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Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby mao42ranma » Mon May 07, 2012 9:49 pm

Hello MoF0s,

Some friends and I decided to make our own Mobile Frame Zero IRC chat channel on our network. If you're unfamiliar with IRC, it's basically a real time chat protocol that's almost as old as I am. Networks, like Nightstar, host servers that are part of that network, so if you connect to any server on that network, you can talk with anyone on that same network regardless of which server you happen to be on. On the network are also chat rooms, called channels, which are typically prefixed with a octothorpe (#). In our case, the channel will be #mf0. You can use the webchat link below, or the irc URL below it if you use mIRC, or you can enter the information into any other client that supports IRC, such as Xchat, Pidgin, or Chatzilla as some examples.

Webchat: http://webchat.nightstar.net/?channels=mf0
mIRC: irc://irc.nightstar.net/mf0

Some notes:

While IRC is a real time chat, to remember that not everyone is active all the time (this is called idling). So if no one is active, throw some thoughts into the chat, people will respond, eventually. We're not particular about what you talk about, primarily the chat is for Mobile Frame Zero, but you can talk about anything you want. Also, feel free to check out the rest of the network's channels. After the first 60 seconds on the server, you can type /list which will post all of the visible channels on the network, as well as their topics. And as always, have fun!

Update!:

The MF0 IRC is now on the blagosphere! http://mf0irc.blogspot.com/

On that page you will find two more webchats available, java and flash, if you so choose to use them. I will also have hosted there irc channel info updates, funny logs, useful links, peach harvesting techniques, and more! Eventually...
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby Dukayn » Mon May 07, 2012 10:10 pm

mIRC! Oh god, the memories.
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby CrimsonKMR » Mon May 07, 2012 11:58 pm

Dukayn wrote:mIRC! Oh god, the memories.


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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby ferrelferret » Tue May 08, 2012 12:12 am

I'm thinking of making a game on map tools after I'm done with the PbP game.

An irc channel would be helpful. :)

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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby Ced23Ric » Tue May 08, 2012 5:39 am

Finally, that ages-old mIRC license I bought in 1999 become usefull.
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby mao42ranma » Tue May 08, 2012 7:06 pm

Ced23Ric wrote:Finally, that ages-old mIRC license I bought in 1999 become usefull.


I know, right?

http://www.mirc.com/register.php?coupon=MIRC-SWV0-MNKL

Allegedly that link works to get mIRC for 50% off, to $10. If anyone finds they want to buy mIRC.
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby randolph » Tue May 08, 2012 7:37 pm

Just a note, there are a number of free IRC clients available for all platforms, including some add-ons to web browsers.
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby mao42ranma » Tue May 08, 2012 8:20 pm

randolph wrote:Just a note, there are a number of free IRC clients available for all platforms, including some add-ons to web browsers.


Sure are. Pidgin, Chatzilla for Firefox I think, Trillian does IRC too. Xchat is shareware (but open source strangely, so there is Xchat 2, the freeware version). Pidgin and Xchat work on Linux too, and there are others for that platform that I can't think of off the top of my head. AndChat for Android if you have a smartphone. I'm pretty sure there's an IRC client for iOS but I couldn't be bothered to figure out what it was called. You can telnet into the server if you're really hardcore...
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby mao42ranma » Fri May 18, 2012 2:31 pm

Have an update people! I've created an IRC bot for rolling MF0 dice, and soon to do more, check out my post below for more information. Suggestions, comments, and questions always welcome; here, on the blag, or in the channel.

http://mf0irc.blogspot.com/2012/05/mf0-dice-roller.html

Note, the channel is (mostly reliably) logged. So if you use the bot for rolling in play-by-posts, anyone can look at the log to verified what was rolled. Source for the bot is also available in the post above.

Have fun guys.
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby randolph » Fri May 18, 2012 2:33 pm

Cool, thanks!
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby Soren » Sun May 20, 2012 10:18 pm

Looks like I fell off the wagon, if anyone feels the need to pick my brain. I will be idling like crazy.
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby Axhead » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:54 pm

Uh sorry for the silly question but how do I actually type anything in IRC? Do I need to download something or am I just missing something super obvious?
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby randolph » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:03 pm

There's a big white input box on the bottom of your browser (if it's working), type into that and hit return.
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby Axhead » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:06 pm

I don't have anything like that. I just added chatzilla, but so far no dice.
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby Wadmaasi » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:37 am

Do you have NoScript or Java disabled or something similar?
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby Axhead » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:43 am

I had to go at it directly through chatzilla, instead of through the link above all good now <thumbs up>
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby Ced23Ric » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:56 am

SO.

Why join the IRC? Because it's a great place to learn and fiddle. People can give you realtime advice, tackle problems with you and you get first-hand looks at what is brewing. Soren shows off designs and ideas, Mittens gives us posts of his dye-experiments, Randy and I indulge in theorycrafting, afny provides us with beautiful vignettes. And you, you are missing out.

Just join the channel and hang out for a bit. You'll see. :)
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby Mantisking » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:03 am

Ced23Ric wrote:Just join the channel and hang out for a bit. You'll see. :)

It seems most of the time I hang out on IRC things are a little slow. Also, without viable chat logs, I wonder how much is getting lost over there.
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby Axhead » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:16 pm

As above. At least there will be trickle down(over? up?) from the IRC to the forums. I would love to participate more on IRC but my time is limited and I simply can't afford to hang out hoping something cool will happen.
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Re: Mobile Frame Zero IRC Chat Info

Postby CrimsonKMR » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:19 pm

I wonder if mIRC lets you connect to multiple servers at the same time yet....
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