1. eriol33

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    Ok I just grabbed it through the client. I wonder if epic games haters are signing just to get this game or not.
     
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    I didn't think about that. I'm sure they are.
     
  3. antiNT

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    I still can't load the webpage :/
     
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    Just try tomorrow.
     
  5. djnate27

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    Kind of surprised that this game hasn't been offered for free before (like on PS+ or XBOX Gold, for example). Just about everyone who's gonna buy it has bought it (some multiple times) and Rockstar makes so much money from Card Sharks, that they'd actually make a profit on something they've given away.
     
  6. aarti

    aarti Killua Zoldyck
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    too bad for all pc players that they get GTA 5 instead of Cities Skylines and Farming Simulator
     
  7. notimp

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    Lets see if we can hit their server infrastructure even more. ;)

    Here is a guide on how to get the game right now (at least listed in 'your games' after you've successfully bought it for free. ;) ) - with you not even having the Epic Games Launcher installed yet. :)

    So you need the Epic Games Launcher .exe, but their website errors out with error 500? No problem, head over to archive.org, and source their Windows installer link, which is:

    https://epicgames-download1.akamaiz...-10.15.2-b5906a97183842aeaf1733e5f4c8db53.msi

    The installer will install, and then auto update itself to the latest version (at max download speeds, so those servers are not taxed.. ;) ).

    At login, if you've forgot your account password, dont worry - their password retrieval servers work fine as well, so you'll get your passwort reset email in less than a minute. Password reset also works fine.

    Then you log in. (If you dont time out.. ;) )

    Then the fun begins. ;)

    Full screen the app to see the navigation on the left.

    You goal is, to click on store - and actually get 'new games' listed. If you get Witcher 3 listed as the latest game and not f.e. Control, exit the Epic Games Launcher and try again.

    Oh and if the language of the store interface changes at random, dont worry - I 'bought' my GTAV in spanish, even if I dont speak it - its fine.. ;)

    Once a Store page loads with more current games on it (f.e. Control), scroll down. Below a few lines of games you now should see the GTAV for free banner. Click on it.

    The games trailer video and thumbnails probably wont load, but if you are lucky and you scroll down, there should be a buy button in green. Once you hit it - the purchase interface should load (even if it seems to time out, let it load - it eventually did - for me), once you are in there, you are golden and can finish your purchase.

    After that GTAV will show up in your library - at first it might be listed as 'unavailable to download', but upon exiting and restarting the Epic Games Launcher that changes as well.

    But then for me all Download attempts timed out so far.. ;)

    Have fun running their servers into the ground. ;)
     
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  8. antiNT

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    Ok I managed to get it but the download size is 94 GB
     
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    And it downloads. :) At 7.5MB/s

    Which means 3.5h til its done. :)
     
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    Sometimes, you have to pull out the weeds to enjoy your garden. I hate weeds!

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    Is it really?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Oh man, I’ve got some weed pulling to do.
     
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    PULL THE WEEDS!

    ;)
     
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    Depends on what you mean by "a draw". Sure it draws people in, because they don't have a choice. But exclusivity is never good for consumers.
     
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    Am I the only one whose download speed is literally 0 with 500kB/s spikes? It started at 5mb/s
     
  16. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro
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  17. FAST6191

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    If it brings other shops to the table to negotiate better deals and all it costs in the meantime (give or take hypothetical competition things which probably would not happen anyway) is having to press download on a different site then I guess I am OK with that.
     
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    After 20+ the same 500 error page finally got the game in my gaming library for later download :)
    (And it always jumped to spanish language after the error page; lol)

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    I got them all :rofl2: and Farming Simulator really is the max to play :evil::yayps3:
     
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    The EGS client apparently couldn't handle the unexpected load of more than ten people trying to log in to it at once, rofl.
     
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