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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    mIRC for Beginners

    Unlike e-mail and newsgroups, or you can wait hours and sometimes even days before a response, the IRC allows real-time communication. You connect to an IRC server. Then you enter one of the conversation rooms on a subject that is displayed. If there is no topic interests you, you can always create your own chat room and wait for someone else presents itself. The same is now available on the World Wide Web. You can do a search on a site like AltaVista, Google and Yahoo among others to find a list of IRC servers.

    What is 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, IPv6, SSL encryption, proxy support, UTF-8 display, UPnP, customizable sounds, spoken messages, tray notifications, message logging, and more. mIRC also has a powerful scripting language that can be used both to automate mIRC and to create applications that perform a wide range of functions from network communications to playing games.

    mIRC is one of the best IRC clients, besides being a classic. The IRC communications standard will serve to chat via internet with a wide expanse of users. The IRC network is a virtual community where you can join through one of its thousands of thematic channels for talks in chat mode. Stresses its definition of command aliases, popup menus configurable multi-level, DCC Send / Get (Send / Receive Files), DCC Chat (Chat from a single user), Finger Client built a file server and own easy to use. mIRC provides a friendly and easy to use and ready to meet people you chat with a mouse.

    How it works

    To join IRC, you need the address of an IRC server. You also need special software called an IRC client. Several of these programs offer a list of different servers you can connect. The server closest to you may well also be the most interesting. You can find one of the research sites on the World Wide Web a list of servers and IRC clients that are available. Try to learn as much as possible the operation before entering a site or a room. To connect to an IRC server, it will ask you some information. Must provide their full name, address, e-mail and his nickname for the site.

    Rooms in regular IRC Chat
    • Channel or Room: This is a meeting place where you can chat with other people in real time. What you write on the keyboard will appear to other participants in the channel as soon as you press the Enter key.
    • Canal administrator: The person who created the channel is automatically director. This person may also give equivalence to other people. There is always a "@" before the name of the administrator. One advantage is to eject or "kicker" the unwanted channel. On Palace for example, they are called Gods or Wizards.
    • Nickname: You do not have to use your name when you connect to an IRC server. Most will choose a nickname. It cannot be more than 9 characters and no spaces or accents.
    • K-line: You can be added to the list of reactions to the IRC server if you do not follow the rules. In some cases, not only the administrator IRC you remove the right of access but also to all users in the field such as those of the Merlin server. At all times be polite, do not use obscene words, do not harass users of the service and do nothing other than having a good conversation with other users.

    How to Setup mIRC
    Download and Install mIRC.

    Class Connect
    • Full name: Put here your nickname
    • Email Address: Put here an email address (you do not have to put a valid address. This address is just for information for other users)
    • Nick Name: Choose your nickname, you'll be connected to IRC with it (be sure to pick one unused)
    • Alternative: Select a second Age. It will serve you if your first is already in use.
    • Invisible Mode: Check this box. In this case, only those who are connected to the same channel as you, or who knows your nickname can you find on IRC

    • Class Connect> Servers
    • IRC network: IRC Network where you want to connect
    • IRC Server: Server on which you want to connect (usually an IRC network to multiple servers) Random = random server. (Many servers are available by default in mIRC, but you can add it manually using the commands ADD, EDIT and DELETE)
    • New Windows Server: Allows you to open an IRC connection in a new window (useful when you want to connect to multiple networks simultaneously)
    • Connect to server: To start the connection.

    Class Connect> Options
    • Connect on startup: Connects to the network from the start of mIRC. Do not select this option if you prefer to choose your own server or your network.
    • Reconnect on Disconnect: This option allows automatic reconnection in case of disconnection.
    • Pop up connect dialog on startup: mIRC opens automatically when you start the window of choice for servers.
    • Move to top of list on connect: Place the server on which you connect to the top of the list of servers.
    • Perform: Allows you to run commands automatically when you connect to a network (e.g. a password to join a channel, etc.)
    • Retry: If connection failure, or disconnection, mIRC will attempt to reconnect. You can set how mIRC will reconnect with this option.
    • Advanced: mIRC will involve all the sockets to a local IP address, in case you want to use another network connection.

