NBT-MWO League Channels
You may join these channels at anytime. Our IRC server is provided by NBT / Phoenix Creation. All NBT policies and guidelines are enforced. NBT reserves the right to ban anyone found breaking their rules.
This short little doc is to help those new to IRC get on the irc.netbattletech.com IRC server.
The first thing you will need is an IRC client. This doc tells you about mIRC. You can download mIRC from http://www.mirc.com/. The installation is very simple, download, double click the file and you can pretty much take the defaults.
After the install there is an mIRC icon on the desktop (if you took the defaults). Double click and mIRC will open with a splash screen giving you info on the author of the software. Click the X to get him off the screen and this window should pop up.
Click the ADD button.
A window like this will pop up. Enter the following.
Now you are back to the first screen.
You now click OK and this window will come up.
You will see an icon on the upper left of the bar that looks like a lighting bolt, click this to connect to the server. You will see the MOTD (message of the day) go flying by with other info. Also a small window named notify list pops up. Close the notify window for now we will come back to that.
You will see the status window. It looks like this:
On the bottom of the status bar you can type text. Here is where you can issues some basic commands. To start all commands start with the “/”. The main ones you will want to know is how to get a list of channels. How to join a channel. The last is how to private message someone.
The channel list window looks like this:
From here you can see the channel names. You may right click on a name for a menu and join is on that list, or you may type on the typeable area on the status window /join #channelname.
Once you are in a channel a new window will pop up with the channel name. Should look like this:
In this window (above) you see a list of names on the right side. That is who is in the channel and can see public messages.
Private message will open a small window that has the name of the person you are messaging. Looks like this:
You can type in the window and it goes directly to the user that you have listed on that window.
The last command that you may want to know for general chat is how to change your nick name on the fly. To do this you type /nick Nickname
That is the basics for those who want to chat.
ADMIN A CHANNEL
For those familiar with irc this is old news. For those new to it here are the basics to admin a channel. A common question is how do we create a channel. Easy type /join #channelname and poof it is created. Once everyone leaves the channel it goes away. There is a channel server that is a bot but I’m not going to get into that.
Once you are in the channel there are some basic commands. To access these you can double click in the channel window and an admin screen comes up.
That is the basic stuff. Enjoy!
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