1. Connecting to IRC
As said in the wiki: http://wiki.bf2s.com/site/getting-started-with-irc
To use IRC you will first need a client. The possibilities are to use a java based application, or download a program. The java client is indeed nifty for the start, but if you decide to become an active user on IRC, you should download an application.
Some links will follow here:
Java client by viper007bond
Mozilla Firefox add-on IRC client:
mIRC, 30 day shareware
Pick one and follow the instructions below.
2. Connecting to a network
Now that you have a client, it's time to choose a network and a channel. Connecting in mIRC, XChat and Trillian are specified well in the wiki site, and pjirc is very easy to use, but I will now introduce ChatZilla, which I use.
To connect to bf2s channel in ChatZilla type these things to the text bar:
Chatting itself is very easy, just type something in the text bar and press enter. The trick is to know some IRC commands. Some for different text, and for actual commanding.
3.1 Text typing:
In all the clients:
/me Lawlz I'm a nub ----> Yourname Lawlz I'm a nub
First type: "/pref outgoing.colorCodes true"
%BLawlz I'm a nub ----> Lawlz I'm a nub
%ULawlz I'm a nub ----> Lawlz I'm a nub
%RLawlz I'm a nub ----> Reverse Video text, I don't know what that means...
%OLawlz I'm a nub ----> Lawlz I'm a nub (normal text, not needed)
%C[number]Lawlz I'm a nub ----> Colored text
Color numbers are:
- 2=Dark Blue
- 9=Light Green
- 10=Grey Green
- 15=Light Grey
Although Coloured text is banned in the bf2s channel.
Note that the commands only work for the first sentence.
Ctrl+B for bold text
Ctrl+U for underlined text
Ctrl+R for reverse text
Ctrl+K for coloured text
Ctrl+O for plain text
Ctrl+K and a number for colored text. Numbers are same in mIRC and in ChatZilla
3.2 Common commands:
These work in work in all the clients as far as I know.
/join [channel] or /j [channel] ----> joins a channel (uh)
/nick [name] ----> Changes your nickname
/whois [nick] ----> Tells some information about a person.
/ignore [nick] ----> Stops you from seeing anything that particular user writes.
!users ----> Shows the list of registered users.
!setinfo [text] ----> Sets an information text that will be displayed when you enter the channel.
!a ----> Shows information about you.
!ping ----> Shows your ping. (if not disabled)
!8 [question] ----> The ChanServ will answer your question.
4. The bots
The bf2s channel has a few bots:
w00f is the most important bot. It is an infobot created by DaReJa. To use w00f correctly, read the text below:
w00f can store info about almost anything, including the users in the bf2s channel. To put something in w00f's database, write:
w00f xxxxx is yyyyy
...in which the xxxxx is the thing/person you are writing about, and the yyyyy is the thing you are writing about it/him/her. If the /thing/person is already in w00f's database, it will show the info. If you still want to override the current info, type
no, w00f xxxxx is yyyyy
To view info w00f has stored, type:
Other w00f's abilities are:
topten ----> Shows the top ten writers
nslookup [website] ----> Shows the website's IP address
ping [website or user] ----> Tries to send packages, use to check if the site/user is down or not.
help ----> Lists all commands
A triviabot + a stat tracker
!ask ----> Begins a trivia
!revolt ----> say no to a question
!hint ----> shows a hint
The stats m0wltier is tracking are found here:
http://irc.team-dortmund.de/~eggdrop/gs … .bf2s.html
A stat tracker
The stats [R]est[i]n[P]ieces is tracking are found here:
Hmmm. I guess that's it, now for the Official Rules by the mighty ENTERTAYNER!
Entertayner's rules of teh IRC:
1. Spam w00f w00f seems to be gone forever *sigh*
2. Tell DaReJa " "" " (the bit inside the first quotation marks) and call him DaRRa
3. Pay a great deal of attention to DeathUnlimited's PM's
4. Prepare for ABUSEZ!
5. YOU'RE A FUCKING DICKHEAD GO TO FUCKING HELL!
6. No. 5 was preparing you for no. 4
7. Liquidat0r likes to sing the kaiser chiefs, leave him be, he don't do no harmz!
8. NooBesT truly is NooBesT
9. Heggs is teh music guru, go to him if you wants to know goods music.
10. I talk a lot.
11. Tell FFLink13 he has red hair a lot.
12. liquidat0r <3 Hurricane
13. Kyle = CRYle
Hopefully this helps, see you in IRC
P.S: You can always ask for help in this thread. DaRRa is guru in tech problems.
P.P.S: YOU WILL BE BANNED FOR SPAMMING
Last edited by DeathUnlimited (2007-07-31 01:03:01)