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[Official] Unity 5 Officially Available via Torrent! Please Tell Us What You Think!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by natosha-bard, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. natosha-bard

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    Hi Lovely People!

    Starting with Unity 5.0.0, we've decide to make Unity available via an official torrent. You can always access the torrent file via the "Additional Downloads" drop-down on the download page.

    In this first iteration, all possible downloads (Editor Installers, Sample Asset Installers, Demo Project Installers) for both platforms are available in a single torrent. You can download only the components you want by choosing those in your torrent client.

    Please give it a go for faster downloads and let us know your thoughts and experience!

    Much Love from Unity,
    Na'Tosha
     
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  2. jaelove

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    WOW!!!
     
  3. wccrawford

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    I think this is a great move. It lets people get the download much faster, and it takes the load off of Unity Tech's servers and wallet. (Since they won't have to pay for nearly as much bandwidth.)
     
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    It's going fine now, but when I started I got a chuckle when it said "ETA: 1yr, 17wks"
     
  5. sinisterCookie

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    Awesome, downloading now at about 2.5MB/s. I'll keep seeding once I got it.
     
  6. lazysnake61

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    i rike it!
     
  7. appslabs

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    Downloaded from official website but unable to register. Keeps bouncing back with error. Can't do manual activation either.
     
  8. ANIMA-LT

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    Torrent is great.. just downloaded... sharing at 1.2 MB/s :)... activation server is busy not related whit torrent....
     
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  9. mtalbott

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    Thanks, Unity. Seeding now.
     
  10. KubaBest

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    Faster download + less load on Unity's servers, what more can I want?
     
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    Thanks!, now 8x speed!
     
  12. kenshin

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    Great idea!
     
  13. Nubz

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    Good idea but useless when there's 0.3 seeds.
     
  14. Kiwasi

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    So the direct download went four times as fast as the torrent for me. I believe I'm experiencing some ISP throttling somewhere.
     
  15. Argosian

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    Threw 3 of our gigabit servers on the torrent. Right now, they're sitting pretty at about 3-6MB/sec each, and each having uploaded about 200 gigs. I'll keep them up for another couple of days until the torrent is well-seeded. :)
     
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  16. Yash987654321

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    It is not downloading via torrent. It is saying file not found :(
     
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  17. Yash987654321

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    Actually it would be great if you also add the official tutorials downloadable via torrent
     
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  18. Caiuse

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    Worth pasting the hash for this
     
  19. Sir-Spunky

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    This is great! But I didn't see this until after I downloaded from the web page. More importantly, I couldn't find the standard assets or example projects when downloading from the web page, which made me google for an hour because I thought I had an install error (in Unity 4, the standard assets were included in the editor installer I believe).
     
  20. xCyborg

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    Finally, awesome, thanks.
     
  21. Nanity

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    Praise whoever intruduced this. Shared 2.5 times more than I downloaded :D
     
  22. Yash987654321

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    Plzzzz Seed i can't wait for 3 days. only 10 kb/s speed
     
  23. pmaloo

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    Great decision. Saves bandwidth for Unity and yet, it speeds up the downloads for everyone. Cheers!
     
  24. willemsenzo

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    Should I comment on the torrent or on Unity 5? Downloading was fine, getting it to install took a very long time (slowed my computer down and I thought nothing was happening). After installing I opened Unity and looked around a little, then closed it again and Unity crashed. I opened it again, played around with some things, Unity crashed again when I was looking to the new shaders and applying them to some model. I think I'm going back to 4.x because 5 isn't production ready if you ask me, 2 crashes in 2 random sessions is a little too much for me to chew. For the record I'm running Windows 7 ultimate.
     
  25. r618

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    I think it's a great idea; no problem downloading via torrent at launch day
    activation was a different story, though :)
     
  26. darkhog

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    Great idea. How about implementing some "barebones" torrent client into that "downloading installer" so it could use torrent?

    Also, for the future, I think it would be great if we'd get some "Unity Launcher", similar to those used by some MMOs that would automatically update our version of Unity so we won't have to download installer and install it by hand.
     
  27. spryx

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    This is a great idea. I love Unity...but I hate updating it. It takes about 30 minutes to download from the website. 5 minutes from the torrent.
     
  28. GICorp

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    Downloading and Testing Unity 5 Today!! I will Help Seed for Faster downloading..... I hope it's not as Buggy as people are Saying
     
  29. r618

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    and setting up another torrent client with proper port for port forwarding etc while whatever has user already installed is better integrated into OS, more user friendly, regularly updated etc ? no, thanks.
     
  30. Jaimi

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    I downloaded it via torrent, and it worked fine. Not any better or worse than normal downloading, I suppose. I preferred the download assistant from the beta, because then I didn't have to hunt around for the files. But that really was minor.
     
  31. darkhog

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    Built-in as already preconfigured and all you have to do is to click "enable outgoing traffic" in Windows Firewall window. As for ports... UPnP is a thing. And it would be build into installer so no config would be needed, it will work in background, downloading Unity from a torrent for you instead of that pesky, incredibly slow HTTP thing.
     
  32. r618

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    .. UPnP is not a thing to an extent that every router/network environment has is - available, - turned on, not turned off on purpose
    so.. no

    not to mention that I'd rather UT to spend their time and effort on more important things that some fancy auto updater with questionable value
    a torrent file is perfectly fine
     
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  33. N30N

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    felt like i just pirated unity 5 lol
     
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    I love it! P2P approach is easy, fast and costfree! The only down is... it doesn't look serious, because can be related for not able to maintain servers, bandwidth and support.

    But modern approach! Like it!
     
  35. Justice0Juic3

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    The title of this topic doesn't sound 'official'-enough. I think it's a bad decision you made there.
     
  36. Autobat

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    You ppl are just creazy as me :)
     
  37. Yash987654321

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    thanks and yes we are :D
     
  38. Yash987654321

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    Atleast you should have typed creazy correctly as 'Crazy'
     
  39. colosso

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    Finally :D I was waiting for this for so long time :D Thank you very much
     
  40. murielahick

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    It's so fast to download torrent with uTorrent. Thanks for doing this
     
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  41. KellyThomas

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    Is this being updated?
     
  42. Tomnnn

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    Praise bram cohen!
     
  43. Yash987654321

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    kya bol rhe ho!
    means-
    WHAT ARE YOU SAYING!
     
  44. paruthi-exe

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    It is good for who works in developing country like India, where net costs are too high for indie developer like me..
     
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  45. Yash987654321

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    Same Problem
     
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    Last edited: May 19, 2015
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  47. Batman_831

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    Thank you so much ! Perfect !
    It's best and perfect for people like me which have slow internet....
     
  48. Xspeed

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    I Got It in some Hours. Torrent Is Good. Because I Shut Down My PC 2 Times When It Downloads, Disconnected The Network Lot Of Times
     
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  49. WalkingDead

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    so what happens when people torrent the professional version of unity 5? lol
     
  50. elmar1028

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    Why would they? All engine features are available for free of charge. Professional edition includes only online services and dark skin.