Setting Up Your IRC Client For #ShantaeFansPortal

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Setting Up Your IRC Client For #ShantaeFansPortal

Post by .Luke on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:57 pm

Encase some of you newbies want to setup a local software client for connecting to IRC without having to visit the Portal's own link every time, and simply don't know where to start, it's fully possible to do this quickly and easily without headdesking yourself trying to figure out a totally new program.

X-Chat is pretty universal for both Windows and Linux, so I will cover how to connect using this program. May add mIRC instructions in a little bit. (EDIT : tutorial for mIRC added in the next post.) If you're looking for an alternative to X-Chat on Windows that's truly free, we recommend HexChat, a fork of X-Chat for Windows.



When the program starts, you will be greeted to this window. ^ Click on the Networks tab and then "Add".



Click "Add" again in this new window and simply type in "centralchat.net" "irc.eu.esper.net/6667-6669". (Without the quotation marks, obviously.) After that, go to Favorite Network and type in #ShantaeFansPortal with the pound sign. (#) Click close, click Connect on the previous window, and enjoy. And that's a wrap, see you there!


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Re: Setting Up Your IRC Client For #ShantaeFansPortal

Post by .Luke on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:30 pm

For connecting to our IRC channel through mIRC on Windows or WINE, this tutorial should cover it, give or take a few differences in the interface of newer mIRC clients.

And if you want the short version, I've got that here for you too. =P (Screenshots taken in WINE, of course, being the crazed Linux junky that I am.)



Once mIRC is installed and starts, go ahead and click on "Select Server..."



If mIRC didn't already take you to this window, click on "Connect" and setup your nickname/alias. (Real name and Email address optional.)



Click on the "Servers" tab and look for CentralChat EsperNet in the servers list. If it's not in there, create it. Which is pretty easy, as you'll see below. Add your password if you have a registered nick as well.



After you're done, click OK and choose the Select button over there.



Which takes you back to your nick/alias tab. Double-check your nick if you like, before clicking on "Connect".



Now type in "#ShantaeFansPortal" into the channel name. (Without the quotation marks, obviously. Mind the lower/uppercase letters too, those are important.)



If everything goes smoothly, you should get text output like this.

Code:
* Connecting to irc.eu.esper.net (91.205.185.104) port 6667...
* Connected. Now logging in...
* *** Looking up your hostname...
* *** Checking Ident
* *** Couldn't look up your hostname
* *** No Ident response
* Welcome to the EsperNet Internet Relay Chat Network johnluke728
* Your host is optical.esper.net[91.205.185.104/6667], running version charybdis-3.3.0
* This server was created Mon Jan 9 2012 at 19:47:54 CET
* optical.esper.net charybdis-3.3.0 DQRSZagiloswz CFILPQbcefgijklmnopqrstvz bkloveqjfI
* CHANTYPES=# EXCEPTS INVEX CHANMODES=eIbq,k,flj,CFPcgimnpstz CHANLIMIT=#:50 PREFIX=(ov)@+ MAXLIST=bqeI:100 MODES=4 NETWORK=EsperNet KNOCK STATUSMSG=@+ CALLERID=g :are supported by this server
* CASEMAPPING=rfc1459 CHARSET=ascii NICKLEN=30 CHANNELLEN=50 TOPICLEN=390 ETRACE CPRIVMSG CNOTICE DEAF=D MONITOR=100 FNC TARGMAX=NAMES:1,LIST:1,KICK:1,WHOIS:1,PRIVMSG:4,NOTICE:4,ACCEPT:,MONITOR: :are supported by this server
* EXTBAN=$,acjorsxz WHOX CLIENTVER=3.0 SAFELIST ELIST=CTU :are supported by this server
* There are 13 users and 6809 invisible on 9 servers
* 33 :IRC Operators online
* 4 :unknown connection(s)
* 3933 :channels formed
* I have 1318 clients and 2 servers
* 1318 1527 :Current local users 1318, max 1527
* 6822 7852 :Current global users 6822, max 7852
* Highest connection count: 1529 (1527 clients) (320673 connections received)
* - optical.esper.net Message of the Day -
* -                    .::                      .::
* -                    .::  .:                  .::
* -    .::    .: .::  .:.: .:      .:::  .::    .::
* -  .::  .:: .:  .::  .::  .:: .::    .::  .::  .::
* - .::    .::.:  .::  .::  .::.::    .::  .::  .::
* -  .::  .:: .:: .::  .::  .:: .::  .::  .::  .::
* -    .::    .::        .:: .::  .:::  .:: .:::.:::
* -          .::  optical.esper.net - Norway / Oslo
* - 
* - Listening at IPv4 and IPv6 on ports 5555, 6667-9, 6697 (SSL)
* - 
* - Server Administrator:    pnk
* - 
* - Server Operators:        Husky
* -                          Mystiana
* -   
* - TERMS OF SERVICE
* -  Your use of this network constitutes an agreement to abide by the
* -  rules presented in the EsperNet AUP - http://esper.net/charter.php
* -  as well as any applicable Norwegian / International laws.
* - 
* -  Further, your use of this network implies consent to a port scan
* -  to detect open proxies and otherwise compromised systems.
* - 
* -  Bots are permitted, but are required to follow the same rules as
* -  users.  FServes are strictly prohibited.
* - 
* -  If you do not agree to these terms, please immediately terminate
* -  your connection to EsperNet.
* - 
* -  EsperNet is a privately-owned and operated network, and as such,
* -  network staff reserve the right to suspend, limit, or deny access
* -  to the network at any time for any reason.
* - 
* - USEFUL CHANNELS
* -  #dragonweyr - Network staff assistance
* -  #coders    - Help with programming
* -  #lobby      - Chat
* -  #help      - General IRC help
* - 
* - Server sponsored by http://blixsolutions.com - hosting provider.
* End of /MOTD command.
* johnluke728 sets mode +i johnluke728

And that should do it! We hope you have fun chatting with us, see you there. Playful Wink


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