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This article is aimed at providing a simple guide for BoxTorrents users to follow when creating torrents and offering them to the BoxTorrents tracker. Remember to read the [[Blacklist]] before attempting to offer to the tracker.  
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This article is aimed at providing a simple guide for BakaBT users to follow when creating torrents and offering them to the BakaBT tracker. Remember to read the [[Blacklist]] before attempting to offer to the tracker.  
  
 
==Creating Torrent Files with Different Clients==
 
==Creating Torrent Files with Different Clients==
  
''Note:'' Ensure that the folder does not contain [[FAQ#What are "extra files" and what should I add?|improper files]] before creating the torrent, unless you have already set up exclusive file filters that remove such files from the created torrent.
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''Note:'' Ensure that the folder does not contain [[How_to_make_an_offer#What_are_.22extra_files.22_and_what_should_I_add.3F|improper files]] before creating the torrent, unless you have already set up exclusive file filters that remove such files from the created torrent.
  
 
===Azureus/Vuze 4.0.0.0 - 4.0.0.2===
 
===Azureus/Vuze 4.0.0.0 - 4.0.0.2===
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# Open Azureus/Vuze
 
# Open Azureus/Vuze
 
# Select '''File''' -> '''New Torrent'''  
 
# Select '''File''' -> '''New Torrent'''  
# In the Trackers box, add the address '''http://tracker.boxtorrents.com:2710/announce.php'''
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# In the Trackers box, add the address '''http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php'''
 
# To select a single file, select the '''Single File''' option. To select a folder containing files and folders, select the '''Directory''' option.
 
# To select a single file, select the '''Single File''' option. To select a folder containing files and folders, select the '''Directory''' option.
 
# Press '''Next'''
 
# Press '''Next'''
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===µTorrent 1.6.0 -1.8.1===
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===qBittorrent 4.0.5 and newer===
[[http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e218/kureshii/box%20images/maketorrent.jpg Image:uTorrent's "create torrent" window (with necessary options checked)]]
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# Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
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# Open qBittorrent
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# Select '''Tools''' -> '''Torrent Creator'''
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# Click '''Select File''' or '''Select Folder''' as appropraite and browse to the intended content
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# Enable '''Private Torrent'''
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# To replicate the "preserve File order function" of other clients, DISABLE '''optimize Alignment'''
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# In the Tracker URLs field add '''http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php'''
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# Click '''Create Torrent'''
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===µTorrent 1.6.0 -1.8.3===
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Disclaimer: While the core uTorrent settings remain the same, meaning that this portion could possibly be applied to newer versions of uTorrent, this guide hasn't been fully updated to reflect versions newer than 1.8.3. Please exercise caution if you use this guide for newer versions.
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[[File:maketorrent.jpg]]
 
# Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)  
 
# Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)  
 
# Open uTorrent
 
# Open uTorrent
 
# Select '''File''' -> '''Create New Torrent''', or alternatively select the '''Create New Torrent''' button
 
# Select '''File''' -> '''Create New Torrent''', or alternatively select the '''Create New Torrent''' button
 
# To select a single file, select '''Add File'''. To select a folder containing files and folders, select '''Add Directory'''.  
 
# To select a single file, select '''Add File'''. To select a folder containing files and folders, select '''Add Directory'''.  
# Select the files or folders you wish to upload and press '''OK'''.  
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# Select the file or folder you wish to upload and press '''OK'''.
# In the Trackers box, add the address '''http://tracker.boxtorrents.com:2710/announce.php'''
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## Note that uTorrent only allows you to select a single file/folder to create a torrent from. If selecting a folder, all files in the folder will be added in the torrent.
# Be sure that the 'Piece Size' value is set to '''Auto'''.
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## You can exclude certain files from the torrent by using wildcard phrases in the ''"Skip Files"'' text entry box.
# Place a checkmark in the box that says '''private torrent'''.  
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:::* '''* (asterisk)''' matches any text of any length
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:::* '''? (question mark)''' matches a single character.
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:::* '''| (vertical pipe)''' separates file-matching conditions (functions as an OR conditional, e.g. FileA | FileB -> FileA OR FileB)
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# In the Trackers box, add the address '''http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php'''
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# Be sure that the 'Piece Size' value is set to '''Auto''' (uTorrent is pretty sensible when it comes to choosing a piece size, so just let it do its work).
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# Place a checkmark in the box that says '''private torrent'''.  If you use version 1.8.3 (or above), make sure you check the box that says '''preserve file order''' as well.
 
# Select '''Create and Save as'''..., the .torrent file will be created.  
 
# Select '''Create and Save as'''..., the .torrent file will be created.  
 
# Select the destination you wish your file to be created in and click '''Save'''.  
 
# Select the destination you wish your file to be created in and click '''Save'''.  
# You are done. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BoxTorrents tracker.
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# You are done. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BakaBT tracker.
 
 
  
 
===Official BitTorrent 6===
 
===Official BitTorrent 6===
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# To select a single file, select '''Add File'''. To select a folder containing files and folders, select '''Add Directory'''.  
 
