Drumbeat is compressed using the latest version of StuffIt. Using an older version of StuffIt to de-compress it may not work. If you experience an error when trying to open Drumbeat which says, "The document Drumbeat could not be opened because the program which created it could not be found", then you have an older version of Stuffit Expander somewhere on your Hard Drive. First, download and install a fresh copy of Stuffit Expander from:
Then drag all previous copies which exist on your hard drive of Stuffit Expander to the Trash. Then, also drag any copies of Drumbeat you have to the Trash. Empty the Trash. Then Download a fresh copy of Drumbeat. This should correct the problem.
Important Notes / Known Issues:
Under Tiger, Mac OS 10.4.x, a second Help Menu may appear next to the first. This is a purely cosmetic issue, but we are working to repair it.
Deleting the first item in either the Search History Popup Menu or the User History Popup Menu, or the item already selected, does not work. To delete the first, or selected, item in either list, first select another item, then re-select the initial item while holding down the Command Key.
The Browse command in the Find User Window sometimes produces no results. This is due to the Browse command not being supported by some Servers. If this occurs, open the User's Disclosure Triangle by his Username in the Favorites Window and Double-Click to select a different Network. This will automatically try your Browse again.
For some Users, a Spinning Disc may appear (OS X), or an apparent "hang" of a duration of about 5-10 sec.or more (Classic) may occur about every 20 sec. when Drumbeat has first started. This situation is harmless -- if annoying -- and if allowed to resolve itself, will return to normal operations. No attempts to force quit, especially under OS 9 or earlier should be tried. This problem also diminshes with time, so leaving Drumbeat open for about an hour or so should show the problem as no longer occurring thereafter. We are working to correct this issue as quickly as possible.
When asked to Update, if your Web Browser is not open before clicking the Update Button, a false report may be made by the system that your Browser has Force Quit. Making sure that your Browser is open before clicking Update should eliminate this problem.
At times, a download may appear to be stalled. Selecting (highlighting) the file in the Tasks List may cause the file to start reporting correctly again.
• Mac OS 9.0, or Mac OS 10.1 or higher. PPC Processor. 48 MB RAM above System Requirements. 13 MB Hard Drive space. Connection to the Internet.
New Features in Drumbeat 2 include:
• Deep Search
Groundlevel is extremely excited to introduce a completely new conceptinFile-Sharing: Deep Search scans deeper levels of online Users’ Shared Folders than ever before, retrieving more than 5 times the search results of any currently available application, Mac or PC. In test results, Deep Search has so far achieved more than 45,000 results(did you actually read that?!) for popular search phrases, an increase of more than 250% over our already Record-Breaking Drumbeat 165. We think that ROCKS!!
• Find-As-You-Type Filtering
How do you find your way through 45,000 results? Just start typing! DB now automatically filters all your search results, continually narrowing your search down to exactly the files you want. Find what you're looking for, and then filter again. And you never have to repeat that search again!
• Full-Featured Favorites List
The ability to Add/Remove Favorite Users, more quickly see which Favorite Users are On/Offline, Ignore certain Users from future incoming Chat messages, and a FullHistory of User interactions for the current session.
• Full Resume for Downloading Files
All Files in the Tasks List are now retained if the program is Closed, Quit, or otherwise interrupted unexpectedly. The Tasks List is then re-loaded and all previous Downloads are re-attempted. Those which were in progress when stopped will resume from the point they left off.
When a User is selected in the Favorites Window and the Browse Button is clicked, Drumbeat will automatically attempt a Direct Browse of the User's files. If this service is unavailable in the User's client software, DB will then attempt a Server Browse for each of the Networks to which the User is currently connected until there is a successful Browse.
• Full Upload Control
Control-Click the User's name in the Upload Queue Favorites List and select Show Upload Queue. The User's list of queued files will be shown in the Tasks List. Control-Click any of that User's files in the Tasks List and select Manual Upload. This will send the file to the head of the Queue and start the Upload as soon as the remote Client next sends a request for the file.
• CPU and Bandwidth Throttles
Users can now control how much of their CPU time is devoted to Drumbeat, and the amount of Bandwidth Drumbeat uses for Uploads and Downloads. Users may also select how much priority Drumbeat gives to the speed at which Server Connections are attempted, and to the Buffer Size of Socket Connections.
• Change Mac FileType, Creator and File Extension
for incoming files. By default, DB downloads all .mp3's and any file for which the extension of the file is either not present or unrecognized, as an Mac iTunes file. To change the filetype manually, Select Change File Info... from the Tasks List Contextual Menu.
• Faster and more sophisticated Network Switch
When the connection to a User or Server for a file being downloaded is lost, DB now quickly searches for that User (if they are found on another Network) and re-establishes the connection, in most cases, before your place in Queue is lost. If they are not immediately found, DB will continue searching for them until they are either found or the Task is cancelled.
• Save Partial Files
You can now save a partially downloaded file to another location for a later resume of the download. Control-Click any download in the Tasks List and select Save Partial To... to copy the partially downloaded file to another location on your Hard Drive. Later, you can perform a search for the same file from a different User. When ready to begin the download, Control-Click the desired file in Search Results and select Resume Using File... Navigate to the location of the previously copied file to have the Download resume from where it left off.
• Replaced Napigator (now defunct) with new Stats Servers
• Ability to find and use .wsx Server Lists from WinMX Users
• Corrected problem of the invalidating of valid Registration codes and/or mistaking a valid code as already being online.
• Corrected problem of a user after entering a valid code and restarting, and is then asked to re-register.
• Reported low server counts have now been corrected.
• Pointer error in the client signature has been corrected.
• Numerous other bug fixes.
• More... For more details and instructions for all the New Features in Drumbeat 2, please visit the New Features Section of ourTIL.