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How do I make a torrent?

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Posted January 29, 2015 by Dominic
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How do I make a torrent of my English GBA Pokemon hacks collection? I've been asked to do this, and what I found on a general search shows that I need to download a program that I don't know from a publisher that I don't know. As well as backups on a separate folder on my computer, the hacks are also on a memory stick and an online storage site.

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Posted January 29, 2015 by Ness

1. download this

2. open it and click on "file" and then choose the Create new Torrent dialog

3. pick the archive/folder with the roms(you should use an archive, it compresses roms quite well)

4. after the .torrent file is created, open it and start seeding

5. right click on the file listed in your torrent program and choose "copy magnet link", and then paste it somewhere(I'd recommend posting the magnet link on rhm)

6. keep seeding, by that, I mean keep your PC and torrent program on, so others can DL it, then you can stop caring about it and stop seeding
you can try releasing your torrent on some torrent sites like, so the torrent might survive for a longer time
I'll try to keep seeding your collection as long as possible if it's released

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Posted June 2, 2015 by Weloxux

Aperso: I'd like to interject for a moment, what you are referring to as piracy is actually a smear word. Publishers often refer to copying they don't approve of as “piracy.” In this way, they imply that it is ethically equivalent to attacking ships on the high seas, kidnapping and murdering the people on them. Based on such propaganda, they have procured laws in most of the world to forbid copying in most (or sometimes all) circumstances. (They are still pressuring to make these prohibitions more complete.)

If you don't believe that copying not approved by the publisher is just like kidnapping and murder, you might prefer not to use the word “piracy” to describe it. Neutral terms such as “unauthorized copying” (or “prohibited copying” for the situation where it is illegal) are available for use instead. Some of us might even prefer to use a positive term such as “sharing information with your neighbor.”

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Posted February 3, 2015 by Ness

it isn't unsuitable at all, don't bother with their attempts at whiteknighting

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Posted January 29, 2015 by daniilS

Aperso: well said, sir. Here at RHM we all dump our ROMs ourselves!

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Posted January 29, 2015 by Jambo51

It very much depends on what is being shared. If ROMs, then no, it's illegal. If patches, then it's legal, but questionable if the creators haven't given permission for you to do so.