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Offline Alejandro

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Hello, need some help!
« on: February 09, 2020, 03:23:08 AM »
I'm using version 120. Today I downloaded manually pak 128 German latest version but it requires simutrans version 121. There is my problem. I live in Cuba and due to restriction measures in my country it is impossible to download the game using the online installer. I always have done it manually downloading portable versions, but I have searched without success a portable version of 121. I also have not access to Source Forge website. If someone could help me sending me the installed 121 version (without and graphic pak) I would be very grateful. My e-mail is alegradelafuente@gmail.com. Can also use messenger if you like. Thanks

Offline Ters

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Re: Hello, need some help!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 09:23:27 AM »
They block sourceforge, but allow access to gmail? I would have expected the opposite.

You don't mention what OS you use.

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Re: Hello, need some help!
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2020, 09:40:54 AM »
Ters, you cross-posted with Roboron's offer of help in Spanish, so hopefully our Cuban friend will be able to download from his cloud.

I have put the Windows version here and here too. Enjoy 121.0, Alejandro!

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Re: Hello, need some help!
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2020, 02:18:17 PM »
They block sourceforge, but allow access to gmail? I would have expected the opposite.
sourceforge blocks Cuba:
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Offline Roboron

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Re: Hello, need some help!
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2020, 08:23:01 PM »
Situations like this make me think if SourceForge is really the best option for hosting all of Simutrans-related releases and paksets sources... There's no point on having an open project in a site were not everyone can get in... Specially if we end up having to redistribute the binaries one-by-one  ::-\

Offline Alejandro

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Re: Hello, need some help!
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2020, 10:43:34 PM »
Thank you very much everybody. I have solved the problem using a VPN (I think I just cheated US government 🙃) and finally get a portable version from Source Forge. It's nice to know there is people willing to help you. Thanks

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Re: Hello, need some help!
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2020, 04:41:48 PM »
Situations like this make me think if SourceForge is really the best option for hosting all of Simutrans-related releases and paksets sources
The problem is that pretty much all the alternatives are also in USA, and therefore subject to the same export restrictions.

Offline Roboron

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Re: Hello, need some help!
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2020, 05:33:13 PM »
The problem is that pretty much all the alternatives are also in USA, and therefore subject to the same export restrictions.

Yeah, but that's most likely to happen to big actors. We just need to find a small project the USA government won't care about. And we already have one, right there. Alejandro was able to access the forums and the webpage, the problem arised when he had to go to an outsider to get the binaries. Why don't we host the releases ourselves? ^^

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Re: Hello, need some help!
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2020, 08:06:12 PM »
I used to host at least some of the Simutrans stuff - I remember with a little pride at the monthly bandwidth.

I've had some rough times which caused me to temporarily back away from hosting (which I have always highly regretted); I don't remember if that was a contributing factor, but I believe devs found it better/easier to use tools designed for the purpose.

That being said, if at any time anyone wants to move stuff or just copies of stuff somewhere on the server, of course I'd be overjoyed.

There is a possible tiny wrinkle in that I, of course, do webhosting on my server and it's a CloudLinux/cPanel environment, which is geared toward keeping shared hosting separate from each other, so there's some stuff the server won't support, which may prevent it being a good option.

But if whatever tools needed are able to be run, I am of course very happy to host anything desired.