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I've used BitComet before and liked it. It went through a rough period (it was banned by many trackers due to the way it handled traffic, and it included adware), but the new version looks really good.

DHT is supported by all the main clients though, so that's nothing unique. Interestingly, there are two different versions of DHT, Azureus (Azureus) and Mainline (Bittorrent, Bitcomet, µTorrent, etc.) and unfortunately they're incompatible.

DHT only helps much on torrents without a tracker, which is rare.

DHT does not make you anonymous. Your ip address is in the open to be logged. You might eliminate some traffic from the tracker, but only if the torrent is running pure DHT and has no tracker at all, which never happens on purpose. Your address is still open to whoever connects to you, and your traffic is still being logged by your isp, etc.

There is a feature called Protocol Encryption, but that won't protect you either. Some people use a program called PeerGuardian for a degree of anonymity.

Usually, torrent speed will be the same for any client you use. Different clients get through your firewall and router in different ways. Bitcomet is supposed to be good at NAT traversal using UDP, so that could help if you're having trouble connecting at full speed. Fortunately I don't have to mess with that.

So it boils down to features and implementation as to your preference. For power users, it's either Azureus or µTorrent. For torrents with tens of thousands of files, µTorrent is preferred.


 

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Well yeah my ip address is still open on a list of peers who are also on dht. But, that's not the point i was getting at. But, dht is trackerless, trackers are the main way people get caught, and if i can remove that all the way then good, and if i can remove that slightly then i'm only partly to gain. But, yeah, if i released torrents they would only be dht, **** trackers. Pretty safe to say trackers aren't secure while dht is more secure.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2007, 10:32:59 pm by S-99 »
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OK, I just checked uTorrent... while seeding 10 torrents at a total combined speed of 92 kBps, total files' size is 8.53 GB, its mem usage is 10 MB.  :p to Azureus.

  

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Thank you sooooo much for nontorrent installer
Now in 4 hours i SHOULD have the game
I expected death to be less death-y

 
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just watch him come back in 4 hours and yell "it didn't work!!!" :P

(it isn't anything against werewere, it's just with the huge influx of we seem to be getting (at leastIMO) problems well pop up anywhere :doubt: )
Fun while it lasted.

Then bitter.

 

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is it bad if it says things are out of date?
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is it bad if it says things are out of date?

Make sure you're connected to the internet while running it.
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why would an SCP error be considered as news? :wtf: *smacks Cobra*It's a feature.

 
Re: Insert CD? I have free version!
is it bad

I knew it!  :lol:
if it says things are out of date?

Oh. :snipe: No, it isn't. Just go back and update it later.
Fun while it lasted.

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Re: Insert CD? I have free version!
You know, if all else fails, just stick a CD (any CD) in the drive.  FS2's CD-check only ever checked to see if a CD was there, not to see if there was a specific CD there.  I've been running retail FS2 with the Halo CD in my optical drive for about a month now.

 

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:lol:

 

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 :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:SO I COULD HAVE USED MY FIRST DOWNLOAD :mad: :mad: :mad:
 :mad: :mad: :mad:*very long string of swears in 18 different languages, some made up* :mad: :mad: :mad:
 :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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 :sigh: :( *snif* i think im gonna cry now *snif*
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o goody!
24%!
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whoa
my last couple of posts document a massive mood swing
whoa
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Ease up on the posts there. That's like a quintuple post.

 
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SO I COULD HAVE USED MY FIRST DOWNLOAD

You know, I was really just waiting to see how long it would take for someone to suggest it, but apparently offering the easy solution isn't in vogue right now.
Note to self:  Don't mention that you enjoy the suffering of others.  That would be rude.
Oh well.  At least now you know, right?

 

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You live and learn. Everyone has their own way of getting fs. And for newbies finding their most convenient way of getting fs is to dabble a little bit in all of the areas of being able to get fs. For me, i started out with the stock fs2 cd install and then applied all of the mvp's and upgrades manually like many others did. Then shivan-sps pack was tempting. And then i eventually got tired of having to keep up with knowing where all the little tidbits for fs-scp were offered on the forum and how to install each. After that i'm sure many users got tired of some of the redundant files that come from a stock fs2 cd install and applying the mvp's and upgrades after that.

When turey's installer came out. The fact that you can get a whole entire awesome free game from scratch was awesome, and eliminated some of those redundant file issues as well (i'm just talking about old files that results from a cd install that never get used and sometimes with the addition of the mvp's and upgrades sometimes you get redundant files that came from the cd install that don't get used because everything is in favor of fs-scp and mvp's when running fso).
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Not to blame for advice not followed. :p

My advice would be to use Turey's installer to update it to a full SCP install as you'll probably have problems with the version you have (I believe that it ran on 3.6.7 which is so full of bugs compared to 3.6.9 that you'd be silly not to upgrade for that alone!). You should also rename your Data folder to something else and make a new one with empty folders as  if I remember correctly that was a source of a lot of the bugs.

As you can see I did quite clearly say that updating the original download was not only possible but advised.


You know, I was really just waiting to see how long it would take for someone to suggest it, but apparently offering the easy solution isn't in vogue right now.

Yes. And it is rather starting to annoy me that the immediate solution for some people is to tell people to redownload everything with no respect for the bandwidth used by the poster or Razorkiss' server.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2007, 03:24:27 am by karajorma »
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...Which is why I'd recommend installing Retail FS2 & copying the .mve cutscenes from FS2 & where possible FS1, before downloading... it reduces the bandwidth used.  Ofc, if you can fix it w/out re-downloading, that's even better... ;)