Step 2: Install FreeRapid 0.82

*update: v0.82 released.

Download the program file from the Download list on the left hand side of the homepage. You will need to install Java, if you dont have it already.

Installing Free Rapid 0.81, just means extracting FreeRapid-0.81.zip, 5.30MB to a directory of your choice. I have made both the Windows and Mac versions available through this instructable, because I experience some slow connections some times.

I suggest you install it to C:/Program Files/ now, if you are on your home computer. I have one at home and one of a flash drive that I carry around with me. Works great.

This nifty program is written in Java, so its largly platform independent, although a MacOSX dmg installation package is made available for those lazy Mac users :)

Run the program by locating frd.exe and you will see a nice Java UI. There are only a hand full of settings that you need to change from the default to make this little program work wonders.

In the next step, I show you the best configuration settings for seamless downloading, without any interaction for you >>
hi ,i found Sharing Max new software more powerful ,it can download more than one link ,and waiting for rapidshare time automatically and then continue download ,and can also download from megaupload without writing the captcha word ,and download from youtube too&nbsp;<br /> and this the link&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow"> http://www.softwaremile.com/download/smhx.exe</a>
hi <br><br>i have installed this but it is not supporting to rapid share files but it is working with MU files.
hi ,<br><br>i am very new to this site i installed.83 version.i am getting file error while i am downloading please help me.<br>
thanks for u
&nbsp;thank you saves me so much time and with megaupload links it gave me speeds twice as fast than normal now i can download anime fansubs faster&nbsp;
Me neither. If you just queue the files and hit the hay you'llhave what you want in the morn.
anyone who wants to resume the next download from rapidshare wothout waiting for 15 mins just restart your internet connection or type "ipconfig/flushdns" on command prompt of your windows.
That doesn't work for me
Man i still have to wait 15 F..king minutes :( done all like here
Yes, you still have to wait the 15 minutes, but you dont have to do it manually. As I said, load up your rapidshare links (or megaupload, etc) and go to sleep or take lunch :)
I've been running FreeRapid for the past 3 days and I've had zero problems. It has saved me a considerable amount of time and it has worked exactly as advertised. Thanks again for this top notch instructable!
now we just need a mac version
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://wordrider.net/download.php?file=FreeRapid-0.81.dmg">Mac Version Can Be Found Here.</a><br/>
hey! many thanks!
thanks for doing the work for us :) this is definitely appreciated <sup> </sup>! no more babying the downloads, at least with RS<br/>
Thanks for the info. I was sure someone had already written a program to do this, but I didn't relish trying all the options to find the best. You're information is well presented and you reasoning is clear. Thanks for saving me several hours of hunting.
Nice! i should have guessed that there were tools out there to do this! I (and my fellow anime nuts) can't wait to try a few out! Good idea to add the cruddy ones into the list to save us a fair amount of trouble! Thanks for that
You're welcome. Since the time I wrote up this program, I went back and tested the others again on other computers, just for fairness and ... they still suck. Also, FreeRapid will always give up some of those temporary downloads shown in Step 4, but yeah. just delete them.

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