This is a more informative version of a post found on another website by PwnerJohn. I have added some information, but I do not take credit for this. For those of you wondering how to use IRC or want to look up commands, here is an easy way to find out. IRC Clients To Use: Internet Based IRCs: GameSurge Irc (Web Based): Go to Gamesurge.com/client and enter a username. Then type in your desired irc (see below) Downloadable IRCs: IRCs To Know: #ToonTownRewritten - TTR's official IRC #TTRsupport - TTR's Support IRC. Come here if you have a problem with TTR. #TTRForums - TTR Forums' Official IRC! #Toonter - Toonter's Official IRC. #TTsocial - Toonter and TTRForum's new IRC! #TTRTesting - TTr's Alpha Tester IRC. A password is needed to acess this forum. Ask a developer for more info. Do not attempt to acess this IRC if you are not a tester. Code: To enter a password on an IRC, enter /join #forum password Example: /join #toonland its_toony Registration: For automated access into the TTR Alpha channel, you must first register. There are two methods you can use to register for GameSurge. Website Registration or by doing: Code: /authserv REGISTER username password email Note: Your username and password do not need to be the same as your Toontown Rewritten's! I recommend you keep both passwords separate in case you mess up your authentication and leave your password hanging in the channel (ouch!) Once you have registered through one of those methods, you will receive a validation email in which you must enter something of the sort: Code: /authserv COOKIE sOM3C00KiE Do that, and you will be all set. Authentication: Authentication to GameSurge IRC is simple, as you just need to type in the following: Code: /authserv AUTH username password Note: You must do this every time you connect to GameSurge IRC- if you stay connected, you will not have to repeat this process. Getting into the Testing Channel (and voice) To get access into the testing channel, you must message one of the operators (noted by an @ prefix their name) in our main channel after you have authenticated. If you do not know who to message, you can Joey19982 or other TTR devs like Harv, Shockley, and Slate as their names rarely change. We will verify that you do have an account, and we will invite you in to the testing channel. To join the channel, you must type Code: /join #ttrtesting Once you are in the testing channel, you might want to do the following: Code: /chanserv #ttrtesting uset autoinvite on This will ensure an auto invite into the channel when you authenticate (see why registering is so great?!) Other Helpful / Fun stuff Some of you may want to hide your hostmask, which would hide you from people finding out your I.P. address. Instead of *!*@your.ip.here.com, it would be *!*@username.user.gamesurge. To do this, all you need to type is: Code: /umode +x To make this automatic, you may type this command in (assuming you are authenticated)- Code: /authserv set autofake 1 Frequently Asked Questions / Troubleshooting Q: Why can't I join in the testing channel? It says I need a correct key or something of the sort. A: You may have left the channel without having someone invite you. If you are authenticated, you can just do Code: /chanserv #ttrtesting INVITE and you will be able to join without problems. However if you are not, you may need to talk to one of the operators to let you in. Q: It says that my hostmask is not valid! What does it mean? Code: -AuthServ- Your hostmask is not valid for account yourgsaccount. Please use the authcookie command to grant yourself access. (/msg AuthServ authcookie yourgsaccount ) A: You may have connected from another computer or internet connection. Maybe your connection is just dynamic. In any case, you need to verify your ownership of the account. Follow the instructions given to you in the notice, and you should be fine. /authserv authcookie username, check your email for the /authserv cookie command, and you should be able to authenticate once more. Q: Oh no! I have lost my password! How can I authenticate now? A: No fear, there are ways to deal with this as well. Code: /authserv RESETPASS username newpassword Then check your email for more steps on how to continue to account restoration process. If you cannot access the email, or did not get one. Please read on. Q: Oh dear, I may have given out my password somewhere? What can I do? A: You must change your password immediately, using the following: Code: /authserv PASS oldpass newpass You will change your password and you should be fine. Q: I cannot access my email and I have lost my password! A: You must /join #support to let the IRC agents help you with this issue, as something like this needs to be resolved by agents. Once you join the channel, please be patient until someone helps you. It may take a while.