Hotline Client X
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Chat, transfer files, and read news on Hotline servers.   Free
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  • Developer
    Hotsprings Inc.
The Hotline Client is an astonishingly simple and elegant application that with cutting edge features such as resumable downloads, and real time chat, even while you are downloading, uploading, and even off browsing the Web with another application. These features alone make the Hotline Client remarkable but when you consider that the Client uses only 1mb of RAM leaving your system resources free for multi-tasking, and needs no extra extensions or control panels.
What's New
Version 1.9.2 fixes the annoying "Transport Error" bug.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later







  • Wired Client
    +3

  • Wired Server
    +2

  • FrostWire
    +1
Hotline Client X User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Jan 2004
Hotline 1.8.5 is the most stable client and server out there. Yes there is an OSX native Carbon version of 1.8.5, But you need to go Fish. The installer launches in classic but after the install the HL 1.8.5 runs in Panther 10.3.2 and all other previous OSX versions perfectly fine. I tried using 1.9,1.9.1,1.9.2, and they ALL CRASH within a day! HL 1.8.5 SERVER has not needed reboots for 2 months or longer! True Client 1.8.5 gives you funky errors, however it NEVER CRASHES! I use it as my internal networking software over Apples because of such little overhead and much greater speed. My 2ยข.
[Version 1.9.2]

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Anonymous commented on 25 Jan 2004
if you are not using Frogblast, you're nuts.

it's a Cocoa app that runs perfectly in all versions of OS X including Panther... it is utterly stable and easily the best Hotline client there ever was.
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Jan 2004
Crap! Still does'nt support long filenames on OSX!!! KDX is a good replacement (and supposedly Hinkley is involved with KDX to boot). But If you still need to use Hotline protocol, Terra server is a workable substitute that Does Do Long Filenames (but no Classic-ResourceFork support)!
[Version 1.9.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Dec 2003
That junk is dead and so is KDX. Who wants to deal with a 12-year old admin who calls himself Killer? Get a life and move to BitTorrent.
[Version 1.9.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Dec 2003
KDX isn't cutting-edge either. This client-server filesharing crap is dead. Get Bittorrent.
[Version 1.9.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Dec 2003
"cutting edge features such as resumable downloads, and real time chat, even while you are downloading, uploading,and even off browsing the web"

when was this written? back in '97?

thats not cutting edge...thats standard.

cutting edge is the direction kdx is going....unfortunetly theyre trying to take my money to do it...
[Version 1.9.2]


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MasterKew reviewed on 03 Dec 2003
1.9.2 is an improvement, but back when they were showing off 2.0... that looked nice. I was really looking forward to that.

the single server I use that still exists works justa bout as well as it used too, so I guess it's just as good.
[Version 1.9.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Sep 2003
Okay everyone, THIS APP IS A GIANT P2P DEATH TRAP!!!!! I download this thing and I'm hit with windows out the wazoo telling me to click this server, dl here, vist this, and chat with that, it can drive a guy mad! After the window orgy is done you still have no idea how to get the files you want.
[Version 1.9.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Aug 2003
essentially the same as 1.8, with some small changes, mostly good. servers can no longer display their own banners. a couple new buttons on the toolbar. a marginally-useful-at-best built-in help system. a new "message board" which is essentially the same as the old non-threaded news. an "open download folder" button at the top of the file browser. and the icon was really super-uglified. but most importantly, the truly maddening "transport error" bug seems to be fixed (finally!)

altogether a definite improvement for os X users. in my opinion, far better than any of the third-party clients. glad to see the hotline project not totally dead
[Version 1.9.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Aug 2003
hi gravian. just wanted to clarify some things here. bill gates owns a company called "microsoft", which sells software including its flagship "windows" operating system. the "pentium" series of processors is made by an entirely different company called "intel".
[Version 1.9.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jul 2003
You e-mailed them? They told you theres no spyware? Your gonna just beleive that theres no spyware cause they told you that there isn't? Sooooo just because Bill Gates says that his new piece'o'cr@p pentium (insert number here) chip is faster than all the others makes it true? You have alot to learn. Either way, I gave you a dozen other reasons to use KDX and carricho and now for another, the FSA (F)ree(S)erver(A)lliance on KDX! w00t!! KDX and carricho are the future of file sharing.
[Version 1.9.1]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Feb 2004
bill gates doesn't make computer hardware

'a lot' is the proper spelling
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Version Downloads:12,256
Type:Internet : FTP
License:Free
Date:03 Dec 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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The Hotline Client is an astonishingly simple and elegant application that with cutting edge features such as resumable downloads, and real time chat, even while you are downloading, uploading, and even off browsing the Web with another application. These features alone make the Hotline Client remarkable but when you consider that the Client uses only 1mb of RAM leaving your system resources free for multi-tasking, and needs no extra extensions or control panels.


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