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Would you use a torrent?

Yes
91 (64.1%)
No
38 (26.8%)
Maybe/I don't know
13 (9.2%)

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Offline urraka

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #100 on: April 27, 2007, 02:02:41 am »
hey i tried downloading the current version of soldat from the torrent FliesLikeABrick posted, and as soon i went back to the torrent client it was completed. it was as fast as the direct link, really
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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #101 on: April 27, 2007, 02:24:31 am »
Honestly ? If I have a direct link and a torrent I would click on direct link first.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #102 on: April 27, 2007, 02:31:22 am »
I will seed on my super fast university internet!  I've gone away from a torrent for a few hours before and came back to find I shared 10gB.  I'm thinking a torrent is the best way to go.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #103 on: April 27, 2007, 02:57:05 am »
FOR THE SAKE OF THE WORLD. I would use a torrent, sure why not.

Lest we indulge in some 1.4 delciousness early.
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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #104 on: April 27, 2007, 07:20:42 am »
hey i tried downloading the current version of soldat from the torrent FliesLikeABrick posted, and as soon i went back to the torrent client it was completed. it was as fast as the direct link, really
where's it posted?

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #105 on: April 27, 2007, 08:50:48 am »
hey i tried downloading the current version of soldat from the torrent FliesLikeABrick posted, and as soon i went back to the torrent client it was completed. it was as fast as the direct link, really
where's it posted?
http://www.soldatforums.com/index.php?topic=13230.msg150227#msg150227

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #106 on: April 27, 2007, 09:13:59 am »
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1) It saves Michal money
2) It saves me and everyone else who hosts a mirror money
3) by downloading it with the torrent, you'd be helping out everyone else downloading it via the torrent
4) torrents motivate internet service providers to improve the quality of their network, especially when it is used for legal purposes like this
5) downloading it via torrent will be much faster than using a direct download link.  Since MM has announced the release time, the direct download mirrors are going to be really, really busy as soon as the direct downloads are up.  With torrents, everyone downloads faster if there are more people downloading and seeding.



Good point...

Ill try it, but if it takes too long, then, im gonna change to mirror.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #107 on: April 27, 2007, 09:51:08 am »

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #108 on: April 27, 2007, 09:51:38 am »
http://torrent.u13.net/soldat131.zip.torrent
I downloaded this, opened, and it shows this:


get a torrent client... don't try to open it as a zip file.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #109 on: April 27, 2007, 09:58:55 am »
OK thanks, now I've tried 1.3.1 and I'm ready to 1.4 :P

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #110 on: April 27, 2007, 10:57:36 am »
Of course.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #111 on: April 28, 2007, 12:32:55 pm »
hey i tried downloading the current version of soldat from the torrent FliesLikeABrick posted, and as soon i went back to the torrent client it was completed. it was as fast as the direct link, really
Yup, I downloaded the link FLAB posted and it was extremely fast.
Nothing to worry about to be honest.
I'll definitely use a torrent to download 1.4 as soon as it comes out =]
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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #112 on: April 28, 2007, 12:37:00 pm »
uTorrent is looking forward for 1.4 lolz

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #113 on: April 28, 2007, 01:22:34 pm »
get a torrent client... don't try to open it as a zip file.
1. Opera has a torrent client built-in. Opera downloaded this file, because your server says it's a zip file not torrent.
2. Configure your server properly... torrent files should have application/x-bittorrent MIME type, not application/zip.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2007, 01:40:45 pm by Aquarius »

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #114 on: April 28, 2007, 01:26:00 pm »
1. Opera is a torrent client. He downloaded this file, because your server says it's a zip file not torrent.
2. Configure your server properly... torrent files should have application/x-bittorrent mime type, not application/zip.
Opera downloaded torrent file but it was shown as zip...

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #115 on: April 28, 2007, 01:34:51 pm »
Opera shouldn't download torrent file like a zip file. It wouldn't happen if the file had application/x-bittorrent MIME type. I hope FliesLikeABrick will fix his server configuration.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2007, 01:40:56 pm by Aquarius »

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #116 on: April 28, 2007, 01:44:46 pm »
If the torrent for 1.4 will appear as a .zip file and ppl get confused I can upload a "fixed" version if i'm not sleeping when it's released.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2007, 01:46:46 pm by blackdevil0742 »

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #117 on: April 28, 2007, 01:54:23 pm »
Anyway Opera users can download the file and simply open the copy saved on your computer - it should start BitTorrent download.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2007, 02:00:28 pm by Aquarius »

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #118 on: April 28, 2007, 02:35:59 pm »
I'll download torrent which will be shown as zip. Then I'll turn uTorrent on and in uTorrent I'll choose Soldat torrent which is shown as .zip. Then I'll download it. There's no problem ;]