Acquisition
Acquisition 2.1v210
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Gnutella file-sharing client.   Shareware ($25.00)
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Acquisition is a Gnutella file-sharing client written using the Cocoa APIs.
What's New
Version 2.1v210: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later





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Banontino reviewed on 24 Mar 2013
Acquisition and Xtorrent are real eye opener for me as I have never been stolen from whil buying apps or anything else on line and now for the first time I feel the pain of being violated in a bright day light.

I have to admit this must be for most part my own fault as I trusted the author on these apps and didn't hesitate to pay even for 2nd item, thinking maybe I have to pay one more time since I changed my computer, having had trouble with my old one.

Yes I tried to download the damn thing to my new computer but it always brought me back to purchase page where I finally thought I should bight the bullet and buy the damn thing for 2nd time. This is way I think being native like I was make it my own fault at least partially.

Still, it doesn't mean the fu*****ing A*sh****e doesn't deserve some jail time, in my opinion a few years being some gang's girlfriend in some max security jail in some nasty part of the country or better yet in some other country is a good reward for this David Wantanbe or what ever his fu****ing name is.

And as for fu****ing PayPal, there should be a block on this guy on PayPal so people can't even pay for the damn app that doesn't exist. Why is PayPal allowing payment be made on this shit?

There's a phone number to call for issues on the app (1-808)778-6899 try to call this number, it's such a sad jock, some bitch on heroin or some kind of drugs on an answering machine tells you few words that no one can understand , you leave a message and then wait for a call back.... Haha sure, they call back in the next life maybe.

What a good way to learn not to trust anyone, it cost me around $80, I'm not ona get poor by it but this crook certainly getting rich as there are still native people like me whom pay for apps that don't exist!
[Version 2.1v210]


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Acuraice commented on 10 Mar 2012
just sent the develop an email in regard sot getting refunds from the crook himself!

my name is jUSTIN ***** and i purchased the lifetime option for acquisiton a few years ago and it suddenly is now discontinued for the last year with no responses back from my emails. Just letting you know that if i do NOT receive a full refund from the fraud and crook David wantanbe, many many of his customers are filing a class action suit against him with the help of PAYPAL for fraud and full refunds. We will pursue this legally. Just refund our money and all will be well.

we are sick and tired of not receiving responses to our emails and the fact that the developer has stranded us all in the cold and took our money. He will not prevail,we will win.

email me back and i will send you my receipt and serial number showing and confirming my purchase and how much the refund should be. if not he will have to pay us all back PLUS damages for fraud and many court fees to fight us.

Sincerely
ALL AQUISITION CUSTOMERS WHO WERE SCAMMED
[Version 2.1v210]


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Acuraice commented on 05 Sep 2011
regardless of lime wire being shutdown,this app does still find connections. you must simply download and replace the app only with the new downloaded one,and launch it,your preferences will be the same and it will now connect. keep the downloaded version on your drive somewhere to do the replace trick every so often. works like a charm! the only problem we have now is with lion the Toolbar disappears after first use, so somehow the preflist file either gets corrupted or is not read correctly. When I delete org.xlife.Acquisition.plist, the toolbar shows up correctly, but when I close and open the program again, it's gone again. very annoying and if you do trash your plist file,the toolbar will come back in lion but you must enter your registration info again,which in my case works,but many others have issues getting their serials to work so just be forewarned
[Version 2.1v210]

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Acuraice replied on 20 Oct 2011
update: if you choose customize toolbar under the options,you can drag the search bar into its correct location and then it works as before,the only problem i have now is i can't get it to connect to gnutella
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Stephenchua commented on 19 Mar 2011
I have just re-formatted my Mac since it just won't startup anymore.

