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New #uk-cstrike IRC channel!

Postby EasyTiger on Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:03 am

The new UKCS IRC channel is now open and ready for business and will be run by mods and admins :)

The server is based on Quakenet, and is called #uk-cstrike.

For those that are familiar with IRC that is the only information you will need, but if anyone is new to it then I have a

pre-scripted guide here from Chow :)

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An introduction to mIRC

mIRC is an irc CLIENT. Don't see it as irc itself. It's a client, that connects to irc, just like internet explorer and firefox and netscape CONNECT to websites. There ARE other clients for getting onto irc, but this is the one I use, so this is the only one I can really step you through. It makes it MUCH easier if I teach you all on mIRC, you can move to other clients later on if you so wish. IRC itself is just a collection of chat channels. Each irc server is a seperate entity, we will be using QuakeNet as its the big gaming one, and most league rules REQUIRE clans to have a channel on quakenet, so a lot of UKCSers will already be on there. There are no "channels" premade in irc, if you join any particular channel name you either join the channel of that name, or if noone has made it, you "make" that channel. A channel only exists as long as there are people in it, however there are automated bots provided by QuakeNet that will stay in the channel while noone else is in there, and they don't leave unless its been inactive for weeks. I myself leave irc running, like msn, 24/7 anyway, so we won't have any problems.

The guide - installing and setting up mIRC

ANY questions or problems, just come into msn and ASK ME. I can walk you through all these things step by step, and answer any

questions.

1. Installing and registering mIRC

Go to: http://www.mirc.com/get.html

Get mIRC version 6.16 from whichever server you like, and install it.

2. Setting up the options

Click Tools and then Options in the bar at the top to bring up the main options menu for mIRC. Click on the (+) sign next to

Connect in the sidebar to the left to open out that tree of options. Now in each of the following menus (open each one by clicking on the appropriate name in the white box on the left) do the following:

Connect: add a name (any name, your CS name will do), your email address, a nickname and an alternate nickname. Remember, try and take something that won't have been taken. For example [DeMent]Cobra won't be used, whereas Cobra might be.

Servers: (the option below Connect, click the (+) button to see it if you cant see it) - Select the irc network "QuakeNet: Random UK server".

Now, this is IMPORTANT, press OK on the options window to close it. DO NOT HIT THE CROSS SIGN. The changes to the options only save if you press OK.

3. Connecting to irc and joining a channel

Now you should have a big blank screen. Click the lightningbolt symbol to start to connect to irc. It should connect, and you should get a load of writing appear. If you don't see that, but you see a box marked "Quakenet" appear towards te top left of the screen, click on it to make it the active window.

A small window will appear called "mIRC Favourites". At the top bar enter the channel name "#uk-cstrike" and click join.

ALTERNATIVELY:
In the bar at the bottom of the First large white window, type in the command:

/j #UK-CStrike

This will join you to the channel called "UK-CStrike", which I'm setting up for us. If you join a channel, and in the channel list on the right you see "ChowRiit" congratialations! You successfully got into irc! Now, you can talk, but at the moment I'm mostly just idling, ie leaving irc on even when I'm not there. Try poking me in msn, see if anything happens. Once we get all of the admins using irc, things will improve.


I'll provide a link to the QuakeNet website, so you can read-up on it a bit yourself, if you feel so enclined:

http://www.quakenet.org/

4. AUTHing with Quakenet

Ok, can everyone please now follow the following to register their nicks with quakenet:

http://www.quakenet.org/faq/faq.php?c=1&f=51#51

This gives you a "logon", it DOESNT save your nick, but it DOES provide a logon, an AUTH account, that only you access. Then I can give your auth account specific privilages, for example, I can set the channel to automatically recognise you and give you "operator" status, the irc equivilent of admin (if you're a mod/admin).

Once you have this setup, please open up the Options menu (via the Tools dropdown), and within the Connect section, go to the subsection also called "Options" and click on "Perform". Make sure "Enable perform on connect" is ticked, and then paste the following into the white box:

Code: Select all
/msg Q@CServe.quakenet.org AUTH authnamehere passwordhere
/mode $me +x
/j #UK-CStrike


Don't forget to change it to include your auth-nick and your password.

