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DCgate-OC:Installation Guide for Windows

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THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN MARKED AS LEGACY AS THE SOFTWARE IT REFERS TO IS NO LONGER USED


Note: DO NOT USE DCgate-OC WHILE ON CAMPUS

Note: This guide is no longer necessary when using the .exe installer, and it provided for legacy support.

After downloading DCgate, the files must be extracted to a suitable location. If your unsure about how to do this, the following steps should help.

  • Right click on the DCgate-3.2.zip file
  • Click extract all, the extraction wizard should open
  • Click next
  • Choose a directory to extract to, C:\Program Files\DCgate\ for example, or the desktop is fine
  • Click Next, and Finish

You must also install a suitable DC++ client for connecting to DCgate. DC++ and StrongDC are two available clients. The default install for either is sufficient, and specific setup instructions for both are below.

DC++

  • Run DC++
  • When prompted for connection and nickname info, fill in a nickname and leave the rest
  • Click the gold start at the top, this will open your favorite hubs list
  • Click New to create a new hub
  • Name: Purdue DCgate

Address: 127.0.0.1:6473 Description: Purdue DCgate Nick: Your Nickname Password: (leave blank) Description: Click ok

  • You'll see the newly created hub, check the box beside its name in order to have DC++ auto-connect
  • To download on DCgate you must have something shared, to do this go to

File / Settings Sharing Add / Choose appropriate folders to share

  • Click OK
  • In the favorite hubs window, choose DCgate and click connect

StrongDC

  • Run StrongDC
  • When prompted for Nick and info, filling out only the Nick is sufficient
  • To download on DCgate you must have something shared, to do this click Sharing and choose appropriate folders on your computer to be shared
  • Click OK
  • Click the gold start at the top, this will open your favorite hubs list
  • Click New to create a new hub
  • Name: Purdue DCgate

Address: 127.0.0.1:6473 Description: Purdue DCgate Nick: Your Nickname Password: (leave blank) Description: Click ok

  • You'll see the newly created hub, check the box beside its name in order to have DC++ auto-connect
  • To connect select DCgate and click connect

Note: You must run the DCgate executable before you will be able to connect. This file can be found in the directory you chose to extract DCgate-3.1.zip to. It's the 'DCgate' file with the green and blue icon.