Problems with downloads

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  1. AxelMonkey macrumors regular

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    ok so i have been trying to download many things, and they always seem to stop half way is this a problem on my end, how can i fix this.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Give us an example of what kind of download "stops halfway," what kind of network you're on, how you're connected to the internet, what program you're using, and basically anything that would remotely assist in diagnosing your problems.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    screen shots are great :D

    give us the download link and we can try it.
     
  4. AxelMonkey thread starter macrumors regular

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    well lets see.. some download files would be like images, .smzips, .zip, we have.. idk what cha mean "network"(Safari??)but im connected wirelessly. im not using any program?? i just click on download links on the internet and let the computer do the rest lol. hope that helps OH! i would do screen shots IF i knew how. imma n00b to mac
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Safari is the browser (application to surf the world wild wet), the network is either wireless or wired or both.

    Can you post a link or two that don't work?

    Screenshots are made via CMD+SHIFT+1/2/3/4 and then either attached to this post or embedded by uploading it to Flickr or any other image hosting service.

    Also consider changing your thread title to something like: Downloads don't complete using Safari or something that is remotely descriptive.

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  6. AxelMonkey thread starter macrumors regular

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    http://www.stepmaniadownloadsource.com/DDR/ (.smzip files) main problem.

    this is my main problem, everytime i follow the links... they'll start to download then they stop... ill download again so i can get screenshots of the error i get about halfway

    also how can i open .exe files without the usage of windows or anything cause i dont have an install CD for windows.
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    You don't.

    .exe files are Windows executables and can only be run by a Windows OS.
    Just like Windows can't run .app files (the suffix for Mac OS X applications).


    Btw, the download completed on my side with Safari 4.05 (update released yesterday or so) and Mac OS X 10.6.2.

    Maybe using another browser might help?
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Sorry Spinnerlys...

    You can run .exe's using Wine. They may or may not run depending on how much of Windows they need.

    The downloads you're trying, work, but I wouldn't waste my time with what looks like a cracked app. Also, if it's Windows, it won't work on Wine for sure, and you'll need to use Bootcamp to install Windows to use it.
     
  9. spinnerlys Guest

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    You backstabbing lineman! ;)

    Thanks for clarifying and correcting that though.

    And I thought the file looked like like something cracked, but I don't recognize the name anyway.
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    sometimes its a bad idea to bring in those sorts of features, it can confuse the situation!

    no offense to the OP or aggie or anything.

    OP: i checked the site you were on, and i wouldnt download from there. looks very suspicious.
     
  11. AxelMonkey thread starter macrumors regular

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    that sight is not anything wrong with it, i download my files on my PC there and its fine.

    .smzip is a package of songs made for a software program(Stepmania) which a dance simulation based off the Dance Dance Revolution games, and I just cant get them to complete the download on mac now. i got all the other files that i was having problems with to download, just these wont finish or there taking over 10+ hours to download :/
     
  12. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you tried with another browser?

    Have you tried at another location, where you have a different Internet Service Provider (school, work, café, ...)?

    But the packages are still illegal downloads aren't they?


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  13. AxelMonkey thread starter macrumors regular

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    the actual error message ive received is something like safaridomain error 0 or somthing close to that
     
  14. AxelMonkey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Smart @$$. lol
     

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