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  1. Hi Nick, Thanks for your reply - I believe we are in agreement. If for any reason the Orbx cloud service becomes permanently unavailable, then customers will not be able to use Central due to the inability of the current version to successfully login. So with the current Central software architecture, a user would be unable to install purchases from a Backup. Obviously authorised downloads would not be available due to no available service. However, there are some possible solutions, e.g. if there is no Orbx cloud service available, then Central could start in 'loca
  2. Hi Nick, Thank you for your response. In relation to: 1. "The whole point of a cloud based marketing operation such as Orbx Direct, or indeed Steam, is that products can be purchased at any time and from then on, can be installed whenever the customer chooses and as many times as the customer wishes. There is therefore no need at all to follow the course of action that you put forward as a necessity." If the Manual Download function is withdrawn, then the only way to take delivery of the product content is through Central which unfortunately also forces an
  3. Hi, The Manual Download method was a convenient option as it allowed users to download in batch on a high-bandwidth device and then move the resultant files to their flight simulator computer. The death of the Manual Download was suspected back in August 2019 when no Freeware or Demos were converted to the new Central V4 format and there are still broken links on the Orbx Direct portal. I don’t mind Central v4 being used as a Downloader but it currently lacks convenient features, such as: - Being able to run on a computer without a flight simulator insta
  4. A step in the wrong direction. I am also not happy about losing the ability to download manually.
  5. I am also keen to re-download using the Manual Method. Message is "This product does not have a full build download available."
  6. Doug, Thanks for your response. The grey "Manual Download" buttons are still operable but now point to broken links (e.g. http://push.cdn.orbxdirect.com/141/_fuld0816aba-6cdf-4605-be75-2d5fb28d0af2.zip). Peter
  7. Hi, any update on when Manual Downloads for freeware products will be restored? The links have now been broken since mid Aug. I see responses on using FTX Central, but we now have an inconsistent approach when we use Manual Downloads for purchased products and Central for Freeware.
  8. Hi, any update on when Manual Downloads for freeware products will be restored? The links have now been broken since mid Aug.
  9. Great, the introduction of Central v4 has been a huge change so happy to wait until things get sorted. As you say, users can always download/install through Central in the interim. BTW, congratulations to the team for embracing the P3D add-on library approach in v4. It has so many benefits.
  10. Thanks Nick but I think the approach is inconsistent if this becomes permanent. I am using Manual Downloads for my purchased products and it was very efficient a few weeks back after a hard disk replacement.
  11. They can only be installed via Central. However, the Manual links on the Direct portal have been broken for about 2 weeks and I am anticipating both v4 and v3 format download links, similar to the purchased products.
  12. Hi, It appears that the OrbxDirect Manual Download content links for Freeware & Demos are currently not working. These link to the "http://push.cdn.orbxdirect.com/" server which may be down. Cheers, P
  13. Hi Josh Koz, sure. When Central V4 was initially released, these V4 Manual Download files were not available on the Orbx Direct portal. I had assumed that the then current Manual Download files on the Portal could be installed by the new Central V4 release, similar to the migration of an existing Orbx scenery library that had been installed by Central V3.
  14. Hi Josh Koz, as per my original message, this was a fresh install of P3Dv4.5 followed by my Orbx installations using the Manual Download method (i.e. selecting the required zip file). So no, not a migration. However, as of yesterday, I only had access to the Central v3 Manual Download files and I note today that Orbx has introduced new Manual Download files for Central v4 on the Direct portal.
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