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Old November 5th, 2010
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Default LW & ACQ problems...

It is confirmed that LW is done, do to court proceedings...
However, I would like to thank 'File_Girl71' , 'Lord of the Rings' , & 'Stefan Kopac' for all their help & useful information (and more importantly, the accuracy of the info they posted)!!! Good stuff people!
Using the advice/recommendation of another member (I apologize for forgetting who it was), I downloaded Frostwire and it's working great! Not as awesome as Acquisition was, but I'll deal!
Thanks again everyone and have a great weekend!
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It is confirmed that LW is done, do to court proceedings...
However, I would like to thank 'File_Girl71' , 'Lord of the Rings' , & 'Stefan Kopac' for all their help & useful information (and more importantly, the accuracy of the info they posted)!!! Good stuff people!
Using the advice/recommendation of another member (I apologize for forgetting who it was), I downloaded Frostwire and it's working great! Not as awesome as Acquisition was, but I'll deal!
Thanks again everyone and have a great weekend!
Thanks for the answer I've been looking for! Frostwire it is, gotta roll with the punches.
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Default Acq/LW Out, Frostwire In...

So everyone . . . now that we all know & have confirmed the cessation of Acquisition/Limewire, I'm sure you are asking yourself, "What program do I use now!?"...
I have started using Frostwire as a result of suggestions from others.
So far I have not encountered any problems or glitches, buuuuuuut . . . I must say, if like me, you have been spoiled for years using Acquisition & are used to successfully finding almost every music search you attempt (whether they be a rare artist/song/album), you are going to be somewhat disappointed with the results Frostwire produces
I'm assuming there aren't as many members/sharers on FW compared to LW/Acq?
If anyone has more suggestions on a replacement program for Limewire, please let me know! Frostwire will have to suffice for now, but hopefully I can find another program which is equally successful at finding rare searches like Acquisition WAS
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For rarer files, I use Phex for gnutella network.
Whilst LW is no longer being developed, versions up to 5.5.10 work fine.
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I do not know mutch about Acq/Acqlite P2P software...I assume they cannot connect to the Gnutella Network and there for do not give enny search result!!! I do not have Mac my self but i think it is possible to make a fix for Acq or Acqlite! So here we go where is the preferences folder to Acq on Mac? If Acq have that folder i need the full path and name of the folder before i can do somthing about it...Acq is build on the source code off LimeWire so i guess mutch will be the same for Acq as for LimeWire the way i see it!
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Have you try this one called Acquisition Lite or as it's name is now Acqlite and it's free opensource software for Mac... Here is the link to it: http://acqlite.sourceforge.net/ Only thing i don't like about FrostWire is it comes bundled with extra stuff, and it set your home page to ask dot com with out ask your permission to do so!
I tried Acquisition trial & it would not connect at all including with added gnut.net file. It seemed to use both the LW prefs folder & a file of its own. OMG I HATE trialware !!!! Now I know why I did not follow with Acquisition with a program that's continually pushing you to 'pay' money, that caps your download speeds after 60 seconds. lol Even LW never resorted to that kind of trick. Now i know why the Acquisition developer was so unpopular in the Gnutella community. Well I do know other reasons, no need to publicise them.

I tried Acquilite & it immediately connected to 4 ultrapeers. All of them LW 5.5.8. All search results were junk spam though. Removing ultrapeers definitely helped. Making sure I had either FrostWire, LW 4 or earlier LW 5 ultrapeers connected to me.

Downloads were fine once I got passed the spam in search results.

Acquilite does not appear to use LW's prefs folder but a file of it's own. No idea what connection file it uses. It may be hidden, I will need to explore.
I've opened both of Acquisition & Acquilite separate pref files, they only seem to list the download & shared files & locations & program settings, etc.
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All search results were junk spam though. Removing ultrapeers definitely helped
Have Acqlite enny filters to filter out spam, like Word filter as LW had where you can filter out extension like wma, wmv, au etc...If not i am afaid it is usless for use on Gnutella Network!
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It does have filters yes. Keyword filter is of course very important. I was purely using the program from scratch. There's also an ip blocklist option. The bult in spam filter is next to useless. Probably another learning filter based on LW's. But I have not explored the option yet.

BTW the person who designed the spam filter for LW joined Frostwire in it's early days but then took a several year break. Not sure where he is now. Torrents in LW variants was also his concept. He had his own version of LW that had a lot of new ideas in it. But that was 5-6 years ago. Well before LW ever added them. That was back in the days where a lot of LW's ideas came from users like him, experimenting with their own concepts & adding code to the official code & fixing bugs, etc.
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