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14 Nov 2019 17:45

You need to download all 7 files before you can start extracting, since it's a multi-part archive.
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15 Nov 2019 11:46

I am blocked from downloading after downloading one file. How fucking pathetic of an attempt to force me to pay money.

It says i have to wait "hours" to download file number 2. With 6 files thats over 12 hours to download SOME FREE MOD.

You disgust me and will never see a cent from me.

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15 Nov 2019 12:35

This is a Problem on your side, not the downloading Servers, since those are working properly for many others.
It could be that your Browser is opening multple Connections to the Server exceeding the Limit, your Virus Scanner scanning the Downloads thus opening more Connections. Another reason could be that you're using a shared Connection and somebody else is downloading too. Read that thread for more Information: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=26256
Also, nobody is forcing you to pay any Money.
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15 Nov 2019 12:55

ClumsyRL wrote:
15 Nov 2019 11:46
I am blocked from downloading after downloading one file. How fucking pathetic of an attempt to force me to pay money.

It says i have to wait "hours" to download file number 2. With 6 files thats over 12 hours to download SOME FREE MOD.

You disgust me and will never see a cent from me.
Sorry can't prevent user error.

You attempted to download all the files at once within 1min of each over, then you ignored the warnings and now you're blocked by Cloudflare. Yes, I can see the full logs of your actions.

Not our fault the system is working as designed. We did place many warnings but you were impatient and now you're blocked. Try again when you've calmed down a little in a few hours but this time do one single file at a time and you won't have to pay us a cent.
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15 Nov 2019 23:19

Never said the system wasnt working. I complained that the system is a pile of trash and from a quick glance at the forums im not the only one who is unhappy about it. I have downloaded many mods for many games but never encountered something like this. I quickly clicked through and expected a simple download, not realizing i was going to be dealing with the stingiest, most entitled mod devs i have ever seen.

And great; it literally takes over an hour to download the files because of the limits.

When i am forced to sit and wait for an hour because of your limits and i can literally see that your servers are at 11% capacity, its a pretty obvious money grab.
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15 Nov 2019 23:34

Those limits are in place to deal with peak traffic, during which our servers generally reach 200 to 300% of traffic. Secondly to create an equal experience for all users. If you don't want to wait then use the premium download. The only entitled person is you, expecting a premium service for free.
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15 Nov 2019 23:34

ClumsyRL wrote:
15 Nov 2019 23:19

I quickly clicked through and expected a simple download, not realizing i was going to be dealing with the stingiest, most entitled mod devs i have ever seen.
Well, it's your problem if you're not able to read the simple instructions given on the download page carefully:
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And yes such a system is needed. ProMods is a very popular mod, thus especially when a new Version gets released, thousands of people are downloading at the same time. If we would make unlimited downloads for everyone, the Server would die immedatly. Just on the first day ProMods 2.42 got released we had more than 20000 people downloading the mod via the free option IIRC.
Some people may complain that the system is annoying, but considering that most Users could download via the free option succesfully and this topic has not 3000 replies with "that system sucks", it's not a big deal for most Users.

Also the Paid download Option isn't really "money grabbing", since most of the money you pay, needs to be paid back to the Serverhosters of the Paid Download option.(It's not our servers in this case)
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15 Nov 2019 23:51

I like how much effort you put into being rude to your user, even though you are so busy with your oh so popular mod ;) I was downloading a tonne of mods and not exactly bothered to read all the text about every mod... Was also following a guide that said max 3 concurrent downloads so got caught up because of that.
Also the Paid download Option isn't really "money grabbing", since most of the money you pay, needs to be paid back to the Serverhosters of the Paid Download option.(It's not our servers in this case)
That is a lie. I am not bothered to find it for you, but there is a forum reply by an admin saying that most money goes to you guys. It was a nice attempt though.

Also, your mod still takes over an hour to download without paying, no matter how much you deviate. That is absolutely insane.
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16 Nov 2019 00:13

ClumsyRL wrote:
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That is a lie. I am not bothered to find it for you, but there is a forum reply by an admin saying that most money goes to you guys. It was a nice attempt though.
Maybe you should be bothered to find it, because everywhere I've seen says most of it goes to the server providers - but I am happy to be corrected.

As for your words along the lines of we're money grabbers it simply is not the case - No-one who is currently or has previously helped/is helping the ProMods project is paid for their work, it's all voluntary - The paid download is priced at the lowest we can feasibly go whilst still gaining enough to support our infrastructure. The two google ads on the free servers are in no way obtrusive and we could've easily set up the free servers to gain us more revenue, but we dont.

The rundown is that the servers are the way they are so that we can provide people with a stable, secure connection no matter the amount of traffic. we shifted hundreds of terabytes of data in a few days during the recent release, if the limits weren't in place the servers would've died in seconds.

Please, stop complaining about what you are getting for free. We could easily put the mod behind a $20 paywall and be done with it, but we don't - The free download isn't perfect, but it's usable and a hell of a lot better than what it's been in the past.
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16 Nov 2019 01:44

ClumsyRL wrote:
15 Nov 2019 23:51
I like how much effort you put into being rude to your user, even though you are so busy with your oh so popular mod ;) I was downloading a tonne of mods and not exactly bothered to read all the text about every mod... Was also following a guide that said max 3 concurrent downloads so got caught up because of that.

Also, your mod still takes over an hour to download without paying, no matter how much you deviate. That is absolutely insane.
I can see from the logs it took you 1hr, 13mins to download all files but hey you grabbed everything without paying us a cent. But maybe you should consider donating? Donate link is at the very bottom of this page.

There is no need to be rude to people over something you're getting for free. If you're rude to us, we'll be rude back as this is a free mod. Your rant really belongs on /r/ChoosingBeggars. You're welcome to post it if you want some Reddit karma.
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