Can someone tell me if it makes much difference other than just waiting in line or not, to pay for the $6.95 to download at 'faster speeds' and skip the que? If it's not much difference and still slow, I wont do it. I currently get 10-30kbps download speed while in que...and I'm fed up. Again, I'm talking about the subscription to fileplanet vs. the free download.
Yeah, it does make all the difference. It took me 20 hours to download the file, but some how it got corrupted and was missing the .exe file. So I got fed up and decided to pay the $7 for the subscription account. With the free account I was averaging 50-100KB/s. With the Paid account, I jumped up to 1.2MB/s. Unfortunately, the download was corrupted..again and is STILL missing the .exe file..... so maybe it wasn't worth it in the end....
I guess I got lucky with Filefront. I got the real thing, paid 7 bucks and ran at 600kb/s +/-
UTorrent was running at 115kb/s +/- for me before I went the Filefront route.
Regular D/L was running at like 30kb/s.
Using the free version on FilePlanet (IGN), after 24 hours, it was only at 2.7GB downloaded. By the time I got home this afternoon, the download had stopped and I was 512/2340 in the queue for some reason. I sucked it up and paid the fee. The download picked up from where it left off. Speed was steady from 800kb/s to 1000kb/s. Had the rest of it downloaded in 90 minutes, and that was at 6:30pm CST. My file, fortunately, wasn't corrupt though. =/ Otherwise, I'd probably still be waiting for it to download... so it sucks that I felt I had to pay to download the software I already paid for. On the flip side, I now have the account for when other software and patches I need are released.