How to connect to ICQ chat with IRC client

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OpticalOrange99

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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. ^^
 

OpticalOrange99

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Blind Dragon said:
This should give you all the info you need and then some

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat

"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?!
 

Blind Dragon

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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
 

OpticalOrange99

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Blind Dragon said:
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

What network would the #icq channel be in?
 

OpticalOrange99

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Blind Dragon said:
irc.icq.com

i think

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.
 
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