Have you ever seen a private torrent tracker managing to recruit nearly 20000 members in the beta phase itself? Well, CGPeers has done just that. CGP is a BitTorrent tracker specializing in computer graphics and animation – it’s a project by the same crew who run the huge direct download link forum CGPersia (see end of post for links to full review). Just like its big brother, CGPeers specializes in graphics design and animation tutorials, models, textures, premium plugins, full software for graphics authoring and animation and other similar themed content. Powered by the Gazelle codebase, CGP sports a nice, clean look and provides users with features such as advanced search, fast navigation and detailed torrents descriptions. After being in development for more than 7 months, CGPeers has now entered its semi beta phase – public registrations are currently open and interested readers are welcome to check the site out.
Despite still being in beta, CGPeers has managed to recruit around 19000 members. This almost magical feat was achieved mostly thanks to promotion through CGPs big brother, the CGPersia DDL forum (which already has a massive user base of 140000+ members). Wondering why the need for a separate BitTorrent tracker when you already have a successful forum going? Here’s the explanation:
CGPeers is a new torrent site introduced by the creator of the CGPersia Forum. The goal was to create a home where CG enthusiasts can freely share their passion through the wonders and convenience of BitTorrent. Why BitTorrent? BitTorrent offers many advantages over traditional sharing methods. For example, Being able to download content quickly without having to pay for "Premium" accounts. Or no longer having to worry about your upload(s) being deleted. Welcome to the world of peering.
Most of the files related to computer graphics and animation such as texture packs are pretty large in file size. These are usually spanned across multiple DDL links on CGPersia and some might consider this a hassle to download. These issues are non existent on CGPeers tracker – it already indexes over 1000 releases in 6 categories (Full Applications, Plugins, Tutorials, Models, Materials and Misc) including some packs which exceed 30GB in file size.
Registrations for CGPeers is currently open – anyone is free to create an account without the need for an invite code. Keep in mind that this site is still in beta – you might run into undiscovered bugs or glitches. However, we didn’t encounter any issues during our test run it seemed to be a pretty stable site. If you have any interest in the fields of graphics design, computer animation, etc. you might want to check this tracker out.
Site Name: CGPeers (http://cgpeers.com)
Signup URL: http://cgpeers.com/register.php
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