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#1 corwinat

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:03 PM

Well I just discovered this mod after being a Thief fan since day one. and I am really excited over what the game promises. But I have one problem. I have been trying to download the game now for 3 days. The Updater (v0.66) starts up fine connects and starts to download and it will get just so far and then hang up. I usually let it sit for 5 min or so and then I'll cancel the download. about 1 times in 10 it will close properly otherwise I have to force it closed (not responding) then I restart. at this point I still have 932 MB (9 files) remaining as I type this the loader is stuck on "tdm_textures_stone_brick01.pk4" at 57.5 MB successfully downloaded 6.94% of that 932. I have tried turning off the advanced options but they haven't had any appreciable  effect,

 

here are the last few lines of the log

 

Step thread started: 10
Picking mirror waffles.za.net
Picking mirror darkmod-alt.taaaki.za.net
Picking mirror darkmod-alt02.taaaki.za.net
Picking mirror waffles.za.net
Picking mirror fidcal.com
Picking mirror waffles.za.net
Picking mirror waffles.za.net
Picking mirror darkmod.taaaki.za.net
Picking mirror waffles.za.net
Downloading to temporary file I:\tdm_update_win\__tdm_shared_stuff.zip
Initiating Download from http://waffles.za.ne...hared_stuff.zip
Download successful: http://waffles.za.ne...hared_stuff.zip
Checking filesize of downloaded file, expecting 7558444
Checking download for 'is-a-zipfile'.
Checking CRC of downloaded file, expecting 959701f
CRC calculated for zip file I:\tdm_update_win\__tdm_shared_stuff.zip = 959701f
Downloaded file passed the integrity checks.
Removed file I:\tdm_update_win\tdm_shared_stuff.zip
Moved I:\tdm_update_win\__tdm_shared_stuff.zip to I:\tdm_update_win\tdm_shared_stuff.zip
Downloading to temporary file I:\tdm_update_win\__tdm_textures_stone_brick01.pk4
Removed file I:\tdm_update_win\__tdm_textures_stone_brick01.pk4
Initiating Download from http://darkmod-alt.t...one_brick01.pk4

 

 

any help would be appreciated.

 

thanks



#2 Springheel

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:47 PM

Welcome aboard, corwinat.  Unfortunately I can't help with that problem, but someone with more technical knowledge will be along soon I'm sure.



#3 nbohr1more

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:58 PM

In your tdm_mirrors.txt, try changing the weight to 10 on one of the other mirrors such as fidcal.com:
 
 
[Mirror fidcal.com]
url = [url=http://www.fidcal.com/darkuser/]http://www.fidcal.com/darkuser/[/url]
weight = 10
 
 
while setting the others to weight = 0
 
The open tdm_updater again and make sure to choose "keep mirrors" in the advanced options before running the update.
Please visit TDM's IndieDB site and help promote the mod:

http://www.indiedb.c...ds/the-dark-mod

(Yeah, shameless promotion... but traffic is traffic folks...)

#4 montag

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:24 AM

Well I just discovered this mod after being a Thief fan since day one. and I am really excited over what the game promises.

corwinat, make sure you get this problem resolved! You will not be disappointed! If nbohr1mores' fix doesn't help make sure you reply, you don't want to miss out on this mod. (and as someone who has NOTHING at all to do with tdm, I can assure you that someone will resolve this issue, and odds are that you will have no further troubles, 'cause this community is very professional, and very friendly.)



#5 freyk

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:09 AM

Yes, change the priority of the mirrors.
 

corwinat, make sure you get this problem resolved!..

Otherwise look at Installation page of the wiki for other methods.
 

I usually let it sit for 5 min or so and then I'll cancel the download.

But only restarting the updater didnt work?
(you dont have to delete the already downloaded files, because the updater checks for this).

at this moment freezing up during a download, is a "standard feature" of the updater, for a long time now.
so, my question to the developer of the updater:
@updater-dev:
do the updater checks the speed of the download-dataflow of a current file?
the updater shows the speed of the file, but does he react also on it?

Edited by freyk, 16 May 2017 - 03:45 AM.


#6 New Horizon

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:19 AM

If you antivirus programs running, make sure they're not blocking it. They can be quite aggressive. Also, if your antivirus performs 'love scanning' then it's going to be scanning each file as it comes in. I've seen this bring downloads to a standstill.

#7 corwinat

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:39 PM

ok finally finnished downloading. Tried the above suggestions as well as mixing up my mirror weights. again it would work for a while and then freeze up.

 

Still and all thanks for the support. 



#8 corwinat

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:25 PM

Playing around with the training mission now. I am very impressed with the archery mechanic. as a primitive archer myself I find the aiming almost spot on.  the sword play is interesting but difficult to master... but then this is suppose to be thief... if your using your sword your doing wrong :-D. I did find one error already though. in the archery field I found a clipping error at the corner of the barn at the back of the field. Stepped right through into the Hay bales and got stuck. Had to restart that one. 

 

more to come...


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#9 montag

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:01 AM

Great news, corwinat! Glad to hear you resolved your initial problems, after you run through the training missions, make sure you play the intro missions: 

TDM 2.05 official introductory missions

#10 montag

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:11 AM

For some reason, prolly my own fault, anything I posted after the link to the intro missions latched itself onto that link? At any rate, corwinat, be prepared to enjoy over 100 fm's, all of them very enjoyable, and more coming on a regular basis.



#11 freyk

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:20 AM

Playing around with the training mission now.

Nice to hear that you succeeded to install TDM.
But please create an other topic, to discuss other things besides the updater.

Edited by freyk, 17 May 2017 - 10:16 AM.






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