So I am doing a clean install. My hard drive and backup got wiped. I have this Cubase 8 DVD I made from my download and thought I was set. After installing it, I noticed some important things are missing such as Halion library and Impulse files! Okay I figured out that I now have to download the 9 gig file. I don’t have the other DVDs I need. I think I threw them out. I go to download but now there is a real issue because I have a slow DSL. It was going along I have to keep checking it because it stops once in a while but I can resume. However, when it gets to a certain point after a few hours, the name of the file in my download manager changes to “404 error file not found.” I look at my link and in the long url, the text “expiretime=1436745231.” So I figure out this is not a real url but a temporary, very temporary url. I am tired, very tired frustrated and angry. I have to wait until Monday to call them or drive 120 miles to my parents house to download it? Why? Why? Why? Why not just let me download it with no time limit? Why not have a real url? Is it because they are afraid pirates will get the url and crack the software? BUT THEY DO THIS ANYWAY! It’s not my problem! I have been a loyal customer since the Atari days! Then I look in the ftp site, maybe it’s not there BUT NO! I do see a lot of old versions from 6 back to the Atari even but not the file I need!!!
I am very disappointed with Steinberg over this. You Steinberg, have put your priorities over mine. That is so wrong. It is cursing wrong!!!