For some of our readers, this will probably be the best news they heard in 2009. The famed dedicated games torrent tracker Blackcats Games is giving out free referral codes on their IRC channel. Although there are a few referral codes issued to current users, you won’t have much luck obtaining one if you don’t personally know an existing member. So when it comes to getting into BCG as a new user, signing up via an IRC referral seems to be the easiest possible method. As of 13/4/2009, Blackcats-Games has a user base of around 29000 members and tracks 10900+ active torrents.

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The following is quoted from a message stoi (BCG Owner) posted on FST a few hours ago. Read it in full, specially the parts that are in bold:

BCG is sort of having open signups. We are taking new members in our IRC

a few things to make clear first though
1: There is only a couple of staff doing this, so dont just sit there and think, nothing is happening and leave. also because there is only a couple of staff doing it, you may have to wait while.
2: you are supposed to tell us a joke and you will probably get in (not my idea).
3: make sure you have an email, that is not yahoo or hotmail and is less then 30 characters long, that includes the
4: You will be going on the staff members referral tree, so if you fuck up, the staff member will get punished as well, well as you can tell from that, if this happens we will not be happy, and you may find yourself banned from more than BCG.
5: You do get 15gig on your upload as soon as you join auto (this is only from a staff referral, if a user refers you, you only get 2 gig. But this does not mean you can hit and run, see point 6.
6: We work a hell of a lot different from other trackers, so if you have never been a member before, make sure you read the FAQ/Rules and the SP FAQ.
and i think thats about it (time for me to go to bed so i miss the hordes lol)

How to join BCG IRC Channel

The main BCG IRC channel is #blackcats on This channel is usually accessible only to registered members. All non members are first taken to #waitingroom which is where you can request for invites (as i understand). Here is how you can join #waitingroom:

  1. You’ll need to download an IRC client first. Web based IRC clients are banned from BCG as far as i know. I’d recommend you download and install mIRC – download links and tutorial can be found here.
  2. Once IRC client is set up, change you nickname to whatever nickname you want to have on BCG tracker (in mIRC, nickname can be changed in Tools—>Options menu.
  3. Join the BCG IRC channel. This is located on IRC server and the channel name is #blackcats (non members will automatically be taken to #waitingroom). If you are using mIRC click on this direct link irc:// to instantly visit the channel. 

The current topic of #waitingroom is set to:

* Topic is 'I'm away to my bed now and will be back at aroung 10am(gmt) to give out more referal. Please be patient if there is noone around'
* Set by phileas on Mon Apr 13 05:31:26

Unlike other IRC giveaways we have posted about, it looks as if you’ll have to hang around for a while on IRC for this one. But hey, hopefully the end result would be you being a member of the best damn games tracker on the planet.

Few links that will help you survive on BCG (you need to login to the site to view these):

Good Luck!


  1. Dan // 4/13/2009 10:41:00 AM  

    Thanks, will give it a shot

  2. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 4/13/2009 02:42:00 PM  

    PTP is open:

  3. whosez // 4/13/2009 03:58:00 PM  

    Hey guys :) U might wanna have your readers know that pretorians is also open for public sign up as i may not be for long,so people better hurry!

  4. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 4/13/2009 05:45:00 PM  
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  5. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 4/13/2009 05:45:00 PM  

    thanks whosez for the heads up. Will post a separate article later today.

  6. Triad_470 // 4/13/2009 06:39:00 PM  

    Holy crap im in. Once again i owe my life to TEAM FILEnetworks. Thanks a lot guys!!

  7. TEAM FILEnetworks // 4/13/2009 06:44:00 PM  

    "Topic is 'Yes we are giving out invites. Please make sure you change your nick to the one you intend on signing up with. DON'T PM STAFF, THEY WILL PM YOU."

    This article has got more than 3000 reads within a few hours after posting. BCG staff should have their work cut out :D

  8. Kaustav // 4/13/2009 07:42:00 PM  

    there not giving out anymore referrals.

  9. Jhonny Gil // 4/13/2009 07:43:00 PM  

    Topic is 'There are currently no invites being processed. DON'T PM STAFF regarding invites. If you are a member and require help please join #help.'

    No more invites... =( =(

    I didnt get the chance.. :(

  10. rasmus // 4/13/2009 07:45:00 PM  

    well, the fun is over for today. staff didn´t like that so many pm them about invites, they just said in irc.
    "no invites fo today"
    "you can leave now"

  11. TEAM FILEnetworks // 4/13/2009 07:48:00 PM  

    Ah well,
    Better luck next time guys. Hopefully there will be more issued tomorrow.

  12. rasmus // 4/13/2009 07:49:00 PM  

    and still people pm staff!:P lol
    warning: don´t pm staff, you may get blacklist 4ever..

  13. ffd // 4/13/2009 07:51:00 PM  

    cuz of some idiots =9

    well, the processed each invite very slowly =\ the queue was long, everyone was impatient. i understand them, still, i now have no invites/

    hope they'll continue

  14. ddd // 4/13/2009 08:23:00 PM  

    whoaa... days after i said it was almost impossible to get in this happens.

    Thanks FILEnetworks!!
    Luckily 10am GMT was just 7pm for me so got in early.

  15. Gabriel [Away] // 4/14/2009 02:03:00 AM  

    Topic reads:
    " #waitingroom Invites CLOSED. And there won't be anymore this month. DON'T PM STAFF regarding invites. If you are a member and require help please join #help "

  16. Faren // 4/14/2009 12:05:00 PM  

    if any1 has a spare referal cud u plzz send it on

    thanks a lot!!

  17. Antz // 4/14/2009 03:09:00 PM  

    i got in ..yesterday thanks to file network....but i must say this must be the most overrated tracker i have seen ..for example all the torrents of X360 games have more seeds on TL rather than BCG disappointed ...on top of that they have no exclusives....those who didn't get in dont be too upset guys really are not missing much...

  18. Gabriel [Away] // 4/14/2009 06:18:00 PM  

    How does it compare to Bitgamer?
    Is it scene only? Has it got rare stuff? How about manuals and stuff like that?
    Bitgamer has some fine user torents and packs, but only 3800 torrents.

  19. anon349 // 4/15/2009 07:59:00 AM  

    nearly 1000 invites were given that giveout. those that missed out will just have to wait til next manual GA. or like we say, if your really desperate. just hang in IRC and be-friend someone and you'll get in since a lot of members still have their invites (more than 1 in most cases) with them.

  20. hernest_d // 9/07/2009 11:43:00 PM  

    sign up irc dead.
    url only.
    what solution?

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  23. Dan // 1/23/2010 01:44:00 PM  

    Anyone think this will happen again? I tried a year ago on IRC and it was like a 20 hr wait or something, lol

  24. NOTORIOUSGIT // 1/25/2013 02:26:00 AM  

    i was a member didnt realise site was back up now it wont let me use my username/password or recover my password using reset link. how do i get back on site ?

  25. NOTORIOUSGIT // 1/25/2013 02:27:00 AM  

    i was a member didnt realise site was back up now it wont let me use my username/password or recover my password using reset link. how do i get back on site ?

  26. Giedrius Grigaliunas // 2/06/2016 12:53:00 AM  

    Who need invites to PM