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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: JonoPorter on November 23, 2003, 08:37:11 am

Title: Bittorrent
Post by: JonoPorter on November 23, 2003, 08:37:11 am
this is just a idea but i believe it would be great if the game was downloadable in bittorrent form.

few reasons:
1. in theory the downloads will be faster.
2. poeple can help the project by seeding the file.

if you have no idea what i am talking about check this site out:

what do you guys think?

Title: Re: Bittorrent
Post by: Mark Vera on November 23, 2003, 10:07:40 am
Atleast 0.2 is/was downloadable. So maybe 0.3 is too. Search?

Title: Re: Bittorrent
Post by: g on November 23, 2003, 02:55:49 pm
the setup's size is big, about 100 mb, seems pointless when it's aviable as direct download on sourceforge .

Title: Re: Bittorrent
Post by: Nic. on November 23, 2003, 11:10:08 pm
Bittorrent is really only useful when the ALL of following conditions are met:
  • The file(s) in question are very large
  • There are a large amount of simultaneous requests for the files
  • The host site has limited bandwidth
In the case of UQM, we're 0 for 3.  The first part is somewhat debatable, as 150MB on a broadband connection isn't too punitive, we're not even close to achieving the second (as much as I may wish it were otherwise); and SourceForge has mirrors all over the world, so the third isn't an issue, either.

Not that BitTorrent isn't a really cool technology, it just doesn't provide a measurable improvement over what we already have in this particular situation.