Published on July 24, 2011 By Phoon In Object Desktop

Using the new method of downloading and installing your apps.

DesktopX Pro 3 is SUPPOSED to be v 3.50.018, however the actual file downloaded is 4.00.017. Please fix this as I refuse to use that worthless version.

The non-pro version is the correct download however.

Thanks


Comments (Page 3)
on Aug 15, 2011

OK.. this is SERIOUSLY FUCKED UP!

Here is the email I just got from support.

Miller, Duane,
This message is regarding your Ticket ID #GWC-818040. We are changing the status of this ticket to 'Closed' as we have not received a response from you in 48 hours. Should you wish to reopen the case, simply reply to this message and the ticket will be reopened.

   Subject: Wrong version listed on My Apps link
   Department: Activation / Account
   Priority: Support
   Status: On Hold

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Stardock Corporation

Ok, lets start with this.

If you reply to the emails your ticket goes to the end of the line. If you don't reply they just close it because why??

And you wonder why people shudder when they are told to "open a support ticket". JFC... just mail me the damn program on a CD if you can't figure out fix something as simple as PROVIDING PEOPLE WITH THE SOFTWARE THEY PAID FOR!

 

on Aug 15, 2011

If you reply to the emails your ticket goes to the end of the line. If you don't reply they just close it because why??

It's been mentioned ad infinitum "Do not reply until you hear back from a support tech or your position in the support queue will be lost". Those who have support tickets are expected to reply to emails from a support tech.

Also, emails to users from Support should not be posted in the forums.

on Aug 15, 2011

Also, emails to users from Support should not be posted in the forums.

and why IS that?

It's been mentioned ad infinitum

It's also been mentioned "ad infinitum" that the support system is broken here and completely lacking IF you follow the normal prescribed channels.

- HOWEVER, in all fairness the staff. It isn't their fault. It is SD's helpdesk SYSTEM that is #$@ked up, not the people. I've always had great results via IRC. Unfortunately this is not an issue that can be handled that way.

 

on Aug 15, 2011

Again a problem is "solved" by telling the user he made a mistake totally unrelated to the problem. Other than that nothing will happen.

Just how difficult can it be to display 2 links for DesktopX Pro ? This gets simply embarassing... If we spoke about some freeware here, okay. But some people really gave good money, especially in the beginning of DesktopX just to see everything totally wrecked now and >Stardock failing with the simplest things.

And please refrain from the usual PR blala about 'patience' and 'Something will happen some time in an uncertain future'...

HYPERSOON anyone ?

on Aug 15, 2011

Phoon: Just to clear up some confusion, the email you got was sent automatically by our system.  When Aaron sent you an email on 8/10 letting you know we were still working on it, he put it On Hold.  After two days, the system automatically sends the warning email, then automatically closes it.  Zubaz wasn't entirely correct when he said that 'Closed' was what you had to worry about, as you can always reopen a ticket just by replying.  I can tell you that we haven't forgotten about you, and are working on getting the installers up and running.  I apologize for the wait and the confusion.

on Aug 17, 2011

In 7 days it will be a month since I brought this up and yet I STILL do not have my software.

on Aug 17, 2011

Perhaps, but only 2 days since you were informed they were working on the installers for you. C'mon, old friend... give them a few days.

The error and resultant confusion is being rectified. 

*doc thinks blood requires special shipping precautions.

on Aug 17, 2011

Still questioning the difficulty of this. In theory it is a short sql statement with the register-name as a parameter and a link depending on that.

on Aug 17, 2011

Doc, I could understand it easier if it was a nice WORKING beta that I'm getting. v4 should simply be pulled from availability at all. Replace the repository with the right version and case closed.

on Aug 17, 2011

scorpNZ, I'm fully aware of the impusle option, however I am not installing impulse as that is not the official method of downloading apps any longer and I see no reason to jump through that hoop. I can't possibly be the only one in this situation.

You *could* have solved this yourself using the Impulse method but chose to make it a cause celebre. I tried to pour oil on the troubled waters as did Rosco_P. You wish everyone to say, "Phoon, you're right.". OK, Phoon. You're right.

Now, wait.

 

on Aug 17, 2011

DrJBHL
You *could* have solved this yourself using the Impulse method

LOOK Doc. PEOPLE WERE TOLD THAT THEY COULD NOW UNINSTALL IMPULSE.

Now, I'll enlighten you some more.

If you are in a corporate environment that is behind a proxy server IMPULSE DOES NOT WORK unless you bypass said proxy and punch a hole in the firewall.

I am in such an environment for this request. At a company which paid $495 for DesktopX Pro. I had to replace the original PC here that I had DesktopX Pro installed on. I am needing it to update some apps I created for the facility.

Don't try that crap sarcasm with me. Nobody should have to wait this long for an issue like this. I'm sure the support staff is spread thin too and have taken that in to consideration, but a month (nearly) is not acceptable customer service for a simple download.

on Aug 17, 2011

Oh my.

on Aug 17, 2011

 

 

LOOK Doc. PEOPLE WERE TOLD THAT THEY COULD NOW UNINSTALL IMPULSE.

 

That's true, but you knew you were in this special environment, no one else here did until reply #41 where you chose 'to enlighten' me.

All you ever said was it was a "Corporate environment". How the heck was anyone to know about special proxies?

And even then, how did you update except through Impulse? There was no other mechanism, then.

I thought you were talking about 'home'.

Even so, Phoon... how did you install/update. If it wasn't the usual Impulse method you should have said so... and if it wasn't, how did you do so?

 

Now, I'll enlighten you some more.

If you are in a corporate environment that is behind a proxy server IMPULSE DOES NOT WORK unless you bypass said proxy and punch a hole in the firewall.

I am in such an environment for this request. At a company which paid $495 for DesktopX Pro. I had to replace the original PC here that I had DesktopX Pro installed on. I am needing it to update some apps I created for the facility.

So only now we hear that? How did you get it on that computer in the first place?

So where was your backup for that computer's software? Do you have network backup storage? Any backup image at all?

 

on Aug 17, 2011

It was originally installed from a stand alone installer.

You used to be able to download those from your registrations page, similar to what we have now.

The file is most likely on a backup tape that is kept off-site. Can I get it? Yes.

As for updates, ver 3.5 has not been updated I believe since before Impulse.

I may have opened the firewall at one time for install via impulse or I put that system on a different outside connection, or downloaded the latest stand alone I don't recall. What I do know at this time is that Impulse is NOT going to be an option here.

Tell you what. I will look through my backups and see if I can find it. Frankly, that did not occur to me for some reason. We'll see if that works. If it does I will consider the matter closed for MYSELF.

on Aug 17, 2011

I hope you can find it... I want you to succeed, Phoon... and have what you/business paid for and have it functional. You have to believe that.