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Dear GOG:
When you have downloads this big, could you guys push a torrent for it? Not only would it relieve some pressure from your servers but I'm sure it would go a bit faster too (though my regular downloads so far are moving right along).

Just a thought/suggestion.
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I support the idea. Managers of the site probably will think it will encourage piracy, but I don't think there will be any difference.

The reason why I think torrent are better than classic downloads is that you can have a broken file, download only the missing pieces of that file and thanks to its hash nature you always have perfect files.
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TheScorpion: I support the idea. Managers of the site probably will think it will encourage piracy, but I don't think there will be any difference.

The reason why I think torrent are better than classic downloads is that you can have a broken file, download only the missing pieces of that file and thanks to its hash nature you always have perfect files.
The downloader also hashes the file, and it does so in chunks of 10MB. It doesn't currently support hashing the extra content, but it does for the installers. The main benefit of using torrents would be lessening the stress on GOG's server, but the CDN they use does seem to be up to the task.
Some people do have trouble with the downloader though, but quite a few also have trouble with torrents, even legal ones, due to their ISPs
As I know this is a dubious subject to discuss
Post edited December 07, 2019 by Se0sh_Nick
Yes, because the exstensive use of torrents for illegal distribution.

Do not go necroing threads from the dawn of GOG.