    Class Connect> Local Info : You can leave it as is. mIRC should return the information automatically. If mIRC detects your IP address wrong, you can switch between normal and server. (Server works well for people connecting from behind a router and wish to make DCC GET, SEND, and CHAT)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    Re: mIRC for Beginners

    Class Connect> Identd
    • Enable Identd server: Depending on the server when you log in, you may need to enable identification.
    • User ID: Put a nickname if you enable identification.
    • System: You can put whatever you want, it's not important
    • Port: Port on which will be launched in the identification request
    • Show Identd requests: Show requests ID that you have been sent.
    • Only When Connecting Enable: Enables the server ID but only when your connection to an IRC server.
    • User ID from email address: mIRC will use the User ID of your email address

    Class Connect> Firewall : Option to pay only if you surf behind a firewall that does not allow you to go through the usual ports.

    Category IRC
    • Prefix own messages: add lines to your screen name that you type
    • Show mode prefix: add the status of the person to his nickname in the chat window (@ to OPs, + for voices etc.)
    • Iconify windows query : Force mIRC to leave the windows icon in the PV taskbar mIRC.
    • Use single message windows: One window will be used for any private discussions.
    • Use query for notify nicks (if the option Use single message windows is on) People who are in your "notify list" will not be in the single window but will have to share
    • Copy messages to query (if the option Use single message windows is enabled) If you decide to open a window with a single person (function / query) discussion with this person will be copied into the new window.
    • whois query is: Performs a whois on anyone who opens a private chat with you.
    • Auto join channel invites you: If someone invites you on his channel, you will automatically join.
    • When kicked rejoin channel: If you get kicked from a channel, you will join the channel automatically.
    • Rejoin channels on connect: If you reconnect, you will join all channels whose window is still in mIRC.
    • Keep channels open, Let the window of a channel open, even when disconnected from the server.
    • Hide channel key: mIRC will not display the password of a canal in the title bar.
    • Show active in: Shows the active window:
    • Guests: Invitations to join a channel
    • Queries: Applications for private discussions
    • References: The references
    • Whois: The WHOIS
    • Ctcps: The CTCPs
    • Away: the status of a person absent (away)
    • Events: Manage the event display (Join, Methods, Units, Topics, Quits, ctcp, Kicks, Nicks) in mIRC. You can choose to display on the channel where they are held in the status window or hide.

    Class IRC> Options[/LIST][*]Show: Short Join / Part Messages: Shows messages JOIN HAND and more compact. [*]User address: Shows the host of people joining or leaving a channel. [*]Nicks is joining: Displays nicks a channel in the window of the Articles when you join a channel for the first time. [*]Flash on: mIRC will attract your attention when: [*]Channel message: a message will be posted on a channel. [*]Query Message: You will receive a private message. [*]Skip MOTD on connect: (Message Of The Day): mIRC hide the MOTD when you connect to a server. [*]Hide ping? pong! event: hide mirc ping events? pong! sent by the server when it checks that you are always connected. [*]Cancel it away message: Your Status Away will be automatically removed when you type a message.[*]Class IRC> Highlight : Can assign colors and sounds to messages that meet the criteria you selected.[/LIST]


    Class IRC> Messages
    • Timestamp events: Displays the hour before each message ([HH: nn: ss] will give you more seconds).
    • Strip codes from incoming messages: Filters the control codes of incoming messages
    • Bold: filter messages in bold
    • Underline: Filters messages highlighted
    • Color: Color Filter posts
    • Reverse: Filter messages with color is reversed
    • Only If The number of codes Exceeds: Applies only if the code number exceeds the number indicated
    • CTCP finger: Message that will receive anyone who will make you a CTCP Finger.
    • Quit Message: Message to be displayed when you leave a server.
    • SJIS / JIS conversion: mIRC encode JIS SJIS outgoing messages, and decode incoming messages SJIS JIS (for Japanese systems).
    • Multibyte editbox and display: This option will improve the display of text containing characters mutli-byte in the mIRC window. You do not need to activate this feature.
    • Process ANSI codes: mIRC will interpret color codes and convert ANSI color codes in mIRC.

