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Latest version:

Mac OS X - 1.2 (build 512)
Windows - 3.6.0

Both Downloaders now have the option of sending Error Reports directly to us (this can be found in app under Settings).
Post edited October 29, 2013 by Fallen_Zen
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Ghildrean: I have received a message from the GOG team talking about the autoupdate bug and that I should install the 3.0.51b update manually. I already did when they posted it, but should I do it again?
No, if you already installed the 'b' version, you're good to go :)
Hm, I have started using stable Downloader 3.0 few days ago and sadly, I too have problems.
It's that known problem, I think - it downloads fine some time then stops, speed starts to drop and if I actually try to pause the download, program crashes. Restarting it helps, but just for some time.

So here is my question:

Does anybody have older version of Downloader?

I had 0.9something but deleted it for good when I got 3.0. I never had any problems with older version and much to my amusement/confusion, downloading speeds were WAY higher than it was even possible for my connection. Better don't ask how.

Now, to Downloader dev-team - I am not abandoning this newer version completely, just for the time being. In this few days I just had so much troubles I got fed up with it. But I am sure you'll fix them somehow sometimes later, just keep working on it! :)
I'll be happy to start using new version, but just not right now. ;)

So if anyone has older Downloader version...I thank you in advance

P.S.: I hope this post is not too much offtopic? If it is, I apologize.
Post edited June 28, 2012 by MegatronIsAmused
As an update to my previous post about the downloader being incredibly slow, I now have found out that it's being caused by some local problem on my end. On my laptop the Downloader works just fine so it can't be the internet connection. Might be a setting on my computer or even the router. If that's true there is probably not much you can do but any suggestions for what I can do to fix this would be welcome :-)
Hi. I just installed the 3.0.51b version when I was notified by GOG, and now the downloader will not connect to GOG. It simply says, "connecting", and stays off line. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling a couple of times, but no joy.

I have Windows 7x64, English, and I cleaned out the log and am attaching my latest attempt to start up the downloader found in the log file (couldn't attach a file):

CPU with 4 core(s) found:
CPU0: 3192 MHz for Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
CPU1: 3192 MHz for Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
CPU2: 3192 MHz for Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
CPU3: 3192 MHz for Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
Memory: 8513470464
OS Version: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
Language: English (United States)
Drive C:\ has 370321756160 bytes available
Drive D:\ has 1727643648 bytes available
Drive J:\ has 361313832960 bytes available
1341011517 Log started
Number of threads: 4
Download path: C:\Users\Glenn\Downloads\gog
Automatic launch of installers: False
Downloader installed to: C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG.com\
Downloader starts with Windows: False
1341011517 init started
1341011517 Worker 1 Requesting https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/
Message: The operation has timed out
Stack trace: at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at GOGCompanionApp.ConnectionManager.MakeRequest(String uri, String method, String postedData)
Inner exception:
Requested URL: https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/
App online: False
1341011522 Init ended
1341011532 init started
1341011532 Worker 5 Requesting https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/
Message: The operation has timed out
Stack trace: at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at GOGCompanionApp.ConnectionManager.MakeRequest(String uri, String method, String postedData)
Inner exception:
Requested URL: https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/
App online: False
1341011537 Init ended
1341011547 init started
1341011547 Worker 7 Requesting https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/
Message: The operation has timed out
Stack trace: at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at GOGCompanionApp.ConnectionManager.MakeRequest(String uri, String method, String postedData)
Inner exception:
Requested URL: https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/
App online: False
1341011552 Init ended
1341011562 init started
1341011562 Worker 7 Requesting https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/

Thanks for any help you can provide.
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gtrager: Hi. I just installed the 3.0.51b version when I was notified by GOG, and now the downloader will not connect to GOG. It simply says, "connecting", and stays off line. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling a couple of times, but no joy.

I have Windows 7x64, English, and I cleaned out the log and am attaching my latest attempt to start up the downloader found in the log file (couldn't attach a file):

CPU with 4 core(s) found:
CPU0: 3192 MHz for Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
CPU1: 3192 MHz for Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
CPU2: 3192 MHz for Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
CPU3: 3192 MHz for Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
Memory: 8513470464
OS Version: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
Language: English (United States)
Drive C:\ has 370321756160 bytes available
Drive D:\ has 1727643648 bytes available
Drive J:\ has 361313832960 bytes available
1341011517 Log started
Number of threads: 4
Download path: C:\Users\Glenn\Downloads\gog
Automatic launch of installers: False
Downloader installed to: C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG.com\
Downloader starts with Windows: False
1341011517 init started
1341011517 Worker 1 Requesting https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/
Message: The operation has timed out
Stack trace: at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at GOGCompanionApp.ConnectionManager.MakeRequest(String uri, String method, String postedData)
Inner exception:
Requested URL: https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/
App online: False
1341011522 Init ended
1341011532 init started
1341011532 Worker 5 Requesting https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/
Message: The operation has timed out
Stack trace: at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at GOGCompanionApp.ConnectionManager.MakeRequest(String uri, String method, String postedData)
Inner exception:
Requested URL: https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/
App online: False
1341011537 Init ended
1341011547 init started
1341011547 Worker 7 Requesting https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/
Message: The operation has timed out
Stack trace: at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at GOGCompanionApp.ConnectionManager.MakeRequest(String uri, String method, String postedData)
Inner exception:
Requested URL: https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/
App online: False
1341011552 Init ended
1341011562 init started
1341011562 Worker 7 Requesting https://api.gog.com/en/downloader2/status/stable/

