the tribes will help me more if and when the game includes them. Then I may go and pick up the rest and some point. Until then though I'm leaving it.


For the record, in the Samnite War and specially in the Ager Gallicus scenario, part of BOR, you may find lots of Gallic tribes: Senones, Boii, Cenomanii,...

Regards

(PS: a beta patch for BOR is already available, for now in the Ageod forums)

< Message edited by Franciscus -- 2/2/2013 5:09:14 PM >

(in reply to wodin)
Post #: 15
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/2/2013 7:18:23 PM   
Ralzakark


Posts: 146
Joined: 4/24/2012
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: JiminyJickers

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ralzakark

Easier would be not having to install third party software to patch the game.

But it is no big deal if the game is good.


Sorry but this is a redicilous complaint. Do you complain about having to have Adobe Acrobat installed to read the manual or having to have Flash installed to view video clips online.

Install 7-zip as has been suggested here. A program like this is essential software if you are using Windows.


Well, not that essential as I’ve managed without it up to now. Don’t assume that everyone has your degree of IT literacy or uses their computer in the same way as you do.

@Brad Hunter – thanks for the link.

(in reply to JiminyJickers)
Post #: 16
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/3/2013 12:10:29 AM   
JiminyJickers


Posts: 169
Joined: 10/4/2011
From: New Zealand
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Ralzakark


Well, not that essential as I’ve managed without it up to now. Don’t assume that everyone has your degree of IT literacy or uses their computer in the same way as you do.

@Brad Hunter – thanks for the link.



I'm not assuming anything.

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sevenzip/7z920.exe

Click the link above and choose somewhere to save. Choose run when you have downloaded it, accept all the default options.

You did exactly the same when you installed the game. It doesn't require anything more than when you installed the game. If you are capable enough to post here and install the game, then you are capable of installing the software required to install the patch.

People are just trying to help you. But if you don't want to be helped, then so be it.

I'll stop trying now, have a good day regardless and ask if you require any help in the future.



< Message edited by JiminyJickers -- 2/3/2013 12:22:48 AM >

(in reply to Ralzakark)
Post #: 17
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/4/2013 4:28:24 AM   
barkorn45

 

Posts: 280
Joined: 1/17/2010
Status: offline
If you download anything of large size it usually compressed or as it is called zipped.
The thing i like about winrar is it will work on zip files also.
Just google winrar go to the site and follow instructions.
Once installed it works automatically when you double click on a compressed file.
It basically is free but after the trial period is up everytime you use it it will say trial has expired
and gives you several options one of which is to use it anyway.
quote:

ORIGINAL: Ralzakark


quote:

ORIGINAL: JiminyJickers

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ralzakark

Easier would be not having to install third party software to patch the game.

But it is no big deal if the game is good.


Sorry but this is a redicilous complaint. Do you complain about having to have Adobe Acrobat installed to read the manual or having to have Flash installed to view video clips online.

Install 7-zip as has been suggested here. A program like this is essential software if you are using Windows.


Well, not that essential as I’ve managed without it up to now. Don’t assume that everyone has your degree of IT literacy or uses their computer in the same way as you do.

@Brad Hunter – thanks for the link.



(in reply to Ralzakark)
Post #: 18
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/15/2013 7:41:29 PM   
gwgardner

 

Posts: 3375
Joined: 4/7/2006
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: stormbringer3

Erik,
Thanks for your post. For me, it would be great to have a Zip patch. Although I've been a PC gamer for over 20 years, I'm not that PC savvy. Of all the PC games I've bought and patched, AJE is the first one that required RAR. Even BoA and ACW used Zip.



7zip can be used with .rar files. Get 7zip. Install 7zip, and during the install it asks you if you want to associate 7zip with rar files. Answer yes. You don't even have to tell Windows to use 7zip then, just click on the .rar file.

(in reply to stormbringer3)
Post #: 19
RE: Birth of Rome patches. - 2/16/2013 9:09:48 PM   
Panama Red

 

Posts: 147
Joined: 9/14/2005
Status: offline
"7-zip" is also a better compressor than the other types out there too.

(in reply to gwgardner)
Post #: 20
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Alea Jacta Est Series >> Birth of Rome patches. Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.086