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mIRC is a simple, yet flexible and expandable IRC client. Most of the Gilded Rose OPs and regular visitors use it in one form or another.

While there is no "right" way to connect to the Nightstar IRC network to join us, here is one of the easier (if not faster) method of connecting, without the use of a mouse:

  • From the Status window, enter these commands:
/server deepthought.nightstar.net:7000
/join #Gilded_Rose_OOC
/join #Gilded_Rose_Inn

That set of commands will make mIRC connect to the server that we have designated our central site. While other Nightstar servers are networked together with DeepThought, there are occasionally network splits (a hickup in the network communication), and users suddenly find themselves alone in the channel.

Additional note should be given to the network services; NickServ, ChanServ, and MemoServ.

Some of the OPs and regulars use a certain set of scripts to assist their needs in mIRC.

mIRC Scripts

Some useful mIRC scripts have come about since the dawn of the Internet. However, because of some limitations to the IRC protocol, scripts have become almost a necessity to functionality.

Cut Script

/on 1:input:*: {
  if ($len($1-) > 400) {
    %cuttext = $remove($1-,$left($1-,400))
    /timercut 1 1 /say �10<<Cut>>�1 %cuttext
  }
}

The purpose of the Cut Script is to take the overflow text (past the 400th character), put the word <<Cut>> in front of that extra text, and post it. This works for all channels, and should be placed in the Remote tab of the mIRC Scripts Editor.

Nicknames

When roleplaying, to get into character, and to identify to others who you are playing, changing your nickname is helpful. You can do this with the command:

/nick <nickname>

If you want to ensure that you are the only person who can use that name, you can register it with the following command:

/nickserv register <password> <email>

If you have a plethora of characters and nicknames, you can register them to your main nickname with this command:

/nickserv group <MainNickname> <password>