Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (UPDATED for DB5!)

Postby elvor » 17 Nov 2012, 11:56

mIRC is dumb and wants me to pay, and pidgin is a struggle. Can anyone tell me how to use pidgin to get into the chat this year or recommend another free windows client please?
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (UPDATED for DB5!)

Postby The Jester » 17 Nov 2012, 13:30

mIRC merely tricks you into thinking you have to buy a sub. If you wait through the second alert popup telling you you need to have a license, it'll let you proceed.
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby ecocd » 17 Nov 2012, 18:30

The Jester is correct about mIRC and I get tricked by it, too. Just click through, then wait a few seconds and click through again. No need to register anything for mIRC.
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby headband » 18 Nov 2012, 01:26

Oh my, I just saw that they did one of my chalenges and I didn't see it. Anyone know where I can see it, or failing that, what all of their middle names were? (my challenege was for everyone in the room to say their middle name)
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby AdmiralMemo » 18 Nov 2012, 01:36

Talk to one of the Engineering Crew. They'll have time indexes for each completed challenge. Once they have that, they can find it on YouTube.
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Master Gunner » 18 Nov 2012, 13:09

That would have happened at 7:43 into Desert Bus. Unfortunately, I missed including that in the highlights reel. However, a full copy of Desert Bus should go up not long after the run, in torrent form and possibly on youtube as well.
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 18 Nov 2012, 17:10

We should all start Desert Bus themed Drawception games for the public in hope subtle awareness is created. Failing that, awareness for future Dessert Brules.
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby LogicSword » 18 Nov 2012, 17:20

I did. http://drawception.com/viewgame/fEECgPt ... ert-bus-6/

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Postby Danielle Pepin » 12 Feb 2013, 21:24

theDreamer wrote:If anyone chooses to use XChat Free, and wants help setting it up, I can stick a tutorial here, though the mIRC instructions work well enough if you can translate it a wee bit.



Someone please do! I'm tired of having to keep dl mIRC every time it expires and wants me to pay. This time I try and it won't even let me past registration cause it can still tell I've been using it too long. :(
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Danielle Pepin » 13 Feb 2013, 06:53

I used to be able to click through that second notice about it expiring too. Now it just says [EXIT] on the second button where [continue] was. Reinstalling didn't change it... :(
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Chuckles » 13 Feb 2013, 12:34

What, exactly, are you looking for? Just need to get connected to the desertbus IRC server with a new client?
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Danielle Pepin » 13 Feb 2013, 15:18

I need a tutorial that's client specific, preferably one that doesn't expire or require maintenance. I was trying Xchat ...or I guess it would be Ychat for windows I see now...but all the fields in there for the server/channel info are different. I have no clue what's supposed to go where.

$20 to register the mirc starting to seem like the lesser of the hassle...
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Chuckles » 13 Feb 2013, 16:12

Here's the X-Chat I was looking at. http://www.silverex.org/download/

You worked in tech support, so you know the drill - download it, follow the instructions.

After installation, opening up the client should bring up a screen that looks like this. You can just port over all your info you used in mIRC to here. You were [email protected]<whatever>.<domain>, I believe? LuckieDuckie would go in your username slot.
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We hit +Add, name it whatever (Desert Bus, in this case, since we're doing that), and hit Edit... That brings up a screen that looks like this.
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We change the 'newserver/6667' line to 'irc.desertbus.org/6667', and tick off 'use global user information' if it isn't already.

That should be enough to get you connected to the server. I don't know enough to be able to help you personalize it. Once you're in chat, perhaps someone who knows X-Chat better than I do can help you out.

EDIT: After trying this out and connecting myself, if gave me some errors about not finding a ruby*.dll and python*.dll, but it started fine for me. I think it has something to do with whether you installed the program with administrator rights or not. It didn't affect anything.

If you're still having trouble, Hexchat is a branch of X-Chat (that is also free), so all these instructions work (word for word) for that as well.

Hope this helped!
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Elomin Sha » 22 Feb 2013, 03:58

Anyone having issues signing into the chat today? I am getting connection refused.
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Technomancy » 22 Feb 2013, 06:10

Chat crashed for me about 5-6 hours ago (at time of post) and has been down since, I assumed it was my connection but if you're unable to join as well then it may be the server.
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Danielle Pepin » 22 Feb 2013, 07:07

Yeah I think the channel is down. I can't access either. :(
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Lord Chrusher » 22 Feb 2013, 07:10

Same for me.
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Master Gunner » 22 Feb 2013, 08:34

Yeah, pretty much confirmed that it's down now.
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Dutch guy » 22 Feb 2013, 09:32

Yup, getting a "connection refused" error.
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Master Gunner » 22 Feb 2013, 10:29

'Tis back up now.
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Postby Elomin Sha » 22 Feb 2013, 13:33

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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Kayden » 23 Feb 2013, 00:44

For mIRC users I would suggest not using mIRC, there are a ton of better IRC programs that are less annoying, like pchat and IceChat and FF's chatzilla.
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Dutch guy » 23 Feb 2013, 05:25

Or Xchat or Hexchat. (I use Hexchat myself)
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby ElementalAlchemist » 23 Feb 2013, 12:22

As I say everywhere, mIRC is the Internet Explorer of IRC.
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Re: Desert Bus – IRC Chat for Dummies (Is it DB6 already?)

Postby Kayden » 23 Feb 2013, 14:53

ElementalAlchemist wrote:As I say everywhere, mIRC is the Internet Explorer of IRC.


Pretty much all IE needs now is an annoying reminder to pay for something that can be found for free and they are an exact match.

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