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Unreal Engine not downloading with full speed

I have slow internet connection (200KB/s). What I am doing is to make it download the editor as fast as it can. It should utilize full internet speed but instead it drops rapidly. Funny thing is that when I start browsing, speed goes up. When I stop browsing, speed goes down. It should be doing other way around. Chrome uses a lot of memory. So I like it to stay close totally. But when I close it, speed goes down.

Is it something added by developers in Epic Launcher? Why can't it utilize full internet speed without making me open and browse internet. I just want it to download fast while I open some other application which doesn't use internet and focus on it without having fear that Epic Launcher will stop downloading.

Product Version: Epic Games Launcher
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asked Sep 07 '15 at 02:00 PM in Installation & Setup

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Faisal Aslam
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avatar image MrMcBarnabas STAFF Sep 15 '15 at 01:46 PM

Hi Faisal Aslam,

This is the first time we have heard of an issue like this, there is currently no code in the launcher which would cause it to act this way.

One thing to make note of is that when the launcher is not being interacted with directly it will render at a much slower rate. This is for performance reasons, and can sometimes give the perception that the download is going slower then expected. The actual download however is still running at full speed, just not updating the launcher.

Out of interested how big a difference are you seeing between the high and low download speeds?

avatar image Danjio Jan 07 '16 at 04:45 PM

I have the same issue atm. I download with 5.6 Mb/s on steam and less than 50 Kb/s on the launcher. I also cant download the launcher from the website as I don't get any speed there. My friend downloaded the .msi for me and then the 90MB in the beginning where a pain aswell as it went from 100kb/s to 6 MB/s for 1 second and straight back to 100kb/s. The Engine download itself went with 1 MB/s even tho I had full speed (stopped the engine download and downloaded a game from stemw ith 5.5 MB/s).

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Hi Faisal Aslam,

We haven't heard back from you in a few days, so we are marking this post as Resolved for tracking purposes. If you're still experiencing this issue, please try the suggestion that Barnabas mentioned above. Then post back here with the requested info.



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answered Sep 21 '15 at 01:07 PM

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