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    IMPORTANT: Too big images got resized. To see them in full resolution: 'Right click it -> Open image in a new tab'

    Toxic_RO made already a nice tutorial for using KVIrc. Now it's time to me to make a tutorial for using mIRC, in my opinion, the best IRC client, and the most famous one. I'll explain step by step my favourite configuration, with details and images.

    This tutorial will have 3 parts:

    1. Download and installation
    2. Configuration
    • Customize messages
    • Auto join for GamerX IRC server and channels
    • Auto identify to IRC server account
    • IRC Nickalert script (So you get notified when someone writes your nickname)

    3. Channels, commands and rules (Taken from http://gamerxserver.com/forum/showthread.php?3-IRC)




    1. DOWNLOAD AND INSTALLATION

    I'm using the latest version of mIRC, so you can download this one, as it works really nice, and all the scripts used in this tutorial are working perfectly in this version. Anyway, it should be OK with older versions.

    LINK TO DOWNLOAD mIRC LAST VERSION: http://www.mirc.com/get.html

    After downloaded, we have a file called 'mirc736.exe', let's open it.



    After opened, we should see this window:



    Click next everytime, as the default options are totally OK. After that, when arrived to the install window, click 'Install'.
    After installed, check the Open mIRC option and close the installation.

    mIRC should been opened, if not, you can open it when you want at your desktop.

    2. CONFIGURATION

    OK, mIRC is installed, and now it's the first time we open it. A message asking for activation will come. Yes, mIRC is a paid software. There are many ways to activate it, buying a license is the only one legal. (If you want not to do that, surf the internet for solutions, there are plenty of them). Anyway, you have a 30 days trial, so let's click 'Continue'.
    Now, something like this shows up:



    Put the nickname you want / you have registered in IRC where I wrote 'BlancoLanda'.
    Before connecting, go to IRC -> Messages -> Check 'Timestamp events:' and put this value: '[HH:nn:ss]' (See the image)



    This is useful to know the exact time of the IRC messages.

    Let's now configure mIRC to Auto join server, Auto join channels and auto identify the user account, so from now, after opened the program, all is ready to use.

    First, go to 'Tools -> Scripts Editor'. You'll see this window. Make sure you are in the 'Remote tab', this is the one we're going to use.



    To configure auto-server join, copy this text to the 'Remote' tab. (It also includes the Nick Alert system, that I'll explain later in this post)

    Code:
    Code:
    on *:START:{
      server exnet.fr.irc.tl
    }
    
    on $*:TEXT:*:#:{
      if (!$window(@NickAlert)) window @NickAlert 
      if ($me isin $1-) aline -p @NickAlert "[ $time(dd/mm/yy HH:nn:ss) ]" < $nick > said your name in $chan : $1-
    }
    This is a really useful script that I recommend you to have. With this script, when your nickname is mentioned, you'll have the message where your nickname is mentioned in the '@NickAlert' tab, as you can see at the image:



    In this case, all of those are GamerX messages. But, if someone writes your name in a channel, that message will appear there too. It gets all of 'YOURUSERNAME' messages where your name appears and pastes them there. Really useful if you are AFK, so you don't miss anything.

    After doing the last step, make sure you already have an IRC account at GamerX server. If you already have, you can jump to read the last step. If not, read this instructions to REGISTER:

    1. Join the GamerX Web IRC: http://gamerxserver.com/irc
    2. SELECT THE NAME YOU WANT TO REGISTER IN THERE, and press 'Connect'.
    3. Wait until #GamerX channel appears. Now, in the text label, write the next:

    Code:
    /msg NickServ register YOURPASSWORD YOUREMAIL
    Where YOURPASSWORD is the password you want to use to register and YOUREMAIL, your e-mail.

    4. Send the message, and be sure the bot tells you that you have successfully registered.

    Done this, you already have an account, remember to put in the mIRC 'Nickname' label, at the startup, the exact username you registered here. Let's now go to the last step: Make mIRC auto identify you everytime the program is opened.

