Wow, you're trolling, right?
This site is set up to use their download manager. Of all the online stores I've bought items from, I can't recall any of them doing it the way that GoG does. Right or wrong, they've all provided a convenient method of hooking up a 3rd party download manager.
Nope! I honestly don't see how it's that hard to use a 3rd party download manager here.
If you look at the posts of slg343 that I was originally responding to, you can see how combative they were being and how irrational some of their points were.
So your theory on why the downloader hasn't been fixed is that GoG is inconveniencing many of their customers on purpose and therefore have no reason to even fix it. And that's somehow the customers fault and instead of complaining they should be thanking GoG.
Now where did I say anything of the sort? I have no theory as to why the downloader hasn't been fixed. I am however saying that everyone should stop bitching about the removal of a minor feature that is easily replaced by a download manager.
When people purchased games before the site exited beta, the downloader was available. It is reasonable to assume that such as essential part of any digital distribution service would be available when the site left beta. By now not having that feature many people are now unable to download games they previously bought. As users have purchased games in good faith of GoG's service, GoG really owe it to their customers to ensure this functionality still exists. It is very poor form and a poor service to your customers if they do not getting it working again ASAP. Not to mention making GoG look a little amateurish compared to other digital distribution services.
By not implementing a working downloader GoG are only going to damage their own reputation. And I would hope they want to avoid that at all costs after their last stunt upset many customers.
Very true, I'm also surprised that they upsetting their customers. However, I still feel that these people do have a swollen sense of entitlement. Yes, they should fix the downloader, but people should stop bitching about it as if GOG has ripped them off. It isn't GOG's fault that your connection craps out.
You start downloading in something that supports resuming. If you have to resume, you get a new download link and add it to the partially finished download in your download manager. Tada!
soo... how can I obtain such a "new download link"? as far as I can see there is no way to do that without starting download, and then - as it is one-time link - it is useless after pasting it into your download manager and trying to resume
It's not one time, I just tested. I started downloading Arcanum, 'copied source URL', totally cancelled the download, pasted the copied URL into my address bar and the download started again. I did this twice and it was fine. Went back just now part way through typing this post and it didn't work. It's time limited rather than number of uses.
EDIT: Just tested again and it seems to be about a minute. I would say that's plenty of time to paste into a download manager.
Another EDIT: Just successfully resumed a download in getright. When you resume and it says '403 - Forbidden' it even asks if you want to change the URL...
I've attached a visual guide to download resuming.