WWW & Internet File Sharing Direct Connect for Windows

Direct Connect for Windows 1.0 Preview Build 9 for Windows

by Jon Hess

Avg. Rating 4.4 (427 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.1 MB
License Adware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 5,116,016
Publisher Jon Hess
Homepage Direct Connect
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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.

Latest Reviews

edm917

edm917 reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on 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.

Anfield

Anfield reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Jun 6, 2004

Nah, get DC++, the best.

braveheart

braveheart reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Dec 10, 2003

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

Ganja_5000

Ganja_5000 reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on 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 oph.no-ip.com, if u are interested in being a member email me @ ganja_5000@hotmail.com. 8)

escaflowne_fanel

escaflowne_fanel reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on 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

SAM71

SAM71 reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Jun 3, 2003

Now before you trash this program, think again! the best damn thing since sliced banana!!! and i guarantee it or your money back. :)

nobregasousa

nobregasousa reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on May 9, 2003

it´s very good

Ironlink

Ironlink reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on May 7, 2003

For those of you that gave this program a good rating, you have not realized the true power(?) of the alternatives. Programs like DC++ and oDC give you the ability to connect to multiple hubs at the same time, use of automatic SFV-checking on downloaded files (verifies file integrity, if availiable), it can remember your passwords for hubs if you want it to, and it has a nifty little tool called ADL (Automatic Directory Listing). In the ADL you can specify keywords which it will scan filelists for, so if you tell it to search for .avi and only files that are larger than 400MB, it will list all avi-files larger than 400MB in a separate folder each time you download someones filelist. Also, if someone cuts your download from him/her, it will automatically search for other people to download from. Another nice feature is that it can disconnect any uploads to users that leave the hub once their download has started (note: it will not disconnect the user if you leave the hub or the hub goes down, only if the user you are uploading to leaves the hub). Oh yeah, and I almost forgot. It's totally free, unlike Neo-Modus DC which is supported by ads. These are just examples of what the competition has to offer, there are many more things!

lohocla

lohocla reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on May 2, 2003

for those who gave this a bad rating, you have not yet opened the the door fully to DC. once you have a good amount of files to share you can basically connect to any hub, search files and download files from any number of people sharing up to 1000gb ive seen so far. I get any file I want in a matter of seconds. this is by far the best app to come out in a long time

abscent

abscent reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Apr 29, 2003

DC is great tho some of the rules on some hubs are retarded. i've found i only get "Error - Too many files - in sub tmrBgWork_Timer DC shoud be restarted as soon as possible". if i play a game while downloading from DC and FOR GODSSAKE PUT A "SEEN IN HUB blabla.no-ip.com" feature to Favorite users!!!! it so bloody annoying to dont remember where u seen "that" guy with the s***load of good music/games etc

Avg. Rating 4.4 (427 votes)
Your Rating
edm917

edm917 reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on 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.

Anfield

Anfield reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Jun 6, 2004

Nah, get DC++, the best.

braveheart

braveheart reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Dec 10, 2003

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

Ganja_5000

Ganja_5000 reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on 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 oph.no-ip.com, if u are interested in being a member email me @ ganja_5000@hotmail.com. 8)

escaflowne_fanel

escaflowne_fanel reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on 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

SAM71

SAM71 reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Jun 3, 2003

Now before you trash this program, think again! the best damn thing since sliced banana!!! and i guarantee it or your money back. :)

nobregasousa

nobregasousa reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on May 9, 2003

it´s very good

Ironlink

Ironlink reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on May 7, 2003

For those of you that gave this program a good rating, you have not realized the true power(?) of the alternatives. Programs like DC++ and oDC give you the ability to connect to multiple hubs at the same time, use of automatic SFV-checking on downloaded files (verifies file integrity, if availiable), it can remember your passwords for hubs if you want it to, and it has a nifty little tool called ADL (Automatic Directory Listing). In the ADL you can specify keywords which it will scan filelists for, so if you tell it to search for .avi and only files that are larger than 400MB, it will list all avi-files larger than 400MB in a separate folder each time you download someones filelist. Also, if someone cuts your download from him/her, it will automatically search for other people to download from. Another nice feature is that it can disconnect any uploads to users that leave the hub once their download has started (note: it will not disconnect the user if you leave the hub or the hub goes down, only if the user you are uploading to leaves the hub). Oh yeah, and I almost forgot. It's totally free, unlike Neo-Modus DC which is supported by ads. These are just examples of what the competition has to offer, there are many more things!

lohocla

lohocla reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on May 2, 2003

for those who gave this a bad rating, you have not yet opened the the door fully to DC. once you have a good amount of files to share you can basically connect to any hub, search files and download files from any number of people sharing up to 1000gb ive seen so far. I get any file I want in a matter of seconds. this is by far the best app to come out in a long time

abscent

abscent reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Apr 29, 2003

DC is great tho some of the rules on some hubs are retarded. i've found i only get "Error - Too many files - in sub tmrBgWork_Timer DC shoud be restarted as soon as possible". if i play a game while downloading from DC and FOR GODSSAKE PUT A "SEEN IN HUB blabla.no-ip.com" feature to Favorite users!!!! it so bloody annoying to dont remember where u seen "that" guy with the s***load of good music/games etc

kf6dky

kf6dky reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Apr 28, 2003

Melkor is bitter because there happen to be people that just aren't into the alternative, DC++. Perhaps he doesn't know how to install a program into windows OS because the program has been running just fine on everyone elses machine. Neo-Modus Direct Connect is a good program and is excellent for sharing.

melkor

melkor reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Mar 25, 2003

This ground breaking file sharing community has been around for over 2 years. This version of the Neo-Modus DC has been around for over a year. In this time period there have been 4 or 5 alternative clients created. Why haven't there been any updates? The client still crashes, gets stuck in loops, and give the user error messages that have nothing to do with what the user just did. The alternatives are well supported and have functions that make this client outdated. And yet people still cling to this program and refuse to see the future. For those who run NMDC-only hubs i look down on you with disgust.

Lateralus_11

Lateralus_11 reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Mar 19, 2003

Advantages - huge hub sharing, multiuser downloading (not quite like winMX), folder sharing- great if you want to download full albums, nice customizable interface, and also great if you are behind a school firewall =)

Disadvantages - share requirements for some hubs, doesn't effectively resume old queues, does not separate temp files and completed files

BlackDove

BlackDove reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Mar 2, 2003

hey.. i heard about this program through my friend who uses it... and it sounds great! except i can't use it! i don't know what i'm doing wrong... i did a websearch and it said that there have been problems with the public hubs list not showing... i can't connect to the public hubs list... but i can with the last build! i downloaded DC build 8.exe and it worked fine... but i still couldn't download anything... can someone please help me out with this?? thank you!!!

generallee5686

generallee5686 reviewed v1.0 Preview Build 9 on Feb 26, 2003

My theory,

if you want a program and have patience, go with edonkey/overnet/emule
these programs WILL get your program for you but its not gonna get it for you quickly, its more of a "slow but effecient" program with 1000000 times more content then other file sharing programs.
It actually relies on (depending on how rare or popular the file is) up to(you can set this number) 500 ppl to download your program. Unlike dc (which i hate with pride) which you relies on 1 person, and if they log off...your up s*** creek without a paddle...

"id rather wait a while for a program than not have it at all......."

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