- Apparently I can't trust GOG Downloader to make uncorrupted downloads, even when it claims the download went fine.
- In the alleged paradise where I'm at the moment, the internet really does suck. I purchased the most expensive AIS 3G data sim that they had in offer, and even that comes with a measly 4 gigabyte download cap per month. After that it drops to 2G/EDGE speeds.
To add salt to the injury, the 3G part does not even work where I am at this very moment, so I am re-downloading the corrupted Blade of Darkness installer over a max 20kB/s connection (usually less). I presume that will be counted to the 4GB/month limit, even though I can't even utilize the 3G speeds...
I feel obliged to do this and install BoD properly, because now I apparently have a failed partial BoD installation on my hard drive which I can't get rid of. Damn GOG, why did you have to remove the default pre-installation integrity check from the new installers?!? Yeah I know there is the manual digital signature method to check the integrity, but I didn't remember it at that point, and it is far too many clicks away. In my opinion the GOG installers should ALWAYS perform the integrity check before the installation, regardless of installer size and whatnot.
One internet shop in this village is offering what sounds like a pretty good WiFi internet deal, 2Mb WiFi connection for about 9.7 USD/month (currency converted). But when I asked about it more, they first want a 32 USD deposit which was not mentioned on their homepage (making it cost 42 USD for this one month), and someone hinted that it is offline quite often, e.g. for some reason they put it offline whenever it rains (ie. when I most probably wanted to use the connection anyway). If they are afraid of thunderstorms, maybe they should use UPS?
There's one place here in this village with a pretty good internet, though. We were a couple of nights in a local motel which includes wired (not wifi) internet with the room price, and it seemed to easily give 5-10 Mbit/s speeds. Too bad we had to move from there, I would have downloaded some corrupted GOGs from there in no time.
On the bright side though, I decided to buy a cheapo HP Ultrabook laptop here (it cost around 500 euros, comes with genuine Windows 8), and even I am quite surprised how well it runs games. It has NVidia GT 630M. For example, Far Cry 2 runs smoothly with pretty much all graphics options at max (1366x768 resolution), as does Assassin's Creed and a few "semi-new" GOG games I tried on it.
I'm going to try out also Witcher and Witcher 2 on it, but I presume it will have serious problems with at least the latter. Even then, I guess I should reverse my stance that laptops costing under 500 euros are not worth it for any gaming besides indies, and games newer than 10 years. Apparently you don't really need to spend well over 1000 euros to a humungous gaming laptop (like my ASUS G75VW), you can get a pretty nice gaming laptop for far less money, as long as you choose wisely, maybe staying clear of Intel graphics.
And I also bought an UPS unit here. Even though laptops have battery backup, it is still quite handy preventing damage from sudden thunderstorms and "dirty" electricity. Just today the power went down for awhile, I didn't notice it besides the UPS unit making a signal sound.
EDIT: And now as I came back a couple hours later, the BoD download had aborted with an error something like "corruption in chunk 3, please contact the support", with no option to resume the download. Damn it... Now I am starting to feel GOG Downloader isn't that reliable yet, I really hope the future revamped version is.