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  1. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    Thanks for the update. In case anyone had high hopes for the new build, it's still crashing every ~10 minutes at me. Update Oh great. Now apparently it crashes even before it manages to save the settings file at least once. Because every time I relaunch it again, it opens the browser with the stupid “hey we've updated you” page. Which probably means that the fact it already did that was not recorded in the settings file. So, it becomes even worse than before.
  2. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    also, let's stay on topic. This thread is about beta versions. Announcing new betas, their features and download issues is spot on. Discussing issues that happen in those versions is also okay, even though we might should have moved it into separate threads with that. But saying that nobody needs betas and an old version is all you need is definitely not on topic here. I'm not saying that point is invalid. In fact, I am strongly considering finding an old x64 version and trying it myself. (Because there were 64-bit builds of uTorrent—and I think they would handle large number of torrents much better.) But so far, I am reluctant to take this road because I do not want to run unsupported three-years-old code which has God knows how many issues in it. (Including, potentially, security bugs.) And also, I don't trust 3rd party download websites. But, again, this is not on topic here, so let's not discuss that in this thread. I would be very happy to hear everyone's perspective on this topic in my 64-bit feature request thread because that would help bump it.
  3. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    Yes and no. In theory, it might be simple. Especially given that uTorrent did have a native 64-bit version already. They just discontinued it for some reason which I never understood. In practice, there may be additional steps needed to port the old code to 64-bit platform. My point is not that it's effortless, but it will pay off very soon due to the efficiency of memory allocation. Multiple errors around memory allocation will simply go away. Either because of the robustness of 64-bit platform itself, or because during the porting process, these errors will be highlighted and hence it would be easier to fix them. Shipping only 32-bit apps in the modern world is simply not sustainable, unless it's a very simple app which does practically nothing. (Which is definitely not the case of uTorrent since it handles large volumes of data by design and hence needs to be very efficient.)
  4. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    I honestly disagree, but that's not the point of this thread. No, LAA is not the ultimate solution. Even with LAA, a 32-bit process is limited to 4 GB of memory. Which is clearly not always sufficient. (Though without LAA, it's only 2 GB which is simply catastrophic.) The right thing to do in 21st century is to build and release a native 64-bit version of the app. However, this is not the point of this thread either, hence I posted in the “Feature request” section. (Even though I strongly feel like the app is abandoned, and we won't see any major development in the future, apart from some clumsy monetization bolt-ons.)
  5. I have ~8200 torrents loaded, and uTorrent (both stable and beta versions) is crashing roughly every 10 minutes. Which of course makes it completely unusable because it won't even finish checking the incomplete downloads before it crashes again, let alone continuing the download. My resume.dat is 158 MB. I do not know how big it is supposed to be, but 158 MB does not sound like an awful lot to me. I am trying to load my resume.dat into 64-bit version of BEncode editor, just to see if there's anything obviously wrong there. And the app consumes 4,7 GB of RAM just to read this file. No wonder that poor 32-bit uTorrent is having hard times parsing it! (Even with LAA flag, which is not set by default, a 32-bit app can only address 4 GB of memory.) Why cannot we just have a 64-bit version of uTorrent? Forcing people to use 32-bit apps in 2021 is crazy! I am already a paying uTorrent Pro customer, and I am even willing to pay a little extra for a 64-bit version. (Even though it's ridiculous.) Or perhaps the developers need to come out from the shades and make a clear support statement. E.g. maybe uTorrent is only supposed to work well if you have less than XYZ torrents loaded. And anything more than that is formally not supported and at your own risk only. Then maybe people who want to load more torrents will stop complaining and will go look for other torrent apps.
  6. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    Holy crap, why this all is so hard. The link above only downloads the old stable version for me, 45852. Based on previous experience, I know it will probably change in the future, perhaps in a day or two. But right now, it gets the old version. And apparently there's no direct link to the new version. In-product update checker won't find a new version either and keeps saying that I'm up to date. I have mad respects to rafi and all the work he's trying to help folks out there. But he only posts already modified binaries with LAA flag enabled, so I cannot verify the digital signature of the file. So, guess I'm going to use a hex editor now to change rafi's file to LAA disabled and see if the signature becomes valid. Yes, it worked. Once I flipped byte 00000166 from 23 (LAA) to 03 (non-LAA), the signature is valid. And yes, I flip it back before actually running the app because obviously who would want to run non-LAA. But I won't run it until I check the signature.
  7. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    Windows 10, x64, 14 GB of RAM. There's never less than 6 GB free. Page file is automatic, but barely ever used. (Typically less than 100 MB used.)
  8. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    I've been using LAA for the last half a year or so. Without LAA it was crashing every 10 minutes at ~4000 torrents. With LAA it became solid. It was crashing once a day or even less frequently. When I got to ~6000 torrents, with LAA it was crashing every 2-3 hours. At ~7000 it was crashing every 1 hour or so. Now with ~8200 it crashes every 10 minutes even with LAA. But thanks for the suggestion anyway! I also noticed that it does not matter how many torrents are active right now. I stopped *all* the torrents. And it's still crashing every 10 minutes.
  9. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    Ok, I just went from ~8100 torrents to ~8200 and now instead of crashing every hour, it crashes every 10 minutes. And uTorrent support is completely ignoring my messages. Why did I ever think that buying a pro version was a good idea?
  10. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    have you tried just waiting, maybe an hour or two? If your uTorrent behaves similarly to mine, then all the orphans should eventually start to show up normally without you fixing them manually.
  11. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    Yeah. I have about ~7500 torrents too. But among all the problems I have, this is the least annoying one. Crashes ever hour are much worse.
  12. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    I think I see the same issue with random torrents. Except that it seems to fix itself over time. E.g. when I start uTorrent, maybe 50% of torrents are in this state. Then if I wait ~20 minutes, then only 30% are in this state. If I wait for an hour, all torrents are good. But then the app is crashing in about an hour or an hour and a half. And then I restart it and it happens again. But that's a different story. Out of curiosity, how many torrents do you have?
  13. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    Can someone please explain what's this torrent dissociation problem? I cannot tell from the description, and it does not seem like I have one. Maybe a screenshot or two could help. Thanks everyone!
  14. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    Thanks! I should have checked again before posting I tried yesterday, and it only gave me 3.5.5.45842. But today it does download 3.5.5.45916.
  15. Bacc

    3.5.x Beta

    Can someone please post a link to the original, signed file? Thank y