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#839357 - 09/30/12 12:07 PM Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes
stephen Offline
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Its taking me over a week to download this game and i was wondering if anyone else has had this problem....im using their fastdown program but its still taking forever..
I have a dsl connection ...

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#839364 - 09/30/12 01:01 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: stephen]
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DSL connections come in all different speeds, but even if you have a 10Gbps download speed it won't help if the server you're downloading from can only provide 600Kbps. Also the size of this download is about 6.44 GB in size -- a huge game to download.

How fast is it compared to other games you've downloaded and how large were those games?

I don't know how their downloader works, but it may reduce the download speed if you're using your Internet connection for something else at the same time, so as not to interfere with your web browsing.

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#839370 - 09/30/12 01:27 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: stephen]
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A download of that size would also take 4 or 5 days for me too. My wireless broadband is fairly speedy up to about 65 MB, but then they choke it down to a crawl of 60 - 70 Kbps.
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#839372 - 09/30/12 01:31 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: Draclvr]
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
A download of that size would also take 4 or 5 days for me too. My wireless broadband is fairly speedy up to about 65 MB, but then they choke it down to a crawl of 60 - 70 Kbps.


I'm glad to read this because thus far, having tried to download this game myself, it seemed to me that it would take days to download - so have pretty much given up trying to do it until I have ample time and patience to do so. wave

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#839394 - 09/30/12 02:57 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: stephen]
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Stephen,

Have you thought about using a download manager?

"Download acceleration, also known as multipart download, is a term for the method employed by software such as download managers to download a single file by splitting it in segments and using several simultaneous connections to download these segments from a single server." (Wikipedia)

I downloaded The Witcher 2, which really is a huge file (over 16 GB), so large that they have already split it in segments of 2 GB each that you can download separately with your browser, but using GOG's downloader, I had the whole thing in hours with a dsl speed of about 10 Mbps. The default on the GOG downloader is 4 simultaneous connections, as I recall. So, I know they work.

Unfortunately, I haven't used any other download manager in so long I can't recommend one that's fast, free, doesn't add things to your computer you don't want and is safe, but maybe someone else can.

Gil.
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#839831 - 10/02/12 09:29 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: stephen]
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I have a fast internet connection also and after 12 hours I am only at 22% downloaded. It's going to take forever.
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#839833 - 10/02/12 09:41 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: stephen]
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B.E.T.,

Have you checked with Speed Test or Speakeasy to see if you're getting the download speed you're paying for?


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#839834 - 10/02/12 09:41 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: stephen]
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It only took me less than an hour from start to finish (30 mbps connection).
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#839836 - 10/02/12 09:57 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: stephen]
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I wonder if your connection is being throttled, Ana.

Hey Barry,
Go to
http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
or
http://www.speedtest.net/

and report back with what your bandwidth is.

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#839840 - 10/02/12 10:31 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: stephen]
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My download speed on the test is 19.61 mbps.

My download through metaboli to get the game is an average of 17-50 kb/s. sad
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#839845 - 10/02/12 10:41 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: Jenny100]
Barry Offline
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I did go there Jenny. That's where I got the 30 mbps speed from
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#839846 - 10/02/12 10:48 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: Barry]
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My results are lousy too; sad to say, I don't think it's going to be possible for me to download this game unless I move somewhere where I have a better connection. wave

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#839849 - 10/02/12 11:06 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: stephen]
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I'm just going to let mine run all night. Maybe a miracle will happen overnight. grin
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#839852 - 10/02/12 11:13 PM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: stephen]
Barry Offline
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Did you buy the game through Amazon? They have their own installer which is lightening quick and puts an icon on your desktop for the download. I found it went very quick. I'm not sure of exact time as I wasn't really timing it, went out of the room and watched TV. However when I came back in it was done and it was under an hour.
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#839945 - 10/03/12 10:35 AM Re: Downloading The testament of Sherlock Holmes [Re: stephen]
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I am using the installer from The Adventure Shop and downloading from them. I let it run all nught and I am now at 62%. Something tells me it's their downloader and I should have done it without it like I have in the past.
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