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Offline rajin90

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #198 on: March 02, 2015, 10:58:22 AM »
I tried Perfect Dark it Show Perfect Dark is Online.

It always use all Net Speed. It searching for everything not limited to keyword which is given.

I don't know How PD download works.   :huh:  I added file to download but no Progress.

Overall Perfect Dark is Bad than Share.

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #197 on: September 23, 2012, 05:30:11 AM »
perfect dark is online, open port NOT confirmed

While Renegade answered these kind of problems, I want to post a more detailed version, especially for "forwarding newbies".

Port Forwarding Guide:
Sorry, please read the forum rules to see why you can't view spoilers and why you can't post in this forum section. Thank you!

How to use the site:
- select your router
- select your model
- this next step needs a software to select, but since PD isn't listed, and you're supposed to know your own port, you can choose anything (but a P2P software is preferred, like BitTorrent)
- in the last step you are asked to fill some spaces, like port number (if previously you selected a P2P software) and your static IP (like 192.168.1.4, you know the drill)
On this page it is nicely illustrated with screenshots, how you can access your router and FW options. At the bottom you can find your IP and port number (if they were filled previously), and how you should fill your FW settings.

Some other things to wrap up:
If everything is up and running, first you should upload some files (altogether 2GB in size), and bamm! you can search and download.
I'm pretty sure that at this point you already know that the unity's minimum size is 40GB. When you reach that, PD will automatically delete some of it (usually 1-2 GB). You can delete is manually, PD will only send you a message (like "deletion of unity folder" or something like that), but keep in mind that the unity have to be at least 2GB to search/download! If you delete all of it, you have to upload stuffs again!
At last: I'm not sure that the deletion of unity how affects the current downloads. I tried it once, and they didn't seem to be affected, but didn't download either.

I've got a question, though: what is the difference between "partial download" and "download" (it sounds self-explanatory, but one never knows) and what are the perks and downsides of this DL mode?

I'm not really sure, but I have a theory.
There is this "gather" or "board" we can't find on PD. They are supposed to be downloadable (whatever they are), and since you can't download partially a file, I think the partial download option is for them.

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #196 on: August 23, 2011, 11:03:07 PM »
This isn't working for me, I keep getting perfect dark is offline.
I've allowed it to go through the firewall mulitiple times now, have started from scratch & I still don't know what's wrong.
The unity cache download doesn't appear.

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #195 on: July 24, 2011, 04:07:55 PM »
To answer one of your questions, yes, the results are capped at 1000 and there's no way around that. You just need to reduce it again with another search key. I haven't had this problem beyond my initial search term even with the most popular of topics. And I, too, would like to know the difference/purpose of "partial download". I was hoping there would be some kind of option to preview a file before downloading it like some other p2p programs offer.

And finally, once I got nodes my perfect dark connected fine on it's own and I've downloaded a lot already, but it goes at such a slow pace. I wonder if there's anything I can do about it (by way of ports, perhaps, since I didn't modify mine and I am completely oblivious to how ports work), or if that's just the way it rolls?

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #194 on: June 25, 2011, 10:00:21 PM »
hello, I just setup Perfect Dark, and it keeps telling me
perfect dark is online, open port NOT confirmed

I copied the nodes and tried changing the port to 25975 too, but it till gives me the same thing... help ?

Had the same problem...
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...and it could be two things:
1°) Your firewall isn't appropriately customized to make allowances for traffic between PerfectDark.exe and the Internet. Configure your AV/FW to trust PD and whatever connection it might make with the world beyond.
2°) Your modem/router wasn't tweaked for port forwarding - especially port 25975 in your case. Go to http://192.168.1.1 (your router's config interface, unless you chose a different address), go to the PF tab/section and configure it to forward traffic on port 25975 (TCP/UDP) for your computer's IP.

It also took me quite a while to get PD to connect properly and the trick was to balance the two points above. Get the router properly poised to promote PF and make sure your AV is set to the correct policy mode (notice: it can be tricky depending on which AV/standalone FW/AIO security suite you're using -- in my case I'm using "customized", which prioritizes the preferences/choices I've outlined...otherwise it'll just default to "untrusted app, automatically forbid traffic") and has PerfectDark recognized as a perfectly safe application, complete with the right network privileges.

Keep tweaking both sides, with different settings combinations until you get PD to display a green "PerfectDark" is online - that's how it went for me... I still had to find a mop to collect all the bloody tears I had shed until the holy instant of revelation, though.


I've just completed a week of fiddling with PD (Unity is over 20-21 gigs now) and...
- Compared to Share, I seem to be waiting a bit longer, though this is variable...I'm certain it has to do with long wait queues due to more people switching to PD.
- I love the file rating system. Goodbye ubiquitous fakes from Share! Hello quality and authenticity! I won't spare a second thought for the vermin who keep reviewing certain files "copyright infringement" and voting them down, thus lowering the trust index.
- It has a lot of files from Share, but it also seems to lack some...which is both a curse and a blessing at the same time.
- I loathe the fact that PD is downloading in the background while I'm waiting for my turn to DL. I don't have unlimited bandwidth (telecom costs are higher here in Europe due to smaller market concurrence) and this can be a problem for me. I understand the necessity of building up a unity folder and sharing the contents to earn the download privilege, but this can be quite irritating if you've got a daily quota to observe.


I've got a question, though: what is the difference between "partial download" and "download" (it sounds self-explanatory, but one never knows) and what are the perks and downsides of this DL mode?

And a second one: I entered "一般コミック" as keyword to filter the PD file list somewhat (leaving me to add sub-keywords for more specific queries), but the resulting list seems to be capped at 1,000. Is there a way to blow this roof to smithereens or am I sentenced to make do with it?

