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TWD Season 1: Unofficial alternative PC/Mac episode download options

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Please make a backup of the games savegame folder first, as described below, so you can restore it, should anything happen:

Note to Windows XP users:
The paths are different. Please replace all instances of
%userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\
with
%userprofile%\My Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\
(International users: Also exchange "My Documents" for the translation into your language from here on)

Here are two ways of downloading the episodes outside of the game.

I highly recommend using the semi-automatic download on PC and the Automatic Download on Mac
It's way less work, and it checks the files for errors. The manual download bypasses error checking and may cause crashes in the game, in case files got corrupted during the download.

Automatic Download:
This is currently only available on Mac. It will automatically make a backup of your savegames, download the episodes, and move them to the correct location.
Please download the TWD_Mac_Downloader_auto.zip and unzip it.
If you don't want to download a certain episode, delete the .json file (e.g. WalkingDead103.json) from the unzipped folder.
Double click on "download.sh.command". A window might pop up. Click "Open".
The script will run in a terminal window.
Once it's done it will show "Process completed" at the bottom of the window. Then close the window, start the game, and press "Get" for each episode your downloaded. They should install right away.

Semi-automatic Download:
I wrote a python script that semi-automatically downloads the episodes.

- Make a backup copy of:
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/
PC: %userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\

- Delete the Temp files from:
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/SyncFS/Temp/
PC: %userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\SyncFs\Temp

- Download and install Python. Make sure you get Python version 2.7.x, as the 3.x version is not compatible with the script.

- Download and unzip the python script
Mac: Mac_Downloader.zip (Backup download link)
PC: PC_Downloader.zip (Backup download link)


- If you don't want to download a certain episode, delete the .json file (e.g. WalkingDead103.json) from the unzipped folder.

- Now start the TWD_Json_Downloader.py.
Mac: Double click TWD_Json_Downloader.py to open the script in IDLE, and then press F5 to run it
PC: Double click TWD_Json_Downloader.py

It will then download the Episodes into individual folders e.g. "WalkingDead102".

- Copy these folders to:
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/SyncFs/Data/
PC: %userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\SyncFs\Data

- Start the game and press "GET" in the "Download content" menu for each episode you downloaded. It should show as "installed" within less than a minute.

- Close the game and again delete the Temp files from:
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/SyncFS/Temp/
PC: %userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\SyncFs\Temp

If you should run into any trouble with the script please let me know. I did my best to make it work without issues.

Manual Download:
Please seriously consider using the semi-automatic download.
The manual download bypasses checking the files for errors that can occur during download, and might cause random crashes/freezes in the game.
Also it is a tedious and error-prone method.

- Make a backup copy of:
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/
PC: %userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\

- Download the files below individually by episode into a separate folder, so you don't mix them up.

- Copy the files into the folder specified below for each episode. If it doesn't exist, create it.

- Delete the Temp files from:
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/SyncFS/Temp/
PC: %userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\SyncFs\Temp

- Start the game and press "GET" in the "Download content" menu for each episode you manually downloaded. It should show as "installed" within less than a minute.

- Close the game and again delete the Temp files from:
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/SyncFS/Temp/
PC: %userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\SyncFs\Temp

Episode 2 files for PC. They need to be placed into:
%userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\SyncFs\Data\WalkingDead102

http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/6_pc_shaders.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/6_WalkingDead102_english_pc_anichore.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/1_WalkingDead102_english_pc_data.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/5_WalkingDead102_english_pc_mesh.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/3_WalkingDead102_english_pc_ms.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/4_WalkingDead102_english_pc_tx.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/2_WalkingDead102_english_pc_voice.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/0_99_patch.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/0_98_103backpatch.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/0_97_backpatch104_04_01.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/0_96_backpatch104_scripts_ttg_04_03.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/0_94_backpatch105_pc_102_data_10_00.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.22/WalkingDead102/0_95_backpatch105_pc_102_11_00.ttarch

