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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 Fluffy

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2007, 12:08:22 pm »
30 seconds or 29 seconds with extra hassle? I don't even have any torrent programs.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2007, 12:35:46 pm »
Google Bitlord.  It's as easy as it gets, just click on the link and the program recognizes the torrent automatically.  No extra hassle, and you can even select what parts of a download you want to actually download.
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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2007, 12:49:57 pm »
I'd recommend uTorrent over Bitlord though... ;o

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2007, 12:56:21 pm »
Yeh utorrent is better IMO. Simple, good and no install ;D

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2007, 12:56:51 pm »
I've tried uTorrent, but, I think, BitComet is the best torrent software.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2007, 12:59:01 pm »
Utorrent is the best, definately.
I have tried several different clients, and Utorrent was the best, no doubt.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2007, 01:18:48 pm »
It depends, but my torrent download speeds are slow, so i prefer not to.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #47 on: April 22, 2007, 01:23:29 pm »
I would, but only because of the initial traffic loaded on a mirror by the sudden release. Normally I'll use a mirror every time.

yeah, thats the point I made in one of my posts in the thread, but I don't think people read it

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #48 on: April 22, 2007, 01:26:53 pm »
It depends on how big the files going to be wether I would or not. I'd rather not because in a winRAR nerd xD, but I will if I have to.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #49 on: April 22, 2007, 01:27:48 pm »
It depends on how big the files going to be wether I would or not. I'd rather not because in a winRAR nerd xD, but I will if I have to.

the files will be about the same size as they are now... but I'm talking about a torrent just for the release so that all of the servers hosting soldat downloads don't get hammered

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2007, 06:57:05 pm »
I would, that's for sure.

Yes. I definitely would. Please start a torrent when it is released.

(I always download large files like freeware FPS's and linux distro's via torrents. I would download Soldat too.)
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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2007, 02:31:17 pm »
Bittorent is good for distributing large files, like video, CD/DVD images... Downloading tiny 10 mb files with bittorent is total masochism  :o
However it would be good idea to inlude into torrent dedicated server with common scripts, various soldat utils, some additional maps and mods. Using torrent instead of search over numerous web pages and forums to download all that stuff would make since. Luckily BitTorrent allows users do download only selected files from single torrent. So people who need only soldat installer could save traffic.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #52 on: April 24, 2007, 02:42:51 pm »
Bittorent is good for distributing large files, like video, CD/DVD images... Downloading tiny 10 mb files with bittorent is total masochism  :o
However it would be good idea to inlude into torrent dedicated server with common scripts, various soldat utils, some additional maps and mods. Using torrent instead of search over numerous web pages and forums to download all that stuff would make since. Luckily BitTorrent allows users do download only selected files from single torrent. So people who need only soldat installer could save traffic.

you're all missing the point.  I'm only talking about using the torrent for the initial release.  There are going to be enough people downloading Soldat within a 3-day period that any server hosting the file is going to be very unhappy.  Even 20% of people using a torrent instead of the direct download would help. 

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #53 on: April 24, 2007, 03:00:30 pm »
I say Yes, but only if torrent will include some extra stuff.
And btw, which bittorrent trecker are you going to use?
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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2007, 03:01:04 pm »
I would use direct link if it's avaliable no matter how big or small the file size is.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #55 on: April 24, 2007, 08:54:59 pm »
I only started using torrents recently. I find it easier than a download link now.

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2007, 09:35:28 pm »
I've got everything set up to be able to supply a torrent when 1.4 is out.  If you can stand waiting a few extra seconds to get 1.4, please consider using the torrent, it will save a lot of money and time for many people hosting 1.4.

The purpose of this thread was to satisfy my curiosity about who would use it and to make people aware that they could use a torrent to get 1.4.

Thanks for the replies ;)

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #57 on: April 25, 2007, 01:03:10 am »
Now give us the linky ;)

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #58 on: April 25, 2007, 01:11:04 am »

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Re: would you use a torrent?
« Reply #59 on: April 25, 2007, 01:35:57 am »
Hm it somehow shows up as a .zip-file. But if you open it in utorrent it'll work..woa took me under a min ;)

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