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[T]yphoon
Fri Jul 18 2008, 01:51PM
[T]yphoon

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Introduction & Using mIRC


An Introduction to Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
For those that don't know, IRC is an acronym for “Internet Relay Chat”. The first IRC network came on line during the summer of 1988 when Jarkko "WiZ" Oikarinen created the first IRC client and server at the University of Oulu, Finland. Two years later, EFNet was brought on line, and quickly became one of the largest IRC networks. Today, there are thousands of IRC Networks, large and small.



What Software Do I Need?: IRC Clients
While there are a variety of IRC clients available, the focus of this guide will be the use of mIRC, a Windows based IRC client. There are many different clients available, some of the more popular ones include BitchX, XChat, Trillian, BeserIRC, Klient, ChatZilla (found in Mozilla Web Browser), and even the Opera Web Browser has IRC support in v7.50+.
There is also a Macintosh IRC client named: Ircle



Using mIRC
The first thing to do is obviously to download mIRC. At the writing of this guide, the current version of mIRC is 6.32.

After downloading mIRC, the next set would be to install it. It's a simple process, and takes just a couple of minutes. If you need help on installing mIRC, please refer to the mIRC documentation found here.

Now that you've gotten mIRC downloaded and installed, its time to start up mIRC, and get it set up so you can connect to the network we use, as well as the channel.

The first thing you will see when you start up mIRC, is the mIRC Options page.


mIRC Options Screen

Fill in the full name, using anything you want. You can use your real name, your forum name, or whatever.

Below that is your email address. I strongly suggest that you do not enter your email address in here. You need to enter something, and it needs to be in the format of an email address. What you use is up to you.

Below that is Nickname, enter in here what you want to be known as in the IRC Channel. You should use the name part from your email address as your nickname. Best thing to do here is to use your forum nick for both. This also helps so people know who you are. For example, if you enter the email foo@bar.net, then your Nickname would be foo.


mIRC Options Screen


The Alternative blank below that will be what your nick will be should someone else be using your name. - Don't worry, we'll show you how to register your nickname later on so only you can use it.

Now that we have those fields filled in, we want to move on to the Identd option.

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[T]yphoon
Fri Jul 18 2008, 01:52PM
[T]yphoon

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Joined: Thu Jul 17 2008, 11:02AM
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Using mIRC (Part II)

Using mIRC



mIRC Options (Identd) Screen


Select the option for “Enable Identd server” and the option for “Use ID from email address”.


mIRC Options (Identd) Screen


If you have a socks4, or 5 Firewall or a proxy server, you can configure the appropriate settings under the Firewall option.


mIRC Options (Firewall) Screen


You can configure mIRC to connect when the program starts or if you become disconnected through the “Options” option. We'll be back to this options later to take a look at the preform commands.


mIRC Options (Options) Screen


Now, let's get you connected to the A-Radio Network. But first, we need to add the server into the server list. First thing to do is still inside the mIRC Options screen (ctrl if you exited out) is to click on the Servers Option.


mIRC Options (Servers) Screen


You should see an Add button, under the IRC Server drop down menu. Click the Add button to bring up the add server screen.


Enter the following information:
Description: Random Server
Server: irc.xerologic.net
Port(s): 6667
Group: Xerologic



Leave the password blank and click Add. The server is added to the server list, and is brought up when you return to the mIRC Options. To connect to the server now, click “Connect To Server”.

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[T]yphoon
Fri Jul 18 2008, 01:52PM
[T]yphoon

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Using mIRC (Part III)


mIRC Options (Servers) Screen

The mIRC Options will disappear, and mIRC will attempt to connect to the IRC Network. Once it has connected, a “favorites” list will appear. Uncheck the box at the bottom that says “Pop up favorites on connect, and then click ok to close the window.


mIRC Favorites Pop-up

You should now be looking at the main mIRC window again. You should see the “Message of the Day” (MOTD), server stats, your host name, and other relevant information.


mIRC Window - Connected to neon.A-Radio.org

Now, we'll join the A-Radio channel. To do this, type:
/join #A-Radio

Congratulations, you are now inside the A-Radio IRC Channel. You're now free to chat, or do whatever. That is of course, as long as you follow the channel and server rules.



mIRC Chat Window #A-Radio

The mIRC (and most other IRC clients) screen is divided into three sections. The center are is where the messages are displayed. On the right, you have a list of people in the room. And the bottom, under the chat area is the text area where you input your messages.

Ops and Voices
You're probably asking why some people have a “~”, “&”, “@”, “%” or a “+” next to their name. These symbols next to a name or nick represents the status or position of that person in the Channel.

mIRC Chat Window #A-Radio - Owner, Protected Ops. Ops, Half Ops and Voiced Users

“~” designates an Owner. This is the Channel Owner (Boss), he/she has full control to the channel.

“&” designates an Protected Operator, or Protected Op. Protected Operators have the same ability as the Ops, but they control the Ops (if they are going insane :P).

“@” designates an Op, or Operator. This is used primarily A-Radio Staff, and anyone else delegated to help moderate the #A-Radio IRC Channel. Ops have the ability to kick users from the channel, or ban users for violations of the rules.

“%” designates an Half Operator. This is like the Ops but then half the power he/she can use. A-Radio Staff uses this Status for special people/friends

“+” designates a “voiced” user. For the purposes of the A-Radio IRC Channel, these people are dedicated members of the channel, who help others. They have been voiced to distinguish themselves from normal people in the chat. Keep in mind, this is only what the voiced “+” status represents in the OCC IRC Channel.

The actual intention of “+” status, is for what is called a “moderated IRC Channel”. In these types of channels, only Voiced and higher people are allowed to talk. This is common at developer chats on networks such as irc.stratics.com and irc.enterthegame.com.


More to Come...

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xero
Sat Sep 17 2011, 02:59AM
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ello ,new comer is here .i think this is a great forum .by the way ,it is a happy thing to know each other from here.




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UAN_jr_lewylew
Mon Feb 27 2012, 07:49PM
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all good but can you help me
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Infinitykill
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infinitykill

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UAN how can we help you?
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bluesonichd
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Thanks!
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