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Offline Axxy

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No downloads now at all?
« on: November 20, 2020, 16:20:07 »
Carrying on from blocked downloads from AMP in an earlier post, to now clicking a download that does absolutely nothing. As downloading files from various other sites are working, it seems AMP is the only the site that downloads are working...

Is there a problem with AMP or is something to do with my browser?

*edit - seems now I have to right click + save link as - has AMP made a change?

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Re: No downloads now at all?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 17:43:35 »
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It's because it's a HTTP download and Chrome has started to block non-secure downloads from HTTPS websites, particularly for high risk filetypes like exe files

Seems that downloading zipped data files is now considered a risk in Chrome..  It's quite amazing that I can go to some dodgy websites and download just fine, but not from a relatively low risk website such as AMP... Literally, AMP is the only site that is affected by this, that I have found so far...

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Re: No downloads now at all?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 11:47:14 »
And what about websites like Demozoo ? For example https://demozoo.org/music/22807/
Or even scene.org with the truckload of .zip files ?!?

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Re: No downloads now at all?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 12:03:18 »
And what about websites like Demozoo ? For example https://demozoo.org/music/22807/
Or even scene.org with the truckload of .zip files ?!?

Wow. I just managed to download files off AMP no problem. Scene.org was working fine recently, until I just a few minutes ago, and no dice, can't download from there now.

I also noticed that Firefox users are complaining that they can't download files from some sites, so maybe it's not restricted to what browser your using??

Google' excuse is that places like Scene.org contain virus' and malware but I've been using the site for well over 20 years with no problems. I can't see why the Demoscene sites are being targeted as a risk, there are no different to any other site that contains file downloads....

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Re: No downloads now at all?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 12:46:50 »
OK, I looked around and it would be more about HTTP-transfer-in-HTTPS-site matter than what is actually downloaded.
We are looking into it right now. Give us a little time :)

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Re: No downloads now at all?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2021, 13:01:34 »
OK, just to resurrect this post and update on it.

It seems not just Google Chrome continue to have this problem but other browsers using this technology are reporting similar traits. This was never about just this site but many sites, outside what some people I presume call "mainstream"...

After trying various work-arounds from many sources, which never worked by the way, as they always do!

Anyway, I was getting rather p!ss€d as every site that had downloads was beginning to stop downloading by clicking a link. I came across this little snippet, can't remember where (sorry). Entering "chrome://settings/content/insecureContent" into Chrome takes you to an option where I can add various sites so it shows "Not secure" in the address bar of Chrome. This now allows me to download from links (by not blocking) them :)

To me, it's a hidden option because it doesn't seem to show up in Settings anywhere. I still don't see why Chrome needed an option like this, with no way to toggle it or off (common-sense approach) or even notification that an option like this was even happening. Just bung it in one of the updates, no one will notice >:(

Also, they offer no advice on this option, don't even mention this as a fix to allow downloads to happen as normal, even when responding to help questions on their own forums.