Author Topic: 2009-03-15 - An Estimate  (Read 41104 times)

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Offline IronForge

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Filefront sucks if you don't happen to live in America. It's almost totally unusable over here. Anyway, don't worry, it'll be available, very likely through multiple download options. If we're capable of actually making the game, I think we can handle choosing where to upload it  :)

Filefront is ok if you have a download manager... I'm in aus, used it in singapore, all over. Under 300kb/s but its allright
MUCH much faster than torrent.

 

Offline newman

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Filefront is ok if you have a download manager... I'm in aus, used it in singapore, all over. Under 300kb/s but its allright
MUCH much faster than torrent.

Trust me, over here in Croatia you're lucky if you even get it to display the download link (After which it almost certainly won't work). Download manager doesn't help, either. You were just lucky using it in places the thing happens to work from. I hear the same types of complaints from some other countries as well, so Croatia's not isolated there either.
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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
MUCH much faster than torrent.
Not really, depends on the number of seeds for the torrent, and their upload speeds. The BtRL torrent downloaded at over 700kb/s in instances.
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Offline karajorma

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
When it comes to distribution I don't think there were any major problems with the way BtRL did it. A mixture of torrents (initially seeded by the team) and HTTP downloads from Filefront, Fileplanet and other big websites alongside those from the people who turned up and offered to mirror the game later.

I don't see any reason to deviate from that for Diaspora.
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Offline IronForge

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Well having multiple places to DL can decrease the load on your servers a lot. Only problem is if there are more people DLing with bittorrent the faster for everyone? Not sure on that.

However even if filefront doesn't work for some of us, those who can get it to work will likely use it as a preferred source, therefore decreasing the load on game warden and fsmods.

 

Offline StarSlayer

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
We're distributing via mail the game will come in about four dozen 3.5 inch floppies
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Offline Angelus

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
We're distributing via mail the game will come in about four dozen 3.5 inch floppies

Oh no, have mercy with those of us who can't buy stuff that is advanced like 3.5 inch floppies.
I just bought a 5.25 inch floppy, and i'm not going to upgrade that soon.






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Offline StarSlayer

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
We're distributing via mail the game will come in about four dozen 3.5 inch floppies

Oh no, have mercy with those of us who can't buy stuff that is advanced like 3.5 inch floppies.
I just bought a 5.25 inch floppy, and i'm not going to upgrade that soon.






 :D


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Offline Angelus

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
We're distributing via mail the game will come in about four dozen 3.5 inch floppies

Oh no, have mercy with those of us who can't buy stuff that is advanced like 3.5 inch floppies.
I just bought a 5.25 inch floppy, and i'm not going to upgrade that soon.






 :D


The Director's Cut comes on 5.25 don't worry



Hopefully in a Galactica shaped steel box... :nervous:



ontopic, more or less:

I prefer DDL over torrent, but in the end it doesn't matter, as long as i get the game.
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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Only problem is if there are more people DLing with bittorrent the faster for everyone?
The more people seeding the better, downloading causes strain on the seed and they can allocate less speed to each person.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline Locutus of Borg

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
But they allocate different parts to each person, and then each person stars sending what they have out to every other person.

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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
True. But in general, more seeds = more speed. When there are a lot of leechers with little data, the same data is propagated over and over.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline Felix 039

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
We're distributing via mail the game will come in about four dozen 3.5 inch floppies
Your outdated, use the newest technology out there.

Use LAN CABLE

A couple billion km of cable isn't much, considering how great Diaspora will be  :P
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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
We actually did a small feasibility study about running LAN cables up power poles and along power lines to various houses. Wish it would've worked!
Or something.
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Offline newman

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Nah, all we'll need is a package to put the floppy disks in, and your geographical position (longitude and latitude, you can read it off a GPS if you have one). That's so we have coordinates at which to launch a specially modified ICBM carrying the Diaspora package inside it. Make sure there's nobody in your house/building at the time of delivery.. if you have a fallout shelter, it might be an idea to wait for the game there.
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Offline YIIMM

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
That reminds me of the Christmas mod for Defcon.

 

Offline Angelus

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
Nah, all we'll need is a package to put the floppy disks in, and your geographical position (longitude and latitude, you can read it off a GPS if you have one). That's so we have coordinates at which to launch a specially modified ICBM carrying the Diaspora package inside it. Make sure there's nobody in your house/building at the time of delivery.. if you have a fallout shelter, it might be an idea to wait for the game there.

No need to, at least for me. I'll give you the coordinates of the house of my neighbour, he'll bring it to me then. :D
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Offline IronForge

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
LOL why not put it on a disk and sell it for $10? Still cheaper than downloading it. I pay $90 for 12gb

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: 09-03-15 - An Estimate
They can't sell it. That would be a very very bad move.