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4th November 2003, 01:39
I'm building an installer for some quake mods and I'd also really like to have the ability to resume downloads. I saw that mceo (mahmut) was doing something for his school and there was a question as to the reliability/performance of the resume download mod made to the NSISDL plugin. Has anyone developed a better download resume capability for NSIS?
5th November 2003, 16:36
Well.. it seems that no one cares about resume... so could someone just help me compile one of the versions of NSISDL that supports it (found here http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=77177&highlight=resume+download)
I downloaded a C/C++ compiler and tried to assemble the DLL but I don't know almost any C code (only C I did was inside a development environment and it was weird C) or anything about compilers (see previous reason).
Thanks for any help!
5th November 2003, 18:55
I suggest you save yourself the trouble, skip compiling and simply use curl, wget, or any other downloader that supports resuming, if resuming is so important to you.
5th November 2003, 19:23
well the goal is to keep the installer exceptionally small. Is wget included in everything back to Win95? What about Curl?
5th November 2003, 19:28
None of them are included with any version of Windows. Both are external, free and open-source tools available for download on the internet.
5th November 2003, 20:41
curl is about 250k, the installer approaches 300k. I still think it would be easier to use the resume version of NSISdl -- I just need a compiled version of it (or help compiling it) :)
5th November 2003, 20:49
The code he wrote is based on an old version of NSISdl so it contains bugs that have already been fixed and doesn't containt new features that have been added. A list of those changes can be found at:
5th November 2003, 21:40
thanks for the dll! Unfortunately it doesn't seem to actually download anything :( when called. It acts like it's about to do it, but nothing really happens. So I'm not so sure what's going along.
I'm going to continue to play with it and see if I can get it to work, but since then I think maybe too much has changed for everything to work together properly.
If all else fails I may just have to figure out how to adopt curl and deal with a larger installer. C'est la vie.
6th November 2003, 03:34
Does this version not support timeout?
6th November 2003, 10:13
doesn't containt new features that have been added
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