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Old November 8th, 2010
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Lightbulb LimeWire Pirate Edition

LimeWire Pirate Edition is free, open source software based on the final beta version of the popular LimeWire filesharing application. After Lime Wire LLC stopped distributing its software in October 2010, a horde of piratical monkeys climbed aboard the abandoned ship, mended its sails, polished its cannons and released it FREE to the community to help keep the Gnutella network alive.

LimeWire Pirate Edition is pure P2P software; it does not depend on any servers operated by Lime Wire LLC or other companies. It does not include any adware or spyware, and it cannot be remotely monitored or shut down.

Announcing the first release of LimeWire Pirate Edition:
  • Based on LimeWire 5.6 beta
    • Turbo-charged downloads
    • Optimized search results
    • AVG Anti-Virus
  • Built-in torrent search
  • No toolbars, adware or spyware
  • No connection problems

On Dec 11, 2010, a project was registered at SourceForge under a new name WireShare claiming to be LPE. But not much happened other than renaming the program. Thanks to the LPE/WS team for doing this. However, using the WireShare source code, a community & forum member has released the equivalent of LPE 5.6.3 with the new name WireShare. . (Volunteers are welcome.)



LimeWire Pirate Edition-ws-startup2.png

WireShare 5.6.4 . (publicly released mid-March 2014)

Some bugs that exist in LimeWire Pirate Edition have been fixed in WireShare, including some other improvements.

Note 1: Version 6.4.3: Due to a change in artwork & icons, this version will have slightly more demand on your video card & CPU. This will only have an ill-effect upon those with less powerful or old computers by becoming a little slower.

Note 2: Versions after 6.4.3: Due to recent tampering in the project, some settings have been changed. Do not be surprised if you find more porn in your search results, even if using the Adult filter. Warning: some prevention of a few kinds of virus files showing in search results has been removed, thus it is highly recommended you scan all downloads with your anti-virus software. If in doubt, revert back to an earlier WireShare version such as 6.4.2


Windows version:
Mirrors: . MF Mirror, . Filecloud, . Google Drive (2 clicks: down-arrow or click file-name), . . SourceForge.

MacOSX version: . (Compatibility @ Intel with OSX 10.5 or higher with Java 6 or higher. @ Older machines: OSX 10.6 or higher with Java 6. Need to install Java first unless you upgraded from OSX 10.6 or earlier. WireShare 5.6.4 will now run with Java 7 or later. If you also have Java 6 installed then that version will be used. * If using MacOSX 10.8 or later, set the program to 'Prevent App Nap' otherwise App Nap will continually drop all active connections between every 15 to 120 minutes if not actively using the program. In Finder, use the Go menu on the toolbar & choose Applications (else keyboard shortcut is Shift-Command-A.) Find WireShare and control/right-click the program and choose Get Info. Check the option for 'Prevent App Nap'. Also disable the option to 'Open in 32-bit mode'. Desktop computers don't need App Nap in any case!!!
MF Mirror, . . Filecloud, . . Google Drive (2 clicks: down-arrow or click file-name), . SourceForge.

Linux version (Debian/Ubuntu):
MF Mirror, . . Filecloud, . . Google Drive (2 clicks: down-arrow or click file-name), . SourceForge.

Linux RPM distro version (OS/2, Solaris, Linux, Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva, etc.):
MF Mirror, . . Filecloud, . . Google Drive, . SourceForge.




LimeWire Pirate Edition 5.6.2 (abbreviated LPE - released 9 Nov. 2010)

LimeWire Pirate Edition-lpe-startup-screens-difference.gif (Startup Splash-Screen difference, File_Girl's version lower image portion)


Windows version: (Windows 8 users will need to install Java and set the installer to Run as Administrator to use LW. Win 7+Vista users do the same.)

File_Girl71's version (released 12 Nov. 2010): . LW Pirate Edition improved (File_Girl) (Recommended) / Mirror download sites: Filecloud, . 4Shared.

Original Metapirate's LPE:

Download from Filecloud (see download instructions bottom of post.)

Download from Google Drive

Download from 4Shared

MD5 of installer: 7a96f2da87a7cfc6f10ab6a325ec0e48

* Known Windows issues: (a) LimeWire 5/LPE running with Java 7? Important to see this . ou Francais ici, however LimeStart will by-pass this problem if you choose to install it. . . (b) 64-Bit Java 7 update problem: re-install the 32-Bit Java last and all will be ok. Symptoms: (a) java error when opening LW, (b) LW changing it's download location and location of settings, and unable to connect. (Fixed in WireShare 5.6.3)
Two other issues and workarounds: (1) LW freezing when changing download location (Java 7 only bug): Need to change it manually. (2) "Done but unable to scan for viruses" (this also prevents music transfers to iTunes.) This problem was fixed in the WireShare 5.6.4 version.


