Join us at our IRC channels (main channels are the ones with chat links).
IRC Server: irc.freenode.net
Help & Support IRC Channel: #uniserver or #uniformserver
Development IRC Channel: #unidev or #unibeta
What is IRC?
According to Wikipedia, IRC is a form of instant communication (instant messenging) over the Internet. It is mainly designed for group (many-to-many) communication (unlike most of the other instant messenging services which only allow one-to-one communication) in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication.
What do we use IRC for?
Our "Help & Support" IRC Channel is mainly used for providing real time support, which is almost impossible with the forum (in other words, if you need a problem solved quickly (which is what most people want), you should be asking on the IRC channel and not the forum).
On the other hand, our "Development" IRC Channel is used for discussing the development of Uniform Server (which explains why it is only full when we have our LiveSession).
Connecting to IRC
Choosing an IRC Client
You will need an IRC client like:
- mIRC (Win32 only, now with Unicode in v6.17)
- XChat (Multiplatform, the official Win32 build is no longer free, however SilvereX's and Zerostress's builds still are)
- ChatZilla (for those who have Firefox or Mozilla or Netscape)
- Miranda IRC Plugin (for those who love Miranda IM)
- Bersirc (Multiplatform again, last release was in 2005)
- HydraIRC (Win32 only)
- Klient (Win32 only, shareware)
- irssi (for those who prefer the command line, Win32 version now available)
- Mibbit (AJAX IRC Client)
You can find more IRC clients here.
Registering with Freenode (the IRC Server which our IRC Channels are on)
We recommend that you register your nickname with Freenode, this makes sure that you'll be able to use the same nickname every time you connect.
Registering your nickname with Freenode is easy and simple. We recommend (for safety reasons):
/ns register <password>
But you can also use:
/msg NickServ register <password>
To identify yourself on your next login to the IRC Server, we recommend (for safety reasons):
/ns identify <password>
But you can also use:
/msg NickServ identify <password>
If you need any further assistance on registering your nickname, you can always ask us in our IRC Channel.
Our Channel Rules
You are free to do whatever you want, but please keep the cursing to a minimum or you will be kicked!
- Bot Running
Do not run any kind of bots in this channel without permission from a op or a manager!
- Stupid Questions
Please do not ask stupid questions that are bound to annoy others (for example, don't ask if you can ask a question)