This Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) goes over how to connect to IRC using the mIRC IRC client. You will need to download this program first. You can find it at http://www.mIRC.com.
Setting up your name
After you have downloaded and installed
mIRC you will be presented with this screen when you start
the mirc.exe file. If you can’t see it, press the Options
button and the window will appear.
As the picture shows you, you shall now type in the required
information about yourself.
Full Name: Type your full name here
Email Address: Type in your email address here.
Nickname: Here you shall type in the nickname you have decided
to use. In this guide the nickname is Eleet.
Alternative: This isn’t really necessary since no one
will be able to use your nickname on the IRC server, so just
type in your nickname again.
Connecting to the IRC server
Now open the options menu again. And you will again be presented
with the window where you typed in your personal information.
Press the button named Add and a new window will appear looking
This is the window where you can add IRC
servers to make it easier to connect to them.
Fill in the information as shown on the picture.
Description: Darkmyst IRC
IRC Server: irc.darkmyst.org
Password: (no password required)
Then type Add/OK and the window will be closed.
You are now ready to connect to the IRC server.
There are two ways of doing this. You can either click on
Connect to the Darkmyst IRC button which is located at the
main options window, or you can click on the button resembling
a lightning bolt. The button is located to the left of the
Click on one of these buttons and your mIRC client will start
to connect to the server. You can see that it is connected
when a lot of info appears on the screen. It will be similar
to this picture.
You are now presented with the Status screen. Remember to
check this window when you are executing commands, since all
information will be presented here. If you manage to close
the Status window or you are in a channel window you can always
just press the button named Eleet and the window will be opened
again. Notice that Eleet will be changed into your nickname.
A few commands which you should learn
We will now cover a few simple commands which you need to
learn to be able to operate on the IRC server.
The command will first be presented and then a description
of what it does. Remember to check the Status window for information
whenever you perform a command as most information and errors
will be displayed there.
This command will display a list of channels (rooms) available on DarkMyst for you to join. Once the list finishes populating, simply double click on a channel to join it.
/msg username message
This command will make you able to send a private message
to another user on the server. The command /msg trigger the
private message system.
A complete command would look like this: /msg Waldo Hi,
you are cool!
/join #channelname password
This command will let you join an IRC channel. The /join command
will allow you to join a channel. The #channel name is the
name of the channel. Remember to use the # in front of the
name. The password is optional and only needed if the channel
needs a password to access it. If the channel you try to join
doesn’t exists, the channel will be created and you
will be set as OP on it.
A complete command would look like this: /join #darkmyst
This command will let you get some basic information about
another user on the IRC server.
The /whois will trigger the search system and the nickname
is the name of the person you wish to look up.
A full command would look like this: /whois Hirotake
With this command you are able to change your nickname.
This is another command you can use if you want to have a
customizable quit message. When using this message, you will
get your message after your quit message on the irc server.
It’s a good thing to use when you want to tell people
why you left..
A complete command would look like this: /quit Good night
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