Author Topic: Does anyone still fuck with Soulseek?  (Read 105 times)

Kool Beenz

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Does anyone still fuck with Soulseek?
« on: June 05, 2009, 12:52:21 AM »
i use to be able to find any album on it

but with my new laptop i cant chat, or download files
i can search and enter rooms but wtf?

is it because i have wireless internet?

this never happened on my old pc before i had wireless

any help please?

Kool Beenz

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Re: Does anyone still fuck with Soulseek?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 12:57:53 AM »
My transfers stays in "Initializing" or Soulseek works okay during the first minutes and then seems to freeze.
You have probably installed the Windows XP Service Pack 2 or your computer came bundled with this service pack.

Service Pack 2 contains a number of bug fixes and new features.

One of those new "feature" is a capping on the number of concurrent half-open TCP connections. Windows XP SP2 is severely the number of ongoing connections you can make to the Internet in a given laps of time (maximum 10 half-open TCP connections). SoulSeek, like any P2P software, rely heavily on ongoing connections to connect to the SoulSeek Distributed Network and to initiate File transfers. The software will seems to "hang" while it's actually Windows XP delaying the connection.

You can check for this by looking into your Event Viewer in the Administrative Tools of your Windows XP Control Panel.

The bad news is that this capping setting CANNOT be changed. Microsoft just didn't provide any registry entries not configuration file to do this.

To restore pre-SP2 behavior (= no limit), you must patch a system file. PLEASE only go further with this procedure if you feel confident you can succeed AND if you have backups of your worthy files in case your Windows XP doesn't want to boot anymore. We cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong, you have been warned. At your own risks.

Visit this website, read everything carefully and then proceed. You need to restart your computer after the procedure.


anyone know if this is safe?


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Re: Does anyone still fuck with Soulseek?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 04:30:14 AM »
Yeah it's safe.
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