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Offline Darkmage136

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Downloading
« on: June 04, 2004, 09:17:20 AM »
Hmm... I dunno if this was suggested already but... how about you guys use bittorrent to handle the massive onslaught of fans onto the download screens?
http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/

Well... that's my 2 cents... O and by the way... My first post! W00t!
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Re:Downloading
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2004, 02:35:22 PM »
welcome to the kq9 forums, and I'll keep that in mind, thanks


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Re:Downloading
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2004, 07:56:39 PM »
congratz with your first post ; ) ...I already welcomed you in the other thread... so.... I do it again here  ;-D

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Re:Downloading
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2004, 09:01:11 PM »
bittorrent sounds cool! I don't know if it would suit KQ9's purposes (and I'm not the right person to comment on it) but the geek in me thinks it's a spiffy idea.   ;D
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Re:Downloading
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2004, 02:34:02 PM »
BitTorrent does = teh useful you know. *nod*
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Re:Downloading
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2004, 03:07:23 PM »
hmmm...well I didn't thought Phoenix wanted to get money  ;-D
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Re:Downloading
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2004, 03:29:52 PM »
I was mainly talking about the fact that I'd like a CD option. I've seen Gamespy and others get money for burning free software onto a CD, and sending it to people. I'm at least hoping it won't stop me from using Star-Downloader.

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Re:Downloading
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2004, 05:14:15 PM »
I'm willing to burn the game for anyone who wants it, but I'll only post to Australia and New Zealand.

I'm sure there's a few people on the teamwho will post in the US and Europe.

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Re:Downloading
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2004, 09:33:57 PM »
Yeah, I'd be careful what you promise, grundy.  :suffer:  We have a lot more Austrialian and New Zealand fans than you'd think!  XD
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Re:Downloading
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2004, 10:33:44 PM »
just upload it to 100 people and wait 5 minutes for it to spread like a virus on P2P...pick any flavor you like (eMule, fileDonkey, kazaa, limewire, mirc, aim, yahoo, msn, sharebear, earthstation5, etc...) it'll be there with free bandwidth
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Re:Downloading
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2004, 10:52:52 PM »
KQ9+virus=bad reputation.

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Re:Downloading
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2004, 07:42:26 AM »
Wow!  And $10 Australian dollars is like $5 Canadian Dollars, which is like $3 American dollars!  !!!

Also, I agree with Louisiana that if it's placed on a file sharing network, there's no guarantee of the security of the file (i.e., someone might decide to infect setup.exe with a lovely virus XD).  If you have a virus scanner installed, you don't need to worry that much.

But still, if I were to download something this huge, I would prefer getting it from a reliable source I could trust (i.e. this website) than from some unknown stranger.  ::)
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Re:Downloading
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2004, 05:05:35 PM »
At the moment $10 AUD = about $7 USD

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Re:Downloading
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2004, 08:15:02 PM »
Anyone who dosent want to have to stay online for large periods of time to get the whole file should just download a good download manager (certain browsers come with em) so you can sign on and off at will and pick up from where you left off.
Of course, if you know enough about the net to be on a forum you probably have a download manager already thereby making this a moot point.
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Re:Downloading
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2004, 09:22:06 PM »
InvertedSilence your existence isn't totally unjustified...  :) I'm sure your Mom and Dad are with me on this point...

Seriously even the best of us forget about these things, keep up the good suggestions!  :)
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Re:Downloading
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2004, 01:01:39 AM »
bittorrent is probably the most efficient way to go that's mostly reliable...I would also recommend rar'ing the download file(s) or gzip, etc... and then use HJSplit to separate further down if needed
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Re:Downloading
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2004, 01:08:30 AM »
It all depends on your preference for getting the file and connection speed.

Since I have a decent Broadband connection  :suffer:, I would much rather download a FULL ISO of the game in one download session.
There should be a few options, hopefully!

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Re:Downloading
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2004, 01:11:32 AM »
I think RAR and Gzip are better than ZIP files, but that's just me. A program like Star Downloader(if the site doesn't do a lot of redirecting), and/or seperating it is my prefered method. Unless there will be a CD option, for the US(hoping).

As most people here have guessed, I use a 56k.
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Re:Downloading
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2004, 10:45:47 AM »
I wouldn't want BitTorrent to be the only option... I doubt P2P programs work very well on a 56K. Plus Opera has a built-in pause feature for its download manager, so I'd rather download from someplace where the pause feature would work.

And, I'm selfish enough to want ZIP files so I don't have to install a second archive program. :P

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Re:Downloading
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2004, 01:26:03 PM »
I'd personally prefer 2 zipped files to use Flashget or NetTransport on...one with ISO and another with the installation/pak/sound/etc... files
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