Since WildGod is already working on an official eMule guide, I thought I would just begin a quickie to tide us over until he's done
I'm sure his will be much more informative, accurate and complete but here goes:
The eMule web site:
»www.emule-project.net/en/portal. ··· rtal.php1
Your speed settings that you used in eDonkey will be the same for eMule.2
eMule also works with Sharereactor (ect)links.3
Ports forwarding for the router - same as it was for eDonkey.Not sure how to do that stuff?
Check it out:
»eDonkey and your Linksys Router can be Friends4
Yes indeed, eMule will continue your eDonkey downloads. Just transfer your eDonkey Temp folder to the eMule directory or point eMule to your eDonkey Temp folder in Preferences/Directories.5
After installing eMule, browse to the directory where you installed it to.
Open up the addresses.dat file in Notepad.
Copy/paste some server met addresses (one to a line) and save.
If this is your first time running emule, you will want to go to your "Preferences" area.
Fill in your username and speeds ect.
In the "Server" tab, this is how I have mine set up (see screenshot). Next time eMule is run, it will auotmatically update the server list using the server met addresses you specified in your addresses.dat file : )
Here's a good place to get a servermet: (has pop ups)
Go there, click on "Downloads"
Right click on the link called "server.met"
Click "copy short cut"
paste that either in your eMule addresses.dat file or in eMule itself under the Servers tab, paste it into the "Update server.met from URL" area and click ""Update".6
Don't be alarmed if the completed file you have is smaller in size than the source. eMule compresses files while being transferred from other eMule users to help you get them faster.7
What are "mods" ?
Since eMule is open source, there are other coders working on their own eMule versions, making their own modifications.
These are mods.
To see what they are and to check on them from time to time, trot on over to the eMule mods forum here:
»www.emule-project.net/en/viewfor ··· php?f=15
eMule and all of it's mods are constantly being worked on and new versions are coming out all the time. You're likely to see differences in the versions as time goes on.8
If you are using the official version of eMule and you need help (besides asking here in this forum) you can check to see if your particular problem has already been addressed or ask about it here:
»www.emule-project.net/en/viewfor ··· .php?f=29
If you are using a modified version of eMule, check the mod forum (linked above) and go to the forum for the particular mod you are using for any info about that mod.10
eMule may start out a little slow for you. This is because eMule has a rating system. Make sure you have something to share so the more you upload, the better your rating gets.11
The eMule forum has an FAQ - you can find that here:
»www.emule-project.net/en/viewfor ··· .php?f=8
Since eMule constantly changes, it would be wise to check there.12
Priorities - this is a really neat thing eMule has. In your "Shared File" section, you can right click on a file and give it an upload priority, allowing you to give people who want your rare files more opportunity to get them 13
Emule also has another handy dandy feature - you can specifiy how many sources you would like eMule to give to the files you want. For instance, if you think 100 sources for a file is plenty or if you think you'd like to have more sources.14
That brings me to something else really cool about eMule - eMule will remember the sources it found for your downloads! No more waiting and waiting to try to locate the people who have your file.
If those people are on, eMule will find 'em for ya
You can right click on a file you're down loading and tell eMule to load the sources or save the sources. Someone told me though, that it's best, as a rule to let eMule do that automatically for you so as not to stress the servers. But sometimes, you may have to close your eMule for whatever reason (this is what I do) and before you do, you can save those sources.15
eMule lets you decide if other users can see your shared files or not.[text was edited by author 2002-11-28 11:20:03]