Yes! On the right hand menu, click on Live Chat!
The chat is run on an IRC server and can be interacted with better with the usage of an IRC client. I will explain fully but first for those who know what IRC is the server is on irc.barafranca.com and the chat room is called to-chat.
Ok so your still reading this probably means you have not got a clue about what I just said above with regards to your IRC.
What is IRC?
IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. It's the oldest, largest, and most well-established text-based chat system on the 'Net. In fact, it's one of the most popular services on the Net as a whole, just behind the Web and email. Yes even more popular than TO....... possibly
There are way too many clients out there for me to give you a full list and guides on all of them, however i will give you 2 guides on how to download 2 different clients. One is for windows and the other is for Mac OS X. Both programs are free and are better and easier to use than the simple client that is used on the Tycoon Online Website
Please see This Page for more details on clients that are out there.
mIRC For Windows
Well if you have down loaded the client we can get started.
Choose File from the menu on the top left then Select Server a new popup window opens. In the new window you should select Add now another popup comes in here for description simply add something like TO in the box for IRC Server add irc.barafranca.com
Leave all the other boxes blank and click add now select the new server you have just created open it.
the server will start up you should be promted for a channel to join if not type /join #to-chat as seen here, well done you are in.
Colloquy For Mac OS X
This is one of the best clients for Mac computers. To download this client, visit this link and click download. Once the client has been downloaded, a connections window will appear. Press New Connection and then enter your nickname and the service protocol which in this instance is IRC. Under chat server, type in "irc.barafranca.com". Click on the server and then press Join Room. Under chat room, enter #to-chat and press join. Then you have successfully joined the live chat for Tycoon Online. Enjoy!
IRC etiquette is often specific to what channel you are in and the atmosphere there. Referring back to the city/house analogy, each house is allowed to have its own set of rules, which may be enforced however the owner desires, so long as they follow the city laws. You will usually be able to detect the atmosphere of a channel by just watching for a minute or two as the other chatters converse. I'll expand on this in future updates of this tutorial, but for now, enough has been written about netiquette that I really don't feel up to rewriting it. If you're completely new to the chatting world entirely, here is a decent article that will give you the jist of how to behave. You should be able to pick up the specifics and subtleties as you go along.
Chatting Tips and Tricks
This will be just sort of a list of commands and stuff that is useful for normal chatting... --> /me does something -- displays an action message in the channel. Example: /me does something (if your nickname was Bob) would show up like:
- Bob does something
--> /query NICK text -- opens a window in which you can converse 1-on-1 with NICK. Optionally sends text along with it. Example: /query Jim hey there! -- Opens a private conversation with Jim and sends him the text "hey there!".
--> /notice NICK TEXT -- sends someone a notice message. Notices show up a different color and are sent to only one user, just like queries. You can also send notices to entire channels.
--> /ctcp NICK PING -- Most (but not all) people will automatically send you a reply that tells you their ping when they receive this. The higher the ping, the greater the user's latency to the server.