IceChat IRC Client Setup Guide

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IceChat IRC Client Setup Guide

Postby Viaron » December 5th, 2013, 4:40 pm

SWG:ANH uses IRC or Internet Relay Chat as our main source of communication. You can join our network using IceChat IRC Client following the steps below. IceChat is a free IRC Client and will not cost you anything. Some useful IRC commands can be found at the bottom of this guide (Thanks PhantomLeader).

Port: 6667
Channel: #swganh

Download IceChat IRC Client Version 7 Here


Our SWG:ANH Staff will be labeled with icon prefixes on the channels. These represent channel permissions, but you can look at them like this:
~ = SWG:ANH Administrator
& = SWG:ANH Bot
@ = SWG:ANH Community Staff, or other Leaders
% = SWG:ANH Development Staff
+ = SWG:ANH Retired Staff or Interning Staff

Securing your Nickname (Username)
A word of warning: while on the IRC server, you do not own your nickname. As soon as you disconnect, someone else can come and take the nickname you were just using.

To protect it, you must register with NickServ. What you should do is type...

/msg NickServ REGISTER password email

It should look something like...

/msg NickServ REGISTER my-password-here

This will keep unauthorized users for using the nickname without your permission.However, in order to use it yourself, you must identify yourself each time you sign on. To do so, type...

/msg NickServ IDENTIFY password
So this should look like something like...

/msg NickServ IDENTIFY my-password-here

Bad news is, in order to be identified you will have to do this every time you connect to IRC.

Useful IRC Commands:
/away Sets you away leave a message explaining that you are not currently paying attention to IRC.

/away Sets you being back.

/disconnect Forces a hard and immediate disconnect from your IRC server. Use it with care.

/exit Forces mIRC to shutdown and close.

/help Brings up the Basic IRC Commands section in the mIRC help file.

/ignore [-rpcntiu#][on|off|nickname|address] [type] Ignores a nick or address or sets ignore on or off totally. -r to remove.

/invite <#channel> Invites another user to a channel.

/join <#channel> Makes you join the specified channel.

/kick <#channel> Kicks nickname off a given channel.

/log [on|off] [windowname] Shows the logging status or sets it on or off for the window.

/me Sends the specifed action to the active channel or query window.

/msg <#channel|nickname> Send a private message to this user without opening a query window.

/names <#channel> Shows the nicks of all people on the given channel.

/nick Changes your nickname to whatever you like.

/part <#channel> Makes you leave the specified channel.

/partall Makes you leave all channels you are on.

/query Open a query window to this user and send them the private message.

/quit [reason] Disconnect you from IRC with the optional byebye message.

/time Tells you the time on the server you use.

/timestamp [-a|e|s] [on|off] [window] For Turning on/off timestamping in windows or globally. (-s = for status window, -a = for active window, -e = for every window)

/version Tells you the version of the IRC server you use.

/who <#channel> Shows the nicks of all people on the given channel.

/who <*address.string*> Shows all people on IRC with a matching address.

/whois Shows information about someone in the status window.

/whowas Shows information about someone who -just- left IRC.
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