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Can You Delete Old Patches?

a7ime7raveller
CA Enlisted: 2012-01-26
2013-03-12 11:58
I have original 360 and my hard drive is getting near it's limit. Can I delete my previous Battlefield 3 updates once I download the latest one without affecting anything? Any info would be extremely helpful.

Thanks and happy shooting!
Hortey
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-03-12 12:04
Don't think so, remember to delete your SP disk if you installed it from the start. Otherwise, invest in a larger HDD
a7ime7raveller
CA Enlisted: 2012-01-26
2013-03-12 12:07
Hortey said:
Don't think so, remember to delete your SP disk if you installed it from the start. Otherwise, invest in a larger HDD

Yeah I did that a while ago, I only have 2 games installed on my HD now and I play them a lot so that's not an option. I thought about getting a new Hard Drive but it would cost near $200 to get all the necessary cords if I want to keep my memory that I have now. I think it's better just to wait for the next gen. consoles as they're right around the corner...
irm780
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-03-12 12:07
I asked on Twitter and they said that all the updates are required. Others say differently, I'll err on the side of caution I guess.
trinity1234
Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2013-03-12 12:13
i deleted old patches before installing news ones and the game works fine foe me
harakternik11
GB Enlisted: 2012-01-31
2013-03-12 12:14
Just get a bigger disk, that's what I had to do. I manually moved most patches but some could not be moved, and these were some old ones. BF3 was smart enough to download all missing ones and it worked smooth ever since. Alternatively have a look what else is on your current disk, several months ago I was able to free around 800 MB which with some remaining empty space gave me just about enough space to install previous update and expansion pack.
a7ime7raveller
CA Enlisted: 2012-01-26
2013-03-12 12:16
irm780 said:
I asked on Twitter and they said that all the updates are required. Others say differently, I'll err on the side of caution I guess.

Yeah I reached out and they replied the same to me. Oh well, it's not like I can't play it or anything.
BooRadley50
Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2013-03-12 12:17
Had same problem, pick up a flash drive off Amazon? I've got Armored kill and now End game on an 8gb drive I got for £4.
skunktruffle
Enlisted: 2012-02-27
2013-03-12 12:24
i got same problem all updates and content takes more space than xbox standard hdd. think this is a major problem that dice should address i paid full price for gameand full price for premium. now you can buy both for what i paid for bf3 only. feel dice needs to make original purchasers something special ie send us a rebate. or arica harbour for bf3 . when do we get bc3
AscendantWyvern
FI Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-03-12 12:25 , edited 2013-03-12 12:26 by AscendantWyvern
Delete Multiplayer update 5, i had no issue downloading the new patch without it and it's actually smaller.
JamiCH94
FI Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2013-03-12 12:27
trinity1234 said:
i deleted old patches before installing news ones and the game works fine foe me


that´s because some of the tweaks have been revisited over and over again (weapon balance, map glitches) and old updates dont contain so many "unique" fixes so you are forced to download one bundle patch.

This also means that older patches get overwriten once you download new ones.
trinity1234
Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2013-03-12 12:29
JamiCH94 said:
trinity1234 said:
i deleted old patches before installing news ones and the game works fine foe me
that´s because some of the tweaks have been revisited over and over again (weapon balance, map glitches) and old updates dont contain so many "unique" fixes so you are forced to download one bundle patch.

This also means that older patches get overwriten once you download new ones.


so like i said its ok to delete the olds one and just download the new one
JamiCH94
FI Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2013-03-12 12:30
trinity1234 said:
JamiCH94 said:
trinity1234 said:
i deleted old patches before installing news ones and the game works fine foe me
that´s because some of the tweaks have been revisited over and over again (weapon balance, map glitches) and old updates dont contain so many "unique" fixes so you are forced to download one bundle patch.

This also means that older patches get overwriten once you download new ones.
so like i said its ok to delete the olds one and just download the new one


yeah but it shouldnt save you any more space than just downloading the latest patch and leaving rest on your HDD.
trinity1234
Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2013-03-12 12:33
JamiCH94 said:
trinity1234 said:
JamiCH94 said:
trinity1234 said:
i deleted old patches before installing news ones and the game works fine foe me
that´s because some of the tweaks have been revisited over and over again (weapon balance, map glitches) and old updates dont contain so many "unique" fixes so you are forced to download one bundle patch.

This also means that older patches get overwriten once you download new ones.
so like i said its ok to delete the olds one and just download the new one
yeah but it shouldnt save you any more space than just downloading the latest patch and leaving rest on your HDD.


so do they over-write each other?
JamiCH94
FI Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2013-03-12 12:42
trinity1234 said:
JamiCH94 said:
trinity1234 said:
JamiCH94 said:
trinity1234 said:
i deleted old patches before installing news ones and the game works fine foe me
that´s because some of the tweaks have been revisited over and over again (weapon balance, map glitches) and old updates dont contain so many "unique" fixes so you are forced to download one bundle patch.

This also means that older patches get overwriten once you download new ones.
so like i said its ok to delete the olds one and just download the new one
yeah but it shouldnt save you any more space than just downloading the latest patch and leaving rest on your HDD.
so do they over-write each other?


Yes and keep older fixes that were not included in new updates.
a7ime7raveller
CA Enlisted: 2012-01-26
2013-03-12 14:38 , edited 2013-03-12 14:39 by a7ime7raveller
^^
Really? They said on Twitter it's recommended to keep all updates.
:S

On another note, it's annoying how the new maps weren't included in the new patch, that's 2 separate downloads at about 2 G's each. So annoying! I have a great internet connection and I'm STILL downloading End Game -_-
Shadders_X
GB Enlisted: 2012-10-15
2013-03-15 15:21
Hi EA,

Can we have an official response for this please - and mark it sticky so it is always at the top of the forum.

Regards,

Shadders_X
Pnutosan
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2013-03-15 15:30
You can delete 4, 5 and the rent a server update without any problems.
Aiming is OP.
ArtistWolf
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-03-15 15:35
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654348466677261/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
The_Mossberg500
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2013-03-15 15:39
They need to fix this IMO...at least for the future so people like Carlos can't delete patches so he plays with lower ranked people with unpatched weapons. It's just silly they never addressed this problem, as from personal experience, people who usually play on servers with old patches are people who play pirated games. I had my XBox flashed like three years ago before it got banned and I got the X Box Slim and sometimes you'd be asked to update the game, if you selected yes, it would flag your console once it scanned it. So people decline it, stick with the old patches and go through server searches to find other pirate gamers, ARAGGGHH!
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