How to Download from the XDCC Bots
Note: This guide assumes that you know how to connect to IRC, and know how to join the channels that are mentioned in this guide. If you do not know how, then please refer to this guide
Step 1 - Finding a Packlist
For this guide, we will be using the #Kaizoku-Fansubs channel as an example. In #Kaizoku-Fansubs, you will find that all the bots have a Nickname that starts out with K-F|. So the way to find a XDCC bots packlist, is to send it a xdcc list message. For this example, we will chose the bot K-F|Smoker, and with that, your xdcc list message will look like this:
/msg K-F|Smoker xdcc list
In this case, K-F|Smoker will reply to you with a message telling you to check the Kaizoku-Fansubs website for the bot's packlisting, which can be found here
Step 2 - Finding the Pack Number and Downloading
At the packlisting site for K-F|Smoker, you will see a massive amount of text, which can be boggling at first but if you look carefully it's really quite easy. The Pack Number, which is what we are looking for, is the number which procedes the "#" sign. After the Pack Number, you will see how many times the pack has been requested, the size of the pack, and most importantly, what that Pack Number corresponds to. For example, let's say you want to download One Piece Episode 1, then you will find the Pack Number which corresponds to it, in this case, #1. So in order to request that pack from the bot you will type:
/msg K-F|Smoker xdcc send #1
The bot then will either do one of two things. It will send you the pack you requested, or it will place you in a queue(Waiting Line). The queue is limited, so you may not always be able to wait in line for the send. If a bot's queue is full, then you can always simply try another bot.
It should be noted that not all bots have the same pack list, nor will all bots give you the same download speeds. Try out different bots, see which one gives you the best speeds and stick with it. This is it for the download guide, you now know enough to download from an XDCC bot in any channel on any IRC network, since they almost always use the same script for the bot, the form for requesting a pack list or send will essentially be the same. If you encouter errors while trying to download, then I suggest you message an admin(They have a @ in front of their name) or simply ask in the channel for help. Enjoy!