IRC for dummies

Info
Okay, so heres a little guide for those guys who dont know how to use irc. This guide tells step-by-step how u get in crossfire channel : ) First i will tell u some basic info about irc and then ill go deeper.

What is irc?
IRC(Internet Relay Chat) is internets oldest and one of the most popular chats. Its kind of worldwide forum wich chatting happens in real-time. In IRC you can discuss with many people concurrently or in one to one private. The conversation happens with IRC client.

IRC channels are virtual environments where users come together. Many channels have theyr regular crew, who discuss in channel active and keeps it running.

History
IRC was created by finnish guy Finland Jarkko Oikarinen who is also known as WiZ. Little by little IRC has spread around world and become popular.

Lets begin
First we need irc client, and in this guide we gonna take the most popular one, mIRC. U can download it here if that one dosent work choose good one from here.

Install
Everyone should know how to do this part but ill tell it step-by-step just to make sure.

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Okay, so here is welcome window to mIRC install and advice to close all extra programs before continue. Click next.

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Next step is the licence and you need to accept it to continue the install, you can read it if you want but that will be pretty boring so agree it.

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Next install asks where u want to install the mirc, if the orginal is fine just click next. Orginal is normally good if ur unsure, dont change if u dont know what ur doing.

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Next we have to choose what will be mircs name at start menu, orginal is again fine so if u dont wanna change click next. If u dont wanna mirc folder to start menu cross the "Dont create any shortcuts"

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Next we have some extra options to choose
[ ]Backup exiting files(Creates backup if u have old mIRC installed)
[ ]Create desktop icon(Sends mIRC icon to your desktop)

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All your chooses in one window, u can check.

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The install.

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So now we are ready and u have mIRC installed, lets put cross in the "Start mIRC" so we can get mIRC started.

mIRC
Next step, we have got mirc installed and started

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Right when mIRC is started you will get pop-up light this. Fill your name, email, nick and alternative nick and after that press the servers page.

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Okay, so we want to crossfire channel so we want our server to be Quakenet, so locate QuakeNet folder, open it and click random server. After that click select and u will get back to the preovius pop-up, press ok there.

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After that locate this button from toolbar and click it.

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After you have connected u will get pop-up like this, if u dont wanna it to open every time u connect uncross the "Pop up favourites on connect". Next write #crossfire to "Enter channel name to join" box and click join.

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Congratulations ur now in irc at #crossfire channel, if u made everything like i said.

How to join #crossfire always i connect
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Find this button in toolbar and click it.

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Now u will get this pop-up again, click add.

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Put options like in picture and click ok, u will get back to the preovius pop-up, press ok also in there. And now u have #crossfire channel in autojoin and now u can say you have irc. You can use these things also to get in other channels, not just the #crossfire.

End
If u have any questions or something just ask and i will tell, maybe someday i will add nnscript and authing part to this guide. I know my english sucks, so no flaming about that, just rates from the guide.

Contact
exla / exlator@gmail.com / #Forsakens / http://forsakens.dy.fi
Comments
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lovely tutorial, idle & perform @ #forsakens
I cant use mirc =< Too much buttons!
But I'm using irssi. Can I have a tutorial for that, please kind Sir?
I think u know how to use it .__.
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Runescapen Suomalaisten Liitto :DD
Really usefull tutorial awsum
useless tutorial -> delete
[@TosspoT] its brilliant, i reckon there are alot of ppl with no clue that irc exists

Scarce hiljaa ;/
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I had to have someone use msn remote desktop to setup mIRC the first time I used it :)

It's not the simplest program.
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u dont have nothing to do i see :|
thats true, i was just bored .__.
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Im using irssi, can you tell me why my ctrl + alt + "x" marks doesnt work?
forsakens still alive? o.O
Yes it is :D, atleast theres someone who remembers us from 05
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yes, IronFist also remembered you.

btw. this tutorial might be usefull for our ET:QW beta cup enemies, we have to contact one of them via messenger and then give the server info so he can paste that to their game-thread. -.-
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IronFist the Q3 TDM team rocked!
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Finland IronFist the founder of .:CTN// :\
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if you want a irc guide + noname script guide read this http://one.fsphost.com/Goliath/Files/eVos_irc_guide.doc
Why u come say that to my irc guide ;/
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Peliparkki?
Ai siäki oot viel hengis, ei saa unohtaa -SWI- Mortya
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Ai siäki oot viel hengis, ei saa unohtaa -SWI- Mortya
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irssiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
chatzilla client for firefox works great here
Nice Tutorial =>
nice life you got there meight
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