I’ve just reinstalled Guild Wars, without the CDs. I’m using directly the client installer from their site. It downloaded and installed some files for a while, and then it launched. However now, each zone I go to has to download before, if I go there for the first time.
Is there a way to make Guild Wars preload all of its content, instead of retrieving it “on demand”?
Yes, it’s possible. What you have to do is create a new shortcut with the switch
So copy your shortcut to Guild Wars (don’t use your normal shortcut), right-click on it, choose Properties and in the target box add
-image so that it looks like
“C:\Program Files\Guild Wars\gw.exe” -image
Mind you that this is a lengthy process, it might even take a couple of hours.