    Class IRC> Catcher
    • Enable catching for: mIRC will allow you to open with a double click:
    • URL: The web addresses
    • Emails: Email addresses
    • Enable support: Allows capturing mIRC website links type irc: / /
    • Confirm requests: mIRC asks for confirmation before connecting with an address of this type.
    • Show warning When opening a url: mIRC will prompt you before opening an Internet page.
    • Web browser:
    • Open a new window: Opens the Web page in a new window
    • Activate the window: Sets the foreground on the web page open.
    • Marked Item: Change the way is run a list of URLs stored in mIRC.
    • Place? items at top: All the addresses you add to the list of URLs and that will? marker to be placed at the top of the list.
    • Delete? items on exit: All the addresses you add to the list of URLs and that will? marker to be erased when you close mIRC.
    • We send:
    • Send description: Send a description, in addition to the URL when you send a Web address for the URL handler mIRC.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    Re: mIRC for Beginners

    Class IRC> Logging
    • Automatically log: Save logs automatically
    • None: No
    • Channel: What channels
    • Cat: That the private discussions
    • Both: Both
    • Reload logs: Allows charging a log into a chat window or channel
    • Timestamp logging: Add the time in the log files.
    • Strip codes: This filters the control codes of the displayed text.
    • Lock log files: If this option is disabled and your log files register correctly, leave it as it is, if not enable it.
    • Trim log files: Limit size of log files.
    • Network include: Adds the network name in the log file.
    • Make folder: Creates a network directory.
    • Filenames date: Adds the date in the name of the log.
    • Except status: No date in the name of the log of the status window.
    • Logs and Buffer saves folder: Directory where logs will be saved.

    Class IRC> Flood
    • Enable Flood Protection: Active Protection against flood
    • Settings:
    • Trigger flood check after: Threshold for mIRC starts checking flood
    • Max. lines in buffer: The maximum number of rows in the buffer mIRC.
    • Max. lines per person: The text display of a person will be limited to that number of lines.
    • Unknown persons for: Time during which the person will be ignored in case of flood
    • Enable: protects against these types of flood (ctcp replies and we whois query)
    • Op commands: If this option is active, the MODE and KICK commands are aligned in the tail of the flood.
    • Own message: If this option is enabled, all your messages, notes and private, are lined up in the tail of the flood.
    • Show status updates: Displays the status of the tail of a flood) there is a new line in the tail, b) every 10 seconds, if the status changes of the tail, and c) when the queue is empty.

    Category Sounds
    • Enable Sound: Toggles sound for mIRC
    • One Event, play sound: Choose what type of event you want to have a sound indication.

    Beep on:
    • Channel message: Audible for each message on a channel not in the active window
    • Query Message: Audible for each private message is not in the active window
    • Beep on message while in buffer: Plays a sound when a message is posted in the active window, then you are now reading the text already posted (back window, for example)

    Event beep:
    • Beeps: Number of times the sound will be played at an event
    • Delay: interval between two tones (in milliseconds)
    • Use internal beep: Uses its own mIRC beep and not Windows
    • Use PC Speaker: Use the internal speaker of the computer
    • Click navigation: Audible when you click a URL in mIRC
    • Sounds Category> Request
    • Accept sound request: If someone runs a command / sound and you have this sound in your mIRC directory sound, the sound will be launched

    It sound request:
    • Yew has ignores Sound Is Currently playing: If a sound is running, other requests will be ignored during the time of his reading.
    • Warn if sound does not exist: mIRC warns you if you do not have sound in your home directory
    • Listen for '! Nick file' get requests: If someone sends you a message! followed by your nickname and the name of a file, if the sound file in your home directory, mIRC sends it to the person DCC SEND
    • Send! Nick file as private message, Send your queries! Nick file as private message
    • Mouse Category> Drag Drop
    • Can manage the actions that make mIRC during a drag and drop (drag and drop) a file (from your desktop for example). These actions are customizable depending on the type of file.
    • This function is not essential for the proper functioning of mIRC, I invite you to visit the mIRC help file for more information.
    • Category DCC
    • In addition to being a means of communication, IRC allows you to send and receive files.

    We send request:
    • Show get dialog: Display a confirmation window when someone wants to send you a file.
    • Auto and get file: Accept the file automatically without prompting
    • Minimize: Minimizes the window in the status bar of mIRC.

    If exist:
    • Ask: If the file is already present in your download directory, mIRC will ask what to do.
    • Resume: Resumes the download from where it left off
    • Overwrite: Overwrite the existing file and re-upload
    • Cancel: Cancels the transfer
    • Trusted: An option that allows you to control who can send you those files automatically and will need confirmation from you.
    • Ignore all: Refuse all uploads
    • We request cat: mIRC Tells what to do in a DCC chat request.
    • Show get dialog: mIRC request a confirmation from you
    • Auto Accept: Accepts automatically without confirmation
    • minimize: reduces the window in the status bar mIRC
    • Ignore all: Refuse all requests to DCC chat.

