IRC

PlaneShift Chat Guide

There are multiple ways you can use to chat with other PlaneShift player or GMs!

  1. The simplest method is to use the new web chat freenode service, located here. Just type your nick and then one of the following channels:

    #planeshift
    if you want to chat with other PlaneShift players
    #planeshift-gmtalk
    if you want to speak with Game Masters
    #planeshift-build
    if you want to ask questions on how to build the PlaneShift client from scratch instead of using the binaries in our download page.
  2. Install a Chat client on your machine as outlined in the instructions below. This option will give you maximum control on IRC.

Choose your fate!

Instructions for installing a chat client

If you want to install a chat client (IRC), you need to follow these steps! You will then be able to chat, make new friends and discuss PlaneShift.

You need to download an IRC client, and then use this information:

Description
PlaneShift
IRC Server
irc.freenode.net
Port
6667
channel name
#planeshift

If you aren't familiar with IRC, follow the steps below for mIRC or XChat. There are multiple IRC clients available - if you use the Firefox browser, you can install the Chatzilla extension instead of downloading a separate application.

XChat

Install it and then execute it from Start --> Programs --> XChat.

On the connect window you should enter your personal information. Type in:

Full Name
use your real name or something else, it doesn't matter.
E-Mail Address
use your real or a faked one.
Nickname
Choose anything as long as you're not using someone else's.
Alternative
another nickname. If the first nickname you chose is used by someone else, then the Alternative will be used.

Choose Freenode as server.

Click on Connect. You will be connected to the server and a new window will open. At the bottom of the window, type: /join #planeshift

Done!

mIRC

Install it by launching the mirc6xx.exe program and then launch the mIRC program, under Start->Programs>mIRC. On the connect window you should enter your personal information. Type in:

On the connect window you should enter your personal information. Type in:

Full Name
use your real name or something else, it doesn't matter.
E-Mail Address
use your real or a faked one.
Nickname
Choose anything as long as you're not using someone else's.
Alternative
another nickname. If the first nickname you chose is used by someone else, then the Alternative will be used.

Click on the "ADD" button and fill the information of the PlaneShift server:

Description
PlaneShift
IRC Server
irc.freenode.net
Port
6667

Then click on the ADD button.

When you are done with this, click on: 'Connect to IRC Server'. Once you get connected (shouldn't take a long time) you have two choices:

  1. Type in the Status Window: /join #planeshift OR
  2. Type in the 'mIRC Channels Folder' popup window': #planeshift

Then click the 'Join' button! You will be connected to the right channel and you will see your name in the list on the right. Now just type your messages and press enter to chat!

All names with a @ symbol near the name are channel operators.

Enjoy!