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openxcom_git_master_2022_06_07_2003.exe Download fails.
« on: June 12, 2022, 04:54:51 pm »
Hi.

Just installed Vanilla versions of X-Com UFO Defense and Terror from the Deep from GOG.  Wanted to try OpenXcom but when I try to download the openxcom_git_master_2022_06_07_2003.exe file it gets to 4.something megs, then it just says "failed" and when I check the download file in Firefox it shows up as an incomplete "PART" file.  I also tried downloading it using Microsoft Edge but that didn't work either, but I am able to download the openxcom_git_master_2022_06_07_2003.zip file.

Please advise.
Thanks.

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Re: openxcom_git_master_2022_06_07_2003.exe Download fails.
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2022, 07:07:01 pm »
Virus scanner?

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Re: openxcom_git_master_2022_06_07_2003.exe Download fails.
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2022, 08:06:56 am »
I don't think so as I've downloaded files from other places (including .exe files) without any problems so I don't know why my antivirus would stop one download on one specific site.  Can I ask how large the file is?  I get the first 4386KB, then for some reason it kills the download.  If it helps I'm running Windows 10, Firefox and Windows security. 
« Last Edit: June 15, 2022, 08:14:26 am by bigwiggy »

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Re: openxcom_git_master_2022_06_07_2003.exe Download fails.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2022, 11:16:48 am »
Stopping one download on one specific site is the normal case... it stops what it "thinks" might be dangerous. There is no reason to stop all.

File size in the attached screenshot.

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Re: openxcom_git_master_2022_06_07_2003.exe Download fails.
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2022, 02:32:36 pm »
Thanks for the info. 

I tried temporarily disabling Windows Security real time scanning/threat protection, but the problem persists which is really odd as I've never seen anything like this.  I mean I've seen where after an .exe file has been successfully downloaded your computer will warn you when you run it and tell you to make sure it's from a trusted source, but in this case I can't even complete the download.  It just gets part way then stops which makes no sense considering I've download many .exe files previously as every program installed on my system started as an .exe file which I was able to download without any problems using FireFox.  And even if  the Openxcom_git_master_2022_06_07_2003.exe file is being mis-identified as a threat wouldn't disabling real time protection get around that? 
Or is there something besides Windows Security (which is my only anti-virus/security program) that could be stopping the download?

Having said all that if you have any ideas or suggestions I'd gladly give them a try, and thanks for your time Meridian.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2022, 02:42:02 pm by bigwiggy »

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Re: openxcom_git_master_2022_06_07_2003.exe Download fails.
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2022, 06:18:39 am »
It worked  :)

What did you do to fix it?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: openxcom_git_master_2022_06_07_2003.exe Download fails.
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2022, 07:49:01 am »
Nothing, it's the same file.