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #193 on: March 20, 2011, 05:14:14 AM »
hello, I just setup Perfect Dark, and it keeps telling me
perfect dark is online, open port NOT confirmed

I copied the nodes and tried changing the port to 25975 too, but it till gives me the same thing... help ?

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #192 on: March 13, 2010, 11:20:42 AM »
I thought I'd ask here instead of making a new thread. I need some help. I was downloading Perfect Dark all happy-like when I had a blue screen on my computer. It's not overly unusual, I had an error with my MBR that I hope I've fixed. However, when I loaded up Perfect Dark, I noticed that it had reset my download to zero percent! I'm about to cry if I have to download a 30-gig file that I had at 88.8% start over at 0%...

The file in the unity folder is still there, I can see it, but Perfect Dark isn't reading it. Is there a way to force it rehash that download or something? I don't want to start over... It's done this once before, but it came back and I don't know how...

help?  :cries:

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #191 on: October 14, 2009, 12:23:42 AM »
Hey! thanks gr8 tut ! :yay:

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #190 on: October 12, 2009, 04:20:55 PM »
No, it uses its own network.

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #189 on: October 12, 2009, 04:09:27 PM »
Does Perfect Dark use same networks as Winny and Share?

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #188 on: March 19, 2009, 12:02:44 PM »
When i view it, it seems like hte words are damn small, how can i change the setting to make the words larger?

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #187 on: August 15, 2008, 08:45:48 AM »
There's a problem when I add upload files, it'd create a duplicate cache in unity folder. My HDD need to be doubled or even trippled if I use more than one p2p software.

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #186 on: July 05, 2008, 07:38:24 PM »
Thx Silverado for all the help explaining the setup of PD, I actually used the program when it was 0.880 and recently tried to install the newest one.  I never had a problem before but now encounter the port forward error :/, All firewalls were disabled, I opened a designated port, and did everything I did from 0.880 to get it working, im really confused as to why this port-forward error is even still coming up :/

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #185 on: July 02, 2008, 01:12:51 AM »
I have no clue how the search cluster works. Your files are probably uploaded to the nearest ip. If the guy with your files is not offline and your files unpopular, then you won't find it again  :hahaha:

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #184 on: July 01, 2008, 05:21:11 AM »
Hello,
I still have a question,
when I uploaded some files, why I can't find all files when I search for it?

Are the files automatic removed after some time?

Pter

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #183 on: July 01, 2008, 12:40:07 AM »
no, i figured it out. The status of the uploader is sleeping
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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #182 on: June 30, 2008, 05:19:02 PM »
in most case it's a port blocking firewall.

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #181 on: June 30, 2008, 01:52:23 PM »
why i can't download??!!
I try to download alive but after one hour it stills in 0.0%

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #180 on: June 27, 2008, 04:15:07 PM »
Thanks for the response. Let the pain begin!

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #179 on: June 27, 2008, 03:18:26 PM »
your maximum bandwidth can only be achieved by proxy servers from your provider. in order to establish an oversea connection this big you would have to move closer to one of the main servers  :hahaha:

270 KB/s is lucky, i get sometimes only 20 KB/s. sometimes 400 KB/s. I even downloaded dragonball complete with 40 KB/s. So YOU haven't even tasted pain, yet!

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #178 on: June 27, 2008, 02:52:52 PM »
Any tips how to speed up my downloads? PD downloads only a small fraction of the files, stops, resumes, repeats and this goes on for days. The downloading files often get highlighted in red and I have no clue what that means, since the download does resume in time. I would guess it means that there aren’t any users available at the moment with the certain file but that’s only a guess. So far I have not seen the "promised" high speed downloads even though I have 10/10m connection. PD only uses 270 Kbit/s max anyway.

I have tried to set the connection type to T8 but that doesn't really solve the issue. Could it be because I'm from Netherlands and Japan in not really that close to me?

BTW: Thank you for the manual :yay:

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #177 on: June 25, 2008, 04:54:27 PM »
perfect dark automatically creates a temp folder with random file pieces called "cache". traffic is in and outgoing since you automatically share the file pieces, that are downloaded to your pc. this is to make the files of other people stay online as long as possible. remember pd was made for HIGH BANDWIDTH users. it's not like emule where you only need 10 KB/s upload in order to be able to download something.

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Re: Whom are we uploading
« Reply #176 on: June 25, 2008, 08:50:34 AM »
Hi,

I had a question regarding file upload.
When I start perfect dark, the gui shows that it is sending something.
Whom are we sending and what are we sending

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #175 on: June 11, 2008, 05:00:23 AM »
maybe someone have a translation. ;)

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #174 on: June 11, 2008, 02:19:58 AM »
would you an american programmer makes his changelog in japanese?

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #173 on: June 10, 2008, 11:27:00 PM »
Is there somewhere an english changelog?

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #172 on: June 02, 2008, 12:33:02 AM »
Sooo, for people who get slow downloads with PD.. I needed to set connection type up to 8Mbit/T1 to get decent download speeds, otherwise it used like 1/4 of my bandwith (on 2Mbit line).

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #171 on: May 20, 2008, 07:11:35 PM »
Yes, it needs to fill up its cache with 2 gb first before it starts to download.

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #170 on: May 18, 2008, 08:41:34 PM »
i queued a file to download but it didn't appear to download.

Are there any criteria to get the file download. ?

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Re: Tutorial: How to start Perfect Dark v0.992
« Reply #169 on: May 18, 2008, 04:35:01 AM »
Ok, this is friggin weird.. I'm running PD already for few days, it downloads ALL the time (only about ~20kB/s, but still..), and yet my unity folder is only 17MB.. Anyone here having the same problem?

this happened somethimes here, i reinstalled the intire PD to get works correctly