Using IRC

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IRC

IRC is an acronym for Internet Relay Chat. IRC was developed by Jarkko "WiZ" Oikarinen at the University of Oulu, in Finland. IRC is the oldest chat protocol in wide use today. The first IRC network, IRCNet, spawned Eris Free Net (EfNet), which led to thousands of other networks. IRC is an effective way of communicating with people anywhere on the globe.

IRC enables players to be more organized. Giving kingdoms the ability to employ bots to store all attacks and spells/thief operations in war. Using IRC gives leaders/monarchs the ability to plan and coordinate strategies faster than conventional ways. The way that IRC operates enable group conversations and kingdom wide announcements.

Using IRC will also allow you to have real-time chats with various other members of the community (not only in your own kingdom). Players that use IRC generally find learning about the game improves exponentially, by discussing with others and learning off (or improving on) other people's playstyles. This is especially true on UtoNet.

Warning Don't accept unsolicited files from people you do not know. Also ensure you read up on Net Safety.

Web Based IRC clients

Java

No sign-up is required and you can use it from wherever you are with just a web browser. Any web browser that supports the Java Runtime Environment, or an alternative java interpreter, can use the applet.

CGI or PHP

Mibbit and irc@school is designed to be flexible and has many uses such as an IRC gateway for an IRC network, a chat-room for a website or to access IRC when stuck behind a restrictive firewall.

IRC Client (Windows)

mIRC

mIRC is a full featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions. It has a clean, practical interface that is highly configurable and supports features such as buddy lists, file transfers, multi-server connections, SSL encryption, proxy support, UTF-8 display, customizable sounds, spoken messages, tray notifications, and message logging.

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X-Chat

XChat is a popular Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client. It is available for Unix-like systems, Microsoft Windows (with additional features), Mac OS X (X-Chat Aqua), and for other X Window System-based systems (Fink project). It has a choice of a tabbed document interface or tree interface, support for multiple servers and is highly configurable.

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Chatzilla

ChatZilla provides all the usual IRC client features: multiple servers, a built-in list of standard networks, easy searching and sorting of available channels, logging, and DCC chat and file transfers, plus easy customization with JavaScript plug-ins and CSS styling.

ChatZilla is an add on for Mozilla Firefox which may be customized via JavaScript plug-ins and CSS styling. For it to work, you need to be on the Firefox browser.

Chatzilla add-on page and click 'Add to Firefox'. Once it has loaded, click on install. You will have to restart Firefox.

Ice Chat

A free Windows IRC client. Download

IRC Client (Mac)

Conversation

Conversation makes chatting on the IRC network as easy as using iChat and other IM clients. Conversation allows you to chat in channels and with your friends in a simple, elegant and Mac-like interface without the use of any text command. Yet it has a comprehensive set of features, some unique to Conversation. Conversation is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portugese, Dutch, Japanese, traditional Chinese, Russian, and Ukrainian. Conversation is Free.

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i r c l e

Ircle is an IRC client developed by Onno Tijdgat for the Macintosh computer platform. The client is scriptable with AppleScript, can support multiple channels and servers, and up to ten distinct connections at once. Ircle is shareware.

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See Also

External Links

  1. http://www.utonet.org UtoNet official website
  2. http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ Mozilla Firefox
  3. http://www.mirc.com mIRC: Windows Chat Client
  4. http://www.silverex.org/news/ X-Chat 2 client for Windows
  5. https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/16 ChatZilla Add On for Firefox
  6. http://homepage.mac.com/philrobin/conversation Conversation: Apple Mac Chat Client
  7. http://www.ircle.com/ Ircle: Apple Mac Chat Client