Speaking of patches, I should mention Fallout: Tactics.
There is a bug in the game that prevents "some users" display item graphics in the inventory at all. I was one of them
. Interplay made a very creative approach against this issue. They made a patch and included all item graphics in the game. The size was about a hundred megabytes but who cares, the patch released after all
They totally ignore 56k users by this approach and I was an 56k user back then. I'd rather download the game to see what a crap it is rather than buying it and downloading a patch. The game was not crap by the way, it was ok in my opinion, if it worked !