It's not that hard really. I'm using mIRC, which is somehwat easy to use I think (haven't checked others):
Clicking the [Options] button gives you that neat window. In the "Category" section (the part in the left side of the "neat window", not
the [Connect] button) you go to Connect
and fill in the blanks (I'm editing mine in order to keep what little anonimity I have left
You may have to add to the Servers (in the "Category" section) list. Click the [Add] button. Clicking that button will make appear another, smaller, window
There you fill the blanks. The desceription you can put whatever it is you want (I guess, can't really remember
). The IRC Server you put in, as the name suggests, the name of the server. In this case You'll put in irc.irchighway.net
. I have the Ports set as 6660-6669, dunno if it really works, but that's because I'm under a router, so I have to configure stuff up. Your case may vary, so I suggest you leave as it is (don't change anything in it). Click the [Add] button then click [Okay].
If mIRC doesn't try to connect automatically, click the [Connect] button. It will now connect to that server. In the Status window type /join #mirrormoon
(for some reason, every chat room in IRC has a # before the name), press enter and you are there.
There are other chatrooms that need you to be recognized by the server, but that's another stuff. Just type /msg nickserv help
if you are interested in knowing anything more about it. Hope this helps.
P.S: If I'm missing any info or i made a mistake, feel free to correct me.
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