MegaGlest has an online chat available for you. IRC, or Internet Relay Chat, is a type of chatroom that allows communication between people in real time. This makes quick discussion possible, making it apt for modders to discuss changes, developers to talk about new engine features, discussion before a multiplayer game, or just general MegaGlest chat. MegaGlest uses the Libera IRC network for hosting its chats.
In the pre-MegaGlest era, Glest required the use of an IP address in order to perform a multiplayer game. The IRC was generally used as the meeting place to find other players and exchange IP addresses in order to play together. When MegaGlest came out with its master server, the majority of multiplayer gameplay shifted to that, due to the ease of use and increased players. In late 2010, MegaGlest added an IRC to the multiplayer lobby, allowing for discussion pre-game.
Official IRC Channels:
- #megaglest (project / development chat)
- #megaglest #megaglest-lobby (Lobby for MegaGlest multiplayer games - the game automatically connects here)
Connecting to IRC
Using the Webchat
That's simple - just click on one of the channels listed above and click on Start.
Using an IRC-client
- Connect to server irc.libera.chat. This can be done with the command /server -ssl irc.libera.chat 6697
- Join the desired channel. This is done by using the command /join #channel (eg: /join #megaglest will join the primary channel).
There are many, many others, try a web search, too.