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Suggestion: torrents

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Why not give an official torrent for a release? Post it everywhere from the PirateBay, vodo.net, legittorrents, and, of course, here. This will also help people download the game even if the servers go kaput again.

The updater isn't very efficient, it does not resume partially downloaded files and mine on Linux keeps getting stuck on tdm_models.pk4. The speed and progress just freeze. I've already tried different mirrors. (now if it was using libtorrent to download the files, that would be amazing :) )

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There are several ways to get TDM on your system and torrents-method is not yet one of them.
 

To solve your userproblem is, using another download method:
download the update package from moddb (and other locations)

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I believe we even had a torrent once, or maybe I'm mis-remembering. I'm not against it in principle. But of course once a new version rolls around it's already out of date and the new one may have very few seeds, And it takes extra work to do a job already done, and we're short-staffed as it is. I thought updater does resume partially downloaded files though, because the first thing it does is an integrity check. But I don't remember this well either.

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What do you see when you turn out the light? I can't tell you but I know that it's mine.

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While I love torrents and check them often, I agree with the long-timers that it's probably not for TDM. Many torrents are old and have leechers but no seeders. This is probably what will happen to torrent offered TDM mods since frankly, while it's popular with us in this community, it's just not popular enough worldwide to have constantly active seeders.

There are numerous TDM backup sites that will have mods if you can't download them from the in-game downloader. I agree it's a little choppy and locks up the game if it gets stuck on on mod, but luckily you can still get them manually elsewhere.

 

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Would Archive.org host the game? I'm not as concerned about rapid downloads as I am about the game being around forever, long after the game site shuts down. And yes, I have a HUGE collection of Thief missions, 800 of them.

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