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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: How Do I Net Play on: February 09, 2007, 09:19:53 pm
Hmm-- I'm surprised you did, after the negative opinions some expressed about it!   Smiley  (Honestly, Trillian just happened to be the program recommended to me by a friend, and I wasn't aware of the other options out there; it does everything I need it to.)

Anyway, I don't know what your specific problem is, but I'll try to take you through all the steps.  Corrections to these are welcome; I got it to work without exactly understanding what everything means.  (I guess I have a bit of Slylandro in me.)

1.  Go to the "Trillian" menu and open "Trillian Preferences..."

2.  Select "Plugins."  Is the IRC Plugin installed?  If not, install it.  If it is...

3.  Select "Identities and Connections." Click the "Add a new connection" button and select "IRC."

4.  There are 5 fields to fill in:

-- Connection Name (I think that's what it's called):  This can be anything you want.  It can be your user name.  I called it "Ur-Quan Masters."
-- Connection and Port:  Type in  (I don't know why 6667, but that's the default and it works)
-- Nickname:  This is the user name other people will see when you post on IRC.  You can change it at any time by typing "/nick newname"
-- Username:   This is your actual user name for IRC.  No reason for this to be different from "Nickname," really.
-- User Info:  Optional

5.  Use the check box to choose whether you want to "Automatically connect to this account at startup."  If you don't, you can connect by following step 6:

6.  Click the "Connect" button to connect to IRC, then close the Trillian Preferences window.

7.  Now you should be connected to IRC (the white circle in the Trillian window ought to be lit up), but nothing will happen unless you join a channel.  Click on the white circle to bring up a menu, then select "Join a Channel..."

8.  Type #uqm-arena in the window that appears.  That should work!

I hope that helps.  If you have a problem, tell me which step it comes on.
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: How Do I Net Play on: February 06, 2007, 06:17:45 pm
If you already have an IM account of some sort, you can do what I did and get Trillian.

It lets you use AIM, ICQ, Yahoo IM, and IRC all with one program.  (For IRC, you need to select "Join a Channel" from the IRC menu and type #uqm-arena in the box that pops up, and you're there!)

Just one of many ways you can get there.
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: The bio (the species in our home quadrant) on: February 01, 2007, 02:59:14 am
I have decided that what happens on the lander screen is just symbolic of what's actually happening-- otherwise, I'm responsible for completely wiping out the life on several planets!    Shocked
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Could you please give me... on: February 01, 2007, 02:55:38 am
No, I vaguely remember getting to talk to a regular big, shaggy Precursor towards the end of SC3.  I can't find any videos or images of it online, though, so I think you'll need to earn your way there by playing the game if you really want to see it.
5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Melee league - register your interest! on: January 27, 2007, 04:08:58 am
Hey!  I might have gotten beaten bad enough by Tiberian to count for 3 losses, but I'm 0-2, not 0-3!

Thanks for doing the league; it's fun (although hopefully I'll improve...)
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