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Client Slow Download Speeds

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Hi everyone,

I'm downloading the new alpha 17.74 and am noticing that I'm downloading at 225KBps (1.8Mbps)

Why is it so slow?

Thanks!

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I am getting this too today. < 300 kBps
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I want to bump this as it is being ignored and it is very annoying.

It used to take me a minute or two to D/L an update or a full version. Now it takes 1.5 hours.
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I would also like to bump.
Download speeds of 200kb/s is too slow.
Taking 30 minutes until the game is ready to play is not contemporary.

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invisible4ever wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:58 pm
I would also like to bump.
Download speeds of 200kb/s is too slow.
Taking 30 minutes until the game is ready to play is not contemporary.
Hi invisible4ever (and _Attila_),
We are not noticing any degraded download speeds, however, I would like to help you debug this. Since I can see both of you are using ipv6, please try the following ipv4-only URL to download the game:
For Europe: https://factorio.com/get-download/0.17. ... ctorio.com
For North America: https://factorio.com/get-download/0.17. ... ctorio.com

Please let me know what the download speeds using the link appropriate for your region are.
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I am getting normal speeds with whatever the default settings are. I just updated one of my installs from 17.69 to 17.79. All is well at the moment, but it was very slow for days when I first posted.
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Thanks a lot, but the game updater still downloads with slow speed.

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invisible4ever wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Thanks a lot, but the game updater still downloads with slow speed.
So the download speeds you get on the link above are adequate? Please also let me know how good the speeds are when you download the game from https://factorio.com/download, so I can help you with this issue.
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When i was updating yesterday, i hang at 200Kb/s (from in-game).
I tried downloading from the Download page (the latter link of yours) and got 200Kb/s as well.
I checked for my bandwidth (on ookla) and it showed the expected 57Mbit/s (as such, it's around 7Mb/s).
The IPv4 download you linked did 7Mb/s yesterday.

Interestingly, the download speed from the Download page is back up to 7Mb/s today.

Kind Regards and lots of thanks for the fast answers.

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Sanqui wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:36 pm
We are not noticing any degraded download speeds, however, I would like to help you debug this. Since I can see both of you are using ipv6, please try the following ipv4-only URL to download the game:
For Europe: https://factorio.com/get-download/0.17. ... ctorio.com
For North America: https://factorio.com/get-download/0.17. ... ctorio.com

Please let me know what the download speeds using the link appropriate for your region are.
Just downloaded using the North America link 17.79. Download speeds were at 112Mbps which is vastly better than before.

Thanks and happy holidays!

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Sanqui wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:36 pm
For Europe: https://factorio.com/get-download/0.17. ... ctorio.com
For the new update i too was consistently assigned to that 30kByte/s server. Using the IPv4-only europe link i got 300kByte/s.
ipv6-test.com says, that my machine can't connect to sites using IPv6. It can resolve IPv4 addresses using DNS6 though. So i now try to convince my Windows 7 to get full IPv6 access.
You still might want to fix the server assignment algorithm for people having DNS6 from their router but no IPv6 connectivity on their PC. There surely are more people with misconfigured equipment or misbehaving routers out there...

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I'm trying to download 0.17.79 for macOS from http://www.factorio.com/download and it's coming down at about 150kbps in the US. After waiting about an hour the network connection was reset and the download failed :(

I was able to get it to download at about 5Mbps by writing a script to use range requests, downloading the whole file in 30 parallel chunks and then reconstructing them on my end.

After all this I'm guessing that nginx is configured to implement simple rate limiting but something isn't working as intended. Each stream I downloaded was similarly limited in speed, and I was getting 503s if I started the parallel requests too quickly (had to wait about 10 seconds when starting requests)

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I'm also getting terrible speeds downloading the alpha version on mac... so bad that there was a new version out before I had finished downloading 18.20. Current download speed is about 30kb/s. I'm in australia.

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Download speeds from Telekom in Germany have also been pretty bad at times (like right now) with max 250kb/s. Downloading over a cloud server in the US is > 20 times faster...

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