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protein
03-09-2004, 16:45:25
The title says it all. Wherever I try and get an N64 rom I have to install internet explorer boosters or dialers or whatever. Bloody annoying.

Nav
03-09-2004, 17:37:25
kazaa? ed2k? bittorrent?*

*Disclaimer: I did not suggest these a mouse stole my login and did.

protein
03-09-2004, 17:56:46
I was hoping to not install that kind of thing on my new PC. Looks like I might have to. How else am I going to keep digital back-ups of all my legally bought games?

Darkstar
03-09-2004, 18:34:44
By a second copy of your games? That's what the company wants you to do.

Doesn't Pengy swear by eDonkey? or is it BitTorrent these days?

Sir Penguin
03-09-2004, 21:28:11
I've never sworn by eDonkey. Bittorrent is exceptional, and doesn't come with any spyware.

SP

Greg W
04-09-2004, 02:56:33
Emule is pretty good. Bittorrent's limitation seems to be finding the damned links to download stuff. There's no central servers like Edonkey/Emule, so if you can't find a link for something, tuff. For instance, on a site recommended on a bittorrent client site (so, supposedly good), there's barely 20 GURPS books available. Emule has 80+.

Having said that, it may depend on what you're looking for, or I may just not have given bittorent a chance.

Scabrous Birdseed
04-09-2004, 12:11:54
I'd use DirectConnect myself. Of course you have to find an apropriate hub to do it off.

Sir Penguin
06-09-2004, 03:01:12
Yes, the problem with Bittorrent is that it requires active participation on the part of users, instead of passive participation like eMule and Kazaa. That means that the only packages that are available are the ones that people have chosen to upload, rather than the ones that people have left in their shared folder. That means that torrents are relatively transitory, so there isn't as wide a selection as on other networks.

Another problem is that most people don't bother making torrents out of small files. Downloads are usually (but not always) at least a few dozen MB, up to a few GB. People who make torrents of small files put them in packages with related files to make the download worthwhile.

The other problem with Bittorrent is that you'll burn your bandwidth up like nothing.

SP

Sir Penguin
06-09-2004, 07:13:00
You can also use the software together. For example, I just used eMule to find a torrent for "297 USA N64 ROMs."

SP

Scabrous Birdseed
06-09-2004, 09:37:00
297??? That's gotta be over a gig of material. :eek:

(whines over 6 GB download limit)