Thanks for any help you can provide.
Please make sure your antivirus software hasn't put the Downloader on a black list.
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Fallen_Zen: Please make sure your antivirus software hasn't put the Downloader on a black list.
Thanks for your suggestion. Checked, but didn't find anything amiss. However, when I went to open the downloader today, it connected just fine. I'm not sure what I did wrong yesterday (feel a bit stupid), but am happy to be using the downloader again.
I'm using a fresh download and install of the 3.0.51b downloader.

All I want to do is start over with a game download. I let the initial attempt run overnight as the file was pretty big. Something must have happened and the download stopped and I could not get it started again, no matter what I tried. After a reboot, I downloaded another game as I'm restoring files after a reformat and reinstall of my Windows 7 OS. NOW, the downloader wants to resume the first game. However, I've deleted all the files that were in the partial download that was interrupted for some reason.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the downloader, but no, the game starts downloading at the 50% mark again. All I want to do is start over!
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Draclvr: I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the downloader, but no, the game starts downloading at the 50% mark again. All I want to do is start over!
First thing, remove the game from the downloader (right click, remove from list). Second, go to the directory the files were downloaded to, and delete any chunks (files 10MB or less, with a file extension of a number between 1 and 200). Third, go to %localappdata%\GOG.com (enter this on the explorer address bar or the run prompt, it should take you to the correct location) and delete any .bin files. Fourth, re-add the game to downloader.
The 2nd part is so there won't be any files/parts found to be already downloaded, though it does help if you can't keep the computer online for the duration of the download, the 3rd part is to delete any entry the downloader may have kept of the downloaded game (though on removing a game, the entry should be removed as well).
Hope this helps.
Hi, I'm not sure if I just did something wrong or what but I have tried to install the downloader a couple of times but am always unable to launch it.

When I try to launch it, I receive the error message "GOG.com Downloader has stopped working" with the option to close or debug the program. And debugging gives the option to close it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Shlinky: Hi, I'm not sure if I just did something wrong or what but I have tried to install the downloader a couple of times but am always unable to launch it.

When I try to launch it, I receive the error message "GOG.com Downloader has stopped working" with the option to close or debug the program. And debugging gives the option to close it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Try clearing the Downloader "cache" folder found at C\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\GOG.com, this should help.
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Shlinky: Hi, I'm not sure if I just did something wrong or what but I have tried to install the downloader a couple of times but am always unable to launch it.

When I try to launch it, I receive the error message "GOG.com Downloader has stopped working" with the option to close or debug the program. And debugging gives the option to close it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Fallen_Zen: Try clearing the Downloader "cache" folder found at C\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\GOG.com, this should help.
Oddly enough there is nothing in the GOG.com folder except for a "logger" text file after the install.
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Shlinky: Oddly enough there is nothing in the GOG.com folder except for a "logger" text file after the install.
Please PM me the contents of the logger file if that's possible. Thank you.
I'm getting the infinite loop of login screens. I already checked my firewall and antivirus settings. I'm using Win7 x64 with Waterfox. Any Ideas?

EDIT: Fixed. The problem was that my password contained special characters. There should probably be a list of which characters cause problems for the downloader, or if there already is one, it should be made more prominent.
Post edited July 02, 2012 by Schlega
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Draclvr: I'm using a fresh download and install of the 3.0.51b downloader.

All I want to do is start over with a game download. I let the initial attempt run overnight as the file was pretty big. Something must have happened and the download stopped and I could not get it started again, no matter what I tried. After a reboot, I downloaded another game as I'm restoring files after a reformat and reinstall of my Windows 7 OS. NOW, the downloader wants to resume the first game. However, I've deleted all the files that were in the partial download that was interrupted for some reason.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the downloader, but no, the game starts downloading at the 50% mark again. All I want to do is start over!
Have the same problem.

One game jammed in there that I already finished downloading last week, but it's starting again at the beginning and there's no way to delete it.

The one I do want won't start because, unless I'm mistaken, there's no way to delete a game download on GOG downloader.

Honestly, I rarely use GOG's downloader as it's just never worked well for me (wish GOG had something similar to GamersGate's, which is stellar and I never have a problem with) but, lately, it's just getting worse and worse :(

Oh and there's no way to delete the GOG downloader either :( Every time I try it tells me it can't be done as the application is open. It's not, but it won't listen to me :)
Post edited July 02, 2012 by Bloodygoodgames
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Bloodygoodgames: The one I do want won't start because, unless I'm mistaken, there's no way to delete a game download on GOG downloader.
Right Click->Remove from List to remove an item from the downloader, or drag and drop to rearrange the order.