GBATemp IRC with Trillian?

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by Scathraax, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Scathraax
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    Scathraax GBAtemp Regular

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    I want to get my foot in the door of the IRC world, and I figured GBATemp's IRC would be a great start for me.
    However, I know almost nothing about using IRC.

    To make this short: How do I set up Trillian to connect to the GBATemp IRC?
     
  2. Urza

    Urza hi

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    First you uninstall Trillian and get a better IM client like Pidgin or Miranda.

    Then get a dedicated IRC client like mIRC.

    Now follow this, replacing #gbatemp with #gbatemp.net:
    http://gbatemp.net/djgarf/ircfaq/
     
  3. Scathraax
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    Scathraax GBAtemp Regular

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    But I have no problems with Trillian. [​IMG]
     
  4. Urza

    Urza hi

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    And you'll have no problems with a better client either (except maybe Miranda, but the problems are worth it [​IMG] ).

    Either way, IM clients aren't great for use on IRC networks. Get mIRC.
     
  5. Scathraax
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    Scathraax GBAtemp Regular

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    I guess I'll give that a go instead then.
    Thanks, Urza.
     
  6. teonintyfive

    teonintyfive GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Just get Chatzilla for Firefox.
     
  7. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Almost as bad as using an IM client.
     
  8. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    I used Trillian for IRC for ages, but eventually switched to mIRC since it was causing me too many problems.
     
  9. Strokemouth

    Strokemouth GBAtemp Regular

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    mIRC is okay, but I'd use XChat or irssi over it for standard usage any day.
     
  10. CrEsPo

    CrEsPo GBAtemp Regular

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    It's a shame they don't make irssi for Windows. Such a great client with a lot of customization.
     
  11. Urza

    Urza hi

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    They do.

    I personally could never live with a command line IRC client.
     
  12. Strokemouth

    Strokemouth GBAtemp Regular

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    Why is that?
     
  13. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    http://www.irssi.org/