Setting up mIRC for Ghost Recon
mIRC is a way of life
for many thousands of web users, and now thanks to White
Knight GhostRecon.net has its own GhostRecon room for those
who just cant get enough of all things Ghost Recon. If you
are already familiar with Mirc you will find #ghostrecon
easily, if not - follow this step by step guide and you
will be chatting in no time. For a quick pop-up explanation
of mIRC read this appendix.
mIRC you will need to set up the proper server and add
the room to get to the right chat channel.
Open mIRC and look for
the options folder, it has a hammer next to
After opening the options folder
you will be at the connection window; here you can add your
nickname and email address plus the server. To add the server
click on the add button. You will then come to a new
window to add the server. In the top two boxes type in irc.icq.com.
You must add it to both boxes. You do not have to worry about
the other boxes.
After you type irc.icq.com
in the boxes click add. You have now added the server
you want to connect to. To connect to the server make sure
the server boxes say all and irc.icq.com then click on
connect to server.
In the status window it will
show you connecting to the server. After you are connected
to the server a new window should pop up. If it does not open
the channel folder: it is yellow and has #+ on it.
In the top box type in #ghostrecon
then press add. Some versions of mIRC may open a second
window. If it does type in #ghostrecon
in the channel box and press add again. You will return to
the channel folder.
To connect to the chat room
scroll down until you find the room you just added and highlight
it then click on join. It will take you directly to
the room. You have just completed the set up of mIRC.
When you want to return to
the room again all you have to do is connect to the
server. You may have to scroll down the server list to the
bottom to find irc.icq.com. It always must say all and
irc.icq.com in the server window before you click on connect
to server. To rejoin the room the channel folder will open
or you may have to open it your self but you will not have
to add the room again, just scroll down the channel list and
highlight the room then press join and you will be there.
What is IRC?
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is one of the most
popular and most interactive services on the Internet.
Sure, the Web is nice for finding info and E-mail
beats snailmail hands down, but when you've been wondering
'where the others are?', then IRC is what you're looking for.
IRC is the net's equivalent of CB radio. But unlike CB, Internet
Relay Chat lets people all over the world participate in real-time
IRC is where the Net comes alive! Using an IRC
client (program) you can exchange text messages interactively
with other people all over the world. Some of the more popular
chat clients are mIRC, Pirch, and Virc for Windows and Homer
or Ircle for Mac's. What program you use doesn't really matter;
all of them connect to the same chat networks.
When logged into a chat session, you "converse"
by typing messages that are instantly sent to other chat participants.
IRC is great fun and you'll sure meet lots of interesting
people and find nice spots to hang out! But, IRC is not something
that you should just jump into without first reading up on
it. You could feel very lost if you do not know some basic
commands before you enter IRC, and you might not even know
how to get out of IRC after that :o) So, we suggest you read
some documentation (help files, readmes, FAQs etc) before
you get connected to an IRC server, or it can be very frustrating
for you when you get stuck.
No worries, all info you need is available
on mIRC's web pages and... mIRC makes things really simple!