So much has happened with the Donkey I felt it was time to revise the guide.SETTING UP THE DONKEY
First off you need to d/l the donkey
Get it here: eDonkey
Install the donkey, make sure to choose NOT to install UCMORE when prompted for install selection as seen in FIGURE 1.
Next you should configure your donkey.
Start up your donkey and click OPTIONS.
Under User Name choose any name you like
Under Max Download Speed (A) take your advertised broadband speed and divide it by 8
In other words if your advertised d/l speed is 768 your download speed for the donkey would be 768/8 which would equal 96
So A = 96
Your max upload speed (B) will automatically be established by the donkey after you fill in your d/l speed and close out of options. For 96 d/l you will probably get 10 u/l.
Line Speed down (C) in my opinion should be set to the same as (A) so in this case it would be 96.
Put Incoming Files and Put Temporary Files will have automatic defaults, you can change them to whatever you like but must do it before starting any downloads.
Max Connections should be set between 2500 and 5000, try different combinations and see what you get. I usually keep mine at 4500.
The only options which should be UNCHECKED in the top right are :
Save corrupt files
Now click ok and you done.SERVERS
The key to the donkey is to keep it well fed
Here are two sites to update your servers:
Delete the existing servers in your donkey and update them with the links above. There is ADD ALL feature on both sites which will add all the available servers on that list.
Other places to find servers and server utilities are :
»www.ed2kutils.de.vu/THE ALMIGHTY LINKS
Now the donkey by itself is okay as a P2P but if you want to have the best P2P (IMHO) based on ease, file availability as well as knowing that you will get what you want and you want get fake or incomplete or stripped copies of whatever your d/l'ing (as you find on Kazaa and Winmx) then you have to combine the donkey with one of these linking sites: ShareReactor FileNexus Horror Sycamore Project (Lots of link sites) Nixed-HQHorror Ampster The Donga PussyProvider (for all your porno needs) º eDonkey Guide Exchanger Downloads CD Freaks SharecomUK AMED2K (for Asian Movies) WXP MrHussein's eDonkey StartseiteCityzenX Movielist CosmoED2KeDonkey2000 Movie PageeDonkey Links Black Sounds (for your rap album needs) More Music Links Divx Music Videos The Hardway Baraddur (TV Rips) Esellinks (games)
Most of these sites also have very helpful forums and links to other sites which are also very helpful.
Most of these sites are loaded with popups so get a popupstopper if you dont have one.
My favorite popup stopper is Free Surfer.
Very easy to use and can be set to different levels of strictness. Also prevents browser startpage hijacking and will even clear your temp, cache and cookies. Get Free Surfer HereESSENTIAL ADD-ONS Jigle
-A search engine for the DonkeyInvalid EDKLink Fix
-With eDonkey version .61 you must d/l and install this fix in order to be able to use the links. The file is posted down below.Partview VII
-Partview lets you to see the real filenames of all the files in your edonkey temp folder simultaneously. It lists the numbers of the part.met files against the original filenames as well as sizes, bytes transferred, format and part name. It will copy out and rename part files (one at a time) for previewing in a separate folder, when you select a file from the list and click on the "View" button. The file is posted below. eDonkey Bot
-Check out TravisB's eDonkey Bot GuideRecovermet
- "This is a tool for eDonkey2000 that re-creates x.part.met files that have been lost or set zero size after a crash. Obviously, this only works if the x.part file in your temp folder survives. Only those 9MB blocks will be saved which have been fully downloaded, but you'll be able to continue your download. The tool tries to find the best match from information stored." The file is posted below.Donkey Doctor
- This tools intention is repairing part-files. The file is posted below.SOME TIPS
**Visit the Sharereactor and Filenexus forums. You can request releases and will also find tons of stuff not shown on their main pages
**You should defrag the drive where your temp d/l files from eDonkey reside. It will help the Donkey hash your files faster. eDonkey hashes files which allows it to recognize only genuine files and not just files which are falsely named.
**Sometimes when d/l files you get to the very end and it will stop d/l. This can be very annoying. Heres the trick. You can do either of these: right click on the file, pause the d/l, wait a minute and then resume the d/l, or you can shut the donkey down and start it up again.
**ALWAYS read the .info files.
**Delete all servers which are inactive and use the Maurice Server listed above to get new ones.
As I think of more I will continue to add. Also fell free to post anything I may have missed.
Id like to give credit for some of the above info to Storm64007, XninjajuggaloX, BuzzB2K, IronWalker, Somebodeez, TKE 711, El Scorcho, Dumwaldo, xxnoelziexx
and Araina. If I missed anyone I am sorry, not on purpose. Give these guys thumbs up.
Again, feel free to post anything I have missed so we have one complete eDonkey guide.--
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