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Post by tw1sted » Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:37 pm

When i hit the "chat room" tab, it gives me an error and wont let me connect.

Is there some other way to connect to irc?

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:59 pm

Yes, download a free IRC client, connect to irc.freenode.net and join #bzflag and/or #bzchat. :)
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Post by tw1sted » Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:15 pm

and where would i download one?

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:38 pm

Have you ever heard of http://www.google.com ? It's your friend!
Learn to use it, please!
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Post by Tanner » Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:52 pm

Theres a nice extension for Firefox that is an IRC client. Its called ChatZilla.

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Post by JeffM » Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:57 pm

also if you had read the error it gives you all the info you need about why and how to get a real client.
Sorry, web-based IRC access has been temporarily disabled due to a security vulnerability.
Please use a real IRC client.
See http://irchelp.org for more guidance.

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Post by RPG » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:20 pm

You're on Windows I'm assuming, mIRC is a good choice for IRC client. http://www.mirc.com/

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Post by H0ley » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:16 pm

If you feel mIRC is complicated and has just way too many buttons... try XChat. It makes the IRC experience less complicated then it needs to be. Plus it color codes everything nicely and is easy on the eyes. Plus you can have it automatically log you on and direct you to a channel fairly easily also. XChat for Windows however is not free but not that very expensive.

Another alternative is to use Gaim2beta, completely free. There are many tutorials on how to use it for IRC. As stated above, Google is your friend. Some people complain about it (*cough* tropican8, l4m3r) but it gets the job done if all you want to do is simply chat. That and its not terrible difficult to use.

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Post by tw1sted » Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:59 am

thanks everyone...
and i looked on the error page and was too lazy to actually look at the links

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Post by ocmongoose » Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:59 am

Like mentioned above, it you use a mac or anyone else out there, there's a handy extension called Chatzilla which works wonders, which in my case is the best irc for mac os x compared to all the apps that are 30 day trials :/ but it looks like you have a good deal of help :)

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