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~IRC Guides~
« on: April 05, 2016, 05:32:53 pm »
● The Official ELY Channels ●
#house-eros
Main channel where users are allowed to roleplay with other users.
#he-chat
Alternate channel where users go when they want to get away from the roleplaying.
#he-bitchrant
Alternate channel where users go to vent, bitch, and rant on about the things that get on their nerves.
#he-basement
Used for only IC roleplaying; nothing OOC.
#Yaoi
Anyone is welcome to chat in here, male or female or otherwise, however topics and roleplay need to be Yaoi exclusive.
#Yuri
Anyone is welcome to chat in here, male or female or otherwise, however topics and roleplay need to be Yuri exclusive.

● Changing your nick ●
/nick [new nick]
Example: /nick MyNewName
- If you want a space in your new name, be sure to use _ where the spaces should be.



● Whispering to a User ●
/msg [nick] [message]
Example: /msg user Hello. How are you?
- This will open up a new tab and send your message to the user.


OR

/query [nick]
Example: /query user
- This opens a new tab and you can type your message there.



● Joining Channels ●
/join #[channel name]
Example: /join #MyRoom
- This is also how you can create alternate rooms for other users to join for group sessions.



● Leaving a Channel ●
/part


● Private/Password Protected Channels ●
/mode #[channel name] +k [password]
Example: /mode #MyRoom +k Password
- Users trying to use this option must have the @ status which is usually the creator of the channel.



● Registering a Nick to You ●
/msg NickServ REGISTER [password] [e-mail address]
Example: /msg NickServ REGISTER PasswordOfYourChoosing youremail@whateveremail.com


● Identifying/Logging in with a Nick ●
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY [password]
Example: /msg NickServ IDENTIFY Password
- Make sure you use the same password you used when you registered the nickname.


● Ghosting/Kicking your Registered Username ●
(Like if you DC and are still logged in or someone is using it)
/msg NickServ GHOST [nickname] [password]
Example: /msg NickServ GHOST yourforumname yourregisteredpassword
- Make sure you use the same password you used when you registered the nickname.



●Formatting ●

Code: [Select]
[b]bold[/b]
[u]underline[/u]
[i]italics[/i]

// colors
[white]white[/white]
[navy]navy[/navy]
[green]green[/green]
[red]red[/red]
[brown]brown[/brown]
[purple]purple[/purple]
[orange]orange[/orange]
[yellow]yellow[/yellow]
[lime]lime[/lime]
[teal]teal[/teal]
[cyan]cyan[/cyan]
[blue]blue[/blue]
[pink]pink[/pink]
[gray]grey[/gray] or [grey]grey[/grey]
[silver]silver[/silver]
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Re: ~IRC Guides~
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 05:33:55 pm »
● Connect to House-Eros IRC Chat via Trillian ●
Thanks to Arielle for taking the time to make this tutorial!

This was written in response to a few folks mentioning woes about the webpage-based chat client. There are other programs similar to Trillian but this is the one I use :D
For those who do not know, Trillian is a messenger client that combines many popular chat and IM programs into one (AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google, Skype, IRC, etc)

  • Connect to Trillian
  • At the Top of the Messenger click the Trillian button and select Preferences. (You can also right click the Trillian icon in the taskbar and select the same option)
  • Under the Customization section select Plugins
    This will provide you with a list of potential plug-ins to use with Trillian.  You want to find the IRC 5.0 Plugin.  If you cannot find it you will need to download and install it from the Cerulean Studios, LLC.
  • Verify that the checkbox is checked next to the IRC Plugin.  By default it is not.  After this you can Close Trillian Preferences
  • At the Top of the Messenger click the Trillian menu button (or the task tray icon) and select Manage Accounts
  • Click Add a new Account button and select an IRC account
  • Enter your Nickname and the Host Address for the IRC you wish to connect to.
    Hostname: opus.il.us.darkmyst.org

  • You can now click the checkbox or Connect button to connect to IRC however you will not automatically join any rooms.  (Oh noes!).  If you wish to set up automatic rooms to join and additional stuff click on the Settings button.
    • The settings menu has some options on the left-hand side and additional detailed settings in the main content pane.  If you are having trouble just connecting make sure you have the correct port.   You can customize these settings to control things like rooms to automatically join, privacy information, chat notifications, etc.

    • Click Chat to turn on or off the following features
      • Show full user hosts
      • Strip colors from incoming messages
      • Prepend channel message nicks with mode prefix
      • Show join/part/quit/kick/nick events in channel
      • Skip MOTD on connect
    • Click Privacy to maintain your ignore list
    • Click Miscellaneous to maintain what rooms to automatically join.

      Add the commands to the buffer as you would in the actual IRC.  IE.  /join #house-eros


       
    • Connect to IRC and if you have the channels set up in the buffer it will automatically pop up the window with the channels you designated.

    • By default, any time a message is added to a window it may play a notification sound.  You can turn this on and off by clicking the More button on each channel and under Advanced customize things like Sound notifications, colors, emoticons, etc.



