Finally, mac file trading app with FILES!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by MacAztec, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    Weee! XNap found on VersionTracker!
     

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    Just shy of a Petabyte. Impressive.

    Have you tried out Drumbeat? The website says it can gather multiple Petabytes of data, sort of like XNap. On the downside, however,
    It crashes quite often, and
    It costs $30.

    I've give XNap a go, probably sometime later in the week. Are there a lot of fake songs on XNap? (Test out about 10 files of Sum 41 - Still Waiting...you'll know right away if it's a fake) Drumbeat seems to have no fakes, but I'm just asking.
     
  3. arn
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    arn

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    XNap and Drumbeat are on the same network - so same files, same users. They both use OpenNap... which is Napster but with 3rd party servers.

    arn
     
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    MacAztec

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    Arn

    Can you help me set this up? I dont know how to connect to a lot of servers. And alot of my files are not downloading, but some are. Can someone help me out?
     
  5. arn
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    arn

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    Re: Arn

    I think it connects automatically.. I think some servers block people who don't share enough files. That's about all I know.

    arn
     
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    My appreciations, arn.

    With that info, Aztec, try maximuzing the number of connections XNap can handle, with whatever preference settings are provided. Also, just keep searching for a new version of the file if you can't "test out" what you are looking for. I found this a big problem with Drumbeat, and I got pretty impatient. But the networks are constantly busy, and are disconnecting/connecting/etc., and it's damn lot of connections attempting to be established. If you have a lower speed internet connection, try setting the number lower.

    Other than that, it's trial and error. If the file is hard to find, it may take a long time to.... If it's a common file, just use trial and error.
     
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    I've been using this for a while now and I have to say its gettng alot better. I reckon its better than limewire and acquisition. Well done!
     
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    this program is really poorl written and runs SOOO SLOW...kinda the way limewire used to feel...i got a feeling it's java....

    ...plus downloading is either slow or nonexistent
     
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    benixau

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    What about KDX. i have seen some pretty good stuff on there. I havent tried XNap but i must say that anything is better than limewire.

    Limewire shoud be renamed to cr*p-lame-sh*t wire
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    BUT-its-UGLY

    What's the deal with that interface???? It looks like XNAP programmers had absolutely no intention of even trying to make an interface that says "look, I work in OS X".

    If they wanted to offer a different look, build in skins or something. Wow, am I in a bad mood this morning...

    Oh well, I don't use files sharers anyway, so I'm not overly concerned... was cool to play with for a few minutes... except for that non OSX interface that is.

    :cool:
     
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    Royal Pineapple

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    now whatever gave you that idea?
    was it the big "JAVA FILESHARING CLIENT" at the top of the screen ;)
    just givin ya a little sh*t no hard feelings

    if this is as good as you say than im impressed
    does it do other things than mp3's because napster didnt.
    no further questions
     
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    >(benixau) Limewire shoud be renamed to cr*p-lame-sh*t wire

    Lamewire should do fine. :)

    >(BenderBot) What's the deal with that interface???? It looks like XNAP programmers had absolutely no intention of even trying to make an interface that says "look, I work in OS X".

    Granted, but I'd rather have a program that works, rather than something pretty to stare at before it crashes. :)

    >(Pineapple) if this is as good as you say than im impressed
    >does it do other things than mp3's because napster didnt.
    >no further questions

    I'm impressed?

    Anyways, I'm checking the OpenNap > Status part of XNap, and I'm getting a lot of nasty messages, including being banned, because I didn't share 1.5GB of files, or so many. Should I be worried?

    Other than that, I don't think I'll go back to Drumbeat or Acquisition. Nice pic, Aztec. :cool:
     
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    sorry, after using kdx and getting 100kbit/s compared to 1kbit/s and being able to leave it on all night to download heaps limewire seems well, i guess you know.

    i guess i got carried away
     
  14. Wes
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    You guys know any kdx trackers? The ones I enter do not work ;-)
     
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    I don't even understand how to get KDX to work. I downloaded
    KDX Client
    KDX Server
    KDX TrackerServer
    but I don't understand a thing. :confused:^2
     
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    For you guys who don't know how to work KDX...

    Open KDX Client.
    Click Connect.
    Where it says Server or Tracker, select Tracker.
    Next, go to this page and copy the address of the first one on that list with a checkmark.
    Go back to KDX, and paste that IP where it says address.
    Click the Connect button.

    There. now it should come up with a list of servers, and if you know hotline or carracho, it should be easy.

    If you want to bookmark this address, click Address Book and ctrl-click on the window that comes up, and select New. Then, just enter the information and click Save.

    Remember, the name of the server or tracker doesn't matter, you can name it what you want. And don't forget to select an icon and name for yourself in Settings, as many servers will ban you if you don't have them.




    irmongoose
     
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    Aaagh! Double post! Again! I'm having problems with my network, sorry... please delete.




    irmongoose
     
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    KDX works great. You don't need an instruction manual, you just need to poke around a bit and use some common sense and street smarts (and be polite!).
     
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    >(and be polite!)

    Is that meant for the chats or PMs? I have hardly ever dealt with something like that, so how do I go about an intense situation, if anyone has ever gotten into one?

    Yes, I got it to work, appreciations, goose. :p
     
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    i meant that the java programming on it is bad like limewire used to be...even though limewire's interface is still kinda slow and gets stuck sometimes
     
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    I'm noticing slow download speeds. Does Xnap use "swarm" downloads?
     
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    OSX

    King Cobra makes a good point about the interface not having to look nice, so long as it doesn't crash...

    Isn't the OSX look something special though... I really like it :D

    :cool:
     
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    If it was worse than limewire then :eek:

    LimeWire is utter crap.
     
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    benixau

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    kdxtracker.hn.org
    kdxtracker.shacknet.nu

    they are good and have a lot of unique stuff. there are a few repeats tho.
     
  25. Wes
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    Thanks
     

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