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Post by TashSim on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 15:38

I started downloading Island Paradise at 12pm AEST, It's now 11:36 AEST...It's only 21.8% downloaded. How come some people have already downloaded it so fast? How can I make it download faster?

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by Shamrock on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 15:40

Nope, only people who got it faster are those who bought it. Mine is almost done (3h left... Sad )
When done I will keep seeding for a while!

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by TashSim on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 15:41

Oh! Ok thank you Razz Smile

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by Shamrock on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 15:54

Sure no problem. Anything else I can help you with?

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by TashSim on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 16:26

Well, I was just wondering why is it taking so long? Do more people need to seed it for it to download faster? It's been almost an hour and it's only 22.5% downloaded now :/

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by Fields on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 16:32

Shamrock wrote:Nope, only people who got it faster are those who bought it.
Haha not sure if you realise but on EA it is due out tomorrow *whistles*

Anyway it needs people to keep seeding after it has finished downloading, even if you only seed after for a few hours it will help others to get it aswell, the issue is not a lot of people seed after, so it means that it can be slow as its people downloading it that is seeding whilst downloading, so some parts maybe faster to download than others if that makes sense
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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by TashSim on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 16:33

Oh I see, that make's a lot of sense thank you! Smile Very Happy

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by Shamrock on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 16:46

Oh ok Embarassed I see! Wink

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by Adwomin on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 16:53

Hi there,

Besides, the torrent is still "young". Directly after release a torrent has 1 or more seeders, from which everyone else has to download. You can image that it pretty slow in the beginning, but it'll speed up as more seeders are born.

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by KeroseneCatastrophe on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 16:56

Mine downloaded pretty fast and I kept it seeding for awhile, but I don't know why that's different to other people?

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by TashSim on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 00:19

Oh yea I see. Lol it's only 48.0% downloaded now and its 8:17am Razz. Oh well I guess if I'm that desperate I'll just wait! Thanks for all your help Smile

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by elizabethgrace on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 06:21

the rate at which you download will also depend on your own internet connection and the connections of the people you're seeding from. and, as others have said, there are a lot of people trying to download it right now so it's automatically going to be a significantly slower download because of that. i've got 75% downloaded and that's taken about three hours. a file of this size would normally only take about half an hour for me to download, so you can see how the amount of people trying to download it will slow the download down.

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by TashSim on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 08:47

Yeah, I have very good internet connection and a file of this size would usually take 5 hours maximum to download but it's taken more than 24 hours and only 94.4% of it has downloaded. I just thought it was unusual because of how long it's been taking. Smile

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by elizabethgrace on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 09:53

it's normal for g4tw's versions of the sims, since they are probably the most trusted source for getting the xpacs. i've been stuck at 99% for the last two hours, so that shows that A LOT of people are deleting the torrent as soon as they finish downloading, which is definitely going to slow things down for everyone else.

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by TashSim on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 15:10

Finally finished downloading, I will be seeding over night! Very Happy

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by itscaroline on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 18:34

I had to give up downloading, I got to 18% and that took 5 hours, I may just buy IP. :-/

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by elizabethgrace on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 23:59

itscaroline wrote:I had to give up downloading, I got to 18% and that took 5 hours, I may just buy IP. :-/

give it a week or so and the mass downloading will die down a bit, then it should be a faster download. i also recommend starting it at a time right before you'll be away from your computer for an extended period of time. either before you go to bed or before you go to work or something.

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by TUN3R on Wed 26 Jun 2013, 00:19

Shamrock wrote:Nope, only people who got it faster are those who bought it.

Those who have good internet*. Those who bought it only got it yesterday.

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by Jooshua on Wed 26 Jun 2013, 00:30

I really wish I knew G4TW released it yesterday.. I didn't even check until today.. I'm at %0.0 and it says it will take 48 weeks and 2 days :(and my internet is very fast.. so just know.. it could be much worse.

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by SunFlake on Wed 26 Jun 2013, 00:57

DL'd & still seeding.

It was a little slow-going, but there were a lot of leechers, too.
Now if those leechers would all just seed awhile...Wink

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by behensks on Wed 17 Jul 2013, 23:59

At least some of you can download it I've been connecting to peers for over 30 min. now.

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by Adwomin on Thu 18 Jul 2013, 00:35

Hello all,

There are a few things you can do to speed it up (The speed is good, it's mostly a bandwidth or configuration problem!): http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t11496-how-to-speed-up-fix-utorrent-downloads

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by behensks on Thu 18 Jul 2013, 20:05

Thanks for the tips Admin. I tried them and still have the problem. I found that now I'm getting a "No incoming connection" problem. Don't know how it started.

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by Shamrock on Mon 22 Jul 2013, 12:06

Seems you can browse the internet otherwise...
Have you checked your Firewall is not blocking the app?

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Re: Island Paradise taking forever to download?

Post by behensks on Mon 22 Jul 2013, 21:44

Everything else works fine. There is an exception in the firewall to allow Bittorrent. It's beginning to look that my IP may be blocking Pirates Cove because I can download from other torrent sites. I recently installed a new modem/router from Xfinity and I think thats when the problem started. I also tried the old router with the same results probably because I have to use the same modem.

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