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gendou
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download.blender.org is DOWN, can't get blender for Mac

Postby gendou » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:46 pm

Hello,

I was trying to download blender 2.45(?) for my Macbook Pro (intel) and the download links are all broken. I tried visting http://download.blender.org/ but I get a "page not found" error.
ALSO
I managed to get it from the Germany link, but when I launch blender it immediately quits. I have a Macbook Pro, all current updates (10.4.10). What could be causing this problem?


thanks,
Aaron

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Postby stiv » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:10 pm

Lots of broken links could be a network problem.

Your http://download.blender.org link currently returns
"Please visit www.blender.org for finding links...
browsing is disabled temporally."
Take that as a hint.

As for blender not running, try starting it from the command line. Often on OSX, there is a problem with incorrect Python versions.

gendou
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Postby gendou » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:16 pm

stiv wrote:Lots of broken links could be a network problem.

Your http://download.blender.org link currently returns
"Please visit www.blender.org for finding links...
browsing is disabled temporally."
Take that as a hint.


Thanks, but actually no links to download.blender.org work, even FROM the blender.org site. Try it. Yeah, and the Germany link says it's 2.45 but when you unpack it, you have 2.44 (py2.3). Still no launch.

Solutions?

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Postby gendou » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:23 pm

Tried again (w/ 2.44) from the command line, blender isn't identified as an executable. Still, I've never had this problem with blender on Mac before. As said, the d/l links aren't working so I can't get a copy of 2.45-py2.3 to try.
Also, the "blenderplayer" app isn't recognized as an application by OSX.

gendou
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Postby gendou » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:36 pm

One more thing, d/l'ed the PowerPC version (2.45-pv2.3 from USA link) and it works fine (in rosetta). That pretty much limits the issue to the Mac intel version.

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Postby stiv » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:14 am

I did try it. The sample of links (not all!) I tried earlier all worked from the b.org download pages, hence the suggestion of network issues on your end.

Just tried some of the osx links now. All seemed good.

For the record, Blender 2.45 was officially released earlier today. Release notes are up. Lots of bugfixes. Congrats to all.

VtheDon
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Postby VtheDon » Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:16 pm

I'm experiencing the exact same problem, whats up with the server?


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