[How to] use an external IRC client?

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[How to] use an external IRC client?

Unread post by Vijabei » April 22nd, 2009, 2:40 pm

Hey all !!

Here I want to explain how to access our IRC channel with different clients. Most configurations and options are the same for Windows and Linux. I make a special note for Linux when it differs from windows.

I have the following systems to test and take screenshots:
  • Windows XP SP3
  • Ubuntu 8.10 or 9.04 with Gnome
For the following clients I am going to write a desription:
Here some information for DIY or advanced IRC users:

Channel:
  • #thedarklegion
Servers
    • port80.se.quakenet.org(random european server)
    • servercentral.us.quakenet.org (random us server)
Details on how to register an account here. 'Auth' you when you go online to get +v or +o. Use the command (without <>)

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/msg Q@CServe.quakenet.org AUTH <username> <password>



For any specific questions please start a new topic here in the support section. This HowTo will be read only.


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Re: [How to] use an external IRC client?

Unread post by Vijabei » April 24th, 2009, 7:12 pm

Client: ChatZilla 0.9.84
as AddOn for Firefox 3.0.x

Download: https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/16



After you installed ChatZilla you find it in your Firefox Browser under "Extras" -> "ChatZilla"

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This was the difficult part. Now you only have to enter your favorit nick name and the server connection datas. For having some comfort like automatic connect, joining our channel and login to your optional GameSurge account there are some additional entries neccessary.

You have your ChatZilla window open and click in the top menu on "ChatZilla" and "Preferences...". Here you activate "Rejoin when kicked". Then write your nick from this forum in the line "nick". That's important to identifiy u as a member.

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There is no speacial page to edit the server information, ChatZilla is learning by doing. So we just connect to the server and write in the command/chat line:

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/server irc.gamesurge.net
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And to prevent that ChatZilla forgets the server, it is important to connect to the server on every start of the chat client. Click with the right mouse button on the server tab on the bottem left and activate "Open this network at startup"

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Last but not least you have to enter our chat room. Just type

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/join #thedarklegion
And for more comfort ChatZilla can do this every time you connect to this server for you. You only has to open "ChatZilla" -> "Preferences" again and click on the new server in the list on the left from the new window.

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That's it for the beginning. There are some more things you might wanna do when you visit the chat regulary. But just ask in the chat or the forum what else you can do for more comfort.

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