carracho question

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by grayman18a, May 20, 2002.

  1. grayman18a macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2002
    There seem to be a lot of Carracho users on this forum so hopefully someone might be able to help. I've been trying to get Carracho working, have sorted pout preferences etc managed to connect to a whole range of servers but when I try and search I get a dialogue box saying my login and/or password are incorrect. However I don't recall any login or password pages in the set up assistant nor does there seem to be an places in preferences to set these up???
    Any thoughts?
  2. kettle macrumors 65816


    May 12, 2002
    England, Great Britain (Airstrip One)

    What is Carracho?
    also what is hotline? I think they're similar but that's just a hunch.
    please tell me.
    I wouls like to Know this sort of thing, I think.
  3. icetraxxg5 macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2002
    Commerce Township
    You need a password for each DIFFERENT server, Lets say you put in a carracho tracker for bloodhound, So then you refresh the servers list and you get a list of servers, Some servers let you in/download for FREE, others you have to upload something and talk to the admin (The guy in red) or just talk to the admin to get a login/password to download. To talk to the server admin for a server that makes you have a login/password, Just double click the server and it should connect and then double click the guy in red to send him a message. I really hope this helps!

    P.S. Carracho is Mac ONLY! So I think it is MUCH better then hotline and has a MUCH cleaner interface then hotline with a nice even growing community. I also don't know whats the thing about KaZaA/Mopheus/other P2P software on the PC, Every PC friend I have LOVES carracho because it actually "works".
  4. chewbaccapits macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2001
    Torrance, Californizzel
    I don't know what you're doing...But HL works great...I admin my server with HL or Pitbull...Now..Pitbull..Thats a great compliment to hotline...You can connect to many servers at once.
  5. britboy macrumors 68030


    Nov 4, 2001
    Kent, UK
    If you go to and follow the link to either hotline or carracho (whichever you happen to be using), it gives to the option to search servers, and find one you like to connect to.

    It's a good idea to read the news for each different server you connect to, find out what rules the run for uploading/downloading.
  6. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    I was planning to use Carracho when I heard about it, but I was afraid you have to pay to get by to certain hosts. I use Limewire (which has been recently updated to filter many more results than my previous version), which is actually a little annoying, but it is free, sort of.

    If you want I can post some extra detail on how to use Limewire a little more effeciently. But I do not think I will switch to Carracho.
  7. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2001
    I'd love to find Divx files efficently on Limewire. Can you help?
  8. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Here is what I was able to dig up out of my closet of old posts. This will help you find basically anything on Limewire.

    If you are still having problems:

    Currently, I am using Limewire 2.4.4 and this update is vastly improved over many of the others. It does take some getting used to, but once you master it, which even I find hard, you can avoid all sorts of problems. Have fun.

    By the way, this is my first edit for a post.
  9. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus


    Nov 28, 2001
    down in Fraggle Rock
    KC: if you are into limewire style apps you should check out eDonkey. Much better network. Great for getting movies and TV shows. (if you are brave try irc)

    KC: you dont need to pay for carracho. i dont know how you got that strange idea, but whoever gave you this impression should be dragged out into the street and... scorned (sorry just not in a violent mood).

    Hotline was great back in the day but its fairly useless now. PC users with their banner clicking, porn-centric, upload to download mentality ruined it. All the worthwhile servers have moved on to better things... carracho. great community, easy to use. no banner clicking like hotline. no porn like hotline. no fake servers like hotline. just people who share a passion for mac and enjoy sharing and helping eachother out. also of note on a "free server" is on that does not require you to upload to gain download access. basically it works like this. you download the carracho client. you go to and copy some tracker ip addresses into your tracker list. read all the serevr descriptions. Log in (sometimes a login and pass are listed in the info next to the server name). read the agreement and agree. Follow any specific instructions from the agreement, or if none. read the news. follow any specific instructions in the news... or just start looking through the files and start downloading. Chatting with the admin (name in red) is a good way to get to know the personality fo the server. problem is the "authorities" have been cracking down on hotline and carracho servers lately...

    ...but luckily there is kdx. kdx is teh same style of sharing as hotline and carracho. it is pc and mac, but despite the pc users still has a great community (better than hotline). Servers are better organized, and there are lots of servers that have no upload to download. lots of divx here (only place better is irc, got to get my daily dose of fraggle rock!) and a very helpful and polite community all aroud. And most definitely none of the hotline hanky panky. interface is non-apple, but its not so bad. lots of right (control) clicking but once you realize that its easy. Shows a great deal of promise.

    any specific questions feel free to IM me via AOLIM (i use adium not that ugly aol or ichat pos) at ambitiouslemon.
  10. evildead macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2001
    WestCost, USA
    Carracho help

    I have been a carracho user for a long time. I use both the server and the client. In the beginning, I found some short tutorials that helped me out as a newbee. I have a "DOCMaker" File that gives a short intro on how to use the client (runs in OS 9) and a pdf file for how to set up a server. If you want one of these... shoot me an email and Ill pass it along. They are small files.

  11. mywar2000 macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2002
    central Cali.

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