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This happened every time I left the computer downloading overnight. When I check the computer the next day the task manager shows me that teh GOG.com downloader.exe is consuming 1000MB in physical memory. It begins with 33MB then starts to grow non stop.

This can be annoying unless you have 8GB in memory or something. Is there anything that can be done about this?
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LoveOldGames: This happened every time I left the computer downloading overnight. When I check the computer the next day the task manager shows me that teh GOG.com downloader.exe is consuming 1000MB in physical memory. It begins with 33MB then starts to grow non stop.

This can be annoying unless you have 8GB in memory or something. Is there anything that can be done about this?
I don't experience it so either it's something to do with your hardware or software configuration....or it's entirely new and just started.

I use a ram cleaner like freeramXP, it cleans ram at the touch of a button. Also advanced system care free has a ram cleaner tool in it's utilities tab/section.
I would say, that a complete rewrite of the downloader would be great. This is the very first program I used that requires this tool from adobe (never heard of it before).

Maybe someone can write something new?

I would love to see it coded in C#, but scripted in Python or Java would be fine as well.
Adobe AIR is awful. Which given that it's an Adobe product is hardly surprising these days.
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Ubivis: Maybe someone can write something new?

I would love to see it coded in C#, but scripted in Python or Java would be fine as well.
I'm working on it :)
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LoveOldGames: This happened every time I left the computer downloading overnight. When I check the computer the next day the task manager shows me that teh GOG.com downloader.exe is consuming 1000MB in physical memory. It begins with 33MB then starts to grow non stop.

This can be annoying unless you have 8GB in memory or something. Is there anything that can be done about this?
You've got to have a lot of games if you need to let your GOGs download overnight. :-)
I can't confirm because I never leave it on for a such long time. But if it is giving you trouble then you can use another download manager.
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LoveOldGames: This happened every time I left the computer downloading overnight. When I check the computer the next day the task manager shows me that teh GOG.com downloader.exe is consuming 1000MB in physical memory. It begins with 33MB then starts to grow non stop.

This can be annoying unless you have 8GB in memory or something. Is there anything that can be done about this?
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Vitek: You've got to have a lot of games if you need to let your GOGs download overnight. :-)
I can't confirm because I never leave it on for a such long time. But if it is giving you trouble then you can use another download manager.
I´ve got a lot of games during the Christmas sales. Unfortunately it doesn´t seem possible
to successfully use a third party download manager with the GOG servers.
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LoveOldGames: I´ve got a lot of games during the Christmas sales. Unfortunately it doesn´t seem possible
to successfully use a third party download manager with the GOG servers.
What about Firefox plugins? Like DownThemAll! Do they work?
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LoveOldGames: I´ve got a lot of games during the Christmas sales. Unfortunately it doesn´t seem possible
to successfully use a third party download manager with the GOG servers.
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Vitek: What about Firefox plugins? Like DownThemAll! Do they work?
Any third-party download manager should work, but note that to resume the download later on you will need to feed in a new source URL. The GOG downloader is the only one that can resume without a new source URL.
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Vitek: What about Firefox plugins? Like DownThemAll! Do they work?
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Arkose: Any third-party download manager should work, but note that to resume the download later on you will need to feed in a new source URL. The GOG downloader is the only one that can resume without a new source URL.
I´m gonna try this add-on today, but don´t really think it has the capability of resuming downloads. But being able to start scheduled downloads is something already (if it is capable of that)
Post edited January 11, 2011 by LoveOldGames
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Vitek: What about Firefox plugins? Like DownThemAll! Do they work?
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Arkose: Any third-party download manager should work, but note that to resume the download later on you will need to feed in a new source URL. The GOG downloader is the only one that can resume without a new source URL.
Did actually manage to resume a download a third party download manager?

I´ve tried feeding with a new url and it doesn´t seem to work.
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LoveOldGames: Did actually manage to resume a download a third party download manager?

I´ve tried feeding with a new url and it doesn´t seem to work.
If you've already started downloading the new URL and then try to copy that to the old download it won't work, you need to set the program to not start the download automatically and instead ask you where to save it etc., at which point you can copy the URL without it being initiated.

For reference, I use Free Download Manager Lite and have had no trouble resuming GOG downloads in this manner.
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LoveOldGames: Did actually manage to resume a download a third party download manager?

I´ve tried feeding with a new url and it doesn´t seem to work.
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Arkose: If you've already started downloading the new URL and then try to copy that to the old download it won't work, you need to set the program to not start the download automatically and instead ask you where to save it etc., at which point you can copy the URL without it being initiated.

For reference, I use Free Download Manager Lite and have had no trouble resuming GOG downloads in this manner.
I didnt quite understand what you mean.

What I tried to do is start a download. Stop it. Then click again on "download via browser". Get new link. Paste new link into stopped download (in the URL field). FDM refuses do continue download.