Best way to download lots of files?

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  1. Attacker3
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    I have an emulator and there are certain files I want for my emulator, but I want lots of them, like 100s of these files, so I am asking how to download large amounts. Are there torrents for large amounts of these files?
     
  2. Lacius

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    There are compilation torrents like what you described, depending on the system. That's probably the best way.
     
  3. Attacker3
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    Thank you buddy. I will now look for these compilation of files.
     
  4. VinLark

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    Yeah, there are rom packs for whatever game emulator you want. On torrent sites and such. What emulator is it?
     
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    JNES, and whatever SNES emulator I will be using.
     
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    ROM packs definitely exist for those systems. I keep thousands of those on my external drive, since the file sizes are relatively small.
     
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    The only potential issue is the fact that depending on the pack he will have to sort through since some of them have a lot of crap in them for the sake of being complete although that may not be an issue.

    Also I recommend using Transmission as it is my favorite client.
     
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    The no-intro rom sets are really good.
     
  9. VinLark

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    Yeah, SNES rom packs exist. Most "complete" ones might contain hentai or something tho lol

    My favorite torrent client is Deluge.
     
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    +1 for Deluge. Works great. uTorrent is filled with adwares now, so better use this one.
    Transmission on Linux is pretty good too.
     
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    Google for a '*snip the hint*' or similar as I can't link to it and navigate to rom/ISO packs. They've got hundreds all in one rar file.
     
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    yes definitely, i have a lot of them on my own pc. i have so many nds roms, and ive even downloaded snes rom packs and put them all on a dreamcast snes emulator, but it was a mistake doing that because now it takes forever for the emulator to load all the files on the dreamcast.
     
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  13. Touko White

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    unless you want to play ROM hacks, which usually require the header to be intact.

    and yeah look on torrent sites, I found goodgba 3.23 or whatever the version was and it around 32gb, the whole thing. ^^

    @mech - i know who you're talking about, there rom packs are really old and haven't been updated in ages
     
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    Roms from no-intro rom sets are unmodified. Why wouldn't the header be intact? The mode7 roms are the ones that always have crap put in them.
     
  15. Touko White

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    I thought they stripped the headers... afaik that's what I read on RHDN.
     
  16. invaderyoyo

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    Nope, no-intro roms are untouched rom dumps.

    Check out their site (There are no roms on their site, I'm not linking to anything illegal):

    http://www.no-intro.org
     
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  17. PaiiNSteven

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    For romsets, if you want the most complete set available (meaning EVERY rom available), then Goodsets and NonGoodsets are the way to go. For a set of clean roms without duplicates, go for no-intro sets. I have a harddrive with goodsets and nongoodsets of almost every retro console you can think of (including GBA) and so far i've only used 200+ gigs, so space shouldnt be an issue if you have a beefy harddrive.