Now, whenever you connect, irc will AUTOMATICALLY auth you, and will also join you to the ukcs channel, and set you as mode "+x". This will simply hide your i.p. address from other users on quakenet, it's just a general safety thing. :)

If you want to learn more about irc, feel free to have a look at:

http://www.mirc.com/irc.html

The site has a short guide, plus can direct you to a number of other guides.


So come and join in and chat with others from the forum, and even TC when he makes the occassional appearence :)

If anyone has any queries/issues, then don't hesistate to contact a mod or admin for help :)

Edit by Chow: Had a quick fiddle with the guide, it's only a rough guide, and it was written for DeMent initially and editted so there may be a few bits that dont make any sense. Problems, let me know.
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Postby ChowRiit on Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:45 pm

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Recommend mIRC options settings.
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Postby EasyTiger on Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:55 pm

Would be nice to see some more of the UKCS forum/server regulars on here :)

If any of you have tried and/or are struggling, let either me or chow know :)
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Postby CATCHERAL on Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:56 pm

I went on it a few days ago 8)
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Postby EasyTiger on Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:59 pm

CATCHERAL wrote:I went on it a few days ago 8)


We have about 15 regulars who are on there every day, some are on there 24/7 :)
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Postby KeirAyres on Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:00 pm

Well why aren't you on there now then :x

Everyone's welcome to the channel, it's a great chatroom where some wacky stuff is said (thanks to me apparently, but I think it's sh33p3h's fault tbh >_>)
It's also a good place to go and contact an admin if needed :wink:


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Postby EasyTiger on Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:01 pm

We also have trivia games running now and again :)
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Postby Psychic Duck on Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:48 pm

not to metion the amazing psychic duck 8)

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Postby LuckyNV on Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:51 pm

Psychic Duck wrote:not to metion the amazing psychic duck 8)

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omg rofl :lol:

taste great crispy with some hoi sin sauce, cucumber, spring onion and pancakes
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Postby H2SO4 on Sun Apr 24, 2005 1:58 pm

Why make a new channel, there's already 1 ( #UKCS ) ?
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Postby ChowRiit on Sun Apr 24, 2005 3:42 pm

H2SO4 wrote:Why make a new channel, there's already 1 ( #UKCS ) ?


This is an official channel, #UKCS is in no means official or endoursed by UKCS.
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Postby TC on Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:51 pm

Yeah, the other one has nothing to do with UKCS, just somebody stealing the name to try to get some people in.


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Postby Junglist on Mon May 09, 2005 12:54 pm

Ever thought about using a JAVA based IRC client for the website such as PJIRC?
Its free & would definately boost the popularity of the IRC channel :D

Works like a chat room but you can still use mIRC and all of them to connect if you wish, all the user would have to do is to click on the link (the applet would load) and chat away! Saves people having to mess around with downloading, updating, configuring client, configuring firewall, etc etc. More secure aswell afaik, only thought to look it up this morning after using it many a time on other sites.

Just a thought.


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Postby EasyTiger on Mon May 09, 2005 1:02 pm

I believe you should be able to connect to the channel through missingu.com :)

EDIT: Not working so try this one: click here. Server is quakenet.
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Postby ChowRiit on Mon May 09, 2005 4:55 pm

Well, I guess people could use jirc, but most people hate it, it's no substitute for the real thing...
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Postby paddyohale on Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:05 pm

*bump*

Any tips for people using GAIM? Especially ones who've never used IRC before.

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Postby Genna on Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:40 am

wen i can get in contact with my BNC provider ill leave my bnc in the chan :D


feel free to join my long standing chan #genna also on Qnet :D
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Postby DeanX on Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:10 pm

Come on ppl!!! it would be nice to see some of the regulars in there, there only seems to be the same ppl in there everyday!! so come on lets make the irc chan as active as the forums and server :)
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Postby paddyohale on Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:45 pm

Tried it before, never got the hang of it - lucky had a laugh at what I was doing though :P
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Postby wildross on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:09 pm

come in and talk, fishbot gets boring after a while.



#uk-cstrike <--- join!!!!! if any one has problem with irc, feel free to pm me and i will help as much as i can
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