The XDCC Catcher Basic product page is
divided into three parts.
It's impossible to list all features of
XDCC Catcher Basic. So, only the most exciting features of XDCC Catcher
Basic are listed below. (Of course, XDCC Catcher
Pro has these features as well.)
Please note that with XDCC Catcher Basic
you can only connect to networks and join channels that allow XDCC
Catcher. Please buy
XDCC Catcher Pro to connect to every
network and to join every channel.
XDCC Catcher supports an unlimited amount
of networks and channels. But be careful, because your network
connection may not be able to handle so many connections.
Because you're able to connect to 100s of
networks and join 1000s of channels, you can get 1000s of packets
(files) in your Packet list. Add packets from your Packet list to your
local queue with just one click. Or search through your Packet list to
find the pack you would like to download.
XDCC Catcher has an advanced local queue
function. It automatically requests packs in your queue. If something
goes wrong, XDCC Catcher continues requesting the pack till the pack has
downloaded. You've full control of your local queue: pause, remove and
reset requests. You can add packs to your local queue from the Packet
list or from XDCC search engines.
With Autoconnects on, you don't have to
manually connect the networks anymore, XDCC Catcher does. Every 10
seconds, XDCC Catcher tries to connect to 10 networks. XDCC Catcher
continues trying to connect till all networks are connected. With
Autojoins on, XDCC Catcher automatically joins all channels of connected
Search on bot, description, network or
channel of packs in your Packet list. You can use both the normal search
method and powerful regular expressions. If you select the filter
option, the Search results are automatically refreshed every 10 seconds.
The image above is a screenshot of the
search results of the popular XDCC search engine Packetnews. If you
click on '#1', pack #1 of bot ct-s200 on channel #ct-xdcc on network
after-all is automatically added to your local queue. When the network
after-all is connected and channel #ct-xdcc is joined, the pack is
automatically requested. Of course, you can add packs from other XDCC
search engines (IRCSpy/XDCCZ) to your local queue in the same way.
XDCC Catcher supports Socks4, Socks5 and
HTTP proxies to connect to servers or to make a DCC transfer. (Useful if
you're behind a proxy)
On default, XDCC Catcher checks for
updates of XDCC Catcher Basic on startup. If any updates are available,
a notification appears. You can always find the last version on the XDCC
Catcher Basic download page.
XDCC Catcher is very easy to learn, but you should know
some "tricks" to understand XDCC Catcher fully. The free quick start
(included in the Basic setup package) guides you through the most
important windows and aspects of XDCC Catcher Basic. After you've read
this quick start, you know how to use all basic features of XDCC Catcher
Basic and you're ready to use XDCC Catcher in a daily way.
The quick start is available in English and Dutch, and
contains a brief introduction to IRC and XDCC as well. If you would like
to download the quick start separately from the Basic setup package,
to download the English version or
to download the Dutch version (in
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Main window - Messages tab
Main window - Queue tab
Main window - Packet list
Main window - Network list
Settings dialog (General)
To download XDCC Catcher Basic, please click
here if you still have questions.