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  1. fcz

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    just a quick question for you all.....

    when i'm downloading game demos and trailers from the marketplace can i play my games or do i have to wait on the dashboard till they've finished?

    sorry for the bumb q but i've only just logged onto live for the first time and am fillin my boots with the free demos, sweet!!!

    thanx
     
  2. fcz

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    can anyone answer?
     
  3. deegee

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    You can play games or do whatever while you're downloading. Enjoy.
     
  4. fcz

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    thanks mate
     
  5. ShadowmanUK

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    Just to make this clear, game downloads are actuall paused while you are playing, they do not carry on in the background.
     
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    im not too sure if they continue, as while playing test drive unlimited, i got a message saying my update for it had finished... try it and find out!
     
  7. fcz

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    tried it last nite. could play some demos while the download continued but others stopped the download.
    played lost planet multi player online, which stopped download, but not a bad game.
    quite enjoyed it.

    also played a few games of pes6, not bad but a fair bit of slowdown even though i've a 4meg broadband connection??

    so far i'm v impressed with live.

    now to try graw and gow online!!!
     
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    If you play single player the downloads should continue in the background - if you play online then the downloads pause.
     

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