Myster X
Myster X
PR8

1.5

Myster X free download for Mac

Myster X

PR8
18 April 2004

Access the Myster filesharing network.

Overview

Myster is a file sharing utility. Similar projects include Napster, Hotline and Gnutella. Myster allows you to share your files with others and download files being shared by others on the Myster Network, over the internet. But Myster isn't just any file sharing utility.

The Myster protocol and application have been developed in response to a cry for a peer-to-peer file sharing system which efficiently operates without the need for a central logistics server. By answering that cry, Myster takes the best of features in other file sharing utilities, raising the bar to a new level in distributed file sharing over the Internet.

Some key features of Myster include:

  • A completely distributed framework of peers, eliminating any need for a central server
  • The ability to search the network without "flooding" it with requests for information.
  • Support for multiple types of data, not just MP3s
  • A realtime, self-organizing and self-optimizing network
  • A user friendly interface

What's new in Myster X

Version PR8:
  • Reorganized and refined the Search window controls
  • 1 user can no longer hog all a server's download spots
  • A MultiColumn Liste has replaced the single file list in the Connection window (now sorts)
  • New tab graphics in the Server Stats window. They now actually look like tabs (hurray)
  • The search engine now uses 20 searcher threads instead of 15 -  > 25% performance gain.
  • Switched the top ten connection section from 'TCP' to 'UDP / TCP'
  • Switched the get type list from 'TCP' to 'UDP / TCP'
  • File info retrieval no longer requires a separate thread
  • Tracker category pull down menu is now consistent with other pull down menus
  • " - Myster" now appears after every window name in Linux (Exception Progress windows)
  • Fixed a freeze that happened sometimes when starting a new download
  • Fixed a problem causing the disconnect button not to disconnect a downloading user
  • Fixed a bug where the PORN type would list no files
  • Corrected oddities found by FindBugs
  • New start up screen showing a progress window and splash graphic
  • Myster now takes up less processor time when running in the background

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Anonymous
20 July 2002

Most helpful

Wait until a final release! This version is horrible! It's slow, and is extremely lacking in features, and when you do search for something, it returns alot of garbage that has nothing to do with what you searched for. Use Limewire instead.
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Version pr4
Anonymous
23 April 2004
couldn't find a thing. UI is ugly as sin... no, it's uglier than sin. p2p has so many better looking/better performing apps.
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Version PR8
Apoc-metal
20 April 2004
Also the ONLY filesharing app that works on my school network! I can live with a few bugs for that :-D
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Version PR8
Anonymous
13 January 2004
Panther ... crashes on launch
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Version PR7.5
Anonymous
13 January 2004
veeery slow, nothing interesting, and graphic bugs... Aquisition and Limewire is the same
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Version PR7.5
Rich
03 November 2003
Interesting... On the down side, I got far fewer results than on Gnutella, but on the upside it was the ONLY P2P program to penetrate my University Firewall, so for that I'm happy! Slow but gets there in the end
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Version pr7
Anonymous
04 May 2003
Works fine, but I don't get a lot of results for searches. It would seem there aren't too many Myster file-sharers out there. On the plus side, Myster's bare-bones interface now has a few more features. The included game plug-in, "Space Smilies", is a fun (and funny?listen to the audio while playing) Space Invaders clone. Hint: you can only have one of your laser blasts on screen at a time-- if you fire again, your existing shot disappears. I'm waiting for when a true OX GUI Open FastTrack client for Mac appears (sorry, I don't like using the command line). iSwipe and MLdonkey are getting there.
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Version pr6.01
Anonymous
17 April 2003
Nice Program, feels like hotline did when it was young and free. Before the idea of pay for use servers really cought on. Keep up the great work. yeh it's kinda slow but java always is. more results than limewire or iSwipe give. and most actually download.
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Version pr5
Anonymous
04 January 2003
Great program, stable and fast. its has got all the basic needs except messaging.
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Version pr5
Anonymous
29 December 2002
Very fast downloads but... why does it have to crash so often? I'll be checking daily for the next version. Myster has real promise.
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Version pr5
Anonymous
12 December 2002
Myster is the first true Mac equivalent to Kazaa. It allows for multiple threading searchs in multiple file genres. Its interface is a little more advanced than windows based peer to peer networks, but it is manageable enough. The file downloading scheme does not allow the user to easily pick a downloading point (if you wanted to keep shares and downloads separate) and forces you to use the Myster folders as a means of sorting. Other than that its only drawback lies on the user end of the connection. More users will not slow the system, rather it will increase the supply of files availible.
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Version pr5
Free

1.5

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later
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