Episode 3 files for PC. They need to be placed into:
%userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\SyncFs\Data\WalkingDead103

http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.18/WalkingDead103/6_pc_shaders.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.18/WalkingDead103/1_WalkingDead103_english_pc_anichore.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.18/WalkingDead103/2_WalkingDead103_english_pc_data.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.18/WalkingDead103/4_WalkingDead103_english_pc_ms.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.18/WalkingDead103/3_WalkingDead103_english_pc_voice.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.18/WalkingDead103/5_WalkingDead103_english_pc_txmesh.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.18/WalkingDead103/0_99_patch_02_05.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.18/WalkingDead103/0_98_backpatch104_04_01.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.18/WalkingDead103/0_97_backpatch104_scripts_ttg_04_03.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.18/WalkingDead103/0_95_backpatch105_pc_103_data_10_00.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.18/WalkingDead103/0_96_backpatch105_pc_103_11_00.ttarch

Episode 4 files for PC. They need to be placed into:
%userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\SyncFs\Data\WalkingDead104

http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.12/WalkingDead104/6_pc_shaders.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.12/WalkingDead104/1_WalkingDead104_english_pc_anichore.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.12/WalkingDead104/2_WalkingDead104_english_pc_data.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.12/WalkingDead104/5_WalkingDead104_english_pc_txmesh.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.12/WalkingDead104/3_WalkingDead104_english_pc_voice.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.12/WalkingDead104/4_WalkingDead104_english_pc_ms.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.12/WalkingDead104/0_99_patch_04_01.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.12/WalkingDead104/0_98_patch_04_02.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.12/WalkingDead104/0_97_patch_04_03_ttg.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.12/WalkingDead104/0_95_backpatch105_pc_104_data_10_00.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.12/WalkingDead104/0_96_backpatch105_pc_104_11_00.ttarch

Episode 5 files for PC. They need to be placed into:
%userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\SyncFs\Data\WalkingDead105

http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.9/WalkingDead105/6_pc_shaders.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.9/WalkingDead105/1_WalkingDead105_english_pc_anichore.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.9/WalkingDead105/2_WalkingDead105_english_pc_data.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.9/WalkingDead105/5_WalkingDead105_english_pc_txmesh.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.9/WalkingDead105/3_WalkingDead105_english_pc_voice.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/1.9/WalkingDead105/4_WalkingDead105_english_pc_ms.ttarch

Episode 6 files for PC. They need to be placed into:
%userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\SyncFs\Data\WalkingDead106

http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/2.40/WalkingDead106/6_pc_shaders.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/2.40/WalkingDead106/1_WalkingDead106_english_pc_anichore.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/2.40/WalkingDead106/2_WalkingDead106_english_pc_data.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/2.40/WalkingDead106/5_WalkingDead106_english_pc_txmesh.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/2.40/WalkingDead106/3_WalkingDead106_english_pc_voice.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/2.40/WalkingDead106/4_WalkingDead106_english_pc_ms.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/2.40/WalkingDead106/0_99_WalkingDead106_01.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/2.40/WalkingDead106/0_98_WalkingDead106_02.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/2.40/WalkingDead106/0_96_WalkingDead106_04.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/pc/1.0.0.24/2.40/WalkingDead106/0_95_WalkingDead_store.ttarch


Episode 2 Files for Mac. They need to be placed into:
~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/SyncFs/Data/WalkingDead102

http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/7_mac_shaders.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/6_WalkingDead102_english_pc_anichore.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/1_WalkingDead102_english_pc_data.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/5_WalkingDead102_english_pc_mesh.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/3_WalkingDead102_english_pc_ms.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/4_WalkingDead102_english_pc_tx.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/2_WalkingDead102_english_pc_voice.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/0_99_patch.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/0_98_103backpatch.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/0_97_backpatch104_04_01.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/0_96_backpatch104_scripts_ttg_04_03.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/0_94_backpatch105_mac_102_data_10_00.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.14/WalkingDead102/0_95_backpatch105_mac_102_11_00.ttarch

