This is the reposted version of the IRC guide, with new hosting. The special K-F IRC mod is also brand spanking new and well worth a download, even for non-newbies.
Note: This guide is for Windows only. Most of the general information covered will still apply on Mac/nix clients, but the client-specific information will definitely be drastically different.
This is easy, I promise.
This guide is for my own special version of Sysreset, which I have configured with several options to take a little of the edge off the initial setup of mIRC.
Click here to download.
Just unzip this file to any directory (for example, C:\irc\) using a tool like WinZip.
The only thing you have to set up is choosing your IRC name (called your nick):
Pick a name that's not likely to be taken. "Naruto" would be a bad choice. If your primary Nickname name is taken when you try to connect, it will try to use the Alternative.
That's all for setup. Click [Connect To Server].
When it successfully connects, you will get a channel window which opens to our favorite channel, #Kaizoku-Fansubs:
When you first enter the channel you will see:
(1) The topic - This is where we put critical information. When there is going to be a release, it goes here FIRST. Any time you want information, you should look right there. People get very annoyed when you ask things which are already in the topic. Type /t at any time to see the topic.
(2) The Operators - These are the heads of the group. The people most responsible for the daily workings of the channel, including moderation and the fansubs themselves. Their names are light blue and they are given the "op cookie", the @ sign.
(3) The Half-Ops - These guys are the distro crew. They are the ones who seed the new releases and provide IRC servers. Without the fansubbers, the releases wouldn't exist; without these guys, the release would never get to you. Their names are cyan and they have a % on their names.
(3.5) The Bots - These guys are file serving bots. They are the primary source of episodes on IRC. See the guide below on getting files from these bots. Their names are orange and their names start with K-F|.
(4) The Voiced Users - These are the people who hang out in the channel and provide mirc-based file servers. Their names have a + on them.
(5) The Regular Users - These are people just like yourselves. They're just here to get One Piece. They might even be as clueless as you feel. Their names carry no mark.
Getting One Piece
How to download from a bot.
We have several bots in the channel. They carry episodes of One Piece in varying amounts. You can find their names on the side of the channel. They will usually have a % sign, and their names will start with K-F|.
In the channel example above, K-F|Makino is online and in the channel.
To get a list of the episodes the bot has, you use this trigger:
/msg (name of the bot) xdcc list
So, for K-F|Makino, the trigger is:
/msg K-F|Makino xdcc list
Most bots that have too many packs to list one at a time will reply with a URL for their list. K-F|Makino is one such bot, so you will get this as a reply:
-K-F|Makino- (X.D.C.C.) Packs:(299) Pack List at:( http://dythim.mit.edu/Makino/makino.txt ) Sends:(61/100) Queues:(0/0) Current BW:(2884.1KB/s) Transfer Record:(650360.0KB/s) Record BW:(7429.5KB/s) (.:. Kaizoku-Fansubs .:.)
And you find that her pack list is at http://dythim.mit.edu/Makino/makino.txt
Go to that site (or wait for all the packs to list one at a time) and find the pack number you want.
The general form of a pack request is: /msg (name of the bot) xdcc send #(pack you want)
The pack lists all look like this:
** 299 packs ** 36 of 100 slots open, Record: 650360.0KB/s
** Bandwidth Usage ** Current: 2800.9KB/s, Record: 7429.5KB/s
** To request a file type: "/msg K-F|Makino xdcc send #x" **
#152 284x [231M] [K-F]_One_Piece_152_[983FFEC3].avi
** .:. Kaizoku-Fansubs .:. **
Total Offered: 48520.5 MB Total Transferred: 75.69 TB
The pack number is: #152
To get this pack, from this bot, type in:
/msg K-F|Makino xdcc send #152
There are around 10 bots, give or take, that hang out in our channel. They all have different pack lists, so use the "/msg <bot's name> xdcc list" command to find them out.
Not all bots are on at all times. If your favorite bot is not online, please be patient.
You will get different speeds from different bots.
You can download only one from from one bot at a time, but you can download two files from two different bots simultaneously.
By popular demand.
You do not have to register mIRC. It is free software, and although it will pop a window saying your trial has expired, the client will never stop working.
If you are using the K-F IRC client provided here, you can register using any name and serial number you want. Here's an example:
#Kaizoku-Fansubs / 0NePi3ce1rC
THAT'S IT! That is all there is to being able to use IRC. It's a lot of text, but it's really, REALLY easy to do.
There is a lot more you can learn about IRC, such as joining other channels, searching for files, scripting, fserves, and a lot more. But nothing else is necessary for you to be able to download One Piece and chat in #Kaizoku-Fansubs.