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IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a real-time text-based chat system.
It enables you to chat with other people who are on the server
at the same time as you. Auran has established its own IRC server
to support chat among our Planet Auran citizens. We currently
have the following dedicated Chat channels:
Trainz, UTC and TRS2004 Channels:
- Trainz: #Trainz
- Trainz (French): #Trainz_Francais
- Trainz (Spanish): #Trainz_Espanol
- Trainz (Nordic): #Trainz_Nordic
- Auran Jet: #Auran_Jet
- Auran d20: #d20
- General Discussion: #Auran
Joining the Auran IRC Server
You can join the Auran chat channels right now via our Web based
Other Ways of Joining Auran's IRC Server.
You need to get an IRC client that enables you to connect with
our IRC server. One of the most popular clients that we recommend
is mIRC, which can be downloaded from www.mirc.com
To join the Auran server use the following details:
Channel: Choose one of the channels listed above.
mIRC comes with a full help system description of the various
commands that you can use. The following information may help
you to get up and running with the basics:
Web site Chat Interface: Open the Chat Window interface by clicking
the Chat menu option. Complete the form by entering your Planet
Auran nickname (or alternatively any nickname that you may want
to use). Then simply select the connect button and you will
join the channel.
MIRC: The Join command allows you to join channels such
as #Trainz. To join channel #Trainz for example simply type
/join #Trainz into your client.
With both the Web site Chat interface and mIRC, once you are
in the channel simply type the text of your messages and hit
enter to send the message to the open channel for all to read
and respond to if they wish.
To exit IRC: Simply close the Web site chat interface
window, or exit the mIRC client.
Web Site Chat Interface: If you want to send a particular
user a private message that is not seen by everyone on the channel
then double click on the nickname that you want to private message.
Double click again to return back to the public channel.
MIRC: Simply double-click on that users nick ( all user
nicks on the channel are listed on the right hand side of the
mIRC interface). A dialogue box will pop up and all text that
you enter and send will only be viewable by that particular
Alternatively, you can type '/msg [nickname] your message' to
private message. For example '/msg Jim Hi Jim' will privately
send the text "Hi Jim" to Jim.
Please note that the users with @ prefixing their usernames
eg @John_Banks are Auran and Community moderators. Moderators
or channel operators have the ability to kick and ban people
from the server for inappropriate conduct such as the use of
If you have questions that you would like to be answered please
directly message the session moderator with your question. Details
on how to direct or private message are provided above. You
will be unable to enter questions directly to the channel while
it is in moderated mode. The moderator will enter questions
which an Auran staff member will answer in the main channel.
Please understand that it is generally not possible to answer
all of the questions that are asked although Auran staff attempt
to respond to as many as possible over the duration of the session.
All forthcoming chat session details will be announced on the
Auran Web site and via our mailing lists. If you would like
to use this feature please join via Planet
Auran where you can also sign up to be notified by mailing
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