I tried to re-download Acquisition from acquisitionx.com (already purchased a license before) but everytime I click on the Download link, it always redirects me to Purchase again :/

A little research led me to this site, which mirrors the file:
http://acqusitmac.gooofull.com/descarga_gratis
[Version 2.2v223]

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Neil_m replied on 19 May 2011
Thanks, that worked.
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Mysticalos reviewed on 27 Feb 2011
This author is a crook, the app is virtually discontinued and has been for quite some time in favor of newer products. Sells false licenses which claim to be a full 2.x license, yet without warning purposely moves the auto update url so the app itself can no longer locate updates. Disables all upgrades on website and redirects them to purchas links to make users who just bought the app to rebuy it just for bug fixes, even if they just purchased it months ago, which is a violation of license terms for app which purchased. This product should be pulled from mac update to spare any further users the fraud this author intends to commit.
[Version 2.2v223]

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Mysticalos replied on 27 Feb 2011
PS, I even got the "lifetime" upgrade option. I'm currently filing a petition with paypal to have myself fullly refunded for fraud and false advertising.
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rorschach reviewed on 21 Jan 2011
Direct download link, since there's no trace of it on the site: http://acquisition.dreamhosters.com/Acquisition2.2(v223).dmg
[Version 2.2v223]

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Libertyforall1776 replied on 26 Feb 2011
Link is dead.
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Seika7 reviewed on 16 Jan 2011
Here's the new download link (since all the download links on his site just point to the purchase page): http://www.acquisitionx.com/dmg.php
[Version 2.2v223]


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Poffuomo reviewed on 30 Dec 2010
I think there are no results because of LimeWire net.
[Version 2.2v223]


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D9 reviewed on 19 Nov 2010
Paid version doesn't work anymore. Received email saying I've installed this too many times to allow it to be registered...so now I'm a crook! Doesn't matter that I've upgraded my Mac 3 times...now I'm a crook! I've got probably $3,000-$4,000 worth of paid software installed on my Mac for work & personal but I've chosen to "rip off" this program...so now I'm a crook! -- KMA!!

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[Version 2.2v223]


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Alex reviewed on 19 Nov 2010
I have used this application for a long time.

It has been criticized many times for being a paid app since it connects to P2P networks.

It connects to the Gnutella perfectly and fast. It is probably the only that I know on the Mac that works perfectly. I used to use Frostwire and Limewire, but Limewire is not more and Frostwire works only about 10% of the time.

So, if you want to connect to the Gnutella network (it is still very alive) and you want to do it with style, this might be the only choice around.
[Version 2.2v223]

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Ryszard replied on 19 Nov 2010
Glad to hear build 223 restores Acquisition to working order. Unfortunately I don't see a way to download it. In-app update check says my version (v2.2) is the latest - apparently it does not check for the built number version.

Clicking the MacUpdate download button takes me to the Dev's web site. Clicking on the Acquisition 2.2 (223) button there instead of downloading the app, just shows me a purchase screen, as if I had to pay for it all-over again to download it. No other download option is available.

Bottom line, I'm still stuck with the non-working v. 2.2 (221).
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Mlbkxbx replied on 19 Nov 2010
http://www.acquisitionx.com/download.php still works though. It's strangely absent on the website though (the download badge points to /purchase.php).
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Gryphonent replied on 17 Dec 2010
No proper download link. How can I get version 2.2 (223)? Even the suggested link http://www.acquisitionx.com/download.php now bounces back to http://www.acquisitionx.com/purchase.php. I paid for version 2 of this app and want to upgrade from 221 to 223.
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Mikemc303 had trouble on 08 Nov 2010
Can't connect either. Acquisition must be using Limewire servers to start the initial connection to the Gnutella network. Anybody know any workarounds?
[Version 2.2v221]


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Ryszard had trouble on 04 Nov 2010
Acquisition stopped connecting. Tried a complete clean re-install of version 2.1 and 2.2 and all related files, preferences and folders - no change. Just won't connect to any network.

I'm speculating that this could possibly be related to Limewire going out of the P2P business, but it could be something else entirely. Any ideas?

Wrote the developer today. Will share here whatever I hear back.
[Version 2.2v221]

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Ryszard replied on 10 Nov 2010
In retrospect, don't know what I was thinking when I thought this particular developer would respond. On par with his past behavior, off course he didn't.

