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Hanover_Fist
17th Jun 2003, 09:46 AM
Was chatting with [H]Nemesis and |Ci|Flame last night and it's seems as though i'm missing out on a whole world of stuff because I don't use IRC.

So if you don't mind, hook me up with the updates and all your links (or channels.....or whatever you call them) so I can get into "PUG's" and all the other stuff I'm missing out on. :(

And some short instructions on how to use them would be helpful also. (yes TWD, I know you gave instructions, but that thread is gone ;) )

Thanks. :)

WebSlinger
17th Jun 2003, 09:55 AM
Step 1:

install this www.mirc.com

Renegade Retard
17th Jun 2003, 10:02 AM
Yeah Hanover, it took me about 2 weeks to figure it out (being retarted and all ;) ) but I think I may finally have the hang of it. So if I can do it, you shouldn't have any problems.

I just don't know on which channels everyone hangs out. About the only ones I ever see on #fragbu are Thrawn and TWD.

WebSlinger
17th Jun 2003, 10:06 AM
OMG, the blind leading the blind
;)

WebSlinger
17th Jun 2003, 10:23 AM
#theweb and #fragbu are both on irc.progameplayer.com

TossMonkey
17th Jun 2003, 10:36 AM
Get mirc then click the link below. Easy as that :)

irc://irc.enterthegame.com/beyondunreal

WebSlinger
17th Jun 2003, 10:43 AM
while you're at it:

FragBU Channel (irc://irc.progameplayer.com/fragbu)
The Web's Channel (irc://irc.progameplayer.com/theweb)

*NiKita*
17th Jun 2003, 10:50 AM
Remember Han, if you still want to use all your chat programs Trillian may be the best option for you. However, mIRC is the best IRC software to use I think just for your basic IRC.

Maybe we should all share the channels we go into? I'll start. :)

Enter The Game
#clanci
#tdmpug
#beyondunreal (once in a great while)
#kdsclan

ProGamePlayer
#clanci
#clan9
#HardClan
#lessons
#theclinic
#fragbu
#theweb
#|C|ondemned
#ut2K3pug
#cf

I left out some of the ones that I doubt anyone would have any interest in going to, but it's a start.

WebSlinger
17th Jun 2003, 10:58 AM
Enter The Game
#clanci

Pro Game Player
#|C|ondemned
#clanci
#theweb
#fragbu

And I try to stay out of Flame's "other" channels ;)

*NiKita*
17th Jun 2003, 11:04 AM
C'mon Webby, 'fess up.....you can tell them about our private #HotMedicalTalk channel. ;)
:lol:

BTW Han, PM.

Renegade Retard
17th Jun 2003, 11:45 AM
Flame']C'mon Webby, 'fess up.....you can tell them about our private #HotMedicalTalk channel. ;)
:lol:



ROFL!!! I didn't know that was going to become the joke of the day!

DOH! I forgot about #theweb. You guys in there a lot?

OMG, the blind leading the blind

Retarted leading the blind. A little respect here! Sheesh!

Okay, in my IRC n00bness, I do have 2 questions:

1 Can you have more than one channel open at a time, if say one's on progameplayer and the other is on enterthegame ?

2 Trillian, Flame? Didn't you say you can run all your instant messengers through that as well?

Sorry for the highjack, Hanover, but I figured these questions would come up sooner or later anyhow.

Thrawn70
17th Jun 2003, 12:25 PM
Yeah, Trillian supports AIM, IRQ, IRC, MSN, and Yahoo, all at once. I can help those wanting to do multiple server connects with Trillian.

First of all, right click on the blue IRC button and select "Connection Manager".

Click "Add" and enter the server info. It will then show up in the User Defined folder on the left side. I suggest entering progameplayer first. Then add this IRC script to the section that says "On connection, perform these commands:" (check that box too) under Perform Buffer:

/newserver irc.enterthegame.com; /join #[channelNameHere]; /join #[channelnamehere]

until you have all the channels you want entered.

Then click the add button again and enter the Enterthegame info and set group to "Enterthegame". Then add the join scripts and such to the ETG script box like what you did for PGP. When you start trillian, you'll connect to the PGP server first, and then the ETG connection will occur automatically.

spineblaZe
17th Jun 2003, 12:28 PM
Yeah Ren, trillian is teh 1337.

It runs ALL your basic chat programs like ICQ, AIM, MSN, YAHOO, and even connects you to any IRC channel of your choice. Once you install it you can have it find all your contacts you already have, so you don't have to re-do it. Great program. :tup:

Fumanchu
17th Jun 2003, 12:32 PM
To connect to multiple servers in mIRC, you first need version 6.03, (the newest), and then type /server -m irc.progameplayer.com (irc.progameplayer.com being the network of your choice :))
This opens a new status window and connects to the network.

spineblaZe
17th Jun 2003, 12:35 PM
lol Thrawn and Scum!! I think we gave Ren an information overload. :D

Thrawn70
17th Jun 2003, 12:37 PM
Funny how everyone answered the call so quickly. :)

EDIT: Sheesh, it happened again. C'mon people! Lemme type in peace! Go find your own damn thread! ;)

Thrawn70
17th Jun 2003, 12:40 PM
Ok, to get your connection to PGP to dial first, go to Preferences -> IRC -> and check the box that says "Connect on startup" and enter in the "to.." box as irc.progameplayer.com ;)

EDIT: And set your "wait period before next attempt" to 25 so that the tempermental ETG doesn't keep booting you for trying to reconnect to fast if you lose your connection.

