Phillyman

Say Adios to Download Limits

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Over the next couple of weeks I will be removing any and all download restrictions from our Download Manager. One of the more challenging parts of running Retromags has always been storage and bandwidth. Last year we moved our collection of magazines and strategy guides to a seedbox and reinstated torrents for anyone who wanted to use that option. Our new seedbox that I created this week can now support HTTP downloads, so I will be removing our releases from our web server over the next few weeks, and redirecting to this new method. If you have been following us on Facebook/Twitter you probably noticed that I stood up the subdomain http://leech.retromags.com/base. Now when our community is downloading like crazy, the forums will not slow down. Another added benefit is now I can scale back the resources needed to run Retromags without ditching the ability to let you guys download directly from us. I will let you guys know once this transfer has been completed. I will also be creating a new guide for how we will handle new submissions once the transfer is complete.

So in the end, EVERYONE will be able to grab our releases.....

  • Via Torrents
  • Via HTTP
  • and soon Via Newsgroups

With NO RESTRICTIONS! :)

-Phillyman

 

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This is good news. I've been noticing there is very little activity with the torrents... I take that to mean few people even know this site exists.

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2 hours ago, vgmax said:

This is good news. I've been noticing there is very little activity with the torrents... I take that to mean few people even know this site exists.

Almost everyone of the 14 torrents has hit 1TB to 2TB. I think they are well seeded, I grabbed them fresh the other day and it only took a few hours (4) I think.

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4 hours ago, vgmax said:

I agree that they are well seeded, but not many people are downloading.

Keep in mind that the site has existed for years and the torrents only contain everything released up until the end of last year.  For the most part, only the newest members don't already have all of the magazines they want that are available in the torrents.  So lack of people downloading isn't important at all - seeders are what's needed to make torrents a viable download option.  I can't use torrents where I live, but it sounds as if they're properly seeded, which means all lights are green, everything is awesome.

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10 hours ago, kitsunebi77 said:

Keep in mind that the site has existed for years and the torrents only contain everything released up until the end of last year.

Yes, and every 50 new releases or updates will be rolled into new torrents. I think we are 2 new releases away from our first 2018 Torrent Update file :P

 

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