Direct Connect for Windows 1.0 Preview Build 9 Fileforum Pick

4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 (427 votes)


Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP / Adware / 5,116,009 downloads

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.

  • Homepage

    Direct Connect

  • Latest Changes

    - Can now be launched with command line arguments

    - dchub:// is now a registered URL handler

    - A bug having to do with using the auto connect feature to connect to localhost has been resolved

    - The text 'Request Connect' has been changed to 'Browse User's Files'

    - Right clicking on the public hublist now offers an additional option: 'Refresh'

    - Holding the mouse cursor over a queue item will now bring up a tool tip describing the status of that item

  • Other Versions

    Direct Connect for Mac OS X

Reviews of Direct Connect for Windows

  1. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 Preview Build 9 (Jan 26, 2005)

    Pretty cool, but difficult to maintain. For small group sharing, I recently started testing imeem. It really shows promise in it's simple apporach to solving the private peer-to-peer problem. And, it's got heavy encryption to protect everything on or about the network.

  2. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 Preview Build 9 (Jun 6, 2004)

    Nah, get DC++, the best.

  3. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 Preview Build 9 (Dec 10, 2003)

    Good job. But I think SuperPIM is better if you only want to send text from one PC to another.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 Preview Build 9 (Oct 14, 2003)

    NMDC is GOOD as it was the original, nmdc isn't good as it was a weak update to the older 1.09 version. In the end neither compare to DC++ and its clones. I run a Direct Connect for only OPs, u must be an op in another hub inorder to be a member of, if u are interested in being a member email me @ 8)

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 Preview Build 9 (Jun 7, 2003)

    well, being a user of this program for quite some time now it is probably the best out on the net, and heres why

    when it comes to the neo modus program, it is like irc, except its noobie friendly. it may be a shock to kazaa type users, but in the end its very easy to learn compared to other direct connect clients out there

    most common problem: "i cant find anything" this happens because either they are looking for something really old or looking in the wrong hub
    ie. search "anime" in an mp3 hub

    as for other types of direct connnect software such as dc++:
    dc++ is good for the user, but is really abusive and detrimental to the entire direct connect community.When you are trying to download a file from a 1.5 mbps dsl connection along with 8 other ppl, your download speed will be slow. also, i have used this program for over a year and i have found it to have a infinitessimal advantage over the neomodus version that i have decided to switch back.

    the bottom line: Quality connections over quantity

    another point i would like to make is the connection ratings of users on the neo modus version, it actually shows users that have exceeded 100KB/s in upload speeds to a single user

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