In order to get to the otherpower chatroom
you need a irc
like MIRC, VIRC and ChatZilla
for windows. There are
also irc clients available for mac. and Linux o/s.
the Firefox browser you can install
the the ChatZilla
which is a irc client that works as part of Firefox once you have
installed ChatZilla all
do is click this link irc://irc.anotherpower.com/otherpower and ChatZilla will open
and connect to the otherpower chat
room. If you want ChatZilla to join #otherpower without having to
navigate here and click this link once you are connected to the
channel click "irc" at the top the ChatZilla window. Then click
"open this channel at startup". Then all you need to do to join
#otherpower is click "tools' at the top of the Firefox browser window.
Then click "ChatZilla"
browser suit SeaMonkey this
browser has a built in
IRC client the same one as the Firefox extension ChatZilla
the same once the browser is downloaded and installed. Just
open it navigate here and click on the above irc link. If you want
ChatZilla in the SeaMonkey browser to
go back to #otherpower each
time it is opened click "view" and then click "open this channel on
startup". Then all you will have to do is open SeaMonkey and
the [cZ] icon on the lower left.
some users prefer a separate client that is not part of a browser the
biggest benefit of this is that you do not have to have the browser
running in the background eating up computer resources for it to work.
personally i use mirc i have used it for allot of years it works well.
A word of warning Mirc is nagware
and the current versions are very aggressive about getting you to
register the product most people find it not worth the bother to fight
through getting past the register screen to get it to work without the
registration past the trial
period and either switch to something else or pay the $20 lifetime
First thing you will need to do is download mirc.exe from the mirc website.
Its a straight forward windows install.
Once mirc is installed click on the mirc icon on your desktop and when
a window comes up asking if you want to register click "continue". Then
a window will appear titled "mirc options". Fill in a fake name and a
fake email address like none, email@example.com. Then type in a
nickname and a alternative nickname.
In the list on the left
click the little + next to connect and
then click the word servers.
Then click [add] and
fill in the box that pops up exactly
like it is in the picture below
then click [add]
select otherpower from the list it may be on the top of the list or the
bottom. click [select]
click [connect to server]
You will notice in the "status" window that mirc
is connecting to the
server. After a minute a window will come up titled "mirc favorites".
Type #otherpower into the box and click upper join button.
After the first time all you have to do to join
#otherpower is open
mirc, select otherpower from list, click [select]
[connect to server], then type
#otherpower into the favorite channels window and click join.