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#1 16 years ago

Could someone please explain 'BitTorrent'? I need someone to explain it in practical terms...And don't be a douche and say 'google it!'. :D

Ensign Riles Advanced Member

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#2 16 years ago

Well, Bittorent is a rather shaddy way to distribute files. Basically it is a network of people downloading the same file, but there is no server. You download bits and pieces of the file that you need from everyone else and they in turn take the bits and pieces you have downloaded and download those as a result. It is a very reliable tool as you can resume downloads and whenever the download ends but you get a corrupt file, simply start the download up and it will "search" for any missing data.

People, don't give him any sites, you may be infringing the GF policy on warez and P2P programs.

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#3 16 years ago

Just Google It!! Only j/k, Riles has gave a gd description so none is needed of me.

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#4 16 years ago

It's a Peer 2 Peer program. It is actually good and I support it for if you are distributing large addons (For games). The advantage of this was proven in the Falcon 4 world. When Superpak 4 was released, It was done on normal servers. The demand was so high that it actually maxed out most of the Servers. Put a few people in the hole for doing it and drove them away from the community. The FreeFalcon group, which just released their Version 3 patch recently decided to start using the Bit torrent route. Since FF3 was about 250+ MB in size, they didnt want to tax someone's server. So for the first few days, It was distributed via Bit Torrent. I myself Did upload FF3 to FileFront for the people who hadnt had success with BT, wanted resumability, or who didnt trust it. When Used Legally, Peer to Peer is a great tool for third party developers to distribute the addons to the user. I however dont reccommend illegal use though.