|Section 1- Download Visual IRC|
|Section 2- Setup Instructions|
|Section 3- Configuration|
|Section 4- Connecting To the Server and Logging Into A Room|
|Section 5- Useful Commands|
|Section 6- Requested Protocols|
Section 1- Downloading Visual IRCYour IRC adventure starts by downloading the wonderful and mystical application known as Visual IRC. This is actually just one of a great plethora of IRC Clients, but I've tried a few and this is the best freebie out there, far and away. It can be found here: [Visual IRC Download]
Section 2- Setup InstructionsThis is a fairly standard setup. You shouldn't need to make any changes to the defaults except: On the list of things it will install, you're probably better off unchecking everything except the first item. If you skip this though, I haven't seen any noticable drawbacks to having that extra crap.
Section 3- ConfigurationWhen you first start the program you should choose the "New Unser Wizard" option. Go through that process. Most of it is just establishing useful personal settings, but there's one part in particular that's very important. It has to deal with filling in the fields with your information.
Section 4- Connecting To the Server and Logging Into A RoomWhen your first arrive at the screen after completeing the wizard, you'll be a bit confused. The screen on Visual IRC should be blank. Do not fear though, you're very close to your goal. In the upper left hand corner, there's a button labled 'Start'. Push it.
Section 5- Useful Commands/join #[room] If you find another room you think you'd enjoy on the esper.net server, then simply type this command replacing [room] with the actual name of the room, and you'll join it just like you joined #awesome.
Section 6- Requested ProtocolsWithin the room #awesome there are 3 Operators, at least one of which should be in the room at all times. Your operator will be either Lizz, Ethan, or Tom, or some combination of the three. These are the people who can /kick you (as a warning) or Ban you for good. Their Ops status is indicated by the red color of their name, and the '@' symbol.