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In-Game IRC with Decal Plug-ins

[ Meginjarder | ChatExtend2 | ELTank ]

Below is a few clan related IRC configurations to help you set up IRC for in-game communication. IRC will allow you to chat with anyone who is in the game (or out of the game) and logged into these IRC channels.

It's like a great big fellowship channel where everyone can communicate, anytime. (IRC channels can also be accessed with any IRC program outside the game, as they are public IRC channels.)

The programs detailed here are the ELTank, Meginjarder, and ChatExtend2 plugins for Decal. There are other IRC clients for in-game chat, but I have used and configured these and know they work as listed.

Meginjarder (easiest use)

Screen shot of Meginjarder

It is necessary to configure this plug-in by replacing or editing the configuration file. Download this Meginjarder.xml file and place it into your Meginjarder installation directory. The settings in this file is already configured to connect you with our clan's IRC channels.

When you log into the game, take a look at the IRC tab of the plug-in and make sure that 'On' is checked. The configuration file is set to automatically log you into the main channel. There are two other channels also configured, one for quest communication and another for fellowship or discussions outside of the main channel. These other two channels are configured by default to not connect automatically.

(By default the installation is located at C:\Program Files\Meginjarder)


Communication:
  • /cc or @cc is used for Clan Chat.
  • /cq or @cq is used for Clan Quest.
  • /cf or @cf is used for Clan Fellowship.

Most of the other functionality of Meginjarder is not currently functional for our group as we are not running a stats server. It would be possible for me to provide this service if most of our group chooses to use this particular plugin. You might look at a Meginjarder Clan Members demo site that shows what some of the extra functionailty the server would provide. You might also visit the Clanstats site for more information.

Cons:
  • Not possible to edit or add channels while in game.
  • No graphical interface available for channel editing. Some understanding of xml is needed to edit configurations.
Pros:
  • Easy set-up when provided a configuration file.
  • Multiple channels and commands possible, all of which are configurable.
Overview:

Clean and simple operation. Plugin use is expandable to be able to provide info on who is online and what their abilities might be. Multiple channel support allows for more than just direct clan communication.

Chat Extend 2 (CEx2) (cool factor)

Screen shot of Chat Extend 2

It is not necessary to use a configuration file to set this one up, but it does makes it simple to get going. To use our predefined IRC channels, simply save this Settings.xml file to your Chat Extend 2 directory.

NOTE: After you copy the file to your computer, please make three text changes. Replace YourName with the name you wish to go by. A name is not provided by default from the plug-in. (That's one of the things I am requesting of the plug-in author.) This should be the last time you should have to edit this file by hand.

When you log into the game, take a look at the IRC tab of the plug-in. You should already be connected to the chat channel and see your character name in the list. The configuration file is set to automatically log you into the main channel. There are two other channels also configured, one for quest communication and another for fellowship or discussions outside of the main channel. These other two channels are configured by default to not connect automatically.

(By default the installation is located at C:\Program Files\ISDX\ChatExtend2)


Communication:
  • /rc or @rc is used for Reply Clan.
  • /rq or @rq is used for Reply Quest.
  • /rf or @rf is used for Reply Fellowship.

'Alias' here is the command you wish to use for sending the message to this channel. (These commands can be made to be the same as those used by Meginjarder. However, for simplicity and to avoid configuration problems with those that have both plug-ins, I have these set to different commands.)

Cons:
  • Heads Up Display is a little buggy and can make the text unreadable. If this gives you trouble, be sure to uncheck the 'Capture' chat settings for the text so that the text will be sent to the main chat window. ('Capture' chat removes the selected chat type from the AC chat panel.)
Pros:
  • In-Game graphical interface for modifying or adding chat channels.
  • Has an IRC/AC command switch available. To send all you communication to your current IRC channel, use the /irc command. Then all communication will be sent to the active IRC channel. To switch back to regular AC chat use the /ac command.
Overview:

While I have found this program to be a little buggy at times, I think it is a great utility. The IRC features are nice, and the ability to sort and separate communication is a plus. (This method is similar to what AC2 does with different chat types filtered to different windows.) The IRC toggle is great too.

ELTank (geek choice)

Screen shot of ELTank

Simply configure the Comms tab of ELTank as it is shown in the image and it will work correctly. Here are the settings to use:

  • IRC Server: irc.sorcery.net
  • ServerPort: 7000
  • /CL Clan Channel: #ancestralsoldier
  • Drop List: Clan Channel
  • Disable ELCom: Unchecked

Communication:

This is straight forward using the /cl or @cl command to send a message.

Channel responses will be sent to the game chat panel like any other communication.

Cons:
  • A drawback with ELTank is you can only have one IRC server configured and active at a time and can only define one custom channel.
Pros:
  • The benefit is that it is fairly simple to edit and change server or channel when needed.
Overview:

In all, the IRC is easy to use but limited in its functionality, good if you only intended to use one clan channel.

(Have an item in mind that you cannot find? Let me know and I shall assist.)


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