Mass software update distribution + checksum-updating

Gavriel State gav at
Mon Jul 9 12:53:21 GMT 2007

Martin Schröder wrote:
>> We're investigating ways to provide large scale software updates for
>> multi-gigabyte games, and have recently begun to explore
> IMHO bittorrent is a better way to do this.

Bittorrent might be good for an initial distribution, but the problem 
we're focused on right now is auto-updating games that have already been 
distributed on DVD.  Typical updates change-sets are quite small 
compared with the size of the originally distributed package (ie: 10s of 
MB), so the bandwidth side of things isn't a huge concern.


Gavriel State 
Founder & CTO
TransGaming Inc.
gav at

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