Utomik downloads games in small chunks (mmmm chunky!!)
Our smart download while you play technology stores a small part on your disk, enough to start playing quickly. The rest downloads to your PC while you play.
Our download system benchmarks your internet speed at the start of loading the game. If your internet speed is fast, our system will download less at startup because its fast enough to keep downloading the rest while playing. When your internet speed is slower, our system will download more of the game at the start, to serve as a buffer.
Second play time
Data already downloaded stays on your hard-drive and won’t be downloaded again. This means that when you play a game again, you wont have to download this data anymore. In some cases our system still downloads a small part, if it estimates your buffer being too small.
Games with Large Startup Packages
Some games, by their design, have larger startup packages and take a bit longer to start for the first time. Games like this are marked with an "Hourglass" icon in the client. Once the initial data is downloaded it remains on your disk, so the second time you play you will not have to wait for it again.