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4.0 games

Postby Albaniua » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:00 pm

I wanted to download a game , but when i click on the download icon, it just opens it up in a new tab with a whole lotta' crazy text. How do I download old 4.0 games?
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Re: 4.0 games

Postby Campbell » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:12 pm

What browser are you using? Try right clicking on the link and selecting Save As.
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Re: 4.0 games

Postby Albaniua » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:31 am

hmmm.....i'm on chrome but just did internet explorer. I tried "save target as" and " save link as." I know that I've downloaded adventures before....it wasn't this complicated. Here is some of the crazy text I was talking about. This one is from The Cellar

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Re: 4.0 games

Postby Campbell » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:55 am

You say you tried save as. What happened? The crazy text is the binary representation of the file. It just needs to be saved as a taf file. Are taf files associated on your system? Your browser may not realise it's a binary file.
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Re: 4.0 games

Postby ralphmerridew » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:26 pm

What mime type is the server announcing it as?
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Re: 4.0 games

Postby Campbell » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:01 am

Hmm, will check in the morning. Probably not correctly since the server move.
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Re: 4.0 games

Postby Campbell » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:55 am

Try now.
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Re: 4.0 games

Postby Albaniua » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:40 pm

hmmm....promising steps. I downloaded unauthorized.taf, all hallows eve. taf and 1_Igor.taf.
and then I went to the one I wanted to download, The Dark River, and got the same text business. I'm left clicking on the "download" icon.
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Re: 4.0 games

Postby David Whyld » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:53 pm

I had a problem like this years ago and I think (though don't quote me on this) it was something to do with how my browser was downloading files. Somehow its settings had got mixed up and it was assuming that taf files were actually text only files. I can't remember how I fixed things, but I think I might have ended up reinstalling the browser.
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Re: 4.0 games

Postby Albaniua » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:03 pm

then why can I download some adventures but not others?


just opened up internet explorer and downloaded it. It still won't work with chrome, though. It's still weird to me, though, because I am able to download other adventures in chrome, but not The Dark River.
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Re: 4.0 games

Postby Campbell » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:04 pm

If you tried it before, it may have cached the garbled download. When you have the screen full of garbled text, try holding down Shift and click Reload.
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Re: 4.0 games

Postby Albaniua » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:26 am

I don't really know what happened. Of course, its working now. I'll try the shift and reload next time it starts acting up. thanks
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