That’s because our switcher edits the hosts file. Turn off your antivirus and run the switcher again.
I get “Invalid Kawata IP” on the switcher, how do I fix it?
Make sure you don’t have invalid characters (such as spaces, commas and so on) in your Kawata IP. The IP must contain numbers and dots only.
I get “Connection failed” when I try to connect to Kawata
Make sure the IP in the switcher is 188.8.131.52 not 127.0.0.1. If the IP is set to 127.0.0.1, click the “Update IP” button, restart osu! and try to log in again. If you still can’t solve this problem, come on our Discord and we’ll help you.
I get “Bancho authentication failed” (wrong password) when I try to log in, but my password is correct!
Type your username and password, then press the login button with your mouse. I know, it’s weird but it often works. (make also sure that caps lock is disabled if your password is lowercase)
I can’t download maps from osu!direct.
Make sure you are using the latest version of the switcher. It should look like this. If it looks different, download it again from here
I can’t download maps when I’m in multiplayer, but I can download them from the main menu
Disable Automatically start osu!direct downloads from the options and try again.
How do I play on the normal osu! again?
Close osu!, run the switcher and turn it off by clicking the On/Off button
My switcher is off but when I open osu.ppy.sh in my browser I get redirected to Kawata’s website!
Make sure the switcher is off, then empty your browser cache. Google it if you don’t know how to do it.
I get strange errors on osu!’s website after playing on Kawata (beatmaps not found etc)
Delete s and t cookies relative to osu.ppy.sh using a cookie editor. If you don’t know how to remove specific cookies, just delete all cookies from your browser settings.
Can I keep playing while the server is restarting because it’s updating?
Yes, your scores will be sent as soon as the server gets back online (usually less than a minute). Just make sure to not close the client.
Is there a patcher for Kawata?
No, you can change server by editing the hosts file with our switcher. Instructions here.