Attention: Those Who Want to Mirror

Discussion in 'Prototype Discussion' started by Scarred Sun, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Why not just wait for the mirrors? They won't be torrents (not mine anyways)
     
  2. drx

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    I don't see what the problem is? There will be both torrent and HTTP ready for download, from my website. How is that in any way problematic?
     
  3. What the fuck?

    Goodbye then :cry: :no:
     
  4. Esrael

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  5. Hitaxas

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    This means there should be no moaning and groaning because there are two possible ways of getting these, I assume? If that's the case, I believe what Nineko just did was unnecessary. >_>

    Also, I agree, Oerg. Torrent is epic fail.
     
  6. Ritz

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    Where the hell did that come from? You're mad, and you'd rather we not get any protos at all because you can't host something that's already got enough mirrors as it is? There has to be more to this that I'm missing, because that sounds like a piss-poor excuse for ostracizing yourself.
     
  7. Gunner112k

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    nineko, you're making a fool out of yourself on the way out, that's completely ridiculous. I feel sorry for you, throwing a fit over torrents and all that... Way to go man. Good luck in life. :(
     
  8. Sonic the Human

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    :shocked: ??? Nineko what the heck? You just go away from Sonic Retro for absolutely nothing? o_O
     
  9. Qjimbo

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    Torrent is a fantastic distribution method that evens out the load between everyone, I don't understand what the problem is.
     
  10. Hitaxas

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    While it may "even out the load" it is a piss slow method, one in which I am sure not many people like or enjoy (like myself).
     
  11. Sik

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    Agreed. And they're even slower if there are few torrents as the download becomes ethernal. Which is why I want a lot of torrents up just to speed it up. But torrents have a big advantage: they're quite good for download lots of files at once like in this case.
     
  12. drx

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    You've got to be kidding me. Torrents are in no way slower than other types of file sharing. It's because you have a crappy connection and you can't configure your client properly torrents are slow for you =P
     
  13. Sik

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    They're slower than directly downloading from a server as normal. That's what he means.
     
  14. Gunner112k

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    God, some of you guys suck at the internet. May you all just wait, we'll all get 50+kbps download speeds, it's pretty much a guarantee.
     
  15. Tweaker

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    Wait, I'm confused. What's wrong with people setting up mirrors after they finish the torrent? I mean, it's not like anyone can stop them.
     
  16. ComPro

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    The torrent should be the "official" means of distribution. Hell, even if you don't want every ROM, you can tell your torrent client to pick and choose what to download.

    Why should mirroring be an issue? If someone really wants to, like Tweaker said, nothing's going to stop them. This is an epic day. Let's not step on each other here.
     
  17. Sik

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    I don't say to not do the mirrors, in fact do it. But don't shut down your torrents for a while to speed for some time to speed things up. That's it.
     
  18. Zenor

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    Only If:
    You didn't Port forward your torret/p2p client(if you have a router);
    There aren't many seeds/peers.
     
  19. Sik

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    Normally the latter :P For some weird reason when I try to download something through torrents there aren't any seeds :/
     
  20. ChaotixTails

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    Torrents aren't any slower than direct download. If you config your connection corretly, torrents work just as well (if not better) and distribute the weight evenly amongst all downloaders. It's a more effective method and lets you download lots of files at once. It also allows those who want a lot of (but not every) ROMs to pick and choose which ones they want and download them all simultaneously.

    By the way, while I don't have anything to offer in the way of hosting, I have a decent connection and will seed this until my eyes bleed.