#newerth @ irc.newerth.com
Here at newerth.com we provide you with a service that allows you to get instