This time a gaming related post - yesterday I wanted to install a Game from Epic's Game Launcher in Windows. (Spellbreak, btw. a great new Game!) Unfortunately even I have a 1G Line, it only dripped in with about 100-500 kb/s and would take several hours to complete.
But I rememebered that there was a fix in the past for other games using the Epic Game Launcher having slow download speed. Actually it's a simple edit of a Config file to give the Epic Game Launcher different Timeout and retry Settings. Those changes helped to improve my download from a slow 100-500 kb/s to 450 - 600 Mbit/s.
So, to fix the slow Download speed in the Epic Game Launcher you need to open this Directory:
The %username% is the Folder of your current User, Just copy and paste the whole string as it is in a Windows Explorer (Win+E) Adress bar and you should see the directory. Here you should find a file named Engine.ini - Edit it with your text editor of choice (visual studio code, notepad++, vim, whatever) ^.^ copy and paste following content into the file:
[HTTP] HttpTimeout=10 HttpConnectionTimeout=10 HttpReceiveTimeout=10 HttpSendTimeout=10 [Portal.BuildPatch] ChunkDownloads=5 ChunkRetries=20 RetryTime=0.5 [/Script/OnlineSubsystemUtils.IpNetDriver] InitialConnectTimeout=5.0 ConnectionTimeout=20.0 KeepAliveTime=0.2 MaxPortCountToTry=512 [/Script/OnlineSubsystemUtils.OnlineBeacon] BeaconConnectionInitialTimeout=5.0 BeaconConnectionTimeout=45.0
After that, save the File and do a quick right-click on it. In File-Properties set it to read only so the Epic game Launcher can't override it to default. After that you need to be sure the Epic Gamelauncher is completely terminated. To be 100% sure; reboot. After this reboot, try to start the Game Download again, it should be much faster now.
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