Windows = http://www.mirc.com/
Unix/Linux = http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/ircii/index.html
Mac = http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/mac/index.html
Further sections of this course have been written with Windows mIRC in mind. Other clients will offer you the same functions, but they may be different in terms of structure and aesthetics. Consult the application’s help file for details. The typed commands listed in section 04 are processed by the server and will work with all clients.
The servers on the undernet are quite temperamental so it is best that you find a few servers that let you connect easy and stick to them. The various servers are:
There is no rhyme or reason to connecting. Some say it is easier to connect to servers near you, but that is not always true. Try out different servers and use whichever tends to give the best connection. Staying on your own continent is recommended, and some servers may reject you if you are connecting from too far away.
Besides undernet, there are other networks, but you cannot access the Brotherhood channels on those networks. The most used of those are:
You can manually add servers to the startup connection screen. These will generally appear at the bottom of the list. Be aware that some of those servers may be of a very specialized nature and it is recommended to think twice before connecting to a server you do not know anything about – some of those servers exclusively deal with adult themes or pirated software. The Brotherhood does not use any servers outside Undernet.
/dns = IP Address. /dns .
/ignore = add nick to the ignore list. If ignore does not seem to work, go to the address book and enable ignore in the control section (it should normally be enabled when mIRC is first installed).
/ignore -d = Clears your ignore list. If you want to selectively delete names or review your ignore list, it is found in address book under control.
/join = joins channels. type /join #[channelname] (e.g. /join #db) in the status screen.
/me = emote, actions. type /me [action] (e.g. /me sits down).
/msg = /msg . Send a private message to a user
/nick = change your nickname. /nick GreatJedi would make your name “GreatJedi”. Nicks are limited to 9 characters. In trivia sessions, you indicate your score in your nick, e.g. “Kaiann-4” would mean Kaiann has four points.
/notify = add to the notify list. Go to the address book and enable notify in the notify section.
/query = /query . Start a private conversation with a user
/whois = /whois Brings up basic info on the nick typed.
#db – This is the main Brotherhood channel.
#DBGaming – This channel serves all forms of gaming and gaming competitions.
#ShadowAcademy – This channel serves the Shadow Academy.
#dbtor – This channel serves the DB guild in The Old Republic.
#arcona – Arcona
#naga_sadow – Naga Sadow
#plagueis – Plagueis
#scholae – Scholae Palatinae
#taldryan – Taldryan
#tarentum – Tarentum
#Odan-Urr – Odan-Urr
Unit channels are owned by the respective units and, while DB rules generally apply in these units, you must abide by the unit’s rules as well. Join a unit’s channel only if you’re on good terms with the members of that unit. When asked to leave a unit’s channel, do so. Not every unit is happy with members of other units in their channel at all times. During vendettas, units might restrict their channels to their own unit members in order to discuss strategy.
[CTRL-B] makes text bold. Use [CTRL-B] again to stop bold text.
[CTRL-U] makes text underlined. Use it again to end the underline
[CTRL-K] begins a color code. A small window will pop up showing the 16 available colors. To color just your text, enter one number after the [CTRL-K], to color the background as well, enter two separated by a comma. Go back to black on white with [CTRL-K]1,0
In your input line, control codes show up as black boxes.
The DCC (Direct computer-computer) function of IRC enables you to send or receive files. You will usually want to use “send” only, with the sender initiating the file transfer. Using “receive” will require the other user to have set up a folder with shared files which poses some system security dangers. It is recommended that all DB file transfers via IRC be done via DCC send.
To use DCC send, click on a user in the user list, then right-click to bring up the context menu. Select DCC/Send and choose the file to