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    Default IRC client is ready

    i know i didn't work on this often enough, a few people have asked me about it. so here is the "lite edition" pre-release of the leetIRC client i've been working on for DOS.

    it's done enough for you all to see what you think so far, i think! it supports mIRC color codes and bold codes. it keeps a 250 line log buffer that you can scroll through with PgUp/PgDown, also.

    i ran it on a 286 10 MHz and it was fast enough. i tried to run it on my XT also... it was kinda slow, especially when lots of color decoding was involved, but fast enough to not get you to punch the monitor

    let me know what you guys think! don't forget you can get in-client help whenever you need it by typing /HELP and hitting enter.

    make sure you load a packet driver for your network card, and then load the included NTCPDRV.EXE before you run the client!

    here's the download link: http://rubbermallet.org/mysoftware.html
    source is included.
    EDIT!!! this is a new link with a newer version than before. if you are still using the old one, i highly reccommend you get this one instead!
    Last edited by Mike Chambers; December 17th, 2006 at 10:06 PM.
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    Nice!

    Once I get my Compaq Portable 386 (& my (I believe) XT clone, if I ever get around to working on it & getting some decent cards for it) up & running, leetIRC will be the FIRST thing I hope to run on it!

    BTW, mind if I add your site to my links.shtml page?
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    Quote Originally Posted by atari2600a View Post
    Nice!

    Once I get my Compaq Portable 386 (& my (I believe) XT clone, if I ever get around to working on it & getting some decent cards for it) up & running, leetIRC will be the FIRST thing I hope to run on it!

    BTW, mind if I add your site to my links.shtml page?
    thanks. make sure the XT has a CGA or better because it uses color and directly writes to B800h! won't work if you have an MDA or hercules in there.

    and yeah you can add my page that'd be sweet, i'll add yours to mine too.
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    Excellent!!!

    I'll try and run it on my 386 when I return home, then on the XT!

    Out of interest, will the final release support mono and/or Hercules?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dongfeng View Post
    Excellent!!!

    I'll try and run it on my 386 when I return home, then on the XT!

    Out of interest, will the final release support mono and/or Hercules?
    yes i was planning on it and already wrote an auto-detection routine actually
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    screenshot.
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    I've got it working on my XT... BUT...

    I can connect to a server... and I can connect to a room no problem. However just before the screen changes to enter the room the computer just hangs there. It does think for a few minutes, and 4 minutes later it freezes.

    But I can see on my laptop with mIRC that the XT's user entered the room.

    Maybe the XT is just way too slow

    I'll go try it on my 486 now

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    Quote Originally Posted by dongfeng View Post
    I've got it working on my XT... BUT...

    I can connect to a server... and I can connect to a room no problem. However just before the screen changes to enter the room the computer just hangs there. It does think for a few minutes, and 4 minutes later it freezes.

    But I can see on my laptop with mIRC that the XT's user entered the room.

    Maybe the XT is just way too slow

    I'll go try it on my 486 now
    well, you cannot use hostnames

    if that's what you were doing, that's why... TCPDRV doesn't support DNS resolution. i'd have to program that myself, which i will likely do later... for now, you'll have to get a server's IP address and type that in!

    like for one of the dalnet servers: /SERVER 149.9.1.16

    see if that works any better
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    Why not just /SERVER 68.184.216.98
    aka retrobox.scieron.com
    Last edited by ahm; December 1st, 2006 at 01:58 PM.

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    I wasn't using hostnames, I was using IP addresses as suggested! The software tells me I connect sucessfully, but doesn't display anything after I attempt to connect to a room...

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