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Old Apr 22, 2002, 05:39 PM
KAB23223 KAB23223 is offline
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Default anyone here know how to use GrabIt or Direct connect?

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i went to direct connect and it says this thing saying "connect to hub" what am i suppose to do or write?
Old Apr 22, 2002, 10:15 PM
syntaxx syntaxx is offline
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click on public and then to which ever pub you want to connect to. Be warned that some of the pubs only allow people who meet their qualifications to connect...such as sharing 3 or more gigs and having at least 4 free slots. If you find it too hard to connect to an actual person...just change your connection type to's in the settings menu and then connection. email me if you have any more probs....i'll try my best to help you out

Old Apr 23, 2002, 12:27 AM
knightmare68 knightmare68 is offline
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GrabIt works completely different from DirectConnect. Grabit is a binary newsreader, for downloading files from newsgroups. This is still my favorite way to get games. Find out from you ISP what their newsserver address is, and put the info in Grabit(will probably be something like [email][/email]). Not allowed to post which newsgroup is the best one here, but download the list of groups from your server and do a search for dreamcast. There have been several threads on using newsgroups lately. Do a search and you find all the info you need.
Old Apr 30, 2002, 01:40 PM
skapunk21 skapunk21 is offline
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Grabit is the only way to get games. You can get pretty much anything you're looking for. I use it all the time and the downloads are quicker than ftp sites. My news server is as I have a broadband connection. It might be a little different if you have a dial-up.

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Old Apr 30, 2002, 02:10 PM
Richdawg Richdawg is offline
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to use Grabit, just go to and download newsbin . Just joking but newsbin is the same thing as Grabit but has better and easier feutures. I learned to use it in a snap.
Old Apr 30, 2002, 02:22 PM
Mystical_2K Mystical_2K is offline
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i use xnews to get my games from newsgroups and i can get almost every game i ever want and anything else from them - cool

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