Mute Tips & Tricks


How to change port after you installed Mute MFC.

You start by finding out what folder Mute MFC is installed in. I my (and most other) case that is C\:program files\mute\. Then you open then folder Settings. After that you find the file Port. Open it and change the value (normally 4900) to any value between 1 and 65535. I would recommend a value over 4000, that way you should not mess with any system resources. Now start or restart our mute client and it uses the new port. Remember to forward your new port if you have a router.

\Tobiash
Site Admin


How to update your webHostCaches.ini file.

As you may or may not known the webHostCaches.ini file contains web addresses over the webcaches your mute-client uses to find other mute users. First you have to ask yourself why do you want to update the webHostCaches.ini file? If it is because it have been some time since you installed mute and think that there might be some new webcaches out there then this is what you can do:

You start by finding out what folder Mute client is installed in. I my (and most other) case that is C\:program files\mute\. Then you open then folder Settings. After that you find the file updateWebCaches.bat. Now you just double click on it, wait 10 - 20 sec. and your updateWebCaches.ini file should be updated. It has fooled me once, when it installed an old webHostCaches.ini file.

If it is because you have installed your own webcache do the following:
You start by finding out what folder Mute client is installed in. I my (and most other) case that is C\:program files\mute\. Then you open then folder Settings. After that you find the file webHostCaches.ini. Open it and add your webcache URL at the bottom. Remember to post your new webcache's URL on http://forum.mymute.info/ and on the http://board.planetpeer.de/index.php/board,32.0.html. This way we can all benefit from it.

You can also download an updated webHostCaches.ini file here: http://www.mymute.info/downloads/downloads.htm. You save the downloaded webHostCaches.ini file in the settings folder of the map you installed your mute client.

\Tobiash
Site Admin


Get your share hashed faster.

If you have many files to hash, install and run NapShare 2.2.3 and let it hash your share. It is much more faster than MUTE and MUTE MFC. When hashing is completed, copy the hash-files to your MUTE hash-directory, start MUTE and click the "Refresh"-button in the "shared files"-tab. Thanks to Zipsel from http://board.planetpeer.de


Lets all get faster download with Mute.

There is coming more and more Big files on mute-net. Some are zip'ed and split in to multiple files and most are not. This is a shame. Because normally when you download a big file from someone else you only get a download on 2 - 8 Kbyte/sec maybe a little more on a good day. Not nearly enough to make most of us interested in starting a download. But what if you could download some files by one host and someother files from a secound host and maybe some files from a third host and maybe more hosts. Suddenly you would have a effective bandwidth between 6 and 24 Kbyte/sec or more. This could be the "poor mans multiple source download". And it is so simple to do. Just use (lets say) winrar.

1. Right click on the file you want to zip and split.
2. Choose "Add to archive..."
3. In the bottom left corner you find box named "Split to volumes, bytes". In this box you writte the size of the files you want to split your big file into. Remember the value is in bytes (1 mb = 1048576 bytes) and don't make the split files bigger then 20 mb (Of cause it is your call).
4. Now press the OK-button.

One small detail. It is a good idea to rename your split-files after you rename them to something that says what number the split-file is out of how many (see below). When you rename you most put a unique tag in the filename (in this case the tag is [tobiash] (look below). The tag is importen because you otherwise risk getting your split-files mixed up with someone elses split-files (someone who wants to share the same big file as you, but who split it in to different sizes and called it the same as you).
Split-file[Tobiash]-1of5.rar
Split-file[Tobiash]-2of5.rar ...
Split-file[Tobiash]-5of5.rar
I known that it is not a pefect solution, but it is the best I can think of right now. So until Mute get's multisource download or supernode this will have to do. If you have any good idea's on how to boost downloadspeeds please let me know. Just make a post in the forum.

/Tobiash
Site Admin

N E W S

Thank to kr1z for the nice logo! He has also been so kind to supply the community with a webcache.

T H E H U N T

Now the hunt starts again. Look at The Hunt-page if you want to win the great prize.

N A P S H A R E
goes solo

NapShare breaks off from the common development work on the mute net. It will still support the network acting like a dual client. The new network that Napshare is starting is called Key net.


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