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Luke
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#1

Posted 13 June 2006 - 05:21 PM

What the hell is 'IRC'?
    In simplistic terms, the GTANet IRC Network is a collection of channels - or chat rooms - that allow you to speak to every person in that channel about anything. GTANet's IRC Network usually has over 200 of these 'chat rooms', varying in size and topic of discussion.

    IRC itself simply stands for Internet Relay Chat, it's the old skool version of MSN, and it still wins. tounge.gif
How to get onto GTANet IRC
    There are several ways to get onto IRC, help with a few of these is below.

    The GTANet Java Client can be used by any web browser that supports java (which is most of them) and should work fine providing you're not behind a proxy or anything crazy like that (your school or place of work for example, may not be able to connect with this). To discuss GTA4 your best bet is the GTA IV Channel - your nickname is simply the name you wish to go by while chatting.

    mIRC is an incredibly popular IRC client, to the untrained eye it may look suspiciously ugly but rest assured it's one of the best clients around for Windows. It's even possible to customize the way it looks using scripts if you do some research and find out how. If you use a client like mIRC then you'll be able to click irc:// links on web pages and connect straight up. In order to use mIRC you need to fill in the details on the 'Connect' page in Options, GTANet wont be listed by default in the networks list, but if you close all windows other than the main one you can type in the bottom line:
      /server irc.gtanet.com -j #iv
    Hit return and it should connect up and join you to the GTA IV Discussion Channel.

    Some of the 'general' chat clients such as Trillian can also connect to IRC networks, if you're uncertain of any details that you need then look below:
      Hostname/Addressirc.gtanet.com
      Port6667
      PasswordNot required
How to join/view/talk in 'rooms' or channels
    There are a few simple IRC commands to remember. All IRC commands begin with a forward slash (/).
      /JOIN #ChannelNameJoins a channel, remember all channel names begin with a hash (#)
      /LISTLists all of the Channels on the network, in most clients you can then double click these to join them.
      /QUIT MessageDisconnects you from IRC using the message you specified (usually to inform people why you've quit etc)
Rules and Stuff
    The rules on IRC are very much similar to those here on the forums, though obviously some aren't applicable. On IRC you can view the full list of rules by typing /RULES. A short and brief list is given below:
    • No Warez (pirated software/movies/music, no-cd cracks, etc)
    • Porn and Nudity isn't allowed in the majority of channels - including all official ones.
    • Refrain from advertising, obviously links that are on-topic are fine, but broadcasting your myspace address randomly isn't
    • No racism, homophobia etc - all forms of discrimination
    • No impersonation of forum staff or other IRC staff, or other members.
    • If you're banned, you're banned. Don't try to evade it
    • Don't flood, type your messages on one line where possible before sending, and don't repeat yourself over and over.
Half-Ops, Ops, Admins and Founders
    In the nicklist (usually a bar on the right) you will see symbols before some peoples' names. The type of symbol signifies what power they have on the channel. Ones worth noting are these:
      %A half-operator, with the power to kick and ban users.
      @An operator, who can kick and ban users but also make further changes to the channel's settings.
      &An admin, or a protected operator. Similar powers to operators but they are protected from kicks and bans themselves.
      ~A channel's owner or founder, most of the official channels don't have one of these.
Getting Help with IRC Stuff, and registering your identity
    The network's help channel is called #CallCentre, please note that this channel is not for help with the games - only for help with using IRC. If you wish to know how to register your nickname or setup your own channel on the network you can ask for help in there, or type /MSG NICKSERV HELP.
Get Connected...

Vanillainy
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#2

Posted 13 June 2006 - 05:36 PM

Very nice guide, some of it i didn't know.

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Waddy
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#3

Posted 13 June 2006 - 05:38 PM

Great job Luke icon14.gif

Great to see this up and running, for those who havent used IRC before, its excellent, well worth it aswell.
Good stuff smile.gif

Rob.
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#4

Posted 13 June 2006 - 05:38 PM

Looks good, hopefully this will help some of the new members that join these forums for the sole purpose of the GTA4 forum and the GTA forums in general to discuss GTA4 live, which actually sounds like a really good prospect. smile.gif

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#5

Posted 13 June 2006 - 05:41 PM

Great work Luke, might actually make IRC a bit more active!

Very helpful as well smile.gif

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#6

Posted 13 June 2006 - 06:28 PM

very nice, i like. Gotta have a closer look later

PyroHazard
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#7

Posted 13 June 2006 - 07:26 PM

You guys may wanna add a clone detector. Something that would detect two matching IP addresses or something.

