bittorrent files

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  1. gunner6666
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    can bittorrent files be posted, since there not the roms?
     


  2. shaunj66

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    Providing they're not torrents for ROMs or any other copyrighted files such as software, games, music, movies, videos etc... then yes you can post them.
     
  3. Puck The Joker

    Puck The Joker Puck, The Arrogant Phuck

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    Basically, if they are not licensed material.
     
  4. Leo111

    Leo111 One day I was going to GBATEMP and lololo !!!

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    Why dont you just resume it... BT´S are basicly only of copyrighted material, so only teoricly he can post it.
     
  5. th3sandm4n

    th3sandm4n I'm here for the knowledge!

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    man bit torrents kick ass...except I'm on Dial-up =/
     
  6. |Wolf|

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    BT is a good idea but since site like sharereactor.com being closed due to copyright laws sites who propose Bit Torrent will be soon in the in the target of the government/backed by corporations. I think it would be very bad to lose the whole forum for few files... IRC is kinda reliable for download of to find contact whene to get the files. For example in the legal sense if the forum owner and gbatemp.net domain name owner provide a direct link via ie Java chat room directly to IRC where the file swaping is the main activity, they can close the site. It depend of the laws in the country (Italy in our case) and I don't know them all. I woulb be possible if we move the forum to a Russian host where the copyright law are a big grey zone.

    I'm kinda new to this forum but I don't want it closed!

    Bit Torrent realy kick ass for transfert speed [​IMG] but anyway most of us know where to get it [​IMG]
     
  7. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

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    uhm... i donno what people find interesing in BT? i only have troubles with that crap:
    - it's damn slow (transfer speeds of 0.1 to 1 kbps are just a joke if i get up to 70kbps on http)
    - it's unreliable (trackers always dropping connection)
    - it's faulty (had at least one defect download)

    facit: stay away from this crap. either use mldonkey (which works like a charm) or use IRC (which even works better once you know where to look)
     
  8. |Wolf|

    |Wolf| Lord of the Wolves

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    Didn't have any problem with BT on both wincrap, Mac andLinux. I can get up to 150Kbytes sec while uploading @ 70k/sec for Xbox isos. You must get recent file...if not you will often waste your time.
     
  9. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

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    i'm no main stream guy... especially because todays pc games horribly sux (why do all game devers waste their time writing money-bag-crap instead of real games). nothing worth to download there...
    i'm more after older gems... funny stuff which is worth downloading and you won't get that easy.
    but also with main stream things... i once got Knoppix, which really is not a rare thingy and it still did not get past 5 kbps but with mldonkey i had up to 20 (still slower as IRC is able to pump)
     
  10. sigfried

    sigfried GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Depend of your BT client and also of the firewall...

    The best client so far are "Shadow BT" and "(Yet) Another BT", but you need to cut the firewall if you have one. Donkey things and irc are boring cause of the queue system, here no queue just a fast dl.

    You don't know what you lose by not using bt, i always dl at 70 to 90 ko/s and i have seen people going to 300. the only prob is that you find mostly recent things.

    by the way, as torrent files are based on copyrighted things, no you can't post any link. Why posting torrent when you just have to connect to the related internet site ?
     
  11. |Wolf|

    |Wolf| Lord of the Wolves

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    on windows I'm using ABC (Yet another bittorrent client) and under Linux just the normal one but will compile ABC alpha. I got all my ROMs for old consoles using torrent. I'm quite satisfied. X-mule/donkey is another alternative but I was tired to spent 6 days to get an ISO.

    IRC is good for small files like roms unless you have too wait to much.
     
  12. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

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    i've no firewall but a router where i know exactly what's piped through and what not (i even allowed it to use active mode...)

    and i only stated the experiences i got with BT on windows and linux... and like you see... they ain't no good.

    but who cares... BT is nearly only used for illegal stuff... i mean even the linux downloads are nearly all (except the knoppix iso's and other distro iso's) pirate-ware... [​IMG] ... hello?! linux is open source land, not pirate land... but some people seem to not understand what linux is all about [​IMG]
     
  13. |Wolf|

    |Wolf| Lord of the Wolves

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    Linux is open source land I agree but pirate land is everywhere you can find rules and money is envolved. Linux is an alternative to Windows or Mac or . I'm using Linux since 95 and not for a social nor political reason...this is just because it encounter my needs. I'd rather give 50$ each 6 month to Slackware then Give 300$ each 2 years to M$ for a big bag of bugs.

    For Bit torrent vs other peer-to-peer soft....it is mostly do you prefer Coke or Pepsi (yeah I know many people will tell any but Jolt)? Blue or Red? etc.

    I've got the same bad experience as you got but with donkey base soft. The worst was to spent 4 days to get the Matrix Reload when is was still in theatre...It was a Swedish porn renamed. [​IMG]
     
  14. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

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    yeah... if you use mldonkey you have to have a nose for filtering out crap before you start downloading it. i somehow do have that nose and have only got one time a poopy download and all the other times i pin pointed the one i needed straight away. seems to be a question of experience in mldonkey. in BT usually there is no intelligence involved... you've got supernova and if it is not there you usually will not find it and they do not have poopies there because then the seed is really low nobody taking it.
    anyways... is not that much of a topic for me because i've no need for pirated stuff myself... [​IMG]
     
  15. Dark_Firetime

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    For mine i use Azureus don't use the official client because it suck you can't set the upload [​IMG] Too much upload = less download, you must find a balance between them and your connection when you find it it's nice heheh
     
  16. wabo

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    I love bitorrent.
    i get amazing speed with it.
    I love the system.

    It can be used for legal files. It reduce the constrains of bandwith for the host. Lovely idea. Only problem is its so easy getting stuff now that it will be a big target soon.
     
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  18. Gaisuto

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    Bittorrent never works for me, I've never seen anything go slow in my life on any download before with that stupid thing.
     
  19. neveras

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    Never had any problems with bittorent whatsoever, I get really fast speeds, I mostly get anime off of it and off course I use Azureus (Because it just rocks so much)
     
  20. Dark_Lord Malik

    Dark_Lord Malik Proud Pakistani

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    I never use bit torrent. whenever i try to use it it stops at connecting to peers and the file doesn`t downloads. Anybody knows how it will work?