    Last step, is applying the auto identify script. It's useful so you don't have to write your pass everytime you join.
    To do this, go to 'Tools -> Options -> Options (On 'Connect') -> Mark the 'Connect on Startup' and then click the 'Perform' button. In the perform window, mark the 'Enable perform on connect' option and, in 'Perform commands:', paste this:

    Code:
    /msg nickserv identify YOURPASS
    Where 'YOURPASS' is the password of your GX IRC account.

    It should finally look like this:



    AUTO-JOIN CHANNELS:

    To auto-join the GamerX channels after every log-in, just type this command (one time it's enough, server will save it forever):

    /msg nickserv ajoin add #GamerX (Do this with the other channels too)

    Any channel you add using this command is automatically joined when you identify (login) your nickname on IRC.

    It is a fast and easy way to setup all of the channels you want to auto-join.

    (Thanks to Matite for sharing this auto-join method)

    Remember that you must be registered and identified to use the command Matite shared.


    I think that's all. Really easy to configure, and really easy to use. Only starting up mIRC means having all ready: Server, channels and account.

    mIRC is a really lightweight program, so I recommend you to have it opened everytime your computer is ON, you'll not see any difference.


    3. CHANNELS, COMMANDS AND RULES

    Quote from Bloodcell's topic:

    Our IRC channels are located on the irc.tl network (irc.tl) and can be accessed by connecting to irc.tl, eu.tl, or gamerx.nl.irc.tl


    Channels


    #gamerx - This is our official echo channel, ingame messages and chat will be shown in here, and you can use commands such as !say, !pm and !tpm to communicate with the server.


    #gamerx-chat - This is our official chat channel, you can discuss anything you want here.


    Other channels of interest


    #sa-mp - The official channel for San Andreas Multiplayer.


    #sa-mp.scripting - Official channel for sa-mp scripting help.


    #help - Official help channel for the irc.tl network.


    #operhelp - Channel for help that requires an IRC Operator.


    Commands


    !say - Speak to the server, your message will be shown ingame for everyone to see.
    !tpm - Send a message to ingame trusted players.
    !pm - Send a private message to an ingame player.
    !tp - Show the current player count.
    !tps - Display a list and count of the current online trusted players.
    !admins - Display a list and count of the current online admins.


    IRC Rules


    * Do not chat in #gamerx as this channel is for echoing and using commands.
    * Use common courtesy and avoid from insulting, flaming or being offensive
    * Do not post porn or illegal materials (including links to warez and illegal downloads)
    * Be sure to read and follow the network rules using /motd
    * Bots and scripts are not allowed in the gamerx echo channel


    * Failure to follow these rules may result in a temporary or permanent ban. Also note that network staff may ban you for not following the network's rules and this is outside our jurisdiction.



    Do you have any other useful scripts/addons/configurations?
    Share them! And I edit the original post with it.

    Do you have any question?
    Ask it! I will help you with everything you need.
    Last edited by BlancoLanda; 15-11-15, 07:07 PM.
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  • #2
    Nice tutorial. The only thing I do differently is use the irc.tl channel auto-join feature by using this command:

    /msg nickserv ajoin add #GamerX

    Any channel you add using this command is automatically joined when you identify (login) your nickname on IRC.

    It is a fast and easy way to setup all of the channels you want to auto-join.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Matite View Post
      Nice tutorial. The only thing I do differently is use the irc.tl channel auto-join feature by using this command:

      /msg nickserv ajoin add #GamerX

      Any channel you add using this command is automatically joined when you identify (login) your nickname on IRC.

      It is a fast and easy way to setup all of the channels you want to auto-join.

      Really nice. I didn't know that. I added it to the original post!
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      • #4
        One year later I bump this thread. I think it can be useful for new players.

        Images are broken, I will re-upload them later. I think it's very easy to understand anyway.

        btw. Check out the very complete tutorial for KVIrc ,another IRC client. (made by Toxic_Ro)
        Last edited by BlancoLanda; 15-11-15, 07:13 PM.
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        • #5
          How should i really CONNECT to gamerx with mIrc?
          “If you’re talking about me behind my back that just means my life is obviously more interesting than yours.”

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Marium View Post
            How should i really CONNECT to gamerx with mIrc?
            i see its useless when theres an irc on the website

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            • #7
              It mostly gets banned everytime i use it :P
              “If you’re talking about me behind my back that just means my life is obviously more interesting than yours.”

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