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Offline Firehawke

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Download not unzipping
« on: August 24, 2012, 09:30:14 AM »
I just downloaded Shen's Paths Pack for ZT2.  When I went to unzip it, the extraction wizard said that there were no files to extract.  I tried just double clicking it to see what was in the folder and it said that the file was corrupted.
Is anyone else having the same problem?
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Offline fern

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Re: Download not unzipping
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 07:51:04 AM »
Check the size of your download against what the site says it should be.
Or go Here and follow the other link.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2012, 07:52:39 AM by fern »
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Re: Download not unzipping
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 01:47:39 PM »
I tried the other link and it's doing the same thing.  And it looks like the dl is 1 MB, instead of 1.14, which is what the site says.  I've tried it on a couple of different computers, using both IE and Firefox.  Strange!
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Re: Download not unzipping
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012, 04:47:13 AM »
The file is only one mb.
Inside the zip is a folder labelled ShenTirag. Inside that is another folder and a .dl
A lot of files were packed this way to limit files overwriting other files as ZT2 was starting to get the same problem as zt1 got with people using the same file name for the zip or folders.
I don't know anything about zt2 but maybe it has to be done manually rather than using an ingame loader. Try talking to menolly at Tek I think she plays zt2.
I just downloaded it from Shen's Den and it was fine.
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Re: Download not unzipping
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 01:45:46 PM »
That's weird...still not working for me.  I'll go ahead and see what Menolly says.
Thanks!
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Re: Download not unzipping
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 09:43:57 PM »
Can you post what she says as that info might be useful for someone else too.
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Re: Download not unzipping
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 01:57:27 PM »
Here's part of what she said...

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I just checked my Shen's path pack and it doesn't open either. Its been a long time since she was in the community and either the download is corrupt or the link is corrupt.


It's all very strange!
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Re: Download not unzipping
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2012, 08:46:01 AM »
I sent Jay a copy of the info and this is our conversation on it. I also sent him the file I downloaded.

Fern: I was able to download this but is it a rar file?
Jay: Yes, it is a Rar file.  If you right-click on the file and click 7-Zip->Open archive, and then click the Info button in the 7-Zip window, it gives its Type as being Rar.  Also, if you open up the file in Notepad, its first 3 characters show "Rar".
Fern: I wonder if that is the source of their problem. Any thoughts or ideas?
Jay: Yes, that is the source of their problem trying to unzip it.  7-Zip has no problems with it, since 7-Zip understands Rar files.  The file is not corrupted.  Shen must have used WinRar and when she put her ".z2f" (ZT2's equivalent of a ".ztd") and ".dl" (ZT2's equivalent of a ".cfg") files inside, either she accidentally had WinRar use Rar compression instead of Zip compression or she accidentally told WinRar to use a ".zip" extension.  ZA has a few Rar type files with a ".rar" extension.  So people that want those files would need a program that can extract Rar files.  Of course, I recommend 7-Zip.
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Re: Download not unzipping
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2012, 01:37:57 PM »
Thanks for the info, Fern!  I'll have to see if I can give that I try.  I usually use public computers which are set up to not allow programs to be downloaded and run.
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Re: Download not unzipping
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2012, 04:58:31 PM »
I managed to get the file opened with 7-zip and used the extract file. Before I was just using zip, Thanks Jay and Fern for the information!

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Re: Download not unzipping
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2012, 10:19:39 PM »
Firehawke if you can't then maybe menolly will send you the one she worked on.
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