1/6/2011: My image host went down entirely about a year ago, and I have no reason to reupload anything. Lol, if anyone reads this PM me.
9/19/09: My image hosting site is down, temporarily. If it does not go back up in a week, I’ll reupload the images to a more reliable server.
Without a Client
If you want to download .torrents from Garrysmod.org without a client, you must:
1) If you don’t already have it, then download and install Java
2) Create a bookmarlet using the code found in This Thread by doing the following:
a) Right click on your Bookmarks Tool Bar:
b) Click “New Bookmark”
Move to step 3.
Unfortunately, the Bookmarklet does not work for Internet explorer. If you wish to use it, I recommend Downloading Firefox
a) Click on Bookmarks, Bookmark Page
Move to step 3.
a) Click the Star next to the Address Bar, then click Edit
b) Input the correct data
c) Hit Ctrl+B or go to the Wrench Icon, then Always show Bookmarks bar
3) Navigate to a Download on Garrysmod.org that requires a Torrent download
4) Enter the Page, check to see that it requires Torrent
5) Click on the Bookmark button you created in step 2. You should be greeted with the following windows (If you are not, then allow pop ups from Garrysmod.org):
Choose where you want the archive to download, and click save
For the next step, there are 2 options. Option 1 will remove the window and stop seeding, Option 2 will allow the window to continue seeding the file.
6) (option 1)
Close the window and click OK
The archive will be on the Desktop
6) (option 2)
This option is if you want the window to continue seeding.
a) Duplicate the Archive by copy + pasting it
b) Open and use the copy, but leave the first alone.
c) When you are done seeding, follow step 6, option 1.
With a Client Note: This is the old version of this thread. A new one will be created later.
You must have a client installed in order to download a torrent.
µTorrent (pronounced Micro-Torrent or just You-Torrent) is an excellent, and small, torrent client. It is what I will be using for this. Alternatively you can google “Torrent Client”. (Note: After installing and running µTorrent, you can find the application in your system tray(bottom right by default))
A *.torrent file is a file that links to different trackers, it is very small and does not at all contain the file you are attempting to download. If your virus scanner thinks it contains a virus, it is most likely wrong with the case of Garrysmod.org
Download it and open it in µTorrent to begin the download.
A leecher is someone who is downloading the file provided by the seeder. You can easily tell if you are leeching or seeding by the indicator icon. Simlar to seeding, you can stop it by clicking the stop button.
Once you have opened the file and clicked on OK, you will begin leeching. Once it hits 100% you will get a notification icon in the bottom right of your screen.
A seed is when a person or server is allowing you to download a part (or whole if there is only one seed) of the file tracked by the *.torrent. You will be connected to multiple seeders at a time in order to download the file. After downloading, the icon used to show activity will change to this:
This is the icon indicating that you are now seeding. In order to stop this, simply click the stop button here:
It is highly recommended to lower your upload limit so that Surfing the web is at all possible. And to close out of your client if you want to play a multiplayer game.
You will begin seeding once the file hits 100%. You may stop it with the stop button.
When you wish to play a game, it is recommended that you close out of utorrent or stop all of your seeding/leeching. If you are allowing it to allocate high amounts of bandwidth, as with anything else, it will cause lag.
Where does it download to?
Typically it downloads to your download folder. I’m not sure where it is in windows XP, and it’s possibly located elsewhere in vista, but in Windows 7 it is at C:/Users/[username]/Downloads
There you will find the *.rar file. I’m not going to explain where to go from there.
*You may open it’s location by right clicking on the file listed in µTorrent and going to “Open Containing Folder” or just “Open File” since garrysmod.org will be offering only .rars.
** Legality **
Using torrents is completely legal. An ISP might think you are downloading things illegally, but you could and should explain the situation to them. If they wont listen to reason, switch to a different ISP.
** Safety **
Downloading torrents from garrysmod.org is just as safe as it was when you were directly downloading before. The chances of viruses have not increased at all.
Now, to test.
- Navigate to Garrysmod.org.
- Find a file you wish to download that is bigger than 10 mb.
- Click download
- Once the *.torrent file starts downloading, wait .000001 seconds until it is complete. Bring a book.
- Open the *.torrent with µTorrent.
- Click OK to let it begin the download
- Wait 20 seconds. Bring an encyclopedia set.
- Right click and open
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