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Last page update:
Saturday, 13-Jun-2009 22:36:42 EDT

All IRF Live! activities coordinated by Peter Conductor VanBeckum. Check out Peter's description of the setup! Technical help and web-space provided by Joe The Loner Berkemeier. WebCast services provided by Further Consulting.


The IRF WebCast

When:
Friday Night, October 17
Approximately 6PM-10PM PDT (9PM-1AM EDT).
Where:
The Stage. This is where the main WebCast will originate.

The Campfire. If possible, there may be webcasting from here. There should at least be some pictures.

The Raffle. If possible, there may be webcasting of the Raffle, too. If not, there should at least be some pictures.

Setup:
The RealPlayer is required. Instructions below.


On-line Chat with the IRF

When:
Off and on throughout the Fest (Friday, Oct 17 - Sunday, Oct 19). Even if the Fest isn't on-line when you check in, there might be other Rusties there.
Where:
The #Rusties channel on the Dalnet Internet Relay Chat (IRC) service.
Setup:
An IRC client is required. Instructions below.


IRF-Cam

When:
Updated throughout the Fest (Friday, Oct 17 - Sunday, Oct 19).
Where:
The IRF-Cam. This will be the general page for the pictures.

The Campfire. If possible, there may be webcasting from here. There should at least be some pictures.

The Raffle. If possible, there may be webcasting of the Raffle, too. If not, there should at least be some pictures.

Setup:
No setup required -- just reload the Link to see the latest photos from the IRF.


Rusted Greetings

When:
Updated throughout the Fest (Friday, Oct 17 - Sunday, Oct 19).
Where:
The Greetings.
Setup:
The RealPlayer is required. Instructions below.


Setting up for the WebCast

The IRF WebCast is an audio and video real-time transmission that can be viewed using the RealPlayer available for free from RealNetworks. It's simple to install into your web browser -- you just download it and execute the downloaded to file to start up the installation. It will walk you through the rest.

Here's the page where you can select and download the free RealPlayer for your operating system.

The same player will play the audio Rusted Greetings messages.


Added by Diane Vance

A hint for those of you on AOL.

I discovered something yesterday that AOLers should know. After downloading RealPlayer I attempted to get it to work. When I couldn't, I assumed it was my fault. Spent a few hours trying to conquer the problem to no avail.

Turns out RealPlayer for Windows 95 needs a 32 bit winsock. AOL has a 16 bit. Went running around AOL looking for a 32 bit and came upon the explanation that "we're working on it". (May be placed beside that "cookie" on AOL 4.0.)

If you use AOL and Win95 you must pull down RealPlayer for Windows 3.1 which requires a 16 bit. It does not support RealVideo only RealAudio. Just thought this might save some people a headache.


Setting up for the Chat

Instructions provided by Joe Berkemeier...

Before you can make it to the chat room, you need a chat client.

For those of you using the IBM platform, I would recommend mIRC as a chat client. Main reason for this is that I use it, and most IRC guides recommend it. It also has setup connections to most DALnet servers built in. mIRC can be downloaded from their website.

For those using Mac and UNIX, the IRC help site has links to appropriate clients.

An easy alternative, if your web browser is Java enabled (as NetScape 2 or newer and MSIE 3 and newer are), you can go to the DALnet page and use their Java chat client directly off the web.

Once you've got the program going, you should be able to figure out how to get to the room (which is named #rusties). The most important thing is to use a DALnet server. Do not use UnderNet or EFnet or any of the rest of them, because you won't be able to 'see' us and vice versa.

If you're still stuck, head to the #Rusties help page.

If you've made it to the room successfully, you should see:

    "Congratulations! (the loner)"
as the "topic" (probably on the title bar of the IRC client's window).

One of the features of DALnet is the ability to 'reserve' a nickname for your personal use. If you see 'theloner' on there, you know it's me. If anyone else tries to be me, I have my nickname set to basically kick them off. If you'd like to reserve your handle for IRC use, there is info about how to do it here. This only works from a DALnet server.

If you'd like to practice, I recommend visiting the chats on Sunday at 1PM and 9Pm Eastern Time. We're real friendly - although the trout can start flying at times! (inside joke)

If you've got any more questions, or if I forgot anything, feel free to ask me or tell me - I'll try to help ya out!

the loner


Added by Diane Vance

A hint for those of you on AOL.

mIRC did not work for me. Instead, on AOL, go to "software" and do a search for "Global Chat". It is freeware. Download Global Chat for windows. Close AOL and install. Open AOL, open Global Chat. Put "Phoenix.dal.net" in the server box and 7000 in the port box. You are now all set.

Diana
Winking Waitress

 


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