Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get onto IRC and download files?
Getting onto IRC and downloading files is easy.
Just check out this
help page, which has all the info you need.
I want to help out. How do I become a
New servers are always needed. Not only that,
but being a server entitles you to quicker downloads. If you
are interested in being a server, check out this
tuturial for setting one up
Why does the server window keep closing?
The server window sole purpose is to find out
what files you want to download. Once the server knows what
file you want to download, it saves that info and closes the
server window on purpose. Don't worry, your file will send whether
you have that window open or not. Your file may send instantly,
or it might be placed in "Queue" and send later.
I joined the channel, but there is no one
there. What gives?
There are two possible reasons why this might
happen. The first, and most likely, reason is that you are either
not on the right network or channel. So be sure you are connected
to the ForeverChat Network, and on the channel #fictionmania.
The other possibity is that the network experienced something
called a "netsplit". If this is the case, then either
wait it out or reconnect to the foreverchat network.
Why do some ".avi" videos play
without sound, or not at all?
Most of the time, this problem occures when a
file is incomplete, or you are missing the correct software
to play the file. This problem happens most with files that
end in ".avi". Avi files usually require something
called a "codec" to play the video and or the sound.
If you are having trouble with an avi file, make sure that it
is complete and download and install the following codecs.
What player do I need to watch a certain
Just look at the extention of the file you are
trying to play and refer to this table to see what software
you need to play it. Remember to always use the free version
of the player.
Help! How do I open a ".zip" or
Both Zip and Rar files are compressed files. Sometimes
they contain multiple files stored inside of them. Other times
they are just a single file compressed so that it is smaller.
Windows XP can usually open these files without any extra software,
but users of other operating systems will need to download and
install extra software like WinRaR.
How would I search the channel for a file?
You can search for a file by using the @find
Example: @find Switch
The only problem is that not all servers support
this command. So if you search for a file and don't find it,
it is possible that the file exists on another server but it
is just not listed.
How do I remove my file from queue?
To remove a file you have queued, just re-type
the trigger you used to get onto the server and then use the
How can I tell where I am in queue?
Simply re-type the trigger of the server you are
curious of, and then use the queues
command. You can also see what is the status of the current
send by using the sends
Where can I find descriptions for certain
to find information on all things involving transformations.