|Launch mIRC once you have finished installing the
software. A small box informing you of a 30-day Trial Period will appear
(mIRC is FREE, and you may continue to use the software even after the
30-day Trial Period) - simply click the Continue button. You will then
be looking at a box titled mIRC Options. Type in the following
information for the following text boxes:
Full Name: Your Callsign
Email Address: Your Email Address
Nickname: Your Callsign
Alternative: An abbreviated version of your Callsign (example: My
Callsign is Cosmic. My Alternate is Cos)
There is an icon of a small sun next to the Connect To Server
button. Clicking the icon will change the appearence of the mIRC
Options box slightly. Click the ADD button. A small box will pop up
titled Add Server. Type in the following information for the
following text boxes:
IRC Server: irc.vastempire.com
Group: (Leave blank)
Password: (Leave blank)
Once you have filled these out, click the Add button.
StarWars server should now be listed in the IRC Server drop-down menu
(it should already be selected - if it isn't simply access the drop-down
menu and select it from the list). Once you have finished, click the
small sun icon - you should now be back where you started (Full Name,
Email Address, etc.). Click the Connect To Server button. You
will see various text messages show up as the server is being accessed.
There are two scenarios that will happen. Select the scenario that fits
Scenario 1: A box titled mIRC Favorites pops up: If this box
pops up, simply click Add and a small box titled Add Channel
will pop up. Type in the following
information for the text boxes:
Password: leave blank
Description: Vast Empire
Folder: leave blank
Networks: All Networks
Join On Connect: Check the box
Minimize on Join: Do not check the box
Now Click the OK.
Be sure it is
selected before clicking Join.
Scenario 2: No box pops up: If a box does not pop up, you must
click the icon near the top of the screen that has a yellow folder with
the #+ signs. Once you have clicked this icon, a box titled mIRC
Favorites will pop up. In the text-box area, type in the following: #vast_empire
Now click the Add button. Be sure that the #vast_empire channel
is selected before clicking on the Join button.
You should now be in our channel (#vast_empire). We usually have an
average of 18+ people on there every day, so you should no be confused
as to whether or not you are in the correct channel.