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Title: Using mIRC
Description: Brief tutorial on how to connect to IRC.

Fietser - February 26, 2012 01:16 PM (GMT)
Here's a tutorial on how to connect to IRC.
Reasons you should do this:
- Instant access to many players.
- Play and organise wars (like the 3vs3 cup).
- Ease of use (no registration stuff).

First download mIRC.
Install mIRC by clicking next,next ....
Run mIRC, if asked to register click continue.

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In the options fill in:
Connect;Full Name {Just fill in something}
Connect;Email Address {It has to look like an email address}
Connect;Nickname {The name other users will see, has to be unique}

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Connect;Servers; {Quakenet;Random server}
Click select (server)
Click Connect
Now wait a few seconds.

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In the Favorites:
Enter: #rtcw.wars
Click Join

How to use:
If you type in something, everyone in the channel wil see your message. Don't spam channels with many players in it!
If you double click a player, you can have a private chat with that player.

Some channels:
#rtcw.wars (mainly for osp)
#ic.rtcw (my team channel

Have fun.

pinkfloyd - February 26, 2012 02:20 PM (GMT)
Excuse me, Fie,,,is this a voice chat or a typing one?

That was one. How do noobs benefit from adding another client, if they are not playing a cup?


Fietser - February 26, 2012 03:46 PM (GMT)
mIRC is text only. The thing that makes it different is it works mostly with channels and doesn't require registration. You don't have to invite friends or get budy budy with someone. Just connect to a channel and you can talk. Channel admins can ban someone if needed. You can use it on all platforms like mac, linux...

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pinkfloyd - February 26, 2012 06:31 PM (GMT)

1. Downloaded version is an evaluation copy. Will it be free after the evaluation period is run dry, or does it need registration?

2. Menus don't exactly work as you have clarified, but in a different way (in the version I have downloaded and OS is W7, not Xp like your's...Xp is a charm)

3. Can't add channels to favorites. All buttons are there, but channels don't add to favorites, and have to be retyped after each connection...

4. The only somewhat active channel with some players online was the Allnite channel (main)...all of Fietser's caln were all offline.

I still have to understand how does such an outdated software can be helpful, especially it it is tect-only.

'L0. - February 26, 2012 07:05 PM (GMT)
Mirc is a chat channel where whole gaming communities reside. It wasn't popular on 1.0 but a lot of 1.4 ppl that play on 1.0 as well are there.

Strange you never heard of mirc, as it's old as hell. Last time I used it was not even in this millennium - it was back in 98 or 99 :lol:

(EST)HULL - February 26, 2012 07:22 PM (GMT)
mIRC is legendary Pinky, how on earth haven't you heard of it :D

pinkfloyd - February 26, 2012 08:17 PM (GMT)
Maybe it was legendary way back, Hully, and most probably it was even a breakthrought. I'm new into games and not a fan of public chat btw, or sometimes even personal chat especially if it is only text based so I tend to judge a software by the functionality it adds.

Very rarely would anyone to my mind be launching mIRC and sticking all the time or for as long as it takes glued behind the monitor...AFK is the rule for any chatting program....

Apparently voice chatting in games is more effective than typing text when one is supposed to be playing and killing and jumping and sometimes having to type some text to inform the ones on his team who haven't got a chat client of what he's doing/where he's going/what he needs....

mIRC just couldn't convince me that it has any edge over modern *voice* chatting alternatives. But it was nice giving it a try :lol:

'L0. - February 27, 2012 05:47 AM (GMT)
You're missing the point. Mirc is not used to give you an edge in game, it's just a way to be in touch with community.

But tbh, personally I don't care about it either..

Kenny_England - February 27, 2012 11:18 AM (GMT)
Well, I'm with pinky. Never heard of it before, lol. But isn't it pointless as you can IM teams, all, individuals in game anyway?

Forgive me if I am missing something, hehe

Ken ;)

(EST)HULL - February 27, 2012 04:29 PM (GMT)
As LO said mIRC is used to chat on IRC channels, there are hundreds of thousands of channels and communities out there.

pinkfloyd - February 27, 2012 04:50 PM (GMT)
Basically speaking, there must be big deal your pinky friend is missing...

There are so many ways I can comm with Kenny and Hully And Groofy and Fietser
for chatting..Skype is one example...

WTF do I need to comm with a total stranger, sho has his name as !!!#$%^$#%D!! on mIrck? Nothing in common, not even a game/serversome life...

we can chat about the weather...yes ...but what's next...

Community is respected..Homie is and all brothers in arms..but!!

If it gets serious, then mIRC is not the way to go.

No way can I imagine this...mIRC with Kenny/Groffy/Dupio/Greeni and others, when I can skype them /

It is all sick, the mIrc stuff....get real, mates.... this is not the way of the modern world, but if you like to stick to relics then pinky is here trying tp understand what this soft is all about, but I really hate it

(EST)HULL - February 27, 2012 04:56 PM (GMT)
If you are into chatrooms, then mIRC can be used to visit a lot of IRC channels with a lot of communities. If you are not into chatrooms then the alternatives are Skype, forums, etc. But fact is a lot of people hang out on IRC channels.

Fietser - February 27, 2012 05:27 PM (GMT)
For organising regular matches nothing beats irc!

pinkfloyd - February 27, 2012 05:42 PM (GMT)
My scoop has been posted before..wars? Come on Fietser, this is a dying game, on support life. No more wars....maybe an u8nofficial cup here or there and that can be organised easily without mirc.

Pinky point is...all who know each other will always comm, regardless of even the game they are playing...I'm still connected to so many longtimers just on regular e-mails or skype...")

Even when I use mirc with you, you know what you said...I just don't want to repeat (for sick guys who will be reading this thread, it was nothing serious)

what is this mirc? It is a big suck, maybe some afficandos stick to it or like to, but it is nothing in modern world...


.:ReyMysterio:. - February 27, 2012 08:03 PM (GMT)
@about game: if its a dying game what I/Others do here?

if thats support life get finished why we see new servers with Admins support?
(sp is different from mp and we talk about mp!)

maybe its not a new game but its FAVORITE! :rolleyes:

can we tell about football its a dead game because get old?
sure No cause football is a favorite game!

just being on beach realy can made my day!

@about mIRC: i like that!

its a way to communicate with active rtcw professional players and for someOne like me ( a fresh gamer that want to know more... ) its a Opportunity!

i dont care about brands or how famus is a program ,Anything that can move the boat of GAME, is good. in One Sentence its good for me so i use it! :rolleyes:

'L0. - February 27, 2012 09:33 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (.:ReyMysterio:. @ Feb 27 2012, 09:03 PM)
@about game: if its a dying game what I/Others do here?

Game is dead despite what you may want to think. When i started playing in 2006 there was literally thousands of ppl playing it, it was like that right up to 2008 then demise start to happen and since then it's just getting worse.. Now days you can't probably count 100 ppl all together including ones that return....sure there's few servers left but most of them are dead. I remember the time when I wasn't able to found a server to join cause they were all full, now it's the other way around. At 3am i see at times less then 20 ppl playing the game..

Game is dead in the water, either you like it or not.

pinkfloyd - February 27, 2012 09:55 PM (GMT)
@ Lo: sure, game is dead. Who said or thought othersiwise????

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