The OrbxDirect website and FTX Central v3 have the ability to download the product content independently from installing it in FTX Central.
This could be useful if you:
- Have access to a very fast internet connection at work, for example.
- Are experiencing slow downloads in FTX Central.
- Reinstall your products frequently and would like to keep a copy of the files.
Keep in mind that FTX Central does not support offline installs. You still require an internet connection to install from the manual download .zip.
Step 1: Download the zip
To download the .zip, you will need to log in to your OrbxDirect account. Then proceed to your account page. From there, you will see a list of the products that you own.
Click on the product you would like to manually download. Click the "manual download" button at the bottom of the page:
This will start the download in your web browser. You can also use a download manager (we recommend Free Download Manager) to make your download faster.
Do not extract the .zip once you have downloaded it (it just contains more .zip files). FTX Central will handle the extraction process for you.
Step 2: Use the zip in FTX Central
Once the .zip download has completed, open FTX Central v3. Click on the product you would like to install.
Click the "installation options" button that appears underneath the version.
Once the "configure your download" box has appeared, select the first option: "install from my manually downloaded .zip".
In the location box that appears, select the .zip file you downloaded in step 1. Click the continue button.
FTX Central will now start the installation, using the files from the .zip you have downloaded instead of downloading them from the internet.
One caveat to note is that FTX Central will still say "downloading" even though it is copying the files from your zip. This will be fixed in a future version of the software. You can verify that FTX Central is not downloading by opening Windows Task Manager and looking at the "network" usage.
If there has been an update released since you downloaded your .zip, FTX Central will use your .zip for as many files as possible, then it will download the updated files from the internet.