Bits on Wheels

1.0.6 19 Nov 2005

Bittorrent client.

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Developer website: Nicolas Berloquin

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

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.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

Ratings

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Details

Downloads
78,195
Version Downloads
49,493
Type
Internet / Internet Utilities
License
Free
Date
19 Nov 2005
Platform
OS X / PPC 32
Price
Free