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Automated Download Service Upgrades and Updates


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I am happy to announce some upgrades to our Automated Download Service Server and Content.

Upgrades:

We have recently been receiving reports from outside the US, primarily the UK, that the download speed of the service was in the 100k - 200k range while speeds from our FTP file server were usually above 1 mb/s. With the growing popularity of the service this was decided to be unacceptable. As of today we have added a new server with a direct network connection to Europe. This should effectively increase the download speed by a factor of 10 in areas such as the UK. In addition to the network and bandwidth improvements the opportunity was taken to roughly double the processing power of the server. This should lead to much quicker operation of the service as well, since matching and processing of the media happens on the server.

Updates:

The following systems have recently had media replaced, added, or updated:

Action Max

Adventure Vision

American Laser Games

Amstrad GX 4000

Atari 2600

Atari 5200

Atari 7800

Atari Lynx

Atari Jaguar

Bally Astrocade

Bandai Wonderswan

Colecovision

Commodore Amiga CD32

Daphne

Dice

Emerson Arcadia

Fairchild Channel F

Future Pinball

Interton VC-4000

Magnavox Odyssey 2

MAME

Mattel Intellivision

Mega Duck

Microsoft MSX

Microsoft MSX 2

NEC PC Engine

NEC PC Engine CD

NEC Turbo Grafx

Nintendo Famicom Disk System

Nintendo NES

Nintendo Virtual Boy

Nintendo Super Nintendo

Nintendo Gameboy Advance

OpenBOR

Sammy Atomiswave

Sega SG-1000

Sega Master System

Sega CD

Sega 32X

Sega Saturn

SNK Neo-Geo CD

Sony Playstation

Taito Type X

Taito Type X2

Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

Touhou Project

V-Tech Creativision

ZiNc

Any feedback on the download service upgrades or set updates are greatly appreciated. Please let us know what you think in the comments section.

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