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NAZCA M12
05-24-03, 01:36 AM
I've got a little question about that demo. How long is it? Now before someone says "It's 72Mbs dude", listen to this: A couple of days ago, i told Go!Zilla to download the demo from the official site and then disconnect and shut down the system. When i came back a couple of hours later, i found the system was still on. Why? Cause it hadn't finished downloading it. It actually downloaded 400Mbs! What's going on? I've heard that there's a new version of the demo with Dawn and her three sisters. Has nVidia replaced that with the original demo? Is this supposed to be the "Ultra" version that some people mentioned whereas the 72Mb demo was the "standard" one? If that is the case, how big is the new file? Can someone who downloaded the demo recently verify it's correct size? Finally, are they alternative places to download it or download the old one in case it's been changed?

jjjayb
05-24-03, 01:37 AM
70.5 megabytes.

DSC
05-24-03, 01:39 AM
ftp://download.nvidia.com/downloads/GeForceFX_Demos/

Dawn.exe 70.5MB

I don't see any changes, are you sure you downloaded the right thing?

OICAspork
05-24-03, 01:47 AM
Originally posted by NAZCA M12
I've got a little question about that demo. How long is it? Now before someone says "It's 72Mbs dude", listen to this: A couple of days ago, i told Go!Zilla to download the demo from the official site and then disconnect and shut down the system. When i came back a couple of hours later, i found the system was still on. Why? Cause it hadn't finished downloading it. It actually downloaded 400Mbs! What's going on? I've heard that there's a new version of the demo with Dawn and her three sisters. Has nVidia replaced that with the original demo? Is this supposed to be the "Ultra" version that some people mentioned whereas the 72Mb demo was the "standard" one? If that is the case, how big is the new file? Can someone who downloaded the demo recently verify it's correct size? Finally, are they alternative places to download it or download the old one in case it's been changed?

woah... if it was just a little larger, I'd first suspect it had a virus... o.o; but viruses are supposed to be sneaky and small... nothing that large...

It reminds me of the Penny Arcade strip where Gabe tried to download the Doom III leak... and ended up downloading porn instead because someone renamed it.

NAZCA M12
05-24-03, 01:53 AM
Ha! Anyway, the address is correct, so is this a miracle or something? I'll try again later, but now i'm wondering what the hell that file contains? I suppose it's impossible to see that. Any ideas?
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"Nazca M12 scratches his head"

jjjayb
05-24-03, 02:18 AM
I've had that happen using download accelerators before.

Ghola
05-24-03, 02:58 AM
Originally posted by DSC
ftp://download.nvidia.com/downloads/GeForceFX_Demos/

Dawn.exe 70.5MB

I don't see any changes, are you sure you downloaded the right thing?

yeah i think ati has a link on their web page to so you can DL it. ;)