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Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27251

I have just tried to down load the Vampire and Hastings for FSX yet again after some sucessful downloads i am now told : this is not a valid File : Why does this happen to some aircraft downloads and not others there must be a reason :(
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27252

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Hiya whirlwind.

It seems to be a problem with a lot of ISP's that
bandwidth is being limited somewhere.

We've checked,re-checked and double re-checked our
servers at this end to see if we have a problem and
we haven't.

I personally have been having a hell of a lot of grief with my ISP
just recently.
I was with Tiscali on a good solid 8Mb unlimited package
that consistantly ran at a good 6 meg plus
,they've been taken over by Talk-Talk and I'm lucky some days if I can pull
2Mb.

Somedays it's so bad that I can't even reply with one line to an
e-mail before the connection drops,they're that bad.

Now if I'm having those problems,so are a lot of other people,
so please,please check that your connection is doing what it
should be and keep trying to download from us.

Maybe try at a different time of day or night??
Try an internet speed checker,there's a few good ones online
to make sure you're getting what you should in the way of
download and upload speeds and that your connection is holding.

I've a good Sendspace account,but I know that if I try to upload the files you
want to there,the connection will time out before they've even got
halfway,things are that crappy with the internet at the moment.

Mark
CBF Alpha/Beta Test Pilot

CBF Chief Fighter Pilot

IL2 Messerschmitt 109 ace

Holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves,Swords and Diamonds.
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27254

Hi Whirlwind,
I am having problems with broadband speed in my area at the moment, Cambridgshire, and have been told by my ISP that the problem is widespread, I uploaded the Vampire yesterday ,in what I like to describe as a "window of opportunity", so if your in the UK just keep trying and you'll get the files.

Rob R
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27257

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I will once more reiterate what I have said over and over and over again on the forum.

Anyone having difficulty downloading - all they have to do is ask and I will happily use my sendspace account to send them the files they wish.

And Whirlwind -- did you even read the "Alternative Vampire" thread and use the sendspace link I posted there?


Sorry if I sound exasperated because I am


leif
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27259

First of all I live in South Africa , after reading about your problems I am now worried !!

Yes I tried the Alternative down load it worked ok , but the Vampire crashed FSX

I also had a go at down loading a file from Simvation that was a no go as well , i thinki will go down the road and consult the
witch Doctor :)

a deflated Whirlwind
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27260

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Whirlwind

DO NOT LOSE FAITH

Between the team here we are going to get you flying a Vampire yet :)

and if we can twist Peter Watkins arm far enough up his back ;)

Prehaps one like this Boet :)

www.airliners.net/photo/South-Africa--/D...2417&next_id=0802402


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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27265

If it helps i have just downloaded the Hastings via avsim with no problems which is a relief as it clears any fault my end and i dont have to see the witch Doctor :laugh:
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27268

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OK 2 questions -
Are you running SP2 and accelration pack?


I couldnt run the vamp without Accelration loaded


Leif
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27285

Hi

Ok so i need the acceleration pack , i only have SP 1 & 2 , well i will have to get the pack . Thanks for every thing i appreciate all you do for us flight simmers T

Whirlwind
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27287

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Hope that solves it Boet

Send us some screenies when you get running

Cheers

Leif
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27289

whirlwind wrote:
If it helps i have just downloaded the Hastings via avsim with no problems which is a relief as it clears any fault my end and i dont have to see the witch Doctor :laugh:

However, this doesn't rule out a fault outside of the CBF server. If anything, it simply localizes the fault more. It means that the problem is somewhere either at your ISP and its connections to the outside world, or it's a problem with one of the pipelines. With you being in South Africa and the problems that exist north of you, the number of pipelines available to Europe are few, and thus can get interrupted or congested very easily. You'll probably find that if you did a tracert on an IP address in the UK, you'd get very high ping times and to the US or even Australia, you'd get a much more reasonable ping.

If you want to see what your connection speed is, there are several out there to do it. www.speedtest.net/ is the one I use most often and it lets you choose a server in a specific location to check against, so you can see if the problem is outside your ISP or with your ISP.
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27290

Also, I just ran a quick test at SpeedTest, and found the following to Cape Town from my location in Dallas -

www.speedtest.net/result/778850388.png

I'm on a 10mb download/5mb upload connection. As you can see, between the latency near 300 (should be less than 150) and the very low download rate, the problem is somewhere between me and South Africa. My guess is that if you do the test between yourself and the UK, you'll see a connection as bad or worse.
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27294

DL'd the Vampire 2 days ago. File came in in about a minute, and works fine. I believe the problem must lie outside the CBFSM server.
mike.
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27325

Oh yes, the downloads that tire before completion.
The Auster J-5Alpine is that latest that I've tried several times, but failed.
Assistance would be appreciated here.
I did download a scenery this morning and I think that it is set up alright now.
I must start up FS2004 and find out?

Tony
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Re:Here we go again down loads ,not down loading 5 years 4 months ago #27327

Tony,

Try downloading the J5 Alpine again. I have been into the backroom and done some minor tweaking. I would be obliged if you could post your findings here.

S B)
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