# To select a single file, select '''Add File'''. To select a folder containing files and folders, select '''Add Directory'''.  
 
# Select the files or folders you wish to upload and press '''OK'''.  
 
# Select the files or folders you wish to upload and press '''OK'''.  
# In the Trackers box, add the address '''http://tracker.boxtorrents.com:2710/announce.php'''
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# In the Trackers box, add the address '''http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php'''
 
# Place a checkmark in the box that says '''Private torrent'''. <sup>'''1'''</sup>  
 
# Place a checkmark in the box that says '''Private torrent'''. <sup>'''1'''</sup>  
 
# Select '''Create and Save as'''..., the .torrent file will be created.  
 
# Select '''Create and Save as'''..., the .torrent file will be created.  
 
# Select the destination you wish your file to be created in and click '''Save'''.  
 
# Select the destination you wish your file to be created in and click '''Save'''.  
# You are done. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BoxTorrents tracker.
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# You are done. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BakaBT tracker.
  
 
<sup>'''1'''</sup> - Also, you may want to check '''Start seeding''' so you do not have to worry about doing so later.
 
<sup>'''1'''</sup> - Also, you may want to check '''Start seeding''' so you do not have to worry about doing so later.
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# Select '''File > Create Torrent File...''' or click the Create Torrent File button on the toolbar
 
# Select '''File > Create Torrent File...''' or click the Create Torrent File button on the toolbar
 
# Select your file(s) or folder(s) in the file dialog that opens and press '''Select'''
 
# Select your file(s) or folder(s) in the file dialog that opens and press '''Select'''
# Click the "+" button under the Trackers box and add the address '''http://tracker.boxtorrents.com:2710/announce.php'''
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# Click the "+" button under the Trackers box and add the address '''http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php'''
 
# In the comments box, type any information that you want downloaders to know (this may include the author's name, torrent contents, or other information about the torrent)
 
# In the comments box, type any information that you want downloaders to know (this may include the author's name, torrent contents, or other information about the torrent)
 
# Check the '''Private''' checkbox
 
# Check the '''Private''' checkbox
 
# Select where you would like your torrent file to be saved to by clicking '''Change...''' and click '''Select'''
 
# Select where you would like your torrent file to be saved to by clicking '''Change...''' and click '''Select'''
# Click '''Create'''. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BoxTorrents tracker.
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# Click '''Create'''. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BakaBT tracker.
  
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===mktorrent===
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[http://mktorrent.sourceforge.net/ mktorrent] provides a CLI for creating .torrents on UNIX-like OSs.
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# Run "mktorrent -a 'http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php' -p [file(s)]"
  
===BitComet 1.xx===
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===Tixati===
[[http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6682/bitcomet1xxtorrentmaker.png Image:BitComet's "Make torrent" windows (with necessary options checked)]]
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# Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
# Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it (them) to be presented. (i.e. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
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# Open Tixati
# Open BitComet
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# Open the Transfers View select '''+ Add'''->'''Create New Seed'''
# Select '''File > Make Torrent...''' or click '''Make''' button on the toolbar
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# Select '''files'''(i.e. Folder or a single file), '''piece size'''(let it remain on the recommended size) and select the '''Private''' Flag.
# Select '''Single File''' if that's what you want to offer, otherwise select '''Directory (Multi-Files)''' for a folder containing files and/or subfolders and press "'''...'''" button to select the file or non-empty folder that you wish to upload
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# Click on '''Properties'' and open the '''trackers tab'''. Right click to edit the tracker info. There add the address '''http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php'''
# Leave '''Piece Size''' as '''Auto''' unless you know that autodetected piece size will be different from what you think you <u>really need</u>
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# Click on the '''Comments''' Tab to edit torrent comments.
# Put '''http://tracker.boxtorrents.com:2710/announce.php''' line into tracker list.
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# Right click on the torrent. '''Meta-Info'''-> '''Save .torrent'''. Select the location to save the file. Your .torrent file is ready to be offered on the BakaBT Tracker.
# Check the '''Private Torrent''' checkbox
 
# Uncheck the '''Align files to piece boundaries''' checkbox
 
# Note the location where your torrent file will be saved to ('''Output''' section); change it if necessary
 
# Select '''Publisher''' tab
 
# If you don't know what '''Publisher Info''' section does, leave all fields empty, checkbox unchecked and proceed to next step; otherwise consider filling '''Publisher Name''' with your BoxTorrents' nickname (or simply "BoxTorrents" without quotes) and '''Publisher URL''' with link to your torrent (e.g. '''http://www.boxtorrents.com/torrent/1234567890/Your_Torrent's_Name_Here.html'''); don't embed those because if you do and will change them in the future (e.g. due to changed link), all downloaders will have to redownload your torrent file and rehash their files since torrent's hash will change.
 
# In the '''Comment''' section, type any information that you want downloaders to know (this may include the author's name, torrent contents, or other information about the torrent)
 
# Click '''Make Torrent'''. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BoxTorrents tracker.
 

Latest revision as of 12:22, 19 May 2019

This article is aimed at providing a simple guide for BakaBT users to follow when creating torrents and offering them to the BakaBT tracker. Remember to read the Blacklist before attempting to offer to the tracker.

