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Author Topic: Help? Download link is down :(  (Read 1273 times)

Dubs

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Help? Download link is down :(
« on: June 02, 2016, 07:06:52 PM »
I want to download Circle Dock but the download link is down, can someone share the exe or know of someplace else I can download? Has this software been abandoned?

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Re: Help? Download link is down :(
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 07:58:36 PM »
This software has indeed been abandoned.  It is not affiliated with DonationCoder- the developer just used DC for support.  But that time has passed.

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Re: Help? Download link is down :(
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 08:57:30 PM »
You can apparently still download CircleDock from various sites - e,g,, a 64-bit version from here: http://www.pcworld.c...k_64bit_version.html

I think it says there that its developers were Rainmeter (https://www.rainmeter.net), so you could probably look in Wayback for that URL to see the relevant history and maybe also download the software from there.

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Re: Help? Download link is down :(
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 10:35:04 PM »
I think it says there that its developers were Rainmeter (https://www.rainmeter.net), so you could probably look in Wayback for that URL to see the relevant history and maybe also download the software from there.

That's incorrect.  The developer was Markham, who continued the work of VideoInPicture, who disappeared from the site.  Also, Sarge helped with the support and PR, but I think gave up trying to support it with no developer behind it.  There have been others who have taken the code and done other things with it- including loading it with adware and such.  As it is licensed, the source has to be included/available to download, which is one of the reasons it is abandonware now.

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Re: Help? Download link is down :(
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2016, 08:36:45 PM »
@wraith808: Thanks for correcting my slack attention, I must have been mustaken abour Painmeter.

The Q in the OP was:
I want to download Circle Dock but the download link is down, can someone share the exe or know of someplace else I can download? Has this software been abandoned?
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Given your apparently extensive background knowledge of this app, are you able to recommend any of the "safer" (less chance of candyware, PUPs, etc.) download sources that @Dubs might be able to go to? I found several, but wasn't sure - the best bet that I could see was the pcworld site, but one can never be sure.

I think @Dubs might find that helpful.

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Re: Help? Download link is down :(
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2016, 08:45:58 PM »
There's not really a reputable source.  The reputable sources have been down for a while, as you have seen.  You'd just have to be careful what you install at this point.

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Re: Help? Download link is down :(
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 07:57:27 PM »
I got version 0.9.2, alpha 8.2 from Sourceforge. Let me include the download link...

Here is the link to the SourceForge Direct Download. I will give you the direct download link because the project is abandoned. If you would prefer, here is the actual SourceForge page.

Best luck,
Ian

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Re: Help? Download link is down :(
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 02:30:54 AM »
Well googling gave me http://circledock.wi...download-circle-dock website. In this page I got Download Circle Dock 0.9.2 Alpha Preview 8.1 (**Sept. 22nd, 2008**) which downloaded the zip file.

It also has Help / Faq page

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Anand