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Discussion in 'Usenet newsgroups - Help, how-tos and discussion' started by bd911, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. bd911

    bd911 Regular member

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    I have read and read and read this and other forums religiously over the past couple weeks in regards to the xbox360. Thanks to afterdawn and its many intelligent users I have been able to succussfully make back ups of my games.

    Now I venture into news groups...... this is where I have lost it.
    I have found alt.binaries.games.xbox360, I have loaded 500,000 headers to view. Plain in simple what am I looking at?

    For example the following headers :
    vortex-bw.r25,Incomplete,387.8 KB [01],9/14/2008 17:33,Yenc@power-post.org (Yenc-PP-A&A),a.b.games.xbox360
    novo-earth.e03.r76,Incomplete,1.0 MB [02],9/14/2008 17:36,sysop@hd-wmv.com (hd-wmv.com),a.b.games.xbox360
    vortex-bw.r23,Incomplete,387.7 KB [01],9/14/2008 17:37,Yenc@power-post.org (Yenc-PP-A&A),a.b.games.xbox360
    vortex-bw.r26,Incomplete,776.0 KB [02],9/14/2008 17:38,Yenc@power-post.org (Yenc-PP-A&A),a.b.games.xbox360
    vortex-bw.r27,Incomplete,1.1 MB [03],9/14/2008 17:38,Yenc@power-post.org (Yenc-PP-A&A),a.b.games.xbox360
    vortex-bw.r28,Incomplete,1.1 MB [03],9/14/2008 17:39,Yenc@power-post.org (Yenc-PP-A&A),a.b.games.xbox360
    vortex-bw.r29,Incomplete,3.0 MB [08],9/14/2008 17:39,Yenc@power-post.org (Yenc-PP-A&A),a.b.games.xbox360
    novo-earth.e03.r83,Idle/New,32.8 MB [65],9/14/2008 17:46,sysop@hd-wmv.com (hd-wmv.com),a.b.games.xbox360
    novo-earth.e03.sfv,Idle/New,3.5 KB [01],9/14/2008 17:46,sysop@hd-wmv.com (hd-wmv.com),a.b.games.xbox360
    vortex-bw.r31,Incomplete,6.4 MB [17],9/14/2008 17:46,Yenc@power-post.org (Yenc-PP-A&A),a.b.games.xbox360

    Which ones do I pick? How do I determine if it is the data I am seeking? How do I get all the parts of a specific file if I have no idea what they are? And last, I don't think I understand the NBZ file business. Maybe someone can pm me and walk me through a single download of all the posts needed for a specific file.

    Sorry for so many questions and I will really appreciate all your help!!!!!!
     
  2. wilmero

    wilmero Member

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    Ok, the best thing to do is to get a program called "Newsleecher" install that, you can probably find a cracked one somewhere, then have a look at newzbin.com, that is a newsgroup search engine that allows you to search for a game, click on it to see if all the rar parts are there then download the nzb file to have newsleecher grab the whole game. I can see by what you posted that your news reader is not organized. That's where newsleecher comes in. Your game files would look something like this:

    Code:
    http://www.tweakers.net/ext/i.dsp/1126618606.png
    You can select all the parts and download them, or use an nzb file that will mark them all for you and proceed to download without you having to select them all manually and download 2 million headers.
     
  3. bd911

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    Thank you for your fast response. I have obtained a trial version of NewLeecher and checked out Newzbin.com. I need to be invited to newzbin.com in order to register. Would you invite me? My email address is edited by ddp

    I will edit out my email addy shortly.

    Thanks again.
     
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  4. wilmero

    wilmero Member

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    I have tried inviting you and it looks like something is wrong with their site at this time. pm me your email address and Ill try again later.
     
  5. homesick

    homesick Regular member

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    this is not really the place to be talking about newsgroups.
     
  6. tavek

    tavek Guest

    If you were smart, you would have bought some stock in AIG , for $2 a share, and putting in $1k, it rose $2 per share, then you would have DOUBLED your money, thats the best choice you could have made!
     
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  7. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    moved to correct forum as not a xbox 360 general discussion issue.

    bd911, no email posting as per forum rules, post edited.

    bd911 & wilmero, no invite posting as per forum rules.
     
  8. smlvfx

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    you dont need newzbin, there are free nzb sites
    http://www.nzbsrus.com/
    http://www.merlins-portal.net/Vbulletin/nzblist.php
    http://www.nzbmatrix.com/
    http://nzbsites.com/sites.php?voted=yes

    or you can use a search engine
    http://www.newzleech.com/
    http://www.binsearch.info/

    here is a guide to newsgroups
    http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_download_files_from_usenet_newsgroups.cfm

    see here what has been uploaded
    http://www.abgx.net/filename/?ch=6
    http://www.scenereleases.info/

    you can get newsleecher from here
    http://www.warez-bb.org/
     
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