I recall when trying to download over a slow mobile GPRS connection, I kept getting failures with the Downloader downloads (corrupted downloads).
The problem with the GPRS connection is not really a problem of the downloader, just the good old timeout upon a request (old standard) when the connection is dropping. And yes, I have seen it myself, but same can even happen on webpages ;) So not really downloader problem ;)
Thanks for your reply, even as it wasn't addressed at you ;)
But because of those hassles I suggested the old downloader as he seem not to have such a huge collection to bother about.
My remark was mainly addressed with the original post:
cogadh: point them at one of the community solutions,
Hence my reply if he was thinking about gogrepo ;)
And AFAIK, lgogdownloader is only for Linux, right? The OP clearly stated the use of Win XP ;) If you do know about a community solution, feel free to enlighten me ;) (no pun intended)
GOG Downloader is also a separate client that he'd need to install and use separately.
I don't really see the logic in mentioning it, if the purpose is not to use any separate downloader or gaming client.
Additionally, the problem as I understand it has nothing to do with his ability to download the files, just with running them once downloaded (something he clearly states twice).
Yes, it would have something to do with downloading, if the file is not downloaded correctly.
And the behaviour he described is not excluding this possibility. Hence GR00T and me posted the files sizes.
For gogrepo, just also read what timppu wrote about this, And you want to explain this to a person, who doesn't know so much about computers, yeah right......
And cogadh, you just do fingerpointing here about flavour, but I asked you specifically about what you wrote!!!!!
gogdownloader is there, for most it is working and again, if you don't like the flavour, fine with me, but you said the above in bold, and I am still waiting for.
And I do agree the point is, he can't run them, but why, we don't know. For me, I start with the first thing, checking if the file is actually correct. And as I pointed out, that is why I gave him the file size and the gogdownloader, just as an example to download it with a fairly reliable method to exclude anything else (cookies/skript/whatthefuckever!). It is called most common denominator., don't we agree on this?