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spikier

JAPAN:みんなのあい
Nov 13, 2008
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once you have chosen what file you want to download, how do you start it?. i clicked download but it isn't going anywhere (its not downloading). please help. whats causing the problem?.
 

Nodame

New Member
Apr 11, 2010
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Ok, I've been using Share for almost a year now and I've never had problems. Now, something's bothering me.

I started to download a whole series from the same uploader. The isos are like 40 and i got 20 so far (so i'm half way). Now I've come across three isos which I can't complete! The problem is that it can't find all the blocks to download (and for these three isos is always about 5 blocks only!!) so it stops without being complete. What amazes me is that the uploader is the same and I'm still going on downloading the rest of the dvds from the same person, so it's not like he/she stopped being on Share. I found another uploader who had the same dvds and I tried with that but nothing changes (even the number of blocks not found are the same, like the other uploader is the same person). I changed the clusters, updated the nodes to no avail. I don't get what's wrong since I'm going on and can download the other dvds (same series, same uploader) pretty fast and easily. It's like they're stuck with this number of blocks found and won't even look for others. Is there some way to reset the status or something to make the downloads start again?

What can I do?
 

ynot69er

New Member
May 9, 2009
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MAC OS X v 10.5.8?

Does this work or should I ask will it ever work for MAC OS X v 10.5.8?

I have uTorrent and have tried to use it but I still am learning. Can I use uTorrent to get Share files?

Thanks
Tony
 

guy

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Feb 11, 2007
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Does this work or should I ask will it ever work for MAC OS X v 10.5.8?
No, but if you have an Intel Mac you can dual boot Windows (or run something like Parallels), which will then let you run Share.

Can I use uTorrent to get Share files?
Nope. However there are many files originally found on Share that are redistributed via bittorrent. But in using uTorrent, you cannot download directly from the Share network.
 

Fuurin

Active Member
Jan 27, 2008
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Ok, I've been using Share for almost a year now and I've never had problems. Now, something's bothering me.

I started to download a whole series from the same uploader. The isos are like 40 and i got 20 so far (so i'm half way). Now I've come across three isos which I can't complete! The problem is that it can't find all the blocks to download (and for these three isos is always about 5 blocks only!!) so it stops without being complete. What amazes me is that the uploader is the same and I'm still going on downloading the rest of the dvds from the same person, so it's not like he/she stopped being on Share. I found another uploader who had the same dvds and I tried with that but nothing changes (even the number of blocks not found are the same, like the other uploader is the same person). I changed the clusters, updated the nodes to no avail. I don't get what's wrong since I'm going on and can download the other dvds (same series, same uploader) pretty fast and easily. It's like they're stuck with this number of blocks found and won't even look for others. Is there some way to reset the status or something to make the downloads start again? What can I do?
I would guess that whoever the original uploader was, they have taken the file out of their uploads folder, and no one else who is online has a complete copy in their cache. Especially large files you have to get fast.
 

dtachd

New Member
Mar 14, 2008
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Sorry if this is redundant, but why is it that when I try to add nodes, nothing happens?
 

jthai2467

New Member
Apr 15, 2008
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I've been at this for atleast a couple hours now and I just can't figure it out. I've had share for quite awhile thanks to all the great input provided in this thread, but I recently had to format my computer and now I'm getting the disconnected due to port error message. I've searched this whole thread and I'm obviously not the only one with this issue so lets see what I'm missing here. I'm using XP.
Under general settings, I randomly selected port 54400. Then I ran the command prompt to get my IP info (ipconifg/all). Then I went to my network connections and set a static IP copying all the info over and setting my IP address 192.168.1.1x where x is a number I chose. Next a visit to windows firewall exceptions. Share is already listed as an exception so in theory I don't need to add a port? I tried anyway calling it share also (now there are 2 share exceptions) and using port 54400 with no luck. Lastly I visited my router setup 192.168.1.1 and configured port forwarding service name: share service type: TCP starting port: 54400 ending port: 54400 server IP address: 192.168.1.1x where x is a number I chose.

I think that's it and it doesn't work. It worked before...why not now? Good God this is all too frustrating I'm about to rip the last of my hair out...
 

Fuurin

Active Member
Jan 27, 2008
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Why are you setting a static IP? For Share EX2, all you need to do is open TCP in and out on your firewalls for the port that you chose in Share's settings. There is a UDP version of Share, but I assume you are using EX2.

Under general settings, I randomly selected port 54400. Then I ran the command prompt to get my IP info (ipconifg/all). Then I went to my network connections and set a static IP copying all the info over and setting my IP address 192.168.1.1x where x is a number I chose. Next a visit to windows firewall exceptions. Share is already listed as an exception so in theory I don't need to add a port? I tried anyway calling it share also (now there are 2 share exceptions) and using port 54400 with no luck. Lastly I visited my router setup 192.168.1.1 and configured port forwarding service name: share service type: TCP starting port: 54400 ending port: 54400 server IP address: 192.168.1.1x where x is a number I chose.
 

Blackdance

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Jun 1, 2010
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I would guess that whoever the original uploader was, they have taken the file out of their uploads folder, and no one else who is online has a complete copy in their cache. Especially large files you have to get fast.
That's interesting: I always leave the files I upload in my upload folder(s) but Share doesn't seems to touch them again once they are diffused for the first time. It is not so? Share can diffuse them again when they are requested from someone and there are not complete copies of those files on the network?
 

polar55

New Member
Jul 26, 2010
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Hey, thanks for the tutorial, unfortunately I'm still having a problem. I can't seem to stay connected to any nodes for more than about a minute at a time. The 'Type' pretty much never gets to 'Share' before I get disconnected. I can add search triggers and my DB gets populated with results, but I can't actually download any of them (presumably because I can't stay connected to nodes). I've added a whole bunch of node lists. I've tried turning off Windows Firewall, DMZing myself and even plugging directly into my modem, bypassing the hardware firewall entirely. Still the same problem persists. Any ideas?

edit: Ok I added the hash of a recently file and actually got it to start downloading, however it just seems to start downloading for a fraction of a second, then stop, then try again, leaving me stuck at 0.0% the whole time.... perhaps this is par for the course?
 

Blackdance

Member
Jun 1, 2010
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There is a setting somewhere where you can enable both DL and UL to slow nodes, that's disabled by default so slow nodes get disconnected after a while.
 

handyman

Super Perv
Former Staff
Nov 16, 2006
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The MU link to download the program in post#1 is dead and I'm having no joy with the numerama link either. Could someone provide a fresh link please?

Cheers
 

elgringo14

Survived to Japan
Super Moderator
Apr 28, 2008
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I have the program with the french interface:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VG9T2N3N

You can simply replace the locale.txt file with the one attached in the first post, to have it in english, hope it works. :tea:
 

spikier

JAPAN:みんなのあい
Nov 13, 2008
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when adding a new trigger, if the file isn't found within minutes, is that normal?.
or does it just sometimes take a while to find the file?. or is the file no longer available?.

i would appreciate any help ^____^.

i'm still trying to get used to share (lol)