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    Chesamo

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    The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Chesamo on Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:33 pm

    XChat
    Operating systems: Windows* - OSX - Linux
    Website: http://xchat.org/

    Windows instructions (*XChat for Windows is a commercial (paid) product. See YChat (below) for the freeware version of XChat for Windows.)
    Spoiler:
    1. Download and install the official XChat for Windows client from http://xchat.org/
    2. When you first open XChat, you will be presented with the Network List. Edit your information, then click "Add". Type "Furnet".

    3. Click the "Edit" button. In the first box, click on "newserver/6667" and change it to "irc.furnet.org/6667". In the "Favorite Channels" box, type "#BrokenPlotDevice". Check the "Auto Connect" box. Click "Close" to save the settings.

    4. Check the "Skip Network List" box and click "Connect".
    5. Congrats! You're now connected to the chatroom. That was easy, wasn't it?
    OSX instructions
    Spoiler:
    1. Download XChat Aqua from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xchataqua/
    2. Drag the XChat Aqua folder into your Applications folder.

    3. Inside the XChat Aqua folder, you will find the XChat Aqua app. Double-click on that to run it (or drag the App to your Dock and launch from there.)

    4. The first time you run XChat Aqua, you will be presented with the Server List. Uncheck the "Show server list" box. Edit your information, then click the "+" button. Type "Furnet".

    5. Click on "Show Details". Change "NewServer" to "irc.furnet.org". Under "Port", put "6667".

    6. Under "Connect Options", check the box to auto-connect at launch.

    7. Under "On Join", click the "+" underneath "Join Channels". Type "#BrokenPlotDevice".

    8. Back in the main Server List window, click on "Connect".
    9. Congrats! You're now connected to the chatroom. That was easy, wasn't it?
    Linux instructions
    Spoiler:
    These instructions are for Ubuntu 9.10 only. If you'd like to see another Linux distribution, let me know!
    1. Open up a Terminal window and enter in the command "sudo apt-get install -y xchat" (without the quotes). Type in your password when prompted.

    2. When you first open XChat, you will be presented with the Network List. Edit your information, then click "Add". Type "Furnet".

    3. Click the "Edit" button. In the first box, click on "newserver/6667" and change it to "irc.furnet.org/6667". In the "Favorite Channels" box, type "#BrokenPlotDevice".

    4. Check the "Auto Connect" box. Click "Close" to save the settings.
    5. Check the "Skip Network List" box and click "Connect".
    6. Congrats! You're now connected to the chatroom. That was easy, wasn't it?
    YChat
    Operating systems: Windows
    Website: http://www.silverex.org/
    Note: YChat is named "XChat" everywhere except the main window's title bar.

    Windows instructions
    Spoiler:
    1. Download YChat from http://www.silverex.org/download/
    2. During installation, make sure to uncheck the System Tray Icon (as XChat has its own icon) and any of the scripting libraries.

    3. When you first open XChat, you will be presented with the Network List. Edit your information, then click "Add". Type "Furnet".

    4. Click the "Edit" button. In the first box, click on "newserver/6667" and change it to "irc.furnet.org/6667". In the "Favorite Channels" box, type "#BrokenPlotDevice". Check the "Auto Connect" box. Click "Close" to save the settings.

    5. Check the "Skip Network List" box and click "Connect".
    6. Congrats! You're now connected to the chatroom. That was easy, wasn't it?


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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Chesamo on Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:34 pm

    Filler for more clients. List:
    -mIRC
    -Colloquy
    -IceChat

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Chesamo on Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:35 pm

    Filler for more clients. List:
    -LeafChat
    -VisualIRC
    -HydraIRC

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Chesamo on Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:35 pm

    Filler for more clients. This will probably be the multi-protocol clients list. Feel free to suggest more if you know of them.
    Tentative list:
    -Pidgin/Adium
    -Trillian
    -Miranda IM
    I figure four posts is enough for now. Feel free to comment.

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Invalid on Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:41 pm

    Error It Just Won't Work!


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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Chesamo on Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:47 pm

    Did you add it to your firewall exceptions? Because if everything else works fine Internet-wise then that's what causes that problem. Can you show me your server settings?

    EDIT: I also really, really don't like the new way Spoiler tags are handled.

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Teasealot on Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:16 pm

    Just stickied this thread so it doesn't disappear.


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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Invalid on Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:39 pm

    Chesamo wrote:Did you add it to your firewall exceptions? Because if everything else works fine Internet-wise then that's what causes that problem. Can you show me your server settings?

    EDIT: I also really, really don't like the new way Spoiler tags are handled.

    I am on a Wireless Network, thats all I can tell you. I don't know where to find Server Settings.

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Chesamo on Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:54 pm

    Mecingo wrote:I am on a Wireless Network, thats all I can tell you. I don't know where to find Server Settings.
    Ctrl+S, select FurNet, click "Edit".

    Those are the server options.

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Invalid on Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:39 pm

    Chesamo wrote:
    Mecingo wrote:I am on a Wireless Network, thats all I can tell you. I don't know where to find Server Settings.
    Ctrl+S, select FurNet, click "Edit".

    Those are the server options.


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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Chesamo on Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:04 pm

    Delete "newserver/6667".

    EDIT: I like the way the Spoilers collapse, but is the height restriction really necessary?

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Invalid on Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:32 pm

    Chesamo wrote:Delete "newserver/6667".

    EDIT: I like the way the Spoilers collapse, but is the height restriction really necessary?

    Still doesn't work. Could it be my operating system, or something along that line?

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Chesamo on Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:52 pm

    Do you have Windows Firewall turned on?

    EDIT: Spoilers don't work on Chrome. What happened to the older implementation? That way worked right :\

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Invalid on Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:17 pm

    Chesamo wrote:Do you have Windows Firewall turned on?

    EDIT: Spoilers don't work on Chrome. What happened to the older implementation? That way worked right :\

    No.

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Chesamo on Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:34 pm

    Then I don't know anything that would make it not connect. Try YChat.

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Invalid on Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:11 pm

    Chesamo wrote:Then I don't know anything that would make it not connect. Try YChat.

    I am on a wireless connection could the firewall on the computer's connection Im receiven be the problem. The one on my computer is turned off. But the main computer holds the internet and my computer recieves wireless internet from the main computer, I tried everything execpt that.

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    Post by Chesamo on Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:56 pm

    Oh, you daisy-chain your Internet. Yes, a firewall on the upstream computer would do that.

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Invalid on Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:31 pm

    Chesamo wrote:Oh, you daisy-chain your Internet. Yes, a firewall on the upstream computer would do that.

    It is but the man "known Phil" using the main computer has a virusphobia.
    So Im going to get a main internet connection this summer.
    He cryed the last time a virus wiped out his memory, and harddrive space.

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    Re: The Definitive IRC Client Guide (Pretty pictures!)

    Post by Chesamo on Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:41 pm

    *twitches slightly at the mangling of computer terms*

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