IRC

#bibeogaem @ irc.foonetic.net

Quick access: http://pixelguff.com/irc/

This channel is where I hang out a lot of the time I’m online. Come join us! It’s quite slow-moving and lurkers are welcome (though if we don’t recognise your name we’ll probably go ‘oo, who’s that?’ and try to get you to say hello to us). If I’m in there, my name will be Pisscress.

Common topics of discussion:

  • Videogames old and new (popular topics: Skyrim, Fallout, Minecraft, Kerbal Space Program)
  • Bottom jokes/ploppy anecdotes/general sweariness
  • Projects you’re working on
  • Moaning about work

Don’t know how to use irc? It can seem odd if you’re used to newer chat programs. Try one of the web-based clients below if you’re not sure you want to download one.

‘Course, if you’re put off by our ‘shitting and videogames’ brand rather than by not knowing how to use irc, I can’t really help you with that. Don’t worry about not knowing much about games or not playing the same games we do — there’s actually not that much overlap between the games we ourselves play.

#bibeogaem has a companion Twitter: @bibeogaem. Currently it’s modded by me and Pixelguff.

Getting on the channel:

Kiwi (web-based client)

One-click:

  1. Go to https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.foonetic.net/bibeogaem
  2. Enter desired handle in the box marked Nickname
  3. Click the Start… button
  4. You’re now in the room. Type a message and press enter.

Standard:

  1. Go to kiwiirc.com/client
  2. Enter desired handle in the box marked Nickname
  3. Enter #bibeogaem in the box marked Channel
  4. Click on the tiny text ‘Server and network’
  5. Enter irc.foonetic.net in the box marked Server
  6. Click the Start… button
  7. You’re now in the room. Type a message and press enter.

Mibbit (web-based client)

  1. Go to chat.mibbit.com
  2. Click ‘Server’ next to the dropdown menu
  3. Enter irc.foonetic.net in the box marked Server
  4. Enter desired handle in the box marked Nick
  5. Enter #bibeogaem in the box marked Channel
  6. Click the Connect button
  7. Once it finishes connecting, click the #bibeogaem tab.
  8. You’re now in the room. Type a message and press enter.

Downloadable clients (mIRC, XChat, HydraIRC, etc)

There are dozens of these and they’re much of a muchness. Here are the instructions for connecting via mIRC. Other clients will be much the same.

  1. Click ‘File’ then ‘Select Server’
  2. Click the Add button
  3. Enter a description (‘Foonetic’ or whatever) in the box marked Description
  4. Enter irc.foonetic.net in the box marked IRC Server
  5. Click the Add button (the new one, not the one you clicked before)
  6. Double-click on Foonetic (or whatever you entered as a description) in the list of servers
  7. Enter desired handle in the box marked Nickname, and a backup handle (in case someone is already using the first one in the box marked Alternative
  8. Click the ‘Connect’ button
  9. Type /join #bibeogaem and press Enter
  10. You’re now in the room. Type a message and press enter.

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