Using IRC

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an online chat program that is used by a lot of Minecraft modders to gain support from each other. In addition to being useful, it’s also just a lot of fun to talk with other Minecraft modders.

Installing IRC

You can access IRC through a web client, but some channels don’t allow that to prevent spammers. Therefore, it’s a good idea to download a program on your PC. This is not only required to connect to certain channels, but it’s simply easier to use. You can use many different clients, but this book covers HexChat. You can download HexChat from Then, simply install HexChat by following the instructions in the downloaded file.

Tip: Other IRC Clients

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