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No Dependency on Unity Editor for Asset Store Download

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Based on the forum/answers search on "Asset Store Download" it looks like I'm not alone. I purchased a texture set from the store, and when I went to download it I was informed that I'd need the Unity Editor to do so.

I use Linux for my main machines, so I tried using the Unity Editor on a Mac I have available. It must be too old as the editor wouldn't open at all. Next I tried a VirtualBox Windows 7 machine, and while I can see the Unity Editor, the downloaded file has an extension of "unitypackage".

I won't go more into the details, but all throughout this lengthy process I kept thinking in the back of my mind "Why did they make this so difficult to download what I just purchased?"

I have a Windows machine at home where I have setup the Unity Editor on there too. I'll try to import the asset into a blank project and then figure out how to export the textures.

Unity. Your revenue will probably increase if you make it easier for your customers to actually receive the product they buy. Right now I've spent $20 on something I can't actually get to.

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    jakzun2011

    Dec 04, 2018 05:25

    well, i don't have it fixed, after all - if i could get the html elements back, i could tell it to load the old store but, i just get a black screen, now

    SO, i cannot access my purchases - this has gotten beyond serious and has affected my work/deadline

    so, are we to just all move on to Unreal? not without a lawsuit - if Unity doesn't mind me not being able to download my purchases, i want a refund of all my purchases - thousands of $$$...

    this is just a lack of respect and something that fulfills THEIR needs but, not the PURCHASER'S NEEDS - time to call the Better Business Bureau and small claims court or whatever is appropriate - this has gotten egregious and irresponsible, i run a business

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    sicga123

    Dec 01, 2018 10:43

    It's ridiculous not being able to download assets via the web. Earlier today I downloaded a model pack that is really large, it took a long time, and then when the downloader unpacks the pack ready for import the editor freezes, so I could do no work. Plus I was not even going to import this pack I was hoping to set up a prototyping project. I often find myself not downloading assets for several days because I have no time. I'm also not able to be at the computer 24/7, I have places to go, meals to cook, not like I can bugger off and leave Unity running and downloading stuff. I have thousands of assets and being able to get at these via the web would vastly improve things.

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    rich13154

    Nov 23, 2018 11:49

    just payed for a item in unity and it shows up in my my Purchased but when I try to open it up in unity it askes for me to pay for it again

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    TenDividedbySix

    Nov 18, 2018 08:38

    I wouldn't mind but the asset store window in the Unity editor is soooooo slow on my computer (I have a pretty old run-down laptop see) It takes 5 minutes to just load the page to the asset I want.
    In browser however this isn't a problem and I can find all the assets I want lickity split....BUT I can't download any of them without first going back into Unity and loading each one's page again and clicking download, again on my slower laptop this is just excruciating. I've decided now to just get assets elsewhere, it's too time consuming and it's killing my productivity.

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    eric_unity568

    Nov 11, 2018 11:21

    YES I AGREE THEY ARE BEATING ME OUT OF MONEY, HAVE ZERO CUSTOMER SUPPORT. THEY SEEM TO NOT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT CUSTOMER SUPPORT. Strongly suggest all out there to NOT USE UNITY and FIND A SERVICE THAT CARES ABOUT YOUR WORK DEADLINES AND THE PRODUCT THEY SELL AND CAN NOT DELIVER

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    jakzun2011

    Nov 07, 2018 19:02

    okay. i got tired of looking at the html elements and clicked on 'go to old store' or something and it cleared up instantly

    and, yes, i truly hate the new store - flashier but, suckier

    ISSUED SOLVED. i recommend people use the old store

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    jakzun2011

    Nov 07, 2018 18:55

    i have hundreds and hundreds of assets i've invested in and i can't reach them right now - - i can't get at my latest and i need to pick up a few more things but, i can't buy more until i can download my last purchase

    if you can't do anything else, please email me the assets i need but, i can't lose an entire workweek over this

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    jakzun2011

    Nov 07, 2018 18:49

    i'm stuck right now on the slate grey 'Connecting To Asset Store' screen - it's been three days and i can't download my purchases - i'm dead in the water

    i need this fixed - i've never seen it do this until this week

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    Morcrist

    Oct 17, 2018 17:59

    I'm a full user of Unity, so I don't have a problem with NOT having Unity installed and ready to go.

    My problem is wanting to have any of my 60+ purchased assets immediately available for import into a new project without having to import each one into a new project and then save as a new .unitypackage.

    Please Unity, make it so we can just download the .unitypackage we already purchased.

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