Download Problems?

Hi -
Are there any problems on the ProFantasy servers?
I tried to download the latest Cartographers Annual (CA149 ) and the latest Tome of Ultimate Mapping version yesterday and this morning.
My Chrome browser reports that the estimated download time for CA149 is 8 hours, and for the Tome PDF is 30 minutes... Normally, my downloads from ProFantasy take about 5 minutes, and I don't appear to be experiencing download problems on other websites/
Any thoughts?


  • I had no problems downloading both the pdf and setup program for the Tome.
    It took me 3 seconds for the pdf and 11 seconds for the setup program.
    So the normal time for me.
  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 28 images Cartographer ProFantasy
    CA149 is much bigger than most other annual issues. I think I remember seeing that it was 1.6GB. That's all the artwork it contains.

    Generally speaking, download speeds vary depending on the time of day. If you can find a quiet time to download it will be faster.

    The other thing you can do is invest in some kind of download manager. Some have a 30 day free trial if you only want it for just this one thing, but I find mine invaluable and well worth the money.
  • The Internet ebbs and flows like a tidal rush. Its not just your local network and the servers where the download is, its everything in between.

    One bit of advice I received some years ago, not sure it still holds, was to not download on the hour, 15 after, 30 after and 45 minutes after the hour. Pick a different time than one of those.
  • edited May 2019
    Thanks for the feedback.
    Looks like my ISP is having some issues. I normally get very swift downloads.
    I've raised the issue with them and hopefully it will be sorted promptly.
    It's just puzzling that it's more noticeable on the ProFantasy download area.

  • You might select a download, just a small one, that is the 'opposite' direction from Profantasy.

    Since I play Everquest, which is in California, I try to connect to there, if I'm having issues connecting to Profantasy. If I get a slow down iun just one direction, I try doing a web search, and a Win 10 site I go to.

    Depending on what I find out from doing that, I either wait to download, and/or let someone know I'm havng problems.
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