Sureshot wrote:Alright, time to flog this horse again!
Would be nice to see some more people dropping in and having a natter.
I'll even repeat the steps to get in there:
1/ Download mIRC (or use a Java IRC client - please look back through this thread for more info on those)
2/ Install, open, give yourself a nickname and put something random in 'real name' - whatever you want really.
3/ Select Quakenet (irc.quakenet.org) from the server list and click connect.
4/ Type /join #retrogamer once you are connected.
5/ Stay in the channel for more than 5 minutes as you may not get an immediate response from people in the channel! If everyone leaves after 2 minutes it's a waste of time.
Hope to see you there!
Edit: I even think Ant's Java guide is still relevant if you don't want to use mIRC, although generally Java clients are a pain because Quakenet doesn't like multiple connections from the same place, so you can get kicked off and suspended for a period of time (from that particular Java client host).Antiriad2097 wrote:Right click a blank space on your desktop. On the pop up menu, choose 'New', then 'Shortcut'.
This should open a window asking you to 'Type the location of the item'. In the empty white box, type (or copy and paste) this:
http://pjirc.viper007bond.com/index.php ... akenet.org
Change 'MYNAME' above so its your desired username.
Click Next. Type in a name for your new shortcut e.g. RG IRC
Click Finish. We're done.
You should now have a shortcut on your desktop that will take you to a completed login screen for the chat room - just click Login and you should be joining us seconds later.
Note that its normal to have a request to run/install the Java client when you login - its quite safe to accept this one.
Here is some more words of wisdom from Sureshot;
Sureshot wrote:Also, if anyone wants more info on IRC, Quakenet or what Q is for and how to register an account with it, then check out the FAQs here: http://www.quakenet.org/
A link to the old thread is here...
But if you have any questions then Sureshot is the hostess with the mostess, so I am sure he will answer any questions you have.