i had the free build for 2 years and never a problem i think its because limewires servers went down not that acqusition went down because it only connected to limewires servers so hopefullt they make their own servers and put an end to the problem and for the whole sharing i buy music when i have money for it or if i know i will enjoy it but when i dont know the band or cant affored to pay for music i use p2p
Acquisition is a gnutella client supporting modern gnutella features such as Ultrapeers, swarm (multi-source) downloads, download resumption, and distributed network discovery. Acquisition also features a single-window user interface with a convenient drawer that summarizes all current searches, network activity, and active transfers.
Millions of users, billions of files
Share files with tens of millions of Mac and Windows users around the planet. Bask in the positive spirit of communal reciprocity.
Fall in love with new artists
In addition to files, Acquisition provides recommendations of new artists to experience. Get instant gratification with one-click searching in Acquisition or the iTunes Music Store.
"Integration" is an understatement. Acquisition automatically imports and plays songs in iTunes. Even more clever, Acquisition highlights downloadable files already found in your iTunes library, so you don't waste time downloading songs you already have.
Preview audio files directly in Acquisition, even before they finish downloading, saving you precious time.
Browse like a king
You arrange your CD collection by artist and album, and so does Acquisition. Acquisition's unique artist/album browser sorts files in the most intuitive way possible, helping you find what you want easily.
Take full advantage of the network by "swarming" files from multiple hosts. Maximize your bandwidth and get your files sooner. Acquisition has been called 'better than Kazaa' due to the amazing success rates with swarmed downloads.
Everything under the sun
Acquisition lets you share more than music. Share movies, files, documents, photos, books, and anything else that can be stuffed inside a computer.
iPod + Acquisition = Love
Don't have $10,000 to buy songs from Apple? Acquisition is the perfect complement to your spacious iPod, when used responsibly.
Acquisition, written in pure Cocoa, is brimming with aesthetic beauty. It is such a stellar OS X citizen that even Apple has borrowed interface ideas from it.
Filter the junk
Spam ain't fun for anyone. Acquisition automatically filters junk from known file spammers. There's also an "adult" content filter if you want to keep things PG-rated.
Master your bandwidth
Acquisition allows detailed control over network bandwidth usage. Limit the number of downloads, pause & resume downloads, and cap your upload bandwidth to keep your internet access snappy.
Open Source Strength
At the core of Acquisition beats an open source heart that is rigorously tested, continuously improving, and surrounded by a loving community. The network protocol, Gnutella, is technically superior to Kazaa.
Summer of the Acquisition features:
- Millions of users, billions of files
- iTunes Intimacy
- Media Preview
- Preview audio files directly in Acquisition, even before they finish downloading.
- Fall in love with new artists
- Acquisition provides recommendations of new artists to investigate.
- Browse by Artists/Albums
- You arrange your CD collection by artist and album, and so does Acquisition. The artist/album browser is a unique innovation exclusive to Acquisition.
- With its seamless iTunes integration, Acquisition is the must-have software accessory for all iPod owners.
- High-speed downloads
- Acquisition "swarms" files from multiple hosts to maximize your download speeds.
- Written in Cocoa, Acquisition is beautiful. It is such a stellar OS X citizen that Apple and countless others have 'borrowed' interface ideas from it.
- Filter the junk
- Acquisition automatically filters junk from known file spammers. There's also an "adult" content filter to keep things tasteful.
- Control your bandwidth
- Limit the number of downloads, pause & resume downloads, and cap your upload bandwidth.
The Product Requirements are:
- Mac OS X 10.3 or later
- Apple Java 1.4.1 update
- Universal Binary
Acquisition has an average rating 3.0 out of 5 based on 21 user ratings.
I paid for a "lifetime" subscription when he first began. Unfortunately lifetime is only for the version at hand. My subscription ended when a new version was released and I was asked to pay again. My old version unexpectedly stopped working, Coincidence?
Acquisition, which is made by the same people as Limewire, uses Limewire’s networks so like limewire it also will no longer be able connect to any servers. Limewire has just been faced by a permanent injunction by a US federal court, because of pressure from the music industry and the RIAA. This injunction requires Limewire by law to shutdown all of its networks.
I had it working about a month ago, for a day, no luck since. I too wish Acquisition would be forthcoming as to why it's not connecting. Did the go offline because they're afraid they'll be brought to court and/ or terminated?
I have been using Acquisition for over 6 years, and I just bought it for my daughter. Bummer. It was only a matter of time as I am sure he wasn't paying royalties to the musicians. As much as I hate to say it, I don't blame the record companies.
This bites it. I'm in Canada, where due to overly intrusive government interference, it is not technically possible to illegally download music. Oh, you can grab all the free music you want, bu since the government collects a royalty on the sale of all blank media (drives, CD's DVD's flash memory etc), that supposedly is paid back to the record companies, Canadians have already paid for the music that they would have us believe we are stealing. BS. At least bit torrents still work....
Ugh, I thought it was a problem with my connection but now I see that others are having the same problem. I haven't been able to connect for about 2 weeks :(
Same here i was using acquisition for over 3 years and get a life license and since about 1 month acquisition doesn't connect anymore :( Any news or feed back from the acquisition team ?
ya know.....ppl who create music nowadays dont give a crap about what there singing. Music used to reach out to ppl and touch them, ppl would sing for "free" from there hearts and write there own music now they have other ppl right it and all they care about is the stupid money. They already have sooo much money why dont they chill out and share their music with us for free!!???
Sharing music is no different than sharing books. An author created a story or did a ton of research and wrote it down same as a song writer writes and records music. These thing are by definition made for consumption on a large scale. You don't see authors screaming from rooftops demanding that everyone buy their own personal copy of their book. That's asinine. Guess we should shut down public libraries too, huh?