Episode 3 Files for Mac. They need to be placed into:
~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/SyncFs/Data/WalkingDead103

http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.15/WalkingDead103/6_mac_shaders.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.15/WalkingDead103/1_WalkingDead103_english_mac_anichore.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.15/WalkingDead103/2_WalkingDead103_english_mac_data.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.15/WalkingDead103/4_WalkingDead103_english_mac_ms.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.15/WalkingDead103/3_WalkingDead103_english_mac_voice.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.15/WalkingDead103/5_WalkingDead103_english_pc_txmesh.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.15/WalkingDead103/0_99_patch_02_05.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.15/WalkingDead103/0_98_backpatch104_04_01.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.15/WalkingDead103/0_97_backpatch104_scripts_ttg_04_03.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.15/WalkingDead103/0_95_backpatch105_mac_103_data_10_00.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.15/WalkingDead103/0_96_backpatch105_mac_103_11_00.ttarch

Episode 4 Files for Mac. They need to be placed into:
~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/SyncFs/Data/WalkingDead104

http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.10/WalkingDead104/6_mac_shaders.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.10/WalkingDead104/1_WalkingDead104_english_mac_anichore.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.10/WalkingDead104/2_WalkingDead104_english_mac_data.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.10/WalkingDead104/5_WalkingDead104_english_mac_txmesh.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.10/WalkingDead104/3_WalkingDead104_english_mac_voice.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.10/WalkingDead104/4_WalkingDead104_english_mac_ms.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.10/WalkingDead104/0_99_patch_04_01.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.10/WalkingDead104/0_98_patch_04_02.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.10/WalkingDead104/0_97_patch_04_03_ttg.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.10/WalkingDead104/0_95_backpatch105_mac_104_data_10_00.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.10/WalkingDead104/0_96_backpatch105_mac_104_11_00.ttarch

Episode 5 Files for Mac. They need to be placed into:
~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/SyncFs/Data/WalkingDead105

http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.6/WalkingDead105/6_mac_shaders.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.6/WalkingDead105/1_WalkingDead105_english_mac_anichore.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.6/WalkingDead105/2_WalkingDead105_english_mac_data.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.6/WalkingDead105/5_WalkingDead105_english_mac_txmesh.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.6/WalkingDead105/3_WalkingDead105_english_mac_voice.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/1.6/WalkingDead105/4_WalkingDead105_english_mac_ms.ttarch

Episode 6 files for Mac. They need to be placed into:
~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/SyncFs/Data/WalkingDead106

http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/2.38/WalkingDead106/6_mac_shaders.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/2.38/WalkingDead106/1_WalkingDead106_english_pc_anichore.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/2.38/WalkingDead106/2_WalkingDead106_english_pc_data.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/2.38/WalkingDead106/5_WalkingDead106_english_pc_txmesh.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/2.38/WalkingDead106/3_WalkingDead106_english_pc_voice.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/2.38/WalkingDead106/4_WalkingDead106_english_pc_ms.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/2.38/WalkingDead106/0_99_WalkingDead106_01.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/2.38/WalkingDead106/0_98_WalkingDead106_02.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/2.38/WalkingDead106/0_97_WalkingDead106_03.ttarch
http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/syncfs/walkingdead101/mac/1.0.25/2.38/WalkingDead106/0_96_WalkingDead106_04.ttarch

EDIT: 2013-01-02
Added some nice and important features.
- Downloaded files are now MD5 checked to prevent issues with corrupt downloads.
--- The script indefinitely retries downloading corrupt files.
- Existing files are MD5 checked and not downloaded again, if valid.
- Show size of files
- Show download progress every 5 percent
EDIT: 2013-01-03
- Fixed progress indication in Mac Terminal

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