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Offline Wolvenar

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IRC
« on: January 11, 2012, 09:32:28 AM »
IRC Help

My favorite, across many operating systems is Xchat you can get that
here:  http://www.silverex.org/download/

Or many prefer mIRC which is
here:  http://www.mirc.com/get.html

Chatzilla  is also popular and I have read below this posting about its ease of use
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/chatzilla/
More help using chatzilla is here
http://chatzilla.hacksrus.com/intro

The advantage of Xchat that most people will appreciate is that it has no nag ware, and never times out.

When your download of either it done, run the file, and say ok to any warning messages about file security your operating system or browser may give you. Most people can continue the installation accepting all default settings. If you do not know if you are one of the "most people" you very likely are. This is because you probably have a very standard operating system installation.

When the installation of one of these applications is done, you can come back here and click on the IRC URL once again. This could (should) bring up a one time window asking you if it should use xchat/mirc to open the link. Choose the program you just installed, and if its Xchat it should then bring you right in to the room you clicked on. mIRC has one more step I believe but I do not remember what it is.

If you are still having problems, please feel free to ask, and check back often, as answers can come fairly quick here.

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If another moderator that knows what the are doing with this could edit, add, refine or correct this process for mIRC or anything else I tried to explain, please do.
Later we can copy it to the FAQ/newbie page.

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Re: IRC
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 04:08:48 PM »
I wrote this for tbs.
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Re: IRC
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 05:29:37 PM »
http://www.opircinstructions.vacau.com/

this page details how to get to irc.anotherpower.com #otherpower  using ChatZilla or MIRC. it has not been updated in a wile but all the links still work and the screenshots are still current as far as i know only problem is that they have made mirc a real pain to use past the trial period without paying for it not like it used to be were it would work forever only bugging you to register really hard every 30 days or so. 
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Re: IRC
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 06:31:27 PM »
Kurt;

Worked for me on Mirc in Wine on Ubuntu 10.10 (I think) as I type this.

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Re: IRC
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 05:26:16 AM »
Added a web client for the IRC last night.

Now any logged in user can click the link in red on the top right of the forum.
You will be presented with a button to click ( so google and such dont accidentally crawl into the IRC)
You will be logged in with your forum user name.

It's basically two clicks and your into the IRC.
No software to setup. and no troubles choosing settings.

At this point this is considered a trial run, if it gets abused it might not last.
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Re: IRC
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 06:21:33 AM »
  Pretty slick Wolv.  Just took a quick peek.
 
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Re: IRC
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 06:39:55 AM »
One click IRC was a bad idea before and I think it is still a bad idea.

Why will be obvious after awhile.

Its your show.

I have other IRC issues I won't discuss in public.

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Re: IRC
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 08:32:41 AM »
Hopefully with the extra work and some security features that were added to the way this is setup, it can overcome the problems that were had in the past.

A little run down of the differences.

Users are automatically logged in with their forum name, and guests are not allowed on the web client.
Just like any other irc client, a user can be kicked and/or banned, by user name, IP, and/or IP range.
This will block access to the web client completely for those banned, all done from within the irc chat room with simple commands...
Ability to see a users real IP not just the web servers.
Any abuse we will know whom it is, and as such also their user name on the forum.
There is more but I would rather not bore everyone with the details.
Some thought was put into this to try maintain the sanity in the IRC yet allow those who
otherwise would have trouble with software.

Any of these are only of course if a user gets out of control, or the need arises.
This is not a wide open easy proxy as it may have been before.
 
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Re: IRC
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 03:42:19 PM »
I used mIRC for a while, admittedly well beyond the trial period, then one day while loading it all my files were trashed, I have never seen a computer act so fast.

My conclusion was that the software owner hacked into my computer and trashed my files, I back up my pics but many other files are gone.

IMHO avoid this program.

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Re: IRC
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2012, 02:23:09 AM »
+1 to what Allan said, I used to use mirc and when I installed on the 64 bit puter I had no end of problems. Got onto the mirc forum and asked why it was so buggy and all my posts got deleted. I found ICEchat and used that for ages but no I've totally ditched win$ucks I use xchat on linux.

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