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if you have problems joining certain rooms, upgrade to version 1.0.8.

Note: Museek has been released, a new client written from scratch in C++. It's not as complete as Nicotine yet, but you can get it here.



\Nic"o*tine\ (? or ?), n. [F. nicotine. See {Nicotian}.] (Chem.)

An alkaloid which is the active principle of tobacco. It is a colorless, transparent, oily liquid, having an acrid odor, and an acrid burning taste. It is intensely poisonous. --Ure.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

What is Nicotine?

Nicotine is a SoulSeek client written in Python, based on the PySoulSeek project by Alexander Kanavin. It features, among other things, a completely rewritten graphical user interface which uses the PyGTK-2 toolkit and a less strict user request policy.


Nicotine is a feature complete client for the SoulSeek filesharing network. You can use it to upload, download, search and chat. You can keep a "buddy" list and basically everything else a SoulSeek client is supposed to do. If you are familliar with PySoulSeek, you'll probably notice a striking resemblance in appearance. More info: Daelstorm's Nicotine Propaganda page.


Pictures can say more then words sometimes. Especially when I'm writing the words..


Nicotine has the following dependecies:

On debian the PyGTK package is called python-gtk2

Warning:   if you compile PyGTK yourself, make sure you enable threading support by using ./configure --enable-thread

PyOgg and PyVorbis are also recommended. They are not required for Nicotine to function, but are recommended as they make it possible for others to see the bitrate of ogg/vorbis files you see. You can get them at http://www.andrewchatham.com/pyogg/.

Another optional dependency is MaxMind's GeoIP library, which will allow you to block users from specific countries (use this if you're paranoid about RIAA etc.). It can be found at: http://www.maxmind.com/app/python.


Latest stable release:


See the INSTALL and README files included in the release archives

Feedback, bugreports and patches are welcome (see below).

Contacting information

Hyriand <hyriand@thegraveyard.org>


So, you really like this piece of crap? Well, feel free to donate. Donations can only be made from paypal accounts.

The official homepage of the Nicotine project is: http://nicotine.thegraveyard.org/