WWW & Internet File Sharing Direct Connect 2

Direct Connect 2 2.2.0 for Windows

by Jon Hess

Avg. Rating 2.5 (34 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 1,140,733
Publisher Jon Hess
Homepage Direct Connect 2

Publisher's Description

Direct Connect offers a community-oriented, open, user-controlled network. Moreover, its network architecture is built on a peer-to-peer foundation; users run, control, and maintain the network. Users are able to share any type of file - absolutely no restrictions. These files are easily viewed through a familiar organized windows-explorer interface. To conveniently access the plethora of files, advanced searching capabilities and filters are provided. All of these features are integrated into Direct Connect's unique communal file-sharing system.

Note: Direct Connect 2 is for Windows NT4/2000/XP only.

Latest Reviews

PRoBiSoNe

PRoBiSoNe reviewed v2.2.0 on Nov 10, 2008

DC IS DEAD

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v2.2.0 on Aug 24, 2007

Lame, torrents are so much better.

callahorn

callahorn reviewed v2.0.1 on Jul 16, 2003

ther is a big bug in the slots in the tag

showing 0 slots on many users

and it cant handel files over 4 gb like an image file

KockyPhish

KockyPhish reviewed v2.0.1 on Jul 6, 2003

I installed it, ran it, looked at it for a bit, closed it, and opened back up DC++. Bottom line, good software, but there is a much better version of it already out there.

MMPD

MMPD reviewed v2.0.1 on Jul 5, 2003

Its a semi decent program. I perfer DC++ over this though any day. Also, Unfortuneatly it seems also that the old version of DC is better. With some work this program could be better....

erazer.ath.cx

erazer.ath.cx reviewed v2.0 on Jul 1, 2003

Dont like it at all. I stick to DC++
- Still eats very much system resources. Around 25-30MB mem.
- Speedlimiting will ban(script) this software on many
servers.
- Contains spyware-

+ User friendly interface.

melkor

melkor reviewed v2.0 on Jul 1, 2003

while a well awaited update to the client, the quality of the client makes you wonder what they have been doing for 2 years. The interface design lacks thought (why show and operator menu when your not an op, etc). The only improvements i could find are bandwidth limiting, and defining separate ports for searches & downloads, and the ability to type in your connection type (those with an OC3 no longer have a reason to lie;) the new NMDC lacks the elegance & features of dc++ and oDC (oDC is a dc++ mod).

c4520

c4520 reviewed v2.0 on Jun 30, 2003

This client is still in devlopement, new features will be added soon... among these will be multipule sourced downloades and better management of partial files so it should be easier to get popular files. You have to admit the interface looks better than that windows 3.1 looking DC++. Also the $$$ from the ads pay for the webserver for the "public hubs list", which DC++ and other clients leech off of. Kudos to the programmer for bassically rewritting the entire program in C++ instead of VB. Personally I think the biggest downfall of DC is some of the adolecent ops that ruin the whole community. Eitherway DC is one of many great sources for rare files these days.

lachupa

lachupa reviewed v2.0 on Jun 30, 2003

spyware/adware stuff... I hate them all. P2P software must be free. About bw limiter, I'm with you: since i'm sharer I put everything i own for everyone without limits. This limits will have bad results on DC network.

I'm an owner too and i know what this means :-(

Stick with dc++ or dc pro (waiting for a more stable release, not bad at all)

3 stars since author put some effort coding this.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth reviewed v2.0 on Jun 30, 2003

It seems to have some nice features, and the ability to cap bandwidth would make DC hubs a lot less painful to use. Although, that will probably lead to DC 2 getting banned in lots of hubs. I think I'll stick with BCDC++ since it has more features, no adware, and no friggin .net Framework garbage to install just to use a petty P2P app.

Avg. Rating 2.5 (34 votes)
Your Rating
PRoBiSoNe

PRoBiSoNe reviewed v2.2.0 on Nov 10, 2008

DC IS DEAD

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v2.2.0 on Aug 24, 2007

Lame, torrents are so much better.

callahorn

callahorn reviewed v2.0.1 on Jul 16, 2003

ther is a big bug in the slots in the tag

showing 0 slots on many users

and it cant handel files over 4 gb like an image file

KockyPhish

KockyPhish reviewed v2.0.1 on Jul 6, 2003

I installed it, ran it, looked at it for a bit, closed it, and opened back up DC++. Bottom line, good software, but there is a much better version of it already out there.

MMPD

MMPD reviewed v2.0.1 on Jul 5, 2003

Its a semi decent program. I perfer DC++ over this though any day. Also, Unfortuneatly it seems also that the old version of DC is better. With some work this program could be better....

erazer.ath.cx

erazer.ath.cx reviewed v2.0 on Jul 1, 2003

Dont like it at all. I stick to DC++
- Still eats very much system resources. Around 25-30MB mem.
- Speedlimiting will ban(script) this software on many
servers.
- Contains spyware-

+ User friendly interface.

melkor

melkor reviewed v2.0 on Jul 1, 2003

while a well awaited update to the client, the quality of the client makes you wonder what they have been doing for 2 years. The interface design lacks thought (why show and operator menu when your not an op, etc). The only improvements i could find are bandwidth limiting, and defining separate ports for searches & downloads, and the ability to type in your connection type (those with an OC3 no longer have a reason to lie;) the new NMDC lacks the elegance & features of dc++ and oDC (oDC is a dc++ mod).

c4520

c4520 reviewed v2.0 on Jun 30, 2003

This client is still in devlopement, new features will be added soon... among these will be multipule sourced downloades and better management of partial files so it should be easier to get popular files. You have to admit the interface looks better than that windows 3.1 looking DC++. Also the $$$ from the ads pay for the webserver for the "public hubs list", which DC++ and other clients leech off of. Kudos to the programmer for bassically rewritting the entire program in C++ instead of VB. Personally I think the biggest downfall of DC is some of the adolecent ops that ruin the whole community. Eitherway DC is one of many great sources for rare files these days.

lachupa

lachupa reviewed v2.0 on Jun 30, 2003

spyware/adware stuff... I hate them all. P2P software must be free. About bw limiter, I'm with you: since i'm sharer I put everything i own for everyone without limits. This limits will have bad results on DC network.

I'm an owner too and i know what this means :-(

Stick with dc++ or dc pro (waiting for a more stable release, not bad at all)

3 stars since author put some effort coding this.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth reviewed v2.0 on Jun 30, 2003

It seems to have some nice features, and the ability to cap bandwidth would make DC hubs a lot less painful to use. Although, that will probably lead to DC 2 getting banned in lots of hubs. I think I'll stick with BCDC++ since it has more features, no adware, and no friggin .net Framework garbage to install just to use a petty P2P app.

CappyCobra

CappyCobra reviewed v2.0 on Jun 30, 2003

This program works I'll give it that. Still a little glithcy when you have a lot of dl's queued. I like the feature that you can find different sources for your download when the source logs off (IDK how long ago it was implimented). They need to refine user list of who has slots open for dl. 50% of the time I try to get a list it returns back with 'No slots open'. Funny, I just clicked on the friggin thing. If you're frustated using mIRC or it's too complicated to you, then give this program a try. Just don't go crazy on the queing your downloads.

ilikedirtthe2nddd

ilikedirtthe2nddd reviewed v2.0 on Jun 30, 2003

nice, much better than nmdc 1.0. but still dc++ is better and ad free and it req. 25mb .net runtime

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