    Category DCC> Folders
    • DCC Get folders: You can set the directory where uploaded files will be saved (you can customize by creating directories depending on the type of downloaded file
    • Category DCC> Ignore
    • Method: The manner in which mIRC will manage the receipt of the files (accept or reject)
    • Disable: mIRC DCC will not filter based on file type
    • Accept only: mIRC will only accept files whose extension is present in the list
    • Ignore only: mIRC refuse only those files whose extension is present in the list
    • File type: List of file extensions that will be accepted or rejected
    • Turn back in ignores: Time after which the "unknown" will be reactivated automatically when manually off of your hand (to accept a file that is usually blocked by your firewall rules)
    • Category DCC> fserve
    • If you want to create an fserve (for sharing files with other users), it is best to avoid the function fserve mIRC. You tend to turn a script like SysReset: The webpage SysReset
    • Max. Fileservers: Number of session’s fserve that can be opened simultaneously.
    • Max. DCC Gets: Number of concurrent DCC Gets a user may request.
    • Max. Cps per user: limit the speed of sending a file fserve. 8192 provides in 8 KB / sec
    • Root Folder: directory that will store the files you want to share with your fserve
    • Welcome text file: Text to be displayed to anyone who connects to your fserve
    • Show fileserver warning: A warning will be given when you invite someone to return your fserve
    • DCC Category> Server
    • Enable DCC Server: Enables your fserve
    • Listen on port: port to be opened to receive applications to your fserve
    • Listen for: You can limit the applications will be accepted by mIRC (send, cat or fileserver)
    • Perform DNS lookup: When someone connects to your fileserver, mIRC will attempt to obtain its host, in addition to its IP address

    Display category
    • Show Toolbar: To show or hide the toolbar
    • Show Menubar: To show or hide the menu bar
    • Show switchbar: Show or hide the taskbar mIRC
    • Position: Position the taskbar mIRC
    • Fill switchbar: Stretches the buttons in the taskbar at the maximum
    • DCCs include: The DCC (get or send) will be visible in the taskbar mIRC
    • Sort buttons: Place the buttons alphabetically
    • Always Highlight: mIRC will highlight the button when a message will appear in the window
    • Blink icons: anime icon buttons window when a channel or private message or animation event occurs.
    • Lines: Number of lines for the taskbar mIRC
    • You can choose colors that mIRC will display in the taskbar based on events (Event, Message, Highlight)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    Re: mIRC for Beginners

    Display category> Options
    • Show in mIRC title bar: Displays text in the title bar of mIRC
    • Line spacing: Spacing between lines of text in the windows of the window channels or private
    • Multi-line EditBoxes: Change the way mIRC displays the text editing bar. If this option is enabled, the text editing bar will be on multiple lines.
    • Dual monitor support: Allows you to run mIRC on multiple monitors when your computer has multiple monitors.
    • Fast text display: Accelerates the display of text in windows.
    • You can customize the current view by changing the settings in: Visual Styles, Line Marker, Multi-Server, and Windows Tray.

    How to Login
    • You have several options to connect to a network:
    • Your IRC network is already in the network list in mIRC. In this case, simply select it (see picture below) and click Connect To Server. In case you are already connected to an IRC network where you want to connect to multiple networks simultaneously, select New server windows.
    • IRC Network: The IRC network that you want to connect.
    • IRC Server: Server on which you want to connect. If the IRC network that you want to connect to multiple servers, you can choose one from the dropdown.
    • Your IRC network is not in the list.
    • Description: To post a description or comment on the IRC network that you want to add to your network list.
    • IRC Server: The address of the IRC server you want to connect.
    • Port (s): Ports the server you are connecting to (usually, the port is 6667)
    • Group: IRC network can consist of several servers that are connected to each other. So you can add more servers and make them gather together in your list. When you create a group, be sure to let the same name as mIRC does not create an additional group. Once you have chosen your server and initiated the connection (connect to server), you information will appear in your window showing you that you have successfully connected.

