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Cool stuff about the "beta" Chat app...

Postby malcolm » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:53 pm

You can do a few things with the new chat app. It's an IRC core, so you can use any regular IRC program to get to it. Here's what you need to know:

The server is "masquerade.endogaming.net" on port 6667. You can access this from Trillian, Pidgin, mIRC, or other IRC compliant applications.

Commands (FYI, you can type "/help" to get this information on the chat)

Commands begin with / and should be familiar to anyone who has used IRC before - here is a quick summary of the most useful commands.
/me - This turns the text after /me into an action, eg: /me looks around.
/join - Joins the specified channel. eg: /join #cgiirc
/list - Lists all the channels on the network (this outputs a lot of information).
/part - Leaves the current channel (same as clicking the X while in the channel).
/quit - Quits IRC totally (same as clicking X in Status window).
/msg - Sends a private message to a user. eg: /msg someone Hi
/whois - Gives some information about a user.

Keyboard Shortcuts:
Tab Will autocomplete a nickname or channel.
Ctrl+number / Alt+number Will go to that number window if you number the windows from the left (Status = 1 and so on).
Ctrl+B Write "%B" for bold text.
Ctrl+C Write "%C" for colored text.
Cursor Up/Down Move in the command history.
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Re: Cool stuff about the "beta" Chat app...

Postby malcolm » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:57 pm

Configuring Trillian for use with Masquerade IRC Chat:

Add a Connection of type "IRC"
- Name your connection whatever you like.
- The line below should be the name you want people to see when you connect.
- The third line should be "masquerade.endogaming.net"
If you'd like to modify advanced settings, you can then click "Settings"
On this page:
- Hostname: masquerade.endogaming.net
- Port: 6667
- No Server Password
- ident string: Your username
- Real name: Whatever you want.
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Re: Cool stuff about the "beta" Chat app...

Postby malcolm » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:09 pm

Registering your username (so others can't borrow it)
To register a name, Switch names to the name you wish to use and type
"/nickserv register <password> <e-mail address>"


Once you have registered a name, you need to identify any time you use it.
"/nickserv identify <password>"


To make sure it's set to not let anyone else use it...
"/nickserv set kill quick"


You can also "/nickserv help" to see what other commands Nickserv offers.


You can register a channel through ChanServ once you have a registered nick. "/chanserv help" for more information about Channel Services.
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Re: Cool stuff about the "beta" Chat app...

Postby lunachick » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:21 pm

Adding the chat to Pidgin:

Step 1: Create an account.
1. Go to Accounts -> Manage Accounts
2. Click Add at the bottom
3. Select IRC as the protocol, username to whatever you wish to use, and no password.
4. Click Add
5. Enable the account.

Step 2: Add the chat
1. Go to Buddies -> Add a Chat
2. Select the account you just created
3. Enter #General for the channel
4. Leave the password blank

You can also add a chat to launch when you log in:
1. Go to Buddies -> Add a Chat
2. Select the account you created
3. Enter #General for the channel
4. Select what group you want it to appear in
5. Click Autojoin when account connects
6. Don't click remain in chat after window is closed unless you want to for some reason!
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Re: Cool stuff about the "beta" Chat app...

Postby Elijah » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:35 am

If you protect your alias, obviously, you need to add the password to your Pidgin configuration. (Which works great by the way!)
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Re: Cool stuff about the "beta" Chat app...

Postby malcolm » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:02 pm

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