Creating Torrent Files with Different Clients

Note: Ensure that the folder does not contain improper files before creating the torrent, unless you have already set up exclusive file filters that remove such files from the created torrent.

Azureus/Vuze 4.0.0.0 - 4.0.0.2

  1. Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
  2. Open Azureus/Vuze
  3. Select File -> New Torrent
  4. In the Trackers box, add the address http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php
  5. To select a single file, select the Single File option. To select a folder containing files and folders, select the Directory option.
  6. Press Next
  7. Select browse to select your file or folder with files and folders. Press Next.
  8. Use the browse button to choose a location to store your torrent and a filename for it.
  9. Place a checkmark in the box that says Open the torrent for seeding when done to begin seeding.
  10. Place a checkmark in the box that says Private Torrent.
  11. Press Finish and wait for the file creation to complete.
  12. Once complete, press Done.
  13. You're done. You are ready to begin offering your torrent.


qBittorrent 4.0.5 and newer

  1. Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
  2. Open qBittorrent
  3. Select Tools -> Torrent Creator
  4. Click Select File or Select Folder as appropraite and browse to the intended content
  5. Enable Private Torrent
  6. To replicate the "preserve File order function" of other clients, DISABLE optimize Alignment
  7. In the Tracker URLs field add http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php
  8. Click Create Torrent

µTorrent 1.6.0 -1.8.3

Disclaimer: While the core uTorrent settings remain the same, meaning that this portion could possibly be applied to newer versions of uTorrent, this guide hasn't been fully updated to reflect versions newer than 1.8.3. Please exercise caution if you use this guide for newer versions.

Maketorrent.jpg

  1. Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
  2. Open uTorrent
  3. Select File -> Create New Torrent, or alternatively select the Create New Torrent button
  4. To select a single file, select Add File. To select a folder containing files and folders, select Add Directory.
  5. Select the file or folder you wish to upload and press OK.
    1. Note that uTorrent only allows you to select a single file/folder to create a torrent from. If selecting a folder, all files in the folder will be added in the torrent.
    2. You can exclude certain files from the torrent by using wildcard phrases in the "Skip Files" text entry box.
  • * (asterisk) matches any text of any length
  • ? (question mark) matches a single character.
  • | (vertical pipe) separates file-matching conditions (functions as an OR conditional, e.g. FileA | FileB -> FileA OR FileB)
  1. In the Trackers box, add the address http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php
  2. Be sure that the 'Piece Size' value is set to Auto (uTorrent is pretty sensible when it comes to choosing a piece size, so just let it do its work).
  3. Place a checkmark in the box that says private torrent. If you use version 1.8.3 (or above), make sure you check the box that says preserve file order as well.
  4. Select Create and Save as..., the .torrent file will be created.
  5. Select the destination you wish your file to be created in and click Save.
  6. You are done. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BakaBT tracker.

Official BitTorrent 6

  1. Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
  2. Open BitTorrent
  3. Select File -> Create New Torrent, or alternatively select the Create New Torrent button (The icon looks like a Sun for 6.0.0 to 6.0.3 | a magic wand on 6.1)
  4. To select a single file, select Add File. To select a folder containing files and folders, select Add Directory.
  5. Select the files or folders you wish to upload and press OK.
  6. In the Trackers box, add the address http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php
  7. Place a checkmark in the box that says Private torrent. 1
  8. Select Create and Save as..., the .torrent file will be created.
  9. Select the destination you wish your file to be created in and click Save.
  10. You are done. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BakaBT tracker.

1 - Also, you may want to check Start seeding so you do not have to worry about doing so later.


Transmission 1.3x

  1. Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
  2. Open Transmission
  3. Select File > Create Torrent File... or click the Create Torrent File button on the toolbar
  4. Select your file(s) or folder(s) in the file dialog that opens and press Select
  5. Click the "+" button under the Trackers box and add the address http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php
  6. In the comments box, type any information that you want downloaders to know (this may include the author's name, torrent contents, or other information about the torrent)
  7. Check the Private checkbox
  8. Select where you would like your torrent file to be saved to by clicking Change... and click Select
  9. Click Create. You are now ready to offer your torrent to the BakaBT tracker.

mktorrent

mktorrent provides a CLI for creating .torrents on UNIX-like OSs.

  1. Run "mktorrent -a 'http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php' -p [file(s)]"

Tixati

  1. Assemble the file(s) and folder(s) in the way you wish it to be presented. (ie. Series in folders, Manga in archived files, OSTs organized by CD)
  2. Open Tixati
  3. Open the Transfers View select + Add->Create New Seed
  4. Select files(i.e. Folder or a single file), piece size(let it remain on the recommended size) and select the Private Flag.
  5. Click on Properties and open the trackers tab'. Right click to edit the tracker info. There add the address http://tracker.bakabt.me:2710/announce.php
  6. Click on the Comments Tab to edit torrent comments.
  7. Right click on the torrent. Meta-Info-> Save .torrent. Select the location to save the file. Your .torrent file is ready to be offered on the BakaBT Tracker.