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Posted: 01 October 2012 12:07 AM   [ Ignore ]
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        When you try to download any of the programs, it stops and does nothing at all or it only downloads a brief part which doesn’t not at all.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 02:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The site has been a bit slow for a day or two.  Are you downloading these items from your ‘Available Downloads’, or another part of the site.  Did you ‘buy’ the items from the store and go through the checkout?

The best thing to do, is to clear your browser cache, and try again.  If that doesn’t work, you could try a different browser.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Several people have had problems downloading recently. I personally have several files since friday that either give me an error message or I get incomplete files that will not install. Changing browsers or clearing cache has not worked for me. I suggest you add your trouble ticket.

Sorry I could not help more but at least you know it is not just you. ETA on when it will be fixed is anybodies guess but this has been going on for days.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 08:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I should think it will be fixed today.  DAZ don’t normally work weekends.  There was probably a lot of heavy traffic with the 50% PA sale, and it is still going on.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 08:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I just downloaded a LARGE File in IE9 just fine. Installed 100% okay.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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DAZ did have some site problems over the last few days. Even some hardware problems, These appear to be fixed and working well.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 12:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I’m still having problems, I just did a ticket to DAZ.  I keep getting the message ` File could not be saved, because the source of the file could not be read`.  I also got the incomplete files.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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OK I shall flag this up again, as I can confirm that there are problems for some people .

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Posted: 01 October 2012 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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It is still not working as of a couple of seconds ago. 3:25 pm Eastern US I get the same error about source files not be read that I already did a ticket on to sale the other day.

Honestly I don’t care how busy the site is, what is on sale,  or what day of the week it is. If you sell it you should have adequate means for people to get their downloads that you have already taken their money for.  Getting sick of trying and if it is not fix soon I will just request a refund and send my apologies to the vendors involved.

 

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Posted: 01 October 2012 01:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Lilwolff I said I would flag it up, and I have. The web team are investigating as we speak.

Thread moved to the Commons as it is not a New User issue Per Se.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Please note Daz_BFurner has just posted this in another thread

DAZ_bfurner - 01 October 2012 02:46 PM

We “DAZ 3D” has verified that many download issues exist. There was some system issues late last week, we are looking into the cause of all the download errors. I was able to reproduce one of the errors on my computer. The web team has been diving into this issue for several hours. We hope to have a resolution quickly.

My experience was trying to download a large file, and after about 2 minutes it error-ed out. There are many issues this is just one. We will keep you informed as this gets resolved.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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DAZ_bfurner - 01 October 2012 10:29 AM

DAZ did have some site problems over the last few days. Even some hardware problems, These appear to be fixed and working well.

I believe it’s the CloudFlare service that’s causing some of the problems. Currently it’s the CloudFlare servers that delivers the DAZ files, the problem with this is that the file headers are missing some parameters like Content-Length (file size) which causes problems for some programs.

I filed a bug report with CloudFlare yesterday, asking them to fix their file headers, but the only response I got was this:

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“f you are having issues with downloading files through CloudFlare, the simplest would be to have your users download from a subdomain not passing through CloudFlare.  (grey cloud).

This type of file type is not supported as far as caching.
http://support.cloudflare.com/kb/top-frequently-asked-questions/which-kind-of-file-extensions-does-cloudflare-cache”
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If you check the list on the page the link leads to, you’ll see that EXE and ZIP files are not supported by CloudFlare caching, which may be the reason why the file headers for these files are missing some parameters. 

Also see this thread:

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/8672/

 

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Posted: 02 October 2012 03:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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my issue is connected i think but not quite a download. I bought and downloaded Worldbase Lushlands. it seemed to download without issue but wont respond when i try and install. doubleclick on the exe file - up pops the “do you wish to install” box then nothing. ive installed other daz/poser exe files since and they have been fine. anyone else having this problem.?

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Posted: 02 October 2012 03:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Taozen - 01 October 2012 08:40 PM
DAZ_bfurner - 01 October 2012 10:29 AM

DAZ did have some site problems over the last few days. Even some hardware problems, These appear to be fixed and working well.

I believe it’s the CloudFlare service that’s causing some of the problems. Currently it’s the CloudFlare servers that delivers the DAZ files, the problem with this is that the file headers are missing some parameters like Content-Length (file size) which causes problems for some programs.

I filed a bug report with CloudFlare yesterday, asking them to fix their file headers, but the only response I got was this:

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“f you are having issues with downloading files through CloudFlare, the simplest would be to have your users download from a subdomain not passing through CloudFlare.  (grey cloud).

This type of file type is not supported as far as caching.
http://support.cloudflare.com/kb/top-frequently-asked-questions/which-kind-of-file-extensions-does-cloudflare-cache”
——

If you check the list on the page the link leads to, you’ll see that EXE and ZIP files are not supported by CloudFlare caching, which may be the reason why the file headers for these files are missing some parameters. 

Also see this thread:

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/8672/

 

If CloudFlare does not support zips and exes they should not be interrupting download streams when they do a cache refresh—but that is what seems to be happening.

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Posted: 02 October 2012 04:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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electronic_office - 02 October 2012 03:12 PM

my issue is connected i think but not quite a download. I bought and downloaded Worldbase Lushlands. it seemed to download without issue but wont respond when i try and install. doubleclick on the exe file - up pops the “do you wish to install” box then nothing. ive installed other daz/poser exe files since and they have been fine. anyone else having this problem.?

Quite a few of my problems were identical to your situation - I got the “do you wish to install” question, but then nothing happened.  Check your file size - it may be that you didn’t get the entire file downloaded.  Again, this situation is remedied by Taozen’s fix.

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Posted: 02 October 2012 11:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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namffuak - 02 October 2012 03:39 PM

If CloudFlare does not support zips and exes they should not be interrupting download streams when they do a cache refresh—but that is what seems to be happening.

Technically I interpret “do not support” as “do not handle correctly”. The ZIP and EXE files from DAZ are passing through CloudFlare but CloudFlare has no Content-Type parameter in the HTTP header for these files which may be part of the problem.

But I can see now that DAZ has directed downloads back to their own servers again so maybe things are back to normal now.

 

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