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Microsoft ICE download site down?


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Hello,

The Microsoft download site for ICE seems to be showing a 404 error.  Am I being really silly - I can see a number of other sites that claim to also download that but I'm wary downloading from random websites?

Cheers,

Vin

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Yes it seems like it’s been down for a while and the archives seem down too , maybe they have an update coming , I recently downloaded a few months back , maybe someone can recommend an alternative download site .

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I can't find anything to say why it's not available. Doesn't seem to be available in their store either. Odd that the product page is still there. Also looks like they've disabled the ICE forum https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=ice No announcements on there either

A thread on DPReview says that it can be downloaded from the Internet Archive if you can find it on there

There also seems to be plenty of alternatives I haven't checked any of them out yet, although I do recognise three from before I discovered MS ICE

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On 26/02/2021 at 12:16, Mognet said:

I can't find anything to say why it's not available. Doesn't seem to be available in their store either. Odd that the product page is still there. Also looks like they've disabled the ICE forum https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=ice No announcements on there either

A thread on DPReview says that it can be downloaded from the Internet Archive if you can find it on there

There also seems to be plenty of alternatives I haven't checked any of them out yet, although I do recognise three from before I discovered MS ICE

Thanks @Mognet yes its strange isn't it.  The only thing I could wonder is if they're getting ready to launch it as a commercial product.  That's a good idea re the Internet Archive - will try that!  Cheers.

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2 hours ago, Mick J said:

@vineyard  Found this thread, possibly same as @Mognet  - thread here - second  post down.

That's a different thread to what I found. Handy that they've provided the links there

We'll see what happens with ICE. It's a good product. When I found it some years ago it was way better than the others that I tried so I'd stuck with it

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2 hours ago, Mick J said:

I have used Hugin and AutoStitch sometimes it seems a different programme will give a better result, I don't stich astro.

I'd used both of those and I think PTGui too, but not for years. ICE seems to be good for all panoramas, including astro. I never tried using the others for it

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Nice to know it works @vineyard just pointed someone else that way,  I downloaded the msi but did not use to install.  New lappy arriving soon so will need it myself.

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