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Hi. :( I am experiencing slooow downloadspeed. at the MegaSceneryEarth Instant Download Store. I am using DAP as accelerator, but I am only recieving 114kb/s Is there a problem with the MegaSceneryEarth servers, or is the problem in my end? I am a little bit worried, since the downloadlink expires in 7 days.Merry ChristmasJakob Arnholtz

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I was only getting 54kb last week while downloading Colorado. Used two computers to get my 15 files done. It wasn't my ISP, since I got 54 kb on both computers when I fired the second one up. The server must be really busy. If figured it was just the load.

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I was only getting 54kb last week while downloading Colorado. Used two computers to get my 15 files done. It wasn't my ISP, since I got 54 kb on both computers when I fired the second one up. The server must be really busy. If figured it was just the load.
Happy you!I am getting max 45kb and very often the download stops and I get an invalide zip file.Very frustrating!

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Happy you!I am getting max 45kb and very often the download stops and I get an invalide zip file.Very frustrating!
Same with me! I was getting only 35kb last night and then download stopped and I must restart (their files do not allow resume). Since I purchased 6 Colorado files last week, I continuously had troubles downloading file 03, until I could not download any more because I had reached the maximum downloads allowed. I sent them an e-mail, asking to reset my counter and finally got an answer yesterday. I started another download at 7:30 am european time and it stopped again. I restarted at noon and I am crossing my fingers...Jean-Jacques

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I is a relief to her from you. I have tried to contact the downloadstore or support, but this cannot be done. All attepts are met with a ''Invalid e-mailadress! Please Correct'' message. I know I am using the correct e-mailadress, since I have logged in as a user. Interessting to know, that their files do not allow resume. That might explain, why my files are coorupted upon pause.I think the people at MegaSceneryEarth should prolonge the Download period, since the obviously are having problems with their servers. Alle the above mensioned annoyanceses aside, the product looks absolutely stunning. I have on the quiet looked at Salt Lake City, and I am deeply impressed. Bravo megasceneryEarth!!!KindlyJakob Arnholtz

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I is a relief to her from you. I have tried to contact the downloadstore or support, but this cannot be done. All attepts are met with a ''Invalid e-mailadress! Please Correct'' message. I know I am using the correct e-mailadress, since I have logged in as a user. Interessting to know, that their files do not allow resume. That might explain, why my files are coorupted upon pause.I think the people at MegaSceneryEarth should prolonge the Download period, since the obviously are having problems with their servers. Alle the above mensioned annoyanceses aside, the product looks absolutely stunning. I have on the quiet looked at Salt Lake City, and I am deeply impressed. Bravo megasceneryEarth!!!KindlyJakob Arnholtz
Same thing here with the email address Jakob.I wrote them to megasceneryearth@pcaviator.com yesterday morning and I expect a quick answer!

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Hi. :( I am experiencing slooow downloadspeed. at the MegaSceneryEarth Instant Download Store. I am using DAP as accelerator, but I am only recieving 114kb/s Is there a problem with the MegaSceneryEarth servers, or is the problem in my end? I am a little bit worried, since the downloadlink expires in 7 days.Merry ChristmasJakob Arnholtz
Maybe new business for PCAviator? Buy 200Kbps base bandwidth for 4$. You may increase the bandwidth with 50Kbps increments only for 2$ a piece :(EDITED: I purchased the FSD Commander a couple of minutes ago and the download is painfully slow at 44 KB/sec. Good thing that this download is only 100MB :(

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I is a relief to her from you. I have tried to contact the downloadstore or support, but this cannot be done. All attepts are met with a ''Invalid e-mailadress! Please Correct'' message. I know I am using the correct e-mailadress, since I have logged in as a user. Interessting to know, that their files do not allow resume. That might explain, why my files are coorupted upon pause.I think the people at MegaSceneryEarth should prolonge the Download period, since the obviously are having problems with their servers. Alle the above mensioned annoyanceses aside, the product looks absolutely stunning. I have on the quiet looked at Salt Lake City, and I am deeply impressed. Bravo megasceneryEarth!!!KindlyJakob Arnholtz
Well, my download has been interrupted at 610 MB. I am close to give up until their downloads are resumable by a downloadmanager. Until then I am not going to purchase from pcaviator any more.Jean-Jacques

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Well, my download has been interrupted at 610 MB. I am close to give up until their downloads are resumable by a downloadmanager. Until then I am not going to purchase from pcaviator any more.Jean-Jacques
It's not resumable??? You can't be serious :(

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It's not resumable??? You can't be serious :(
No their downloads are not resumable. Considering the size of the files and the 7 days download account, this is not satisfactory ( to put it mildly!)KindlyJakob Arnholtz

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No their downloads are not resumable. Considering the size of the files and the 7 days download account, this is not satisfactory ( to put it mildly!)KindlyJakob Arnholtz
I see 4 problems that keep this product from possibly being "revolutionary" and possibly backfiring ultimately:1) 7 days is for sure not enough time-especially with the file sizes2) A limit on the number of retrys-now really pushing it when added to #13) Quality of the product is uneven, and the end user should know up front before purchasing which are high quality and which are not. This will really backfire as those downloading only poor quality coverage will say nothing but bad things about this product-and consumers tend to focus on the bad. Also, it would be nice if the consumer who purchases these poor quality areas would get an upgrade when the end server improves their quality-which I expect to happen over time-which also negates #1 and #2. Seems to me once purchased-it is purchased.I had a situation where I purchased Voz Australia Blue last year-promtly went on a two week vacation, came home, found my computer crashed, and myself past the download grace period at that point. I don't like that kind of policy anymore.4) Download speed and reliability ( I found the trick was to only download 1 area at a time in my case-trying two seemed to "break it" with slow and broken downloads as a result).

