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Mission Download Problem

Postby Droneguy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:10 am

Hi. I'm having trouble downloading the float plane trip in Canada mission and a couple of others. The mission seems to download and then it fails. I can't tell if this is an issue with the site, or just that/those file(s). Other files downloaded just fine. Any suggestions?
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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby Droneguy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:16 am

Just tried to download a couple of Cessna C208B Grand Caravan aircraft and it fails again just as the download completes.
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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby pete » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:13 pm

Hi - what browser? How are you downloading? - (all browsers should be OK and all that should be necessary is click and download)

But it will be something on your system.

1st - try an alternative browser - to eliminate the browser possibility.

2nd --- let's do browser issue 1st and then we can go to 2nd :)
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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby Droneguy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:51 pm

That's the first thing I thought of. I tried both Firefox and Edge. Same exact problem.
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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby pete » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:19 pm

IE? Chrome?

OK -- let's assume you tried those too.

Process of elimination to find the cause. (none of these cause problems except inexceptiona circumstances)

- clear browser cache
- turn off firewall
- Look at any other internet security you may be running? Try turning off just to see if that's the focus.
- do you use any 'download' utility?



Also what do you use for file extraction?
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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby Droneguy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:11 pm

Ok, I switched to Crome (cleared its cache) and downloaded the float plane mission on this page: http://simviation.com/1/browse-Missions-59-0.

It didn't show as failed, but when I opened, it was an "invalid" file. I'm using and old version of WinRAR. Downloaded the new version, restarting and will see if that works.
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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby pete » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:31 pm

Try Izarc

It's the best in my many years of downloading 10's 1000's (& more) of files since the 80's
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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby Droneguy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:04 pm

Well, uninstalled all of winrar. Installed Izarc. Tried to download the Cessna again and it failed.
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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby pete » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:56 am

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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby Droneguy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:16 pm

Pete, I really appreciate the help. Would it be possible for you to try to download one of those files to see if it might be a server issue rather than a PC issue?
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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby pete » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:09 am

Clicked to download- Took about 1 second. Downloaded and the file is 100% OK.


Believe me I would know if there was a server issue!! :D

(have you got aother PC in your house to try a download? That will determine if it's your actual PC.)

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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby Hagar » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:21 am

Just to confirm. I'm using Windows 10 64-bit. I just downloaded this file (Ignaceupload.zip) from the Simviation free site using the Firefox browser. http://simviation.com/1/search?submit=1&keywords=Floatplane+trips+in+Canada&x=21&y=10

As Pete says, it took a few seconds. As usual I opened the downloaded file in Windows Explorer with the Windows compressed folders utility. I have Firefox set up to open downloaded zipped files when you click on them from the browser menu bar.

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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby Droneguy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:07 pm

Yes, I totally forgot that I have another PC to try this from. I'll give it a shot.
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Re: Mission Download Problem

Postby Droneguy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:20 pm

That worked. I guess now I know it's my main PC and not my router.

Thanks for the help all!
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Re: SOLVED: Mission Download Problem

Postby Droneguy » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:13 pm

Just to put a bow on this for anyone having the same problem, the problem was my antivirus. I have Avast and when I go into Avast Shield Control and right-click the icon in the tray, "disable protection," the downloads work.
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