Ran into the freeroam bug… first time trying to go there, stuck at 95% loading. gg.
Moving game to a faster SSD now. Next step is ramdisk to see if it speeds up the minute-long loading.
Edit: not a good idea to use Origin to do that. It runs “touchup” process after moving the files, thereby reinstalling all the extras (again) (msvc++, dx… etc)… Then it says it faile… and now says I no longer have the game installed. Not only that, when you redownload the game, it apparently doesn’t even check the existing files in the folder but starter grabbing it all anew.
Really just amazing…
Edit: So, found out what the problem was. - shoddy workmanship.
During the move process, as the game runs touchup, it will trigger reinstallation of directx and 6 different VisualC++ redistributables :O…
If you had installed the game during that same windows session then the VisualC++ “repair” process
will trigger a ‘reboot required’ and cancel itself. This fails the installation of a component you already had installed and didn’t need to reinstall… which in turns fails the “Touchup” process required to go from “Download/Install” to “Play” in Origin…
And unfortunately, the touchup process runs in quiet mode and doesn’t collect error messages, so you will instead be told fuck all.
For bonus points, after the reboot – and if you had run into the errors above-- you will have to download the game for a 3rd time.