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Re: ~IRC Guides~
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 05:34:29 pm »
HexChat Tutorial

First, you want to download HexChat HERE. You’ll want to download the one appropriate for your computer, but if you have window’s I’d recommend x64.


Next you want to set up your HexChat. Open Hexchat, and you will see a dialog box like so:


The highlighted areas are what you want to focus on.

First, set up your user names. I’d do your forum name, then some variations of it in case you DC and it keeps you logged in and you need to ghost yourself, so staff still know who you are.

Second, make sure ‘DarkMyst’ is selected. If you can’t find it, you can add it to your list by clicking ‘ADD’, then adding the server address, irc.darkmyst.org.

Third, click ‘EDIT’. From the ‘EDIT’ section you’ll see this window pop up:


Again, the highlighted areas are what you want to focus on.

First, add your channels at the top.
  • Make sure ‘AutoJoin Channels’ is selected.
  • Click ‘ADD’ and you will see #Channel pop up. Change the Channel name to our channels. Channel names are as follows: #he-basement, #he-chat, #he-bitchrant, #house-eros, #Yaoi, #Yuri.

Second, make sure “Use global user information” is selected.

Finally, if you’re name is registered in the chat, you can do the following steps to autolog in your user name.

First, make sure that for the section ‘Login Method’, NickServe (/MSG NickServ + password) is selected.

Second, in the ‘Password’ section, enter your password.

Third, make sure that in the ‘Character set’ section, UTF-8 (Unicode) is selected.
 
If your name is not registered on DarkMyst, you can do so by having yourself in your name, then typing, /msg nickserv register yourpasswordhere youremail@whatever.com into the chat.

When you’re done, just click ‘CLOSE’, then in the previous window, click ‘CONNECT’.

Once you’re in HexChat and logged in, you can start to play with your settings.

First, at the top of your screen you’ll find the following options:
 

Click ‘SETTINGS’, then ‘PREFERENCES’.

The following window will open:


‘Appearance’ should already be selected. You can change your font here, your size, and enable timestamping.

Next click on ‘Colors’. From there you can change your color settings. The following diagram shows you my color settings, and from that I will explain the numbers and such.


  • 0, 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 31 are all colors indicating other members names.
  • 3, and 19 are both for highlighted messages (ie: When someone pings your name).
  • 4, and 20 are the colors for your name.
  • 7, and 23 highlight when members have joined chat.
  • 8, and 24 highlight when members have left the chat.
  • 14, and 30, are the colors for your text.

Under that, Foreground is the text of other members, while background is your background color.

Under that, ‘Selected Text’ Foreground is the color of your text when you highlight it with your cursor, and background is the background of your highlighted text. (Like with you go to copy something.)

The rest of the colors you can play with as you please. HexChat does not have a copy/paste option when you right click something, so you will need to know your shortcuts, ctrl C for copy, and crtl V for paste.

In the ‘General’ Section:


You can change your leaving, quitting, and away messages that people see.
 
In the ‘Alerts’ Section:


You can select how you get alerts on the chat. You can select to have your icon blink, or you can select for it to make a sound, or you can select both. At the bottom you can add more variations of your name to highlight or ‘ping’ you with, in the ‘Extra Words to Highlight’ section so that when people say your name or it’s variations you’ll know even if you don’t have the chat up at the moment. You can also add names to highlight in the ‘Nick names to always highlight’ section. I at one point, had all of staff’s names on there so I didn’t miss anything important that I needed to know from them.

Finally in the ‘Logging’ Section:


You can enable timestamp logging, as well as set your scrollback logging to more than the set which is 500 lines. I have mine set for 2000 lines. You can set yours for more.

When you’ve finished playing with the settings, click ‘OK’ set them, and your chat should change accordingly.


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Re: ~IRC Guides~
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 11:09:24 pm »
Kiwi IRC

CLICK HERE for Kiwi client.

You will come up with the following page:



  • Enter your name where it says ‘nickname’.
  • If you have a password, check the box for ‘I have a password’, then enter your password below it.
  • Erase the default channel name and add your own. Our channels are as follows, and you can copy and paste this in there exactly as it is.
    #house-eros, #he-chat, #he-basement, #he-bitchrant, #Yaoi, #Yuri
  • Click the dropdown that says, ‘server and network’.


Your page will now look like the following:



  • In the ‘server’ box, put irc.darkmyst.org
  • Leave the rest alone.
  • Click Start.

Your page will now look like the following:



  • If your channel list is in list form, your cogwheel settings option will be on the top left. If your channel list is in tab form, your cogwheel settings option will be on the top right.
  • Click the settings cogwheel.

Here your page will look as follows:



  • You can set your theme. There are three light, and one dark.
  • You can set your messages in scroll history. The default is 250. You can set it for more.
  • You can choose the channel list style from here. Your options are tab, and list forms.
  • Under appearance is Messages. Click that.

Your page will then look as follows:



  • You can select your options you want available to you from here.
  • You can also set your extra names/words to highlight here, such as your nick, and it’s variations, so that those names/words will ping you when they are said.
  • From there, just click back on the chat tab you wish to chat in and you’re good to go.


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