UK Real Life Help Guides

Installing and Setting Up Pirch

When you have downloaded pIRCh, run the program. If you are unsure of the options that are offered, just accept the defaults, then click on the 'Unzip' button.

Now the program is installed you are ready to add the information you'll need to connect to our chat room. Start the program by by clicking on the Windows 'Start' button, then selecting 'Run' and type in C:\pirch98\pirch98.exe then click the 'OK' button...

When the program first runs you will see a welcome screen...click on the 'Close' button to continue on to the program...

Now you will see the main Pirch window. Click on the 'Login' button on the left side of the toolbar...

This will bring up the Server Connection window. Click on the 'Edit Server List' button...

This will bring up the Network Explorer window, click on the 'Add Network' button (second button along from the left)...

When you click on this button a new icon will appear with 'New' highlighted under it. You may type in a name here then press enter/return (For our example we used 'Bondage')...

Next click on the 'Add Server' button (fourth along from the left)...

This will bring up the Server Properties window, which will have several spaces to fill in...
In the 'Name' box put a name by which you will know this server, in our example we've used 'Bondage'.
In the 'Address' box put irc.bondage.com
In the 'Ports' box put 6667
Then click the 'OK' button...

This will bring you back to the Server Connection window, you will need to close this window, then re-open it to see your changes, click the Close window 'X' to return to the main Pirch window, then click on the 'Login' button to return to the Server Connection window...

Click on the drop down arrow under 'IRC Network' and scroll down the list until you see the name you chose for the network, then select it...

Next you will need to fill in a few details...

In the 'Name' box, put some information about yourself
Important note: This information is visible to other chat users, we do NOT recommend you put your real name in this box.
In the 'Username' box, put your email address, or a fake one if you prefer.
In the 'Nickname' box put the name you would like to appear as in the chat rooms.
In the 'Alternate' box, put a variation or alternative nickname, this name will be used if your first choice is not available.
Note: If you choose a name that already belongs to someone else, you will be notified when you first connect, at which point you will have to choose another using the command /nick newname.

Next click on the 'Save Profile' button...

Then click on the 'Save' button in the Save Profile As window that appears...

Back in the Server Connection window, click on the 'Connect' button...

This will connect you to the bondage server. Next Click on the 'Favourites' button.

This will bring up the 'Favourite Places' window. Click on 'Favourites' to highlight it then click on the 'Add Channel' button (4th from left).

This will bring up the Server Properties window...
Type /join #ukRealLife into the 'Name' box and if you wish, you can add a description. Then click on the 'OK' button.

Double click on the channel name to enter the chat room.

Congratulations! You're now online with pIRCh and in the #ukRealLife chat room!