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For instance this game manual collection doesn't have any available on the page — I assumed that torrents are generated automatically by the Internet Archive for all uploads.

a screenshot from another page for reference:

archive.org screenshot

the aforementioned game manual page:

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    They are usually generated on file upload and regenerated when the files are changed. Your url has a flag on it: this item is currently being modified/updated by the task: derive perhaps check back onece the updating is completed
    – Blindspots
    Commented Oct 30, 2022 at 16:20
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    @BlindSpots still not updated, no torrent available several months later...
    – user598527
    Commented Apr 2, 2023 at 5:33
  • I'll investigate further.
    – Blindspots
    Commented Apr 2, 2023 at 15:21
  • The automatically generated torrents are reportedly often missing files (recently discussed on /r/datahoarder). Personally I'll download directly in the future; see github.com/jjjake/internetarchive
    – user598527
    Commented Apr 10, 2023 at 9:48

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Does archive.org generate a torrent file for all file (download) pages?

No, some archives don't have a torrent file (example) because of the archive's owner removed it or because archive.org didn't generate it. Even if an archive does have a torrent file, the torrent file may not include all the files of the archive (example). The latter issue is quite frequent in my experience. I recommend downloading archives via the browser or CLI.

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