"I believe in sharing, and that’s not wrong!!!" You are taking music that someone or some band has spent tons of time/effort/money making and using it without contributing zilch to the process, because you think you should not have to pay for it and are then making it even worse by sharing your illegal copies with others. Sorry, but wrong is exactly what that is.
But if I borrow a book from the library and read it I'm not contributing anything to the author either, and neither is the next person that checks the book out, or the next? How is it different with music?
Been using Acquisition for many years, and Napster before that, I believe in sharing, and that's not wrong!!! Now..... nothing, so sad Come on somebody, come up with something new!!! Acquisition should not continue selling memberships if the service doesn't work!!! There's a lawsuit right there. Shut Down already then Acquisition if you can't handle the heat!!
Been using Aquisition for 4 years or more, now nothing........sounds a little sus to me. Would be nice for the developers of this program to comment on it on their website. I wait patiently....like everyone else!!
I have been using acquisition for almost a year now and it won't connect now either. like everyone else suspects, i believe it has something to do with limewire shutting down. im so mad! Brandon-please be sure to let us know if acquisition emails you back. does anyone know any good ways to download music on a mac??
Same issue here with Acquisition not connecting. I have been using Acquisition for years and this seems to be related to the limewire shutdown. I tried to download the free version, but there is nothing to open just blank document..Has this happened in the last week or so? I have emailed Acquistion as well, with no response...
I too have not been able to connect and because of the timing of the ruling (October 28, 2010) am guessing it has everything to do with the Limewire lawsuit and not our computers. I am very much an amateur and know very little about this kind of thing, but when it did work I noticed that any Peers (the other computers through which I could be connected at any one time) would always be listed as "Limewire" and then some type of ID number.
I too cannot connect to acquisition.i uninstalled the program and when i looked to reinstall it i found that there is no free version anymore? maybe this is the problem. limewire shutdown, and frostwire confuses me. anybody know any other sites that are GREAT for MACS?
Nice to see im not the only one to have this problem. I have been using Acquisition for over 3 years and this is a first for me. Must be something on their end? Right?
Limewire was shut down this week. I can only guess that that's why acquistion no longer works. I've used it for years and today it's not connecting.
looks like "they" have "broken" it... I saw some notice about the record labels closing down another P2P app. :( perhaps the ride is over... shame, but then again, the artists making the music DO deserve to get some compensation....
I've had Acquisition for well over 5 years (and paid for it). Every once in a while it would stop connecting for a day or so (I assume they're just random kinks), but I can't remember it happening for quite a few days. I really hope it's not connected to Limewire being shut down.
The Limewire Injunction hit at 5:47 pm on 26 October and is on the Limewire Website. Acquisition was specifically mentioned in it as well as every other P2P Client Software. Acquisition stopping a few days ago is too much of a coincidence.............
I just bought the program as well, and i re checked that all the ports were open and working..it says all mapping was done automatically on the preferences, but it wont connect..the bar just stays red. anyone know the issue?
Same here have had that problem for the past 3 days as well, Im wondering if it had anything to do with the recent closing of limewire?
I cannot connect either, its a great program and now its opening but not connecting at all, any ideas? It seems like Im not the only one.
PS- I've been using Aquisition for over a year and had some work on my computer (A brand new hard drive) for the past two days. Suddenly it's not working. I'm worried that this did something. When I open it it comes up but just is not connecting. Can you guys connect???
Is anyone having a problem with Acquisition not 'connecting'? It just stays red. This just started and I'm worried that it's possibly linked w the case against limewire???? HELP. Or is this a problem w my computer???
I just bought and downloaded this program however i cannot get it to connect. i emailed acquisition, however i have not heard back. i checked the ports and they are open. can someone PLEASE help me with this matter. I am currently running mac OS X version 10.6.4 Thank You!!!
when i search for songs on acquisition nothing comes up so i cant download anything but i paid...what to do?
on the website to download Acqusition it says to buy it for $25 is that a flat fee? a monthly fee? or a yearly fee? thanks so much
I can't find my favorite artist using Acquisition. is there any way that i can get it? It's called Lightning Love
as most (if not all p2p sharing programs) of these programs operate on users having the file(s). the like senario would be.... the first 6.12GB some dude had, the last 800MB he didnt, and ur stuck with some poor dillhole either limiting upload or just plain have a sucky connection. most ppl seems to think p2p or any other from of downloading comes with some sort of download-fairy" ... it doesnt. if no1 shares it , or at crappy speeds. the fairy wont come to ur aid and magically boost ur download speed (i wonder why its never about uploadspeeds...... hehe)
Hey! I really need some help.. I have (was suposed to) downloaded a 6,2GB file and it went fast all the way, untill... it stopped on 6,12gb. And now it says that the download speed is on 0,0-0,4kb/sec. I have downloaded other files at the same time and they went fast, but not the big file.. Are there any size-limits on the download if your not liscensed? Greatfull for answers :)
Is there ANYTHING at all like this Acqusition program for Windows? I use it on my friend's Mac and it's great but I have Windows XP. Any suggestions? Because LimeWire stinks!!
I have acquisition, but after the first twenty or so songs i download, they start to take fifteen minutes for each song to download. Does anyone else have this problem or have a solution?
I have been using aquisition on my MACBOOK now for about 2 months and I love it! Never had any problems!
I am an a university and the university catches people who download music. when i clicked a song to download from acquisition it says there is no license for the file. I don't want to get in trouble with the university...is acquisition legal??
Im scared to put a file sharing program on my mac....(limewire ruined my last pc) anyone out there getting viruses from acquisition?
You have to go to your applications folder after you click on your macintosh HD icon & pull it over to your toolbar from the applications folder. That should work!