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How to connect to ICQ chat with IRC client

By OpticalOrange99
Jun 22, 2008
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  1. Hey. How do I connect to ICQ chat with an IRC client? Apparently with Windows Vista the java applet isn't working anymore for ICQ chat.

    I've never used IRC before. Please help. ^^
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

  3. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 88

    "And then some" is right. Wow. That's like giving an anatomy compendium to a 4 year old when he asks "What's a heart?" TOO MUCH INFO.

    Can you not just tell me what I do? I have Chatzilla for Firefox. I try "irc://icq.com/icqchat" or "irc.icq.com" in the location bar and the first one opens Chatzilla and does nothing, the second one just brings me to the Java Applet on the ICQ website. What do I have to do to connect through Chatzilla to IrCQ chat? I also have X-chat if you're not familiar with Chatzilla. What do I do?!
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    try this

    irc://irc.mozilla.org/chatzilla

    There you should be able to find developers of chatzilla and ask questions
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    Here is some additional info on how to connect

    http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/chatzilla/faq/#connect

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    not postitive on this but....

    I think you can launch Xchat

    pick your nickname

    select a network and select connect

    Then you need to join a channel - go to server -> join channel

    if you don't know your channel go to -> window -> channel list -> refresh the list

    just look for the #icq channel
  5. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 88

    What network would the #icq channel be in?
  6. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    irc.icq.com

    i think
  7. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 88

    Ok. So I stupidly was doing either "irc.icq.com" in the location bar or "irc://icq.com", as I said in my second post.. It should have been "irc://irc.icq.com". I think I'm connected now.

    Thank you for your help. I didn't really know how to put the address together so that's why I wasn't connecting.
  8. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    awsome :grinthumb
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