I need to use the 19 WorldClim variables in MAXENT, so I have to take the .tif files to .asc files using the translate tool. It's taking forever for me (2% after 2 hours). I've given up. I know its possible, and people use WorldClim for MAXENT, is there a trick I'm missing?
Edit to add: My rasters vary in size from 1 GB to 512 MB. Obviously these are large files, and I expected them to take some time, but maybe not upwards of an entire day. Curiously, when I clipped them to a smaller area of interest, the files came out larger than the untouched version.