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leeus

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Heyas o/

 

I wanted to pose a question about that (see thread title): is there any download manager that supports multi-thread download on premium servers for games that don't have Vortex/NMM support?

 

I'm trying to download MEUITM for Mass Effect (doesn't have manager download option) which is a ~3GB file, and I'm only getting about 60KB/s download speed from the premium servers... I know it's an ever present issue that has been happening since some time now, and from what I seen it seems it's unsolvable, because it's probably caused by throttling at the backbone level (i.e. in the trunk connections from my region to the rest of the world... don't know how I'd even go about trying to fight that.)  Evidence on that fact is the clue that downloading a Steam game/update keeps a reasonable speed around 1MB/s to 1.4MB/s for me, while at the same time trying to download any file from Nexus that's bigger than ~400MB causes extreme slow speeds.

 

But the problem is compounded bu the fact that the download doesn't seem to be "continuable" or restarteable for me at all... i.e. if the connection is interrupted or lost, or I stop the download for the night, I can't simply restart it when I come back so it continues from where it left off... for me, it always fails and the servers return an HTML error response if I use the continue option of my browser (I use Vivaldi.)

 

For games like Skyrim, I tend to use NMM as a kind of download manager (and only for that) when I'm in need of such a thing, because it supports restart and also is able to use/download multiple streams for a single file (or it used to? I don't remember now... it's been some time since I downloaded anything significant where I had to use it...)

 

Since at the speed I'm currently getting, my download says it'd take me between ~12hs to a day to download MEUITM, that's a long time to invest when at any time I could lose connection or have a hiccup and lose several hours of progress only to have to restart the download from scratch.

 

Hence my question... it'd be nice if there was a tool for downloading files that allowed restart/continue even for games that don't have Vortex/API suport yet... is there something like that anywhere that we can use?

 

((I know that in the particular case of MEUITM, a torrent download is provided... but, since some years ago, most torrent clients have become a vector of infection, or heavily ad infected, to be safe to use IMO. So I'd prefer not to have to rely on that option myself... perhaps if I had a Linux box I'd be more inclined to give that a try, but from what I saw most if not all current offered torrent clients for Windows have some kind of adware/bloat included.))

 

Also, I know that I could bypass the throttling by using a VPN... sadly, my current financial situation is not as good as it used to be, and VPNs are a bit outside my current budget (mostly due to the current currency conversion to dollars being a bit steep for my country atm.)

 

Thanks in advance for any tip/help!

 

Best regards to all, and take care of yourselves!

~Leandro.



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Have you tried using a normal download manager to see if it can continue in case of an interruption? Or even just another browser?

 

Alternately, qBittorrent is a great open-source client with a Windows version that's kept up-to-date. It's the only graphical client for Windows I've been happy with since µTorrent went evil.



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Have you tried using a normal download manager to see if it can continue in case of an interruption? Or even just another browser?

 

Alternately, qBittorrent is a great open-source client with a Windows version that's kept up-to-date. It's the only graphical client for Windows I've been happy with since µTorrent went evil.

 

Thanks for the tip on qBittorrent, @baloney8sammich. Gonna keep it in mind if I ever decide to go that route for the particular case of MEUITM!

 

No, I haven't tried any download managers, in all truth... I don't have any that I can use and I don't know of any that are free/open source that I could get... I was mostly asking if someone knew one that could work with the Nexus downloads links.

 

Do you know of any? Problem is, I don't know if any of the standard download manager would be able to download from premium servers, without opening a session with our Nexus authentication data, or something like that? There could be probably/maybe some Chrome extensions that could be installed into the browser that could manage the downloads better than the bare bones download tool Vivaldi provides, but I haven't searched for any either... I've been bitten by chrome extensions in the past, and I was hesitant to check without getting a recommendation either.

 

Thanks for your reply :)

 

Best wishes.



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Sorry, I don't have anything to offer WRT download managers or browser extensions.







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