    Most common IRC Commands
    • The rooms can have different modes (or none). These modes are properties of living. These are all modes that can be applied on a living room, via the command / mode # channel +/-### (# # # = ways to add / remove)
    • c = Block messages containing mIRC color codes, do not send them. [O]
    • f = <paramsflood> Protection against Flood [o]
    • i = A user must be invited to join the channel [h]
    • j = <joins:sec> Limit the number of joins per-user to 'join' to 'sec' seconds [o]
    • k = <key> Users must specify a <key> (a password) to join the show. They will write / join # xxxxx password to join the channel. [H]
    • the maximum <number xxxx> = The room can accommodate up <number> [o]
    • m = Moderated channel (only + vhoaq users may speak) [h]
    • n = Users outside the room can send the show PRIVMSGs [h]
    • p = Private room (such as channel + s) [o]
    • r = The show is recorded (only applicable for services)
    • s = secret room (such as channel + p) [o]
    • t = Only + hoaq can change the topic [h]
    • z = Only customers with a secure connection (SSL) can join [o]
    • Lounge for the A = Server / Net Admin (applicable by Admins)
    • C = CTCPs not allowed in the lounge [o]
    • G = Replace all 'Bad Words' in messages by <censored> [o]
    • M = Must use a registered nick (+ r), or have voice access to talk [o]
    • K = / KNOCK is not allowed [o]
    • L = Living <salon2> bound (If + l is reached, the next user will be forced to join the chan <salon2>) [q]
    • N = No change nickname is allowed on the show [o]
    • = O Lounge for the IRC Operator (applicable by IRCops)
    • Q = No kick is allowed [o]
    • R = Only registered users (+ r), including their name is registered, may join [o]
    • Filter S = mIRC color codes [o]
    • T = No NOTICE's allowed on the show [o]
    • V = / INVITE is not allowed [o]
    • u = Auditorium mode (/ names and / who # channel only show Operators of the show) [q]
    • [H] means that the half-ops and ops can set this mode and [o] means that only the ops can set this mode.

    User Profiles –
    Here is the list of Umod (= ways users) apply with the command "/ User mode +/-### (# # # = ways to add / remove):
    • o = Global IRC Operator
    • O = Local IRC Operator
    • a = Is a Services Administrator
    • A = Is a Server Administrator
    • N = Is a Network Administrator
    • C = Is a Co Administrator
    • d = Makes it so you do not receive the PRIVMSGs fairs (Deaf)
    • g = Can read and send notices of GLOBOPS and locops
    • h = Available for help (Help Operator)
    • i = Invisible (Not shown / WHO)
    • p = Cache all channels in / whois and / who
    • q = Only U: Lines can kick you (Services Admins / Net Admins only)
    • r = Identifies the nick as being registered (only applicable for services)
    • s = Can receive server notices
    • t = Says that you are using a / VHOST
    • v = Receive notices of rejection infected DCC
    • w = Holds the Wallops
    • x = Gives the user encrypted Hostname (security)
    • z = Marks the client as using a secure connection (SSL)
    • B = Marks you as being a Bot
    • G = Replace all 'Bad Words' in your posts by <censored>
    • H = Cache IRCop Status in / WHO and / WHOIS. (IRC Operators only)
    • R = You cannot receive PRIVMSG / NOTICE that registered users (+ r)
    • S = For Services only. (The guards)
    • T = Prevents you from receiving CTCPs
    • V = Indicates that the client is a user of WebTV
    • W = Lets you see when a user does a / WHOIS on you (IRC Operators only)

    Popular Smiley’s and Abbreviations you can use on mIRC

    In the most popular channels, the speed is fast enough, and connected to send a long sentence cannot always follow the debate from a channel. Therefore, the Smiley’s are widely used because they can shorten long sentences, this section offers a list. Add that the Smiley’s are international.

    First some words may be surrounded by signs * to be highlighted:
    • * Grin *: smile
    • * Wink *: wink
    • ASAP: As Soon As Possible / as Early as Possible
    • btw: By the way / report
    • brb: be right back / I'll be back
    • imho: In my humble opinion / I think
    • lol: laughing / laughter
    • mompl: moment please / a moment please do
    • rl: real life / in life
    • vl: virtual life / in cyberspace
    • ROTFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing
    • RSN: real soon now / very soon
    • ;-) ---- Wink
    • : -) ---- I'm crying with laughter
    • :-( ---- I'm sad
    • : (---- I'm sad
    • : '- ( ---- I cry
    • : #) ---- I'm drunk
    • ---- I'm glad
    • : * ---- Kiss
    • * ---- Kiss on the cheek
    • : - # | ---- I wear a mustache
    • : - / ---- I'm skeptical
    • : -0 ---- I cry
    • : - < ---- I'm very sad
    • :-X ---- very big kiss

    If you know their name, type / join # xxxx can be replaced with the actual name of the channel you want to join). If you do not know its name, you can try to find it by typing / list but be aware that a channel is muted does not appear in this list.

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