You can't actually download them at this point (at least, I couldn't).
It's down to IP addresses. See the discussion on final few pages of our pages. They basically block your main IP address. If you have a dynamic IP address it may work. Otherwise visit your parents/friends and download there. Or log in through a second ISP. Or wait till end of game.
The 1st thing I did is trying to download the saves and was not allowed. The I saw in US thread that AlanH will only open the barrier after all teams finish.
I think barrier existed so no one accidentally opens other team's thread and becomes disqualified. List of saves is densely populated and mistakes can happen.
Kaku will likely finish ~T245 if they realize that they could go for UN instead of AP, their techs rate and tech pace are quite behind us. I only saw their 1450AD screenshots, where they were researching SP with ~1900 bpt with 100% slider in golden age, while our team were able to pump over 2000 bpt when pushing to Medicine.
I followed your thread closely.
Your save checks out with the following results:
10 objectives acheived
t235 / 1625AD UN Diplomatic and Domination victories
Fantastic game, folks! Presently on top of the podium, awaiting the rest of the finishers... but looks like this one might stand.
Kaku vs PD
beakers: 2896 vs 1803 (including trades & Oracle) +1093
hammers: 545 vs 645 (free hammers excluded) -100
100% bpt: 37 vs 29
pop: 9 vs 10
Kaku vs PD
beakers: 3868 vs 2228 (including trades & Oracle) +1640
hammers: 1145 vs 1370 (free hammers excluded) -225
100% bpt: 70 vs 58
pop: 10 vs 16
The next same-turn submission goes all the way to T143... too many numbers to crunch up for me but these 2 comparisons already show what happens.
Looks like the tile 1W and 1NW of the riverside PH are 2FPs, plus the PH city center, which could offer a faster opening. However, the available forests are way less than SIP, I guess SIP is my choice.
Their early tech path is:
Pottery>Writing>Alphabet (trade for a lot of techs)
Their capital site is the best choice as I mentioned long time ago, which gave the faster opening and stronger capital. Not a fault of us, that's just the willingness to take the risk.
The hidden wheat makes the PH site gamble being successful.
Ah, got it. Then their real beaker investment should be much less.
The problem of tech trade is that the return is dependant on the tech paths of AIs which are not cotrolled by us.
I think this comes from the high stake gambit of HOF players.