How to Get on the Freesteam IRC

Dec 9, 2006
How to Get on the Freesteam IRC

Getting onto an IRC server and channel is harder that it really is. As a matter of fact, it is probably one of the easiest things to do. First off, IRC is Internet Relay Chat, which was one of the earliest chat protocols invented. IRC is made up of networks which contain many servers joined together. After you connect a server, you have to join a channel (which is like a chatroom inside the server)

To simplify the task of connecting to Freesteam's IRC, you will need the following:

  • An IRC client (Recommended: mIRC)
  • An internet connection without the IRC protocol blocked (don't worry about this, it is usually not)
  • At LEAST dial-up
1. First download an IRC client like mIRC by visiting their website ( and downloading it.​

2. After you have downloaded the client, run it and fill out ALL the forms (Name, Email, Nickname, Alternative Nickname)

Just a brief explanation of each.
-> Name will be part of your ident
-> Email will be part of your ident
->Nickname will be the user that will appear on the channels
->Alternative Nickname Will be your nickname if someone else already took your primary one.

3. Press OK and inside the main server window, type in /server 6667

The syntax for the /server command is as follows:
 /server hostname port
4. After you are fully connected (after a bunch of text stops flooding), you are ready to join the Freesteam channel. Type /join #FS to join it.

5. You will notice Echo419, WorldWarIII, and me are almost always there so if you have any questions, feel free to ask!