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I see 4 problems that keep this product from possibly being "revolutionary" and possibly backfiring ultimately:1) 7 days is for sure not enough time-especially with the file sizes2) A limit on the number of retrys-now really pushing it when added to #13) Quality of the product is uneven, and the end user should know up front before purchasing which are high quality and which are not. This will really backfire as those downloading only poor quality coverage will say nothing but bad things about this product-and consumers tend to focus on the bad. Also, it would be nice if the consumer who purchases these poor quality areas would get an upgrade when the end server improves their quality-which I expect to happen over time-which also negates #1 and #2. Seems to me once purchased-it is purchased.I had a situation where I purchased Voz Australia Blue last year-promtly went on a two week vacation, came home, found my computer crashed, and myself past the download grace period at that point. I don't like that kind of policy anymore.4) Download speed and reliability ( I found the trick was to only download 1 area at a time in my case-trying two seemed to "break it" with slow and broken downloads as a result).
I will add a fifth point Geof, the absolute lack of support.It's impossible to reach them via their Contact form (there's a bug in the script), they don't answer to emails and if their forum exists it's only thanks to some brave volunteers that are not part of the dev team.

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I have also experienced download problems. MANY aborted downloads, and very slow server data transfer rates. I don't think I will try to obtain other areas until these problems are fixed. I have had failures at 700MB, and had to restart all over because the server does not support the ability to continue. Very frustrating!Jim

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I have also experienced download problems. MANY aborted downloads, and very slow server data transfer rates. I don't think I will try to obtain other areas until these problems are fixed. I have had failures at 700MB, and had to restart all over because the server does not support the ability to continue. Very frustrating!Jim
After 5 tentative downloads that were aborted at various stages I finally succeded in downloading file Colorado-003.zip. I shall stop purchasing any other files from them, unless they provide resumable downloads. And yes, their support is bad: the contact link on their support page does not work (I did ask help here last week about that) and they answer very slowly.Jean-Jacques

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I wonder whether these new areas will eventually be availableas DVDs?Petetr Sydney Australia

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I wonder whether these new areas will eventually be availableas DVDs?Petetr Sydney Australia
All areas/tiles are available on DVD for an extra fee.Todd

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Hi. :( I am experiencing slooow downloadspeed. at the MegaSceneryEarth Instant Download Store. I am using DAP as accelerator, but I am only recieving 114kb/s Is there a problem with the MegaSceneryEarth servers, or is the problem in my end? I am a little bit worried, since the downloadlink expires in 7 days.Merry ChristmasJakob Arnholtz
I have had a contrary experience. I've been downloading all of Colorado today and have had three downloads going at once, never dropped below 145 kb/s, never had a download disconnect. My experience has been good.Colin in Portland

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I have had a contrary experience. I've been downloading all of Colorado today and have had three downloads going at once, never dropped below 145 kb/s, never had a download disconnect. My experience has been good.Colin in Portland
How is Colorado?I have almost all Utah and really like it (well, the tiles I've been able to d/l so far!! :--))

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How is Colorado?I have almost all Utah and really like it (well, the tiles I've been able to d/l so far!! :--))
Colorado looks good. I originally downloaded all 15 tiles and installed them. The lack of seasonal textures is apparant around the borders of the MSE tiles. I have UTX USA and AspenX. I layered my AspenX above MSE in the scenery library, and it is very noticable flying into/out of Aspen, as the AspenX photreal comes with winter textures. I'm off to work in about 15 minutes, but can post some screenies of the MSE Colorado coverage if you want when I get home from work in the morning. Give me some particular locations if you want to see them.FalconAF

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To all experiencing slow downloads with MegaEarth I was having a similar problem - downloading at only 30kb/sec - very painful. I decided to check with my cable provider about it and found that I had a defective modem and after replacement, got 600 kb/sec. Maybe the MegaEarth servers expose a certain bad download behavior, but everything is faster for me now. Just ask your cable provider to test your modem from their office - you also might have too long a cable run or too many splitters.whitav8

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Have downloaded 2/3 of Utah. The scenery looks really fine ( apart from minor errors wich you find in most photographic sceneries) I downloaded two files at a time with DAP. The speed. was 116 kb/s and my internetconnection works exelent. The support though is a joke and casts a shadow over this otherwise fine product. :( KindlyJakob Arnholtz :(

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