For further information, see: Internet Relay Chat (Wikipedia)
The Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol used for chatting with numerous online clients.
Notice: this server provides only a partial implementation of the IRC protocol. Some non-basic features of your IRC client (e.g. HexChat) may work improperly, or not work at all.
osu!Bancho (sometimes shortened to just Bancho) offers a gateway for IRC (in-game chat) access. You can use any modern IRC client to connect to it (scroll down for a list of the most popular ones).
Open settings of your IRC client and fill in the values (you may need to add a server first):
beppy master 1000becomes
Warning: Your IRC password is different from your account password. Do not share it with others.
||Join a channel|
||Leave a channel|
||Send an action message|
||Ignore a user (start hiding their messages)|
||Leave a message for everyone trying to contact you|
||Clear the away message|
||Open a chat with username (replace spaces with underscores)|
By default, many IRC clients inform you when a user joins or leaves a channel. For networks such as osu!Bancho with thousands of users logging in and out frequently, such messages become spam, which you may want to hide. A list of common IRC clients and how to disable these messages is described below:
|HexChat||Check "Hide join and part messages" under
|KVIrc||(Refer to the KVIrc wiki page)|
|mIRC||Go to mIRC Options (
|Quassel IRC||Right-click inside the chat and choose Joins/Parts/Quits in the "Hide Events" menu|
osu!Bancho uses plain text authentication — make sure no special authentication mode is selected in your IRC client's settings.
Alternatively, use a different server address,
cho.ppy.sh (you will still connect to osu!Bancho).
Try the following:
Type first few letters of the username, then use
Tab to cycle through autocompletion.
The IRC standard has a concept of channel modes, or sets of actions every user can perform. In osu!Bancho, two modes are used for special groups of chat users:
+, or "voice status": user is connected via external IRC client
Users connected via osu! client or web site have no prefix.