Elemental IRC - Chat with Developers & Fellow Gamers!

By on November 4, 2008 12:13:13 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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As part of the launch of ElementalGame.com and these forums, we've kicked off an IRC channel for gamers to come and chat about all things Elemental.

All you need is an IRC client such as mIRC, and connect to:

irc.stardock.com

And /join #elemental

Easy as can be.  We look forward to seeing you there!

-Z 

Some other popular IRC clients to take for a spin

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November 4, 2008 12:16:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

If you want to use a web client, I suggest mibbit (http://www.mibbit.com/).

 

Click ont he server link next to where you could pich one of their predefined servers adn fill in the above information

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November 4, 2008 12:39:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Pidgin (http://www.pidgin.im/) also supports IRC clients, in addition to IM servers.

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November 4, 2008 1:41:52 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Mozilla Firefox has a chatzilla chat client that's pretty straightforward to use. /attach and /join and you're started.

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November 4, 2008 2:24:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

It should also be mentioned that Impulse has an IRC client built right in.  Fire it up and go to the "Community" tab, and then choose "Chat" at the bottom.

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November 4, 2008 9:46:44 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Any estimated timeframes of when it's best to join the chat room? 

 

Perhaps twice a month the developers can spend their lunch hour chatting and provide the specific dates and times.

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November 5, 2008 12:36:04 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The developers are typically in the channel a great deal. A number of us are already on IRC anyway, so one channel certainly doesn't hurt. Your best bet for a lively discussion is probably "business hours" (which for a number of developers is around 9am-6pm).

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November 6, 2008 11:25:04 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting mittens,
The developers are typically in the channel a great deal. A number of us are already on IRC anyway, so one channel certainly doesn't hurt. Your best bet for a lively discussion is probably "business hours" (which for a number of developers is around 9am-6pm).
Oi! Shouldn't you be WORKING on business hours?

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November 6, 2008 11:50:08 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Lord Reliant,
Pidgin (http://www.pidgin.im/) also supports IRC clients, in addition to IM servers.

Either Stardock IRC has been down for over a day (which I doubt) or I'm being too stupid to understand the Pidgin interface. LR, can you possibly step me through getting a chat open?

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November 6, 2008 11:55:14 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

IRC hasn't had any downtime, no.

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November 6, 2008 1:20:26 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting GW Swicord,
Either Stardock IRC has been down for over a day (which I doubt) or I'm being too stupid to understand the Pidgin interface. LR, can you possibly step me through getting a chat open?

It took me a while to figure out IRC in Pidgin, so I'm not surprised.  If you open up a connection window in Pidgin (I don't have it in front of me right now, so this will be a bit rough), you can type in irc.stardock.com .  Below that is a line for the forum, which is where you'll type in #elemental (you need the # sign).

Hope this helps.

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November 6, 2008 4:11:55 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

If you open up a connection window in Pidgin (I don't have it in front of me right now, so this will be a bit rough), you can type in irc.stardock.com

Actually you can also add an account:


Protocol: IRC

Username: [choose one yourself]

Server irc.stardock.com

Password: [leave empty]

Local alias: [again your choice]


In the buddy list you can now go to Tools -> Room List. There click on "Get List". A double click on an item of the list will get you to the corresponding room.

HTH

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November 6, 2008 5:54:10 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Wahngrok,

If you open up a connection window in Pidgin (I don't have it in front of me right now, so this will be a bit rough), you can type in irc.stardock.com
Actually you can also add an account:


Protocol: IRC

Username: [choose one yourself]

Server irc.stardock.com

Password: [leave empty]

Local alias: [again your choice]


In the buddy list you can now go to Tools -> Room List. There click on "Get List". A double click on an item of the list will get you to the corresponding room.

HTH

Thanks for the better clarification than I could provide, Wahngrok.

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November 11, 2008 1:59:01 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Just don't expect the conversation to always be about the games...

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November 11, 2008 10:47:18 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting CrazyC0330,
It should also be mentioned that Impulse has an IRC client built right in.  Fire it up and go to the "Community" tab, and then choose "Chat" at the bottom.

So help a interested poster out, here: I go to Impulse's Chat screen and I see a drop-down menu asking me to select a room to join. The following options are listed:

#impulse
#stardock

#demigod
#galciv
#sins
#polmachine

#joeuser
#wincustomize

Shouldn't there be a #elemental there as well if we're supposed to be able to use the Impulse IRC client to access the chat room? Am I missing something or do we need to wait for an Impulse update before we can access that chat that way?

- Ash 

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November 11, 2008 10:49:39 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Shouldn't there be a #elemental there as well if we're supposed to be able to use the Impulse IRC client to access the chat room?
It will be added.  For now you can type '/join #elemental' in any IRC window and get there.

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November 19, 2008 2:57:10 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Peter Smith,
Just don't expect the conversation to always be about the games...
Or always for there to be conversation.. at all.
Sometimes, the chat is active. Sometimes, the chat is just dead.

For those that do enter the chatroom, don't write something and expect an answer two seconds later. A lot of us are just sitting there, idle. That means that while we're in the chat, we're not -watching- the chat all the time. So don't be turned off just because we're not there to scratch your itch every second, or because the chat is dead just around the time you're there. Stick around.

Rawr.

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November 19, 2008 8:13:35 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Bears. It's always the bears.

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November 27, 2008 1:39:46 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

*casts 'Revive' on the IRC*

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November 27, 2008 2:04:47 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Luckmann,
*casts 'Revive' on the IRC*


Thanksgiving holiday, we all went home 

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November 27, 2008 2:25:24 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Zoomba,

Quoting Luckmann, reply 18*casts 'Revive' on the IRC*



Thanksgiving holiday, we all went home 

Oh, that explains the lack of OPs and the graphic porn being posted all over the place.

And wait, if you're here, but not there, because it's a holiday...
TIME PARADOX!

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December 12, 2008 2:15:51 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I am sad the irc client in my copy of impulse does not seem to work.  not only does in not have #elemental, but when I join anything it is empty

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December 13, 2008 10:53:58 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting landisaurus,
I am sad the irc client in my copy of impulse does not seem to work.  not only does in not have #elemental, but when I join anything it is empty

I've been having the same trouble recently when I try to use Chat in SDC, which worked fine for me for a couple years. I kind of suspect I did something sloppy with my firewall and I'm too lazy to try learning another IRC app just yet.

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January 1, 2009 8:39:49 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Is there a support thread on it somewhere?   Its the holidays so I haven't really been looking (since they probebly arn't there anyway)

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January 28, 2009 1:59:01 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

somebody should add Elemental to the chat feature on Impulse.

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February 3, 2009 3:32:40 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Who is "marvin" anyway?  when I join the IRC chat through Impulse  (they said Impulse had IRC chat in it, so I went to "Chat"  in impulse)  and all I see is Marvin_

Why do I see him in the Impulse chat feature?   And why don't I see any of the other people? Why isn't there any settings like port or something if its an irc chat plugin?  *puzzles at impulse*

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