For more information on MD5, please see MD5
MD5 can be used for you to ensure that a file you downloaded is the same as the one that was uploaded. This is very useful in Malsing maps because in many cases, new versions of a file are uploaded to the same link as old version, and you do not know whether your file is the latest. By comparing the MD5 of your file and the latest given MD5, you can ensure that both versions are the same.
How to check
- Download and install winMD5Sum, a free and open source MD5 verification program.
- Right-click the file.
- Click Send To, then winMD5Sum.
- Wait for winMD5Sum to load and finish the checksum (this may take a significant amount of time depending on your computer's performance).
- Copy the given MD5 into the bottom text box.
- Click "Compare". If they match, you're good. If they don't download the latest version of the file and try again.
- Ensure that the file name contains no spaces. If it does, rename it.
- Launch Terminal
- Change to the directory which you downloaded the file
- From within the directory, run MD5
- After scanning the file, the md5sum should print out a single line:
- Compare the string on the left with the given MD5. If they match, you're good. If they don't download the latest version of the file and try again.
Follow the instructions for Linux, except type "md5" instead of "md5sum"