IRC is just another Chat solution but much more interesting than the chat used in the web. IRC, first of all, stands for Internet Relay Chat.
The Chat via IRC is done through a chat program specially designed for that. Instead of connecting to the web, we launch the software and you have access to networks as numerous and varied. Connecting to a network is always done via the internet, but it is a different protocol from that used when surfing the web. There are many IRC software, mainly based operating system that is used.
This is a tutorial to explain how to download, install and configure the most popular IRC Client mIRC, very useful program to chat on the FSG IRC Chatrooms.
Get the software at the following address: http://www.mirc.com/get.html
Download then follow the installation instructions.
When you open mIRC for the first time you see this message appear:
This message tells you the number of days left for you to freely use the mIRC software before registering, but even after it expires you can continue to use the software without problem by closing this window.
On 1st launch of mIRC the following window will appear:
Full Name: is your nickname.
Email: You can put anything, but you have to fill this field
Nickname: This is the nickname that you will use on irc.
Alternative: This is your second nickname, if the first is already used by one person.
On the left there is a mIRC window with several options:
First click on “servers”, you will have the following options:
The WildIRC IRC server where the channel of FSG located at do not exist in the default list, it is necessary to add it in the list.
First click on “add”.
In the “add server” that appears, fill in the fields as follows:
Description: WildIRC Network
IRC Server: irc.wildirc.net
Then click “add”.
Then select the server “WildIRC” in the dropdown menu and click on “select”.
Now choose “options”:
Check the boxes to be the same as the image, Click on OK to validate the configurations.
Connect now to the network by clicking on the little yellow icon at the top:
After connecting successfully to the server, this window will appear:
Enter a Chatroom name to to join it and click on the Join button, Example: Firestartergaming_dekaron
You will then see this window:
The green area is where the displayed messages are sent to the public.
The blue box represents the area where you type text to send.
The red box is the list of users online in the Chatroom.
The black box shows you the Channels list.
Just as you are able to surf the net with a few tricks to help make things easier, IRC is very similar. Below you will find some of the more common IRC commands that we use often.
Type /join #channelname — to join a channel of your choice
Example: /join #FireStartergaming
The /me is an action message.
Type /me ‘does anything’
Example: /me waves hello
Type /msg nickname (message) to start a private chat.
Example: /msg puddytat Hey tat, how are you?
/nick changes your nickname
Example: type /nick newnickname
A notice is used to send a short message to another person without opening up a private window.
Type /notice nickname (message)
Example: /notice badnick Please change your nickname for this family channel.
Type /part — to leave one channel
Type /partall — to leave all the channels you are in
Unfortunately, there will be times when you don’t want to talk to someone, or else someone may be harassing you.
By typing /ignore nickname 3, you will not receive anymore messages from that person.
Example: /ignore luv2quilt 3
To Unignore them, type /ignore -r luv2quilt 3
If you have any more questions such as how to register your username/channel, head to the #Help Channel, The WildIRC Staff are going to be ready to assist you.