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rimmer_1001
01-19-2006, 03:41 AM
I got to 79% and the download crashed. Further attempts have spawned a "failed to connect to server" messege.

Anyone else get this?

PygmyShrew
01-19-2006, 04:20 AM
From where? Sounds like the hosts having problems, try another, I ended up using fileplanet.

rimmer_1001
01-19-2006, 04:29 AM
lucasfiles.com

I was hoping I could get it started again as I only had 40 mins to go.

PygmyShrew
01-19-2006, 05:56 AM
:(

Its sometimes possible to continue DLs from IE's default downloader, Ive done it a few times, Im not sure what lets you continue but I find clicking the same link from the same site/ftp and doing it asap increases the chances :) Youve got to love Microsoft ;)

If you use a downloader like DAP or Star downloader it is a lot easier to continue 'broken' downloads. File planet have there own downloader thats very good, never had any problems with it, also lets you pause/continue.

JarJars Eyeball
01-19-2006, 06:08 AM
you can pause downloads with Firefox

DarthMaulUK
01-19-2006, 06:37 AM
Can you post some useful urls for downloading tools to help.

DMUK

Athanasios
01-19-2006, 07:34 AM
http://www.speedbit.com/

You mean download accelerators i guess. My vote on DAP - it's simply the best out there, in many aspects.

rimmer_1001
01-19-2006, 03:28 PM
Actually I use Opera browser that allows you to "resume" a download. Can't believe MS/IE has not caught on to such a simple "feature".

Anyhoo, I got it elsewhere. Then I noticed I could resume this morning, D'OH!!!

Admiral Sith
01-19-2006, 05:14 PM
Not really, i use Opera to download all the time and if something inturrupts it it will only sometimes allow you to resume. The other times you click resume it starts from the beginning.

rimmer_1001
01-19-2006, 05:33 PM
Well there is a restart or a resume option.

I have never had an issue resuming, as I said after about 6 hours I was able to resume. But that was after I had downloaded it elsewhere, but that is Murphies Law for you.

Jason91
01-19-2006, 09:15 PM
Well i downloaded the demo played it was really enjoying it then when i go 2 play it again from the auto run and click enter i get nuffin... i reinstalled it 5 times and even 2 diff place and i still get nuffin :(

lukeiamyourdad
01-20-2006, 01:15 PM
http://www.speedbit.com/

You mean download accelerators i guess. My vote on DAP - it's simply the best out there, in many aspects.


Download accelerators are full of spywares. Well known fact.

As far as I know, there is none that is totally safe.

PygmyShrew
01-20-2006, 01:26 PM
Download accelerators are full of spywares. Well known fact.

As far as I know, there is none that is totally safe.

Be careful not to generalise ;) Star downloader is one i found last week, its passed my spybot and xoftspy scans, great reviews, free and performs well.

lukeiamyourdad
01-20-2006, 01:29 PM
Meh, you'll see. Overtime, plenty of things will come through.

PygmyShrew
01-22-2006, 05:54 AM
Meh, you'll see. Overtime, plenty of things will come through.

Im pretty sure it wont :)

swphreak
01-22-2006, 11:12 AM
Ok, if your download fails, it's not the demo's fault. You'll just have to download it again or whatever.


Move along, move along.