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If you can get regular downloads but not freebies
Sita
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:14 am
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EDIT: I split this discussion from one of the download topics, but a few of the notes seem to have been left behind on the way over here. The basic question is something like: "Why is it that I can download regular stuff from a site, but there's a members-only or subscribers-only freebie that doesn't recognize my login?" --Greg

Very strange.... this morning I can download it straight away. I haven't changed anything in my browser, and I never use Internet Explorer - Firefox works very well for me. Problem solved anyway, thanks.
Greg
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:42 pm
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"Curiouser and curiouser..."

I've always said that the universe was under no obligation to make sense. That goes double for computers!

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Sita
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:47 pm
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ok, having downloaded it it's not a valid archive and didn't unzip.... gah. Just tried again and it still isn't valid. shocked
Sita
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:16 am
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It's very odd. I've been downloading from some other Simshost sites and I seem to be able to download fine from most, but some of the dls in subscriber directories, I cannot download from even with exactly the same pwd and username, such as, for example, the iron beds recolours at SimRepublic. It appears I cannot download the stuff that is marked as "free to subscribers", which is a little irritating. Any suggestions?
And I know this is OT here but I'm not sure where I should be asking this.
miros1
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:36 am
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As Greg said, when you download from different sites, it checks against the same list of usernames and passwords.

Things marked "Free for Subscribers" or "Free with SimsHost Membership" check against the same list, but require separate log ins because they're in different directories behind different dragon doors.

It really sounds like a bad password stuck in the browser... Read that whole page that Greg posted the link. Most people find one of the tricks will get them downloading.

Later, Greg will probably split this thread and move your questions to the Subscriber Support forum, since they aren't completely relevant to the subject of Thera's pretty dress!

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Greg
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:18 am
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Hmmm... what Rose said about the door dragon lists is accurate, but that one might be a glitch in our system. The list of general memberships is so huge that once in a while the script that generates it hits a snag in the process. I think it hits a timeout if the database processor is very busy at the time it generates the list.

I just now manually regenerated that list, so see if it's working now.

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Sita
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:32 pm
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WooHoo! it finally downloaded AND installed.
miros1
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:10 pm
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Cool, now Greg can split the thread and move the questions to Subscriber Support...

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Greg
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:20 pm
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Oh! Good idea!

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