Bits on Wheels
Bits on Wheels
1.0.6

4.3

Bits on Wheels free download for Mac

Bits on Wheels

1.0.6
19 November 2005

Bittorrent client.

Overview

Bits on Wheels is the first 100% Native BitTorrent client for the Mac. It is completely written in Objective-C and Cocoa. It is also the first client to show a realtime 3D view of your downloads.

Please visit the Forums for all your technical questions, suggestions, bug reports. Don't forget to check out the often-updated 'News' page too !

What's new in Bits on Wheels

Version 1.0.6:

New:

  • You can now click and rotate/move/zoom the 3D Swarm view ! Use the command/option/control keys while dragging to move/zoom/rotate the view.
  • new 3D Swarm representation : Vertical Race ! Peers start at the bottom and raise up as they complete a torrent.
  • new 3D tools palette lets you rotate and zoom the 3D view. 3D Options have been moved there.
  • IP addresses can now be selected and copied to the clipboard, inside the Peers view.

Fixes:

  • endgame was so-so in 105 and seems to be real nice now.
  • when rechecking hash, the available pieces weren't re-sorted resulting in 0 piece being downloaded.
  • crash when updating the validated graph.
  • removed a couple deadlocks.
  • crash in race condition.
  • visual artefacts while checking hash in 3D swarm view.
  • tidying up multi-threading.
  • Memory leak when stopping torrents. Another leak with outgoing connexions.
  • Better Peer handshaking when peer has 0 piece available.
  • Most Panther crashes.
  • Many fixes here and there.

Mods:

  • modified the pieces ring in the 3d view to be more accurate.
  • changed the amount of requested pieces to avoid stalling.

Known Problems:

  • Panther only : BoW seems to be incompatible with some APE modules.

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132 Bits on Wheels Reviews

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Brildenlanch
13 January 2008

Most helpful

Its a shame development of this client seems to have stalled. The 3D Seed/Leech view was badass. Personally, I switched to Transmission.
Like (4)
Version 1.0.6
Mdamli
17 April 2009
Worthless. Keeps crashing after 15 seconds.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.6
Brildenlanch
13 January 2008
Its a shame development of this client seems to have stalled. The 3D Seed/Leech view was badass. Personally, I switched to Transmission.
Like (4)
Version 1.0.6
Great torrent client, but it's outdated. If you liked Bits on Wheels, try Transmission.
Like (2)
Version 1.0.6
Applecrypt-Mods
01 July 2007
great program and i forgot to rate it! STILL looking forward to hearing about the dev of this app.. fingers are crossed :]
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Version 1.0.6
Applecrypt-Mods
29 June 2007
what's the status of this? Shame to see this great app die! Be nice for continued dev and maybe UB..
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Version 1.0.6
Corpsecorps
07 April 2007
_ Bummer. I used to follow this closely but the project appears to be COMPLETELY DEAD as of late 2005. Even the forum went south, and this thing is still awfully feature shy and more flash than function. For me this is still not all that stable and with no work being done, it isn't going to get better. I'll stick to Azureus which although a bit bloated, gets the job of downloading done fast. It has WRONGLY been said Azureus is somehow not free or has advertising! Asureus 3.x with the VUSE GUI has advertising, but it's ALL still FREE and OPEN SOURCE. Vuse (zudeo) content may have DRM, but the GUI can be turned off to leave Azureus working and behaving like 2.x versions and all code is still under the GPL and actively developed. NOTE: I HAVE ZIPPO TO DO WITH THE AZUREUS PROJECT. I was disturbed when VUSE showed up when i upgraded a few days ago. I simply found the details in the WIKI, including how to turn Vuse off. .
Like (1)
Version 1.0.6
Jim-Beam-13
28 March 2007
This is great... Transmission Tomato Azureus Been there. This is, by far, the best torrent client.
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Version 1.0.6
Signore-Rossi
16 March 2007
By the way... I forgot to place a rating... A++ d;-))
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Version 1.0.6
Signore-Rossi
16 March 2007
Didn't crash for 3 or 4 nights (and days)! In my configuration it is stable as a rock! And it really works fine. With other clients I often see that u/l and d/l rates decrease (to zero) and only a restart of those programs helps. Tomato Torrent doesn't work with multi file downloads (a 100 files in one torrent) and Azureus is nothing more than a big advertisment show... :-( The only free bittorrent client that works really good for me is Bits on Wheels! I like the statistics and the file view in it!
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Version 1.0.6
Piako
11 March 2007
Crashes OS X if left on overnight. Reproducable.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.6
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4.3

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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