The Internet Relay Chat, also known as IRC, is a well established standardized protocol for chatting with numerous clients available to connect with.
osu!Bancho offers a gateway for IRC (in-game chat) access. You can connect with your own client and chat with other people without using the game client. Take note that this IRC protocol is modified therefore do not expect your client's features to work properly.
Once you have a client, you need to set up the server settings.
Your IRC password is different from your account password. Do not share it to others.
||Joins a channel|
||Leaves a channel|
||Sends an action message|
||Ignores a user (hides their messages)|
Knowing players who joins or parts is a good thing, however in very crowded such as
#osu, you will constantly receive join/part messages and will not be able to keep track of conversations. Therefore, it's usually preferred that these messages are hidden.
[17:46] * lauripihl (firstname.lastname@example.org) has left #lobby [17:46] * Kastun (email@example.com) has joined #lobby [17:46] * AuReL (firstname.lastname@example.org) has joined #lobby [17:46] * osukd (email@example.com) has joined #lobby [17:46] * BreadTooGood (firstname.lastname@example.org) has joined #lobby [17:46] * keanyew18 (email@example.com) has joined #lobby [17:46] * JaKox (firstname.lastname@example.org) has joined #lobby [17:46] * Kerantor (email@example.com) has joined #lobby
|HexChat||Go to Settings - Preferences, under Chatting - General, check "Hide join and part messages"|
|KVIrc||Visit this thread in the official KVIrc forums.|
|mIRC||Go to mIRC Options (Tools - Options / Alt + O), under IRC tree, click "Events..." button and change Joins and Parts to "Hide"|
|Quassel IRC||Right click on the chatting window, then choose Hide Events » Join/Part/Quit.|
If your client is not listed here refer to its documentation, most clients have a way to do this.
No. You can only use your osu! username.
Users with voice status are also connected using an IRC client, except for chat moderators who always have operator (+o) status regardless of what client they use.
Users who do not have any status are connected using the game client.