Bonus Downloader - user manual

Bonus Downloader - user manual

1. About

Bonus Downloader is a script that allows you to automatically download all bonus content (photos and videos) of all iStripper shows you have in your collection.

Downloading bonus content using the iStripper program or via istripper website can be tedious and time-consuming. Each file has to be downloaded individually, which requires a lot of time and patience. Thanks to the Bonus Downloader you will save your time, patience, and reduce the number of clicks from a few thousand to just a dozen!

Bonus Downloader works only on Windows systems. It has been tested with Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) and Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), but should also work with Windows Vista and Windows 8. The script was not tested on Windows 11. Bonus Downloader works the same with each version of iStripper.

For the Bonus Downloader script to work properly, the following requirements must be met:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10,
  • iStripper installed (any version),
  • the data folder should be in a directory whose path does not contain special and diacritical characters (more about data folder and diacritics),
  • disabled quick edit mode in the console settings (how to disable the quick edit mode),
  • for Windows XP: Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools from Microsoft installed (this add-on is provided with Bonus Downloader),
  • Internet access,
  • recommended, but not necessary: account with administrator privileges.

2. Installation and uninstallation

Bonus Downloader does not have an automatic installer. The script and its components are delivered in a zip package, which you just need to unpack to selected folder. There are two restrictions on folder paths:

  • the path should be as short as possible. The script has path length restrictions. Paths longer than 255 characters may be truncated, so it is advisable to use shorter paths.
  • the path should not contain diacritics and special characters (more about diacritics and special characters).

Depending on where Bonus Downloader is to be extracted, administrator rights may be required. Therefore, it is recommended to extract the script using an account with administrator privileges, or to unpack it to a drive other than the system drive (usually C is the system drive).

To uninstall Bonus Downloader, just delete the script folder with all its contents.

3. GUI

Bonus Downloader script is a batch file that runs on a Windows console. It is an old and primitive technology for today, therefore the script's appearance is simple and its possibilities are limited. Despite the use of simple technology, efforts were made to make the script as easy as possible, and therefore the script has simple mouse support. The user can operate the script with the mouse and interactive buttons, as well as with the keyboard (a separate key is assigned to each action).

Run the script by double clicking the downloader.bat file. The following window will appear on the screen:

Options available from the main menu:

  • Download all images - download all bonus photos of those shows that are in user's collection (full shows have been purchased).
  • Download all videos - download all bonus video clips.
  • Download all images and videos - download all bonus photos and videos. Only photos of purchased shows are downloaded.
  • Download selected images and videos - download bonus photos and videos of shows selected by user.
  • Continue previous session - resume the previous session if it was interrupted.
  • Change destination folders - change target paths for downloaded images and videos.

Additional options available in the upper right corner of the window:

  • Settings - change script settings.
  • Help - display short help about the script.
  • About - display short information about the script and its author.
  • Quit - close the script.

A more detailed description of each of the above options can be found here: Manual.

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