Nice to know I can switch over from the PJIPC browser to my own IRC client. :-P

Luke
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#8

Posted 13 June 2006 - 08:43 PM

QUOTE (PyroHazard @ Jun 13 2006, 20:26)
You guys may wanna add a clone detector. Something that would detect two matching IP addresses or something.

Nice to know I can switch over from the PJIPC browser to my own IRC client. :-P

The network's services will enforce a session limit of 3 per IP, it's generally speaking quite easy to spot a clone anyway. tounge.gif

dushman_luke
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#9

Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:43 AM

I love IRC smile.gif

Cawlyeah
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#10

Posted 07 July 2006 - 06:36 AM

Dushman! Is that you?

Anyway, another way to get to the IRC channel is tu use Opera monocle.gif

Waddy
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#11

Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:15 PM

Dont forget guys!

The chat room is always open, and will be crazy this evening, be there...

Fakey_91
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#12

Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:19 PM

I created a thread like 10 mins ago - I think that will be used a bit more, quite a group is getting set up there.

Thanks for the heads up anyway biggrin.gif

Waddy
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#13

Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:21 PM

What thread did you create? eh?

IRC is where the cool kids hang out.

Fakey_91
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#14

Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE (Waddy @ Dec 6 2007, 23:21)
What thread did you create? eh?

IRC is where the cool kids hang out.

Haha, fo' sho!!

ceedot
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#15

Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:42 PM

You should sticky this.
When IV comes out, people can help each other with missions and such.

Waddy
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#16

Posted 06 December 2007 - 02:05 PM

QUOTE (ceedot @ Dec 6 2007, 14:42)
You should sticky this.
When IV comes out, people can help each other with missions and such.

Its pretty steady, but it really comes into use when the new info is being released.

Like tonight, I expect to see you.

ceedot
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#17

Posted 06 December 2007 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (Waddy @ Dec 6 2007, 14:05)
QUOTE (ceedot @ Dec 6 2007, 14:42)
You should sticky this.
When IV comes out, people can help each other with missions and such.

Its pretty steady, but it really comes into use when the new info is being released.

Like tonight, I expect to see you.

Of course you do, I'm here everyday.
I have to sleep now though, so I won't see the trailer for most likely 8-10 hours.
I expect to see the forums full of locked topics when I wake up...
Good luck Waddy...

Waddy
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#18

Posted 06 December 2007 - 04:41 PM

Narh, with the release of the third trailer, im sure there will only be excellent, well thought out posts in here after everyone has watched it. There will be no topics alike, no spamming, no double posting...Its all gona be perfect. Mods wont have to lift a finger.
Cant believe you are leaving me to fight alone man, I thought we were close, now you use 'sleep' as an excuse... mad.gif

Vanillainy
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#19

Posted 06 December 2007 - 04:48 PM

Im in there now, bracing myself for a noob explosion.

Knife
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#20

Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:06 PM

I shall come along if I get it to work biggrin.gif

johnny404
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#21

Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:32 PM

yeah when your in GTANET irc just do /join #gta4 =) for the official GTA IV related channel

Vanillainy
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#22

Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE (Jony92 @ Dec 6 2007, 17:32)
yeah when your in GTANET irc just do /join #gta4 =) for the official GTA IV related channel

No.

Join #gta, the actual GTA channel.

Typhus
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#23

Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:48 PM

I'm trying to go onto this thing but it says I have to download something called Java Virtual Machine or whatever. What's that about?

Deuce Deuce
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#24

Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:53 PM

You need Java, or the latest one at least.

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#25

Posted 06 December 2007 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (FunkyChunky @ Dec 6 2007, 17:41)
QUOTE (Jony92 @ Dec 6 2007, 17:32)
yeah when your in GTANET irc just do /join #gta4 =) for the official GTA IV related channel

No.

Join #gta, the actual GTA channel.

o well is the same, you can be in many channels you want.

Alfresco
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#26

Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:34 PM

#GTA has calmed down now. It is safe to enter. No caps though!

Waddy
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#27

Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE (Alfresco @ Dec 6 2007, 21:34)
#GTA has calmed down now. It is safe to enter. No caps though!

Shame Knifes in there.
Was well busy though.

adamcs
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#28

Posted 24 December 2007 - 09:36 PM

Update - we decided to have a seperate channel for GTA IV stuff. Use #iv instead of #gta.

CharmingCharlie
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#29

Posted 24 December 2007 - 09:42 PM

come on and join the fun I am busy telling everyone they should wait for the PC version biggrin.gif come and have some fun.

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#30

Posted 24 December 2007 - 09:47 PM

I can't connect sneaky2.gif




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