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Old 01-16-2009, 05:57 AM   #11
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I know i'm going to catch flak for this but i love my trillion. it just works for me really well.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:35 PM   #12
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FxChiP: Thanks for listing good clients for other platforms! I don't have access to a mac or a working installation of linux at the moment, but I will do write-ups for the Windows versions of XChat and IRSSI and start listing which platforms each client works with.

NoMad: You won't catch any flack about Trillian from me--that was my favorite IM client for a long time. The only reason I don't use it now is that I use Gtalk a lot, and I don't want to pay for the Pro version (I've been waiting for Astra, but it's taking them forever... I will write this one up as well.


For some reason the forum is not letting me edit the first post--is there some kind of limit on editing after a certain amount of time?
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:32 PM   #13
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Yes there is, after 24 hours. However i'm sure FX or WW can take any new instructions you post and merge them with the first post.
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:19 AM   #14
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HydraIRC is another good one for Windows, by the way. :)
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Once again, thanks. Found out I can log in at work through mIRC.
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Thanks i was trying to figure it out... =]
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:57 PM   #17
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Update

Could an admin replace everything below the first dotted line in the first post with this? I've updated the instructions and added more clients as well. Thanks!



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Mibbit Java Interface (in browser)

Go to http://www.otherworlders.org/chat/psc/
Type the username you would like in the box
Click "Click to join chatroom"
In the box at the bottom, type "/join #psion_guild" (without the quote marks) and hit enter.
You're in!



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mIRC (free for 30 days, but can still be used for free after that. Registering it costs $20) - Windows

Download and install mIRC (http://www.mirc.com/index.html)
If the mIRC Options window is not already open, go to Tools -> Options
Under Category, click the + to expand "Connect" and select "Servers"
In the list of IRC Servers, scroll down until you see "OtherWorlders", then double click
Select "Random server"

Back under Connect, select "Options"
If you want to connect automatically when you start mIRC, check the first check box

Go back under Category and select "Connect"
Type in something for your Full Name, Email, and Username
Click the Connect button

A window will pop up with a list of channels
Click the Add button
A window will pop up
Type "#psion_guild" in the Channel box (without the quotes)
Check the Join on Connect box
Click OK

Make sure the #psion_guild channel is selected
Click Join
You're in!



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Pidgin (free) - Windows, Mac (though Adium is recommended instead), Linux

Download and install Pidgin (http://www.pidgin.im/)
Open Pidgin
Go to Accounts -> Manage Accounts -> Add
Then select "IRC" from the Protocol pull-down menu
Enter in the nickname you'd like to use in the Username box
Enter "irc.otherworlders.org" in the Server box (without the quotes)
Leave the password box blank
Click Save

See if it connects

If it doesn't, that port may be blocked
Select the account you just created and click Modify
On the advanced tab, you can choose a different port (but it needs to be between 6660 and 6669)
If none of the ports in that range work, then you'll probably have to take it up with whoever is managing your firewall

If it does connect, then on the buddy list go to Buddies -> Add Chat
Make sure your IRC account that you just created is selected
Type "#psion_guild" in the Channel box (without the quotes)
Leave password blank
If you want it to automatically join the chat when you open Pidgin, then check the "Autojoin when account becomes online" box
Click Add
Double click on #psion_guild in the buddy list to enter the channel
You're in!



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Trillian (Basic version is free) - Windows

Download and install Trillian (http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/)
Open Trillian
Go to Trillian -> Trillian Preferences
Click Plugins
Make sure the IRC plugin is checked
Go to "Identities & Connections"
Click "Add a new connection" and select IRC
In the Server Alias box, type Psion Guild
In the box below that, type "irc.otherworlders.org::6667" (without the quotes)
In the Nickname and Username boxes, type whatever name you want to be known as
If you want it to automatically join the chat when you open Trillian, then check the box labeled "Automatically connect to this account at start up"
Click the Connect button, then close the preferences window.

On the main buddy list window, there should be a silver dot that will say "IRC" if you hover the mouse over it.
Click the silver dot and select "Join a Channel"
Type "#psion_guild" (without the quotes) and click OK
You’re in!



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XChat (free) - Windows, Mac (XChat Aqua), Linux

Download and install XChat (http://www.xchat.org/)
Open XChat
Network list should pop up (if it doesn’t, go to Xchat -> Network List)
Under "User Information" type the nickname you would like
Click Add button
Type "Otherworlders" (without the quotes)
Click Edit button
Select the server and click Edit
Type "irc.otherworlders.org/6667" (without the quotes)
Check the "Auto connect to this network at startup"
In "Favorite channels", type "#psion_guild" (without the quotes)
Click Close
Check the "Skip network list on startup" box
Click Connect
You’re in!



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HydraIRC (free) - Windows

Download and install HydraIRC (http://www.hydrairc.com/)
Open HydraIRC
If it says "You have no configured identities, would you like to create one now?" click Yes. If it doesn’t, go to Options -> Prefs…

Go to User Identities and click New
Type the nickname that you want in the Nick box, fill in whatever you want for the other boxes (note: some of this will be visible online), and click OK
Click OK to exit Preferences

Go to File -> New Server
In the URI box, type "IRC://irc.otherworlders.org/psion_guild" (without the quotes)
Make sure your User Identity is selected
Click OK

You’re in!

So you don’t have to type it every time, once you are in the channel, go to Favorites -> Add to Favorites. This channel will now appear at the bottom of the Favorites menu, just click to join after opening the program.



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Chatzilla (free) - Windows, Mac, & Linux (Firefox addon)

These instructions assume you have Firefox 3.

Open Firefox
Go to Tools -> Add-ons
Go to the Get Add-ons tab, and search for "Chatzilla"
Find Chatzilla in the list that comes up and click the "Add to Firefox" button
When it finishes installing, close all your browser windows

Reopen Firefox
Go to Tools -> Chatzilla
In the window that pops up, go to Chatzilla -> Preferences
On the General tab, under Identification, enter the username you want in the "Nickname" box (it defaults to "Owner")
On the Startup tab, under "Auto-connect URLs", click the Add button
In the box that comes up, type "irc://irc.otherworlders.org/psion_guild" (without the quotes)
Click OK
Close Chatzilla (you don't have to completely close Firefox, just the Chatzilla window)
Reopen Chatzilla (Tools -> Chatzilla)
It should connect automatically--you're in!



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IRSSI (free) - Windows, Mac, Linux

Download IRSSI (http://www.irssi.org/)

The installer basically extracts a bunch of files and directories to wherever you tell it to. If you download it to your desktop and run it, it will throw up files all over your desktop. So, if you are on Windows, go to your main "Program Files" directory (usually on your C: drive) and create a folder called "IRSSI" then move the installer to that directory and run it. If you are on Linux, you are on your own. Just get it installed somehow.

Find the file that is called "irssi.cmd" and double-click. This should open a command prompt (aka terminal). If it doesn't work, try one of the other files that says something about irssi, cmd, or bat.

Without the quotes, type:
"/CONNECT irc.otherworlders.org" (hit enter)
"/NICK whatever_you_want" (hit enter)
"/JOIN #psion_guild" (hit enter)

These instructions do not begin to do justice to what this program can do. There is a lot more you can do, and probably in a lot more elegant ways (example, logging, auto-join on start up, etc.). If you want to do all that, go look at the documentation.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:30 AM   #18
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Been trying to find a good free client. I knew I would slap myself when I found it. Xchat was the one I was trying to think of.
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