Mac version: - OSX 10.5 or higher (MacOSX 10.10 Yosemite +10.9, 10.8, + 10.7 users will need to install Apple's Java 6. Latest Apple Java 6 2014 here, or Java 6 for 10.7-9 2013 to use LW. Alternate link Java 6 for OS X 2013-005 via Apple - update for OSX 10.7-10.9). MacOSX 10.8 or later Security permissions for downloading can be set in the System Preferences: Sample image

Download from Filecloud (see download instructions bottom of post.)

Download from Google Drive

Download from 4Shared

* If using MacOSX 10.8 or later, set the program to 'Prevent App Nap' otherwise App Nap will continually drop all active connections between every 15 to 120 minutes if not actively using the program. In Finder, use the Go menu on the toolbar & choose Applications (else keyboard shortcut is Shift-Command-A.) Find LimeWire and control/right-click the program and choose Get Info. Check the option for 'Prevent App Nap'. Also disable the option to 'Open in 32-bit mode'. Desktop computers don't need App Nap in any case!!!
If using an older mac with 10.5 or later, you may need to set LW to 'Open in 32-bit mode', instructions lower down in this post.

MD5 of installer: d827a7ce4e64d4d4546f6b59f5b60ca1


Linux version (Debian/Ubuntu):

Download from Filecloud (see download instructions bottom of post. Easy Captcha test!)

Download from Google Drive

Download from 4Shared (Need to be a member of 4Shared to download files.)

linux_lwSettings_Connect_LimeStart.tar.gz (includes Linux LimeStart, Spam search filters, Connection file, optional Security blocklist.) Also a 7z compressed option at 1/3 the size.

Optional Security packages for Linux LimeWire

MD5 of installer: e7de0b7ee7fa5305407886d965b38661


Source code:

LPE 5.6.2 Browse or download from github

LimeWire 5.4.7 Source Code via AfterDawn



To download from 4Shared, you need to be a member of their site. You can register there for free. To download from Ezfile, click the not robot option or fill the Captcha & then download. Sample image below:
LimeWire Pirate Edition-ezfile_how_to.gif

All Windows and MacOSX versions are now packaged with an optional security installer to help block out the very worst spam companies. Choice between 'Light' or 'Strong' security. And alternative choices for a total Japanese ban if you prefer to keep your search results to similar cultural results and reduce spam results. The MacOSX package includes LimeStart by LOTR to prevent LW deleting the connection file if not used in 30 or more days. Instructions are included and order of installation for each. Linux users for manual installation of the Security packages, see Security packages for LimeWire (help block out the spam and evil hosts).
Windows LPE install packages also include a LimeStart installer, as described here. This has two functions: (1) prevents LW deleting the connection file if not used in 30 or more days. (2) Overrides the LW launch problem with Java 7. (Note for Windows users: if you ever wished to uninstall LW, uninstall the shortcuts first using the Add/Remove Control panel.)
There is now a Linux LimeStart, search spam filter and Security package optional download, however this download is separate from the actual Linux LPE installer download, details here or just the LimeStart alone.


MacOSX versions, if problems opening LW, select the program from Applications folder and 'Get Info' (command-i), check the 'Open in 32-bit mode' and this might fix your problem but only if you are booting OSX into 32-bit mode (sample image below.) OSX compatibility for LPE or any LW 5 version is minimum OSX 10.5 (intel) or for older macs 10.6 or later. LW 4 found here.
LimeWire Pirate Edition-lpe-osx-32bit-mode.gif


* See below in post #3 for File_Girl71's adapted Pirate version for Windows only. Read the changes to be aware of the improvements.
. (Note: the in-built AVG no longer works in any version of LW. The AVG may cause problem errors for some Windows users.)



Do not disable file-sharing, do not 'freeload', if nobody were sharing files, you know of course there would be no files to download. If you are a part of the file-sharing community, then share your part and be a respected member of the file-sharing community. Do you never return what you borrow from your friends? Do you never return your partner's kisses and attention? File-sharing can even be a passion!

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Last edited by Lord of the Rings; March 28th, 2014 at 07:36 PM. Reason: Added WireShare sub-section & links.
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