The All-new Torrents Open Registrations Checker


Looking for a great “live” solution to accurately assist in finding private trackers that are open for signups? After months of heavy development, Team Roots has finally launched a new, speedier (and vastly improved) version of TORC - the Torrents Open Registrations Checker v1.25. TORC has it all - a great list of current trackers; filtering options; tracker icons; detailed view; and, of course - automatic timed & repeat checking of selected private trackers to see if they’re open for direct signups.

New Features:

  • • Complete Redevelopment.
  • • Huge Performance Enhancements.
  • • Fast Parallel Searching.
  • • Tracker description on MouseHover.
  • • Custom Icons.
  • • Advanced Conditions for accurate results.
  • • Filters.
  • • Grouped View (Detailed View)
  • • Find (search tracker) function.
  • • Automatic Tracker Importer (Adder).
  • • Advertising options.
  • • Automatic Updates.

How TORC Works:

TORC requires Windows XP, 2003, Vista or above; and the Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 or higher (found here). Download TORC from here:

Simple Usage: Run TORC, and put checkmarks in the trackers you want it to check, and click the magnifying glass icon in the left of the top menu. Here’s the index of the results of the search:

— Denotes trackers that are currently open for signups.

— The registration page exists, but signups are not open.

— Search timed out (no results reported).

— Signup page is down, or the tracker is offline.

For sites that display a green checkmark, simply double-click on the tracker name in TORC - this will launch you to the desired tracker’s signup page.

Automatic Interval Checking

By default, TORC is not set to "timer mode" whereby it will repeat and/or countdown to a predetermined time to recheck the selected trackers in the list. To enable this:

1.) Go into Options > Settings and change the radio button to "Repeat Timer". The default is 10 minutes, which can also be changed.

2.) Next, you’ll need to turn on the timer to complete the action - this can be done by

clicking the clock icon at the far right corner. This will start the countdown (i.e. - from 10 minutes) and it will repeat the check of the selected trackers once it hits 00:00:00.

Minimizing TORC:

TORC can also be minimized into the taskbar and automatically notify you when it’s found your selected trackers open - which is handy for certain trackers that are seldomly open, or the open signup time is short (such as Demonoid). Once TORC has found your trackers, it pops up with a message (and an sound alert) notifying which trackers it has found. (Note: careful with this; when you click the Launch button, TORC will open all of the trackers in the list that have checkmarks).

Customizing TORC

Filtering: Trackers can also be arranged by category, as TORC makes it easy to find & select key trackers from a group. Simply click the Funnel icon and make changes as shown below:

View as Detailed List or Icons: TORC’s trackers can be viewed in icon list mode (default) or changed to Detailed List which will show categories, signup URLs, and additional info. Access this in Options > View Mode >

Tracker Settings & ‘Timeouts‘: In Options > Settings > Tracker Settings (tab), you can change the timeout value (the default is 5 seconds) to a higher number if you’re getting too many ‘timeouts’. Note that this is for each selected tracker - too high a value will undoubtedly increase the search time. Additionally, on the Search Settings tab you can adjust the Maximum Connections setting - a lower value may also help to prevent timeouts. Lastly, if timeouts occur much too often, either limit how many trackers you’ve selected in TORC, and free up your Internet connection.

Other TORC Features:

Add/edit New Trackers: While TORC currently comes loaded with 182 private trackers, it also supports personal customized functionality - you can also add, edit & delete entries. To add a tracker that is NOT open to signups but you want to add it into TORC, you’ll need:

1.) The tracker signup page URL (i.e.

2.) Assuming that the tracker is NOT currently open to signups (but the page exists), you’ll need some text from the signup page that will probably disappear once replaced when open. For our example:

3.) Go into TORC, and select "Add New Entry". Enter in a name for the tracker, and the signup URL. Change the radio button over to "text not found", and enter in some text - i.e. ‘has been reached’ is a good example, and is expected to be replaced once signups open. Add in any additional info you want (you can always come back and edit the entry). Click OK to finish - the new entry should now be added.

{[404]} TIP: Many private trackers are getting wise to websites & software that can identify when they open for registration, so they remove the signup page completely (but temporarily) when not open for signups. However, you can still add trackers that have taken their signup page down, and have TORC notify you when the page comes back online. Follow the steps above, and for "text not found" enter in this: {[404]} (with both sets of brackets). If or when the signup page comes back online, the 404 won’t be found and TORC will notify you. An example of this is when RevolutionTT does their "goodwillweekend.php" signup page. NOTE: You’ll obviously need to know the exact URL/name of the signup page, even if it is currently down.

TIP: By default, the new entry is added to the end of the list. Use the "List > Sort List > Ascending Order" feature to list the new tracker alphabetically.

Check For New Trackers: TORC supports an online feature where new trackers can be added into the program. To check, go to Help > Check for new trackers…


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