Acquisition is effectively dead (probably because it's based on Limewire, so there's no work-around), but he still has the nerves to keep selling the program.
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eamonnfpc replied on 14 Dec 2010
In case you didn't get the new build yet you can get it here...
http://mac.softpedia.com/progDownload/Acquisition-Download-7025.html

Good luck. Worked for me.
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rpoc33 had trouble on 24 Aug 2008
I just bought Acquisition Pro, but I can't get the application to connect. Hence, I can't get any search results. I am only able to use the program to download torrents, which is fine, but I want to download individual songs. I have emailed the creator of the software, but I haven't received a reply (which seems to be commonplace having read the previous reviews about the guy). Does anyone know what my problem might be. I am connected to a wireless connection... My firewall is disabled for Acquisition and I know my port numbers for torrents and gnutella... Any suggestions would be appreciated.
[Version 2.0v209]

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jjs03c replied on 23 Nov 2008
The imovie HD application does not have sufficient themes to make even a decent movie. More choices need to be added for the user
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D9 replied on 15 Mar 2009
@ JJS03C:

I think you posted this to the wrong application. This is not the iMovie HD page.
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jakob07 had trouble on 21 Jan 2008
I've been using Acquisition without any major problems with Tiger and Jaguar for years. (Even got a free upgrade license / so this Watanabe guy can't be too bad)

But with Leopard I am not able to make a connection. Anybody out there knows why?
[Version 2.0v206]


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iSub had trouble on 30 Oct 2007
Just bought this again (no free lifetime upgrades when I first purchased). Every time I have run the program tonight it disconnects after about 1min and it doesn't reconnect. I have attempted to run it 5 times now. I have also restarted and it still doesn't work
[Version 2.0v201]


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alexius had trouble on 15 Oct 2007
Great update -- but it's creating a "limewire.props" file in my home folder that's quite annoying... help!
[Version 2.0v200]


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AcqUser had trouble on 08 Jun 2007
I've been having some of the same problems posted here specifically freezing crashing having to force quit losing files that were downloading a long time and then reinstalling to try to solve problem and then the problem occuring again and again. I'm using OS 10.4.9. Looking for simple clues I found that it says the current version of Acquisition must use Java 1.5. I had already installed that, however, I discovered that even though I installed Java 2 SE 5.0 (Java 1.5 is inside this somehow) it retained Java 1.4 for backward compatability I assume. This brought me to an answer that so far has cleared up the problem. You have to open the Jave 2 SE 5.0 folder (Look in utilities) and click on preferences. Under General drag 5.0 to the Java Applet Runtime Parameters (a 0 appears) then drag 1.4 to JARP (a 1 appears). Close and save. That's it. Hope it works for you as did for me.
[Version 132.7]


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Syrose had trouble on 03 May 2007
Thank you for your advice.
I know very little about computers so please bear with me
How and where can I check that relevant ports you mention are open?
Can you please guide me step-by-step,
Sincerely,
Sally
[Version 132.7]


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crosshare had trouble on 11 Dec 2006
I was recommended this program and now find after purchasing it, that I too have the crashing problem I've read about here. If someone out there could recommend the proper coarse of action I would much appreciate it. It just seems unstable.
[Version 132.7]


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ShotgunWeddings had trouble on 21 Nov 2006
If you are experiencing the "Never ending connection" problem and empty searches, then one of the files associated with Acquisition has been corrupted.

(The ~ means your OSX user account)
1 - Delete or move these folders:
/Users/~/Library/Application Support/Acquisition
/Users/~/Library/Application Support/AcquisitionCore

2 - Delete or move this file:
/Users/~/Library/Preferences/org.xlife.Acquisition.plist

3 - Launch Acquisition and register it again! Done

And make sure you haven't accidentally blocked internet access to Acquisition/Java with NetBarrier or Little Snitch. If your /System Prefrences/Sharing/FireWall is ON, make sure ports 6346, 6881 are both open!

Good luck all, and enjoy your software again!
[Version 132.7]

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mexad replied on 06 Dec 2006
Thankyou!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It works

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Acuraice rated on 10 Mar 2012

[Version 2.1v210]



j-d rated on 22 Feb 2012

[Version 2.1v210]



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rosswinn rated on 01 Mar 2011

[Version 2.2v223]


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Date:18 Nov 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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