*NiKita*
17th Jun 2003, 12:41 PM
To join another server while in mIRC, I just hit File, Options, Connect, select the server I want to join and check the box "New Server Window". Tada! Done.

Renegade Retard
17th Jun 2003, 12:49 PM
lol Thrawn and Scum!! I think we gave Ren an information overload. :D

yeah, my left eye keeps twitching. o_0 o_o o_0 o_o o_0

I'll start downloading it when I get home tonight. That way, I'll have it when I get home tomorrow night. ;)

Thanks guys.

Renegade Retard
17th Jun 2003, 12:52 PM
Flame']To join another server while in mIRC, I just hit File, Options, Connect, select the server I want to join and check the box "New Server Window". Tada! Done.

Thanks Flame. I'm teh dummy when it comes to tech stuff, but learning.

Now my head hurts. I think I need treatment. Wanna give me a shot, Nurse Flame?

The Warden
17th Jun 2003, 02:39 PM
Flame']To join another server while in mIRC, I just hit File, Options, Connect, select the server I want to join and check the box "New Server Window". Tada! Done.

This also assumes your running version 6 or better for mirc.

WebSlinger
17th Jun 2003, 02:48 PM
HF and Rene, if you guys can get on to progameplayer, make sure you register and auth your nicks with NickServ (you should get instructions when you join the server).

then go to #fragbu and I'll make both of you channel OPs. Rev Whoop, if you see this (or your PM) I wanna make you an OP too

.altan
17th Jun 2003, 03:05 PM
More #beyondunreal @ irc.enterthegame.com needed here :p

Renegade Retard
17th Jun 2003, 03:11 PM
HF and Rene, if you guys can get on to progameplayer, make sure you register and auth your nicks with NickServ (you should get instructions when you join the server).

then go to #fragbu and I'll make both of you channel OPs. Rev Whoop, if you see this (or your PM) I wanna make you an OP too

Okey Dokey!

Thrawn70
17th Jun 2003, 04:02 PM
Suuuuuure. Look who's playing favorites. I've been in the #fragbu since the very beginning, but I haven't been opped :rolleyes:

WebSlinger
17th Jun 2003, 04:13 PM
Mostly, the reason people are OPed is so they can change the Channel topic with late-breaking information. The people who are OP'd (or who will be OPed) have been chosen for specific reasons: Rev: has setup The Web for FragBU in my absense.
Flame: has setup her and Mr. Flame's server when The Web craps out.
Hanover: has setup TS server
RenegadeRetard: my personal whipping boySo, I hope that makes you feel better about it. I'm not just picking faves.
:)

TWD
17th Jun 2003, 04:14 PM
irc://irc.progameplayer.com/Macrocosm should work.

#Macrocosm is my private channel on irc.progameplayer.com if you're on progameplayer please save the the trouble of getting after you for not being in there. Oh and be carefull of ryn she bites.

Advanced irc features
All this joining stuff can get annoying. Ya either gotta use the /server command or you do like flame does select your server etc etc takes a bit. Then there's nickserv! UGH! Wouldn't it be nice if you started up mirc and it connected to everywhere you wanted to be instantly? Say no more if you follow these steps then you start mirc and everything happens instantly for you.

Ok first press alt+a this will open up the aliases dialogue. Aliases is how you make your own command. for instance adding a line in there that says

/test /say This is a test this is only a test

Then when you go into mirc and type /test you'll send that message to the channel. You can do it for other things too. Add the following into your aliases

/startconnect {
/server rc.progameplayer.com -j #fragbu
/server -m irc.enterthegame.net -j #beyondunreal
}

Now restart mirc and type /startconnect and it'll instantly start connecting to those two servers and channels. Nice huh? But what if we want it to do it as soon as you start up mirc without you having to do a thing? That's what remotes are for. Remotes are how you say when an event happens do this. You'll notice that when your looking at that aliases window there's a tab that says remotes. Click it and add this line:

on *:start:/startconnect

Now restart mirc and voilla your automatically connected. Now what about pesky nickserv? If you've used nickserv you have to type /indentify password which is annoying. That's what the perform window is for. Goto file then options then expand Connect and click on perform. Then just add in there

/msg nickserv identify password

Now whenever you join a server it'll automatically identify with nickserv. You can also add channel joins and whatnot. For instance if I want to join #clanci when i get on progame player I just add

if (progameplayer isin $server) { join #ClanCi }

For more info about aliases remotes and other features I haven't talked about (popups timers etc) read the mirc help file it's all in there.

Thrawn70
17th Jun 2003, 04:18 PM
Okey Webby, I understand now. :o

TWD
17th Jun 2003, 09:14 PM
Yeah see you guys can work irc you just gotta spend some time figuring it out. You can't just expect to run the program and understand everything the first time your going to have to work at it. Alterativly you can't just come into my channel and really understand a thing of what's going on. You have to sit and listen to my entire spill about cuddling and therians.

Hanover_Fist
18th Jun 2003, 06:37 AM
Ok, I was able to get onto the EntertheGame network (or channel or whatever you call it...) but I couldn't connect to ProGamePlayer...that channel wasn't in the pulldown menu and wouldn't add it either. :(

mIRC could be a little more user friendly, seems to be somewhat patched together....the pulldowns at the top of the page change when you're linked up, that's not good, they should stay the same.


anyway, thanks for the help :D

Renegade Retard
18th Jun 2003, 07:42 AM
irc.progameplayer.com for some reason is not listed in alphabetical order in the pulldown menu. It's the very last one on the list.

Agreed about not being user friendly. IRC appears to be written not for the every day man, but for progammers and such. Takes a lot of getting used to.

*NiKita*
18th Jun 2003, 07:59 AM
Ok, I was able to get onto the EntertheGame network (or channel or whatever you call it...) but I couldn't connect to ProGamePlayer...that channel wasn't in the pulldown menu and wouldn't add it either. :(



I sent you the instruction on how to add it....why didn't it work? What happened when you tried?

Renegade Retard
18th Jun 2003, 08:04 AM
Hey Hanover, turn the switch on your headset on!

Oh wait, that was another problem. :D

Hanover_Fist
18th Jun 2003, 09:44 AM
Flame']I sent you the instruction on how to add it....why didn't it work? What happened when you tried?

I'm not sure why it didn't work, it may have worked in some sense but I'm at "work" right now so I can't tell you exactly what may or may not have gone wrong.

It may be the fact that I'm not sure what is exactly supposed to happen or what the screen is supposed to look like when a certain action or command takes place.

It's not like when you connect to something you get a big "TAAA-DAAA, WELCOME TO IRC".

I just connected and typed "hello" and got no response. I can see a table of those that are connected (or have accounts or 'something'.........?) on the right hand of the screen.......but i'm not sure what all the symbols mean, like "@"...."+".......but I don't see any conversation, and no one responds to my "hello".....I just don't know what's going on.......if i'm on an empty channel or what?

...........................................


Occasionally, when i'm playing a game online, someone new to online gaming will ask "Am I playing against REAL people?"....... IRC sorta feels like that.

:lol:

*NiKita*
18th Jun 2003, 10:18 AM
I just connected and typed "hello" and got no response. I can see a table of those that are connected (or have accounts or 'something'.........?) on the right hand of the screen.......but i'm not sure what all the symbols mean, like "@"...."+".......but I don't see any conversation, and no one responds to my "hello".....I just don't know what's going on.......if i'm on an empty channel or what?


K...if you are in an empty channel there will be no names there except for your own. the @ means those people are "opped", giving them control over the people that join the channel. They can kick people, op others, set the topic of the day, etc. The + means those people are voiced. You don't need the + to chat though.

Many people "idle" in a lot of channels. They are there but just don't chat much. People leave their IRC up while they go play the game, while they are at work, etc. Most of the time if someone is there but "not there" you will see an AFK after their name (away from keyboard).

So, chances are you logged on and said hello and no one was really around. :)

Renegade Retard
18th Jun 2003, 10:32 AM
Han, when were you on and what channel were you in (#fragbu, #theweb, etc)?

I was in both #fragbu and #theweb from about 8:00 to 9:30 cst, but didn't see you.

If you want, we can get on TS tonight and I can talk you through it (what little bit I know). PM me if you want to set up a time.

CrazyCougar
18th Jun 2003, 10:56 AM
One thing I see people do in IRC is the join a channel say hello/ask if anyone's around and then leave the channel right away or within a very short period of time...

Sometimes people are afk so if you join up and no one responds right away just stay in the channel... ;)

Hanover_Fist
18th Jun 2003, 10:57 AM
Flame']
Many people "idle" in a lot of channels. They are there but just don't chat much. People leave their IRC up while they go play the game, while they are at work, etc. Most of the time if someone is there but "not there" you will see an AFK after their name (away from keyboard).

So, chances are you logged on and said hello and no one was really around. :)

ok, that makes sense, i wasn't on last night, just this morning. So it's prolly that nobody was around but connected.

It works exactly like the UT2k3 Chat right? If it does then I'm ok with it.

Nice Sig btw, did you do that yourself?.........it's kinda fits you too (seeing as how you look so much like 'Trinity' ;))

TWD
18th Jun 2003, 12:24 PM
You didn't visit my channel. You join my channel and say my name you'll have activity pretty fast, and I can walk you through every tiny detail of mirc.

*NiKita*
18th Jun 2003, 12:26 PM
Nice Sig btw, did you do that yourself?.........it's kinda fits you too (seeing as how you look so much like 'Trinity' ;))

nope, TyeFang did that for me :)

DaBeatard
18th Jun 2003, 02:51 PM
That is actually one of my favorite scenes in the movie. I love how the agent follows her out the window without any hesitation at all.