If you did everything right, then a new window should have
popped up and you should now be in the #fictionmania channel.
Remember, if you get stuck anywhere along the way, just ask
in the channel and usually someone will be around to help
you out. But please do everyone a favor and read the rest
of these help pages before asking.
Remember when I said that using plain old mIRC
wasn't really the best choice for downloading? Well, on this
page you are going to have to make a few changes to the settings
of mIRC, so that you can download freely. Don't worry, you
will only have to do the stuff on this page once.
Click Tools from the menu
and then click Options from the
To make these changes, look up at the top of
the program for the word Tools
in the menu bar. Click Tools,
and then click Options.
Click the DCC on the left
part of the Dialog to get here
The settings made in this part are pretty much
optional, but it will make your life a lot easier if you make
your settings the same as the ones above. Just click on the
word DCC on the left most part of the dialog and then change
the settings on the right to the same as the image I have
above. The selection made in Step 2 is very optional. Basically,
this option allows you to download files without having to
be around to accept it. This is a very useful option, but
it is less secure since you will automatically download any
file sent to you. It is up to you where you enable this Auto-get
option, but I have always had it enabled on my copy of mIRC,
and I've never had any trouble or viruses.
Click the word Ignore under
the word DCC you clicked earlier
This is a less optional setting that you will
really need to change. Basically, mIRC tries to make your
IRC as secure as possible by preventing all but the most basic
of files from downloading. This means you will not be able
to download anything like video or audio until you make these
changes. Simply disable the DCC
ignore and uncheck the "Turn Ignore
Back On in" option.
That is it! If you did it right you will never
have to make changes to these settings again. You can now
download any file you want, and it is very likely to download
successfully. Now it is time to get into real the core of
everything you will need to know to get around and start downloading.
Please continue On
to Page 3!