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First, it's a bit odd that there isn't a download link for the client directly on the site's front page.

Secondly, all the download links posted on the sticky thread in this forum are broken (error 404).

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I agree entirely with the

I agree entirely with the first point. I had to poke around; only places with links are the wiki and the forum. It really should say "Download foldit here!" at the top of the main page.

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also waiting on a working

also waiting on a working dowload link. I tried finding a torrent for the Mac version but everything is dead.

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server issues

the fold it servers have been offline for much of the day. Possibly they have disabled the download links on the home page and also via the forums due to the server issues.

the google cache (2:32AM today) of the fold it pages shows the download link on the home page.

I expect they will fix their server issues and then fix the software download links at that time.

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Is there any chance that

Is there any chance that someone maybe still has the client somewhere, and could upload it to a site like megaupload for us to grab it from?

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suggest torrent

A torrent would be a nice solution too. Then it wouldn't be dependent on any one site.

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Seriously..

I understand "server issues", I deal with "server issues" all the time. And I also understand why they would've removed the download links. What I don't understand is why they didn't add one line of HTML code to add a banner, in bold, red letters at the top of the front page which reads: "**** DOWNLOAD LINKS HAVE BEEN DISABLED TEMPORARILY DUE TO SERVER ISSUES ****". I'm sorry, but I could've updated the front page code in less time than it took me to write this. This is basic, simple stuff guys. I'm just got here because this hit the front page of reddit and apparently the servers couldn't handle the load caused by the flood of new users. This is ridiculous.

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It does seem like a real

It does seem like a real waste of potential new users having no download link with all the press from reddit. Someone really needs to upload their copy or start a torrent... any users out there want to help out?

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A torrent, please...

Count me as another person who wants a torrent after reading about this project on Ars Technica.

Hopefully, someone can create torrents for all three platforms, because I really don't want to use Wine to run the Windows version on Linux... (though I've heard that it works)

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Ya, I read a slashdot article

Ya, I read a slashdot article about this, thought like omg, I could totally be interested in this, so I found this site. So I dug around...and around, and around some more, and was getting really frustrated with no download link. So I made an account....and damn, you'd think even the welcome email would have a link to download the client? Nope, lol. So I poke my nose in the wiki and find the 404 links. So I head over here to see if someone put up some temp links....guess given the track record of my adventure, that's asking too much.

Is the project scared I will make it go boom or something? lol

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ars 404 exe

me too bla bla bla

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Haha, same thing here! I had

Haha, same thing here! I had to dig for a good while before finally giving up and checking the forums. Not too good of a coincidence what with the Slashdot article (unless of course the additional traffic blew the servers).

Whatever the case, hope to see links back up soon!

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Torrent Link

While the servers are still offline, I found an apparently virus free torrent of the client. It might not be the most recent, but if you have an account you can log in and at least go through the tutorial puzzles.

Torrent Link

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Ok, whoever is maintaining the site PUT UP SOME DAMN INFORMATION ABOUT DOWNLOAD.
I just wasted 10 minutes looking for the stupid thing.

Also, lots of image links are broken.

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Re: Torrent Link

There doesn't seem to be a link in your post, or the link is broken. Could you paste in the URL perhaps?

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After 2 hours of battling

After 2 hours of battling with the alternative link and only getting to 50% (in 20 minutes) and having the download cancel on me it looks like the original download link is up again!
But just in case it goes down again I've made a torrent as I couldn't find one to use when the HTTP links were down.

Link: thepiratebay.org/torrent/5741015

Sorry I couldn't make it clickable, FoldIt wouldn't let me because I haven't played enough!
If you download, please help me seed...

Thank you!
Kitty

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Link removed

Looks like the thanks I get from The Pirate Bay is a ban and my torrent removed so no one can use it.

As a result I've put it on RapidShare, here's the link:
rapidshare.com/files/411251279/Foldit.exe

If anyone from FoldIt reported the torrent for some reason, and don't want FoldIt uploaded anywhere else let me know and I'll remove the link.

Thanks,
Kitty

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yay for being heard

I'm glad to see that the comments about finding the download links was addressed promptly, with there now being links right on the main page. Also glad to see all is working well, can't wait to try it out once I get home. :)

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