CA Downloader


Alternate Downloaders


  • Keeps you always up-to-date with very small incremental updates
  • Allows you to retrieve historic version
  • Small and simple, can run in system tray. Updates itself.
  • Can get any other map or mod either from web mirrors or from torrents.
  • Can autodownload map you need for current game or any maps currently hosted.
  • Open source - svn://


  • Put CaDownloader.exe to your spring folder
  • Delete CaDownloaderConfig.xml in your spring folder
  • If still not working delete "updater" folder in your spring

screenshot - cadownloader maps/mods tab


  • 2.7.3 - removed initialize pool phase, fix for zip files "corrupted" with 64bit compression
  • 2.7.0 - When zipping the mod (final step when getting new version), downloader now alters existing zip file instead of creating new from scratch. This greatly improves speed of this step.
  • 2.6.2 - GUI changed, stats now show total times for STABLE release till next stable. Downloader now gets only STABLE release by default and TEST manually.
  • 2.6.0 - Downloader is now using segmented web downloads to quickly retrieve map from web mirrors (if they exists)
  • 2.4.4 - Downloader now saves errors to CaDownloaderErrors?.txt and sends them to central server
  • 2.4.3 - P2P and web downloads of maps and mods now functioning
  • 2.1.0 - Added experimental automatic bit torrent map downloads
  • 2.0.1 - Added changelog search (ctrl+f or right click on changelog), added clickable links to changelog, added dates to stats, minor GUI key shortcuts improvements, -uninstall parameter uninstalls downloader, all CA mods and all temp files it has created.
  • - Fixed compatibility with windows 2000 (disabled Linux detection - it thought it's Linux ;-)
  • 2.0.0 - Separate latest stable version and get stable version button. Download stats. Built in poll. Troubleshooting options.
  • 1.9.8 - Clear pool now also checks pool for corruption
  • 1.9.7 - Updater now ignores IE proxy settings and always uses direct connection
  • 1.9.6 - Added support for "STABLE" release and more verbose error messages if some problem occurs.
  • 1.9.5 - Updater rewritten from scratch. Its not using SVN now but different custom method with even smaller transfers. Much more reliable, all tasks are cancellable and display progress bar. Should work on Linux(untested). Allows retrieval of historic version. Uses existing old CA versions as a base for updating. Just one standalone .exe file now which self updates.
  • 1.0.3 - updater checks for LuaUI on startup and asks people whether to enable it
  • 1.0.2 - fixed CA changelog, allows you to view version changes on demand, better error handling
  • 1.0.1 - fixed 64bit Vista compatibility issue