Looking to be a part of a great General/0Day tracker? You timing could not have been better. TorrentVault (TV), a Gazelle based private torrent tracker with tons of torrents and awesome pre times, has just re-opened its invites IRC channel after being closed for months. During the last couple of months, TV has grown from a lesser known private tracker into a well respected torrent site - it now features a torrent index with 40k+ torrents, great pre times, a unique bonus points system and the newly introduced TorrentVault Marketplace. In case you couldn’t get into this site through our special signup URL (which was posted a while back), you can now apply for an invite since the invites channel is open once again. Entry requirements for invites that are being handed out on IRC are not tough – even beginners to the BitTorrent scene stand a chance to gain entry into this tracker.
TorrentVault is by no means a young BitTorrent tracker. The site, which started out on TBDEV source several years ago, is one of the veterans in the BT scene. Things have certainly taken an upward turn for TV since their migration to Gazelle codebase back in November 2009. Pre times and the number of daily torrents added to the site improved drastically – good news is that TV has managed to keep the momentum going even after a full year since the switch. As of today, there are over 43000 active torrents on this tracker – roughly 150-200 new torrents get uploaded every day.
TorrentVault is a General/0Day torrent tracker and majority of the indexed files are scene releases. Both non spam and spam releases including foreign + English content get uploaded here. All sorts of content ranging from music, magazines to movies is indexed – there is a particularly high number of TV episodes available as well. Some of the torrent categories and several zero day packs are visible in the screenshot below:
TV has a unique bonus system based on ‘Gold’. Gold is awarded for seeding completed torrents. Every hour you are awarded a specific amount gold for each completed torrent you're seeding. The amount of gold you receive depends on the size of the torrent seeding. Additionally, you earn 2 gold for every forum post you make and 1 gold for every torrent you thank.Points earned in this manner can be exchanged for upload credit and other goodies in the TorrentVault Marketplace.
How to get invited to TorrentVault
As mentioned in the title of this post, TV has re-opened their IRC invites channel. According to site staff, around 2500-3000 invites will be given out in the first round. Entry requirements are not tough but everyone who is invited will be monitored for rule violations. Follow the step by step guide below to log into the TV invites channel. We recommend you use the mIRC client for this operation.
- Close your web browser. Install mIRC. mIRC can be downloaded free of charge from this location. Do not run it yet.
- TV IRC requires SSL connectivity so you’ll need to install SSL support for mIRC first. This is a one click process – simply download OpenSSL Setup from here and install it.
- Open your web browser, paste the following link in address bar and press enter irc://irc.torrentvault.org:+9022.
- This should open mIRC and log you into TorrentVault IRC server.
- Once logged in, type /ns REGISTER username email in the mIRC console to register your nickname on this server.
Example (assuming your username is filenet and password is mypassword)-
/ns REGISTER filenet mypassword
- Type /join #tv-invites to join the invites channel. Follow instructions on channel topic and request your invite. Good Luck!
If you encounter any issues with above instructions, feel free to post them in comments section.
Special thanks to Ze0de (TV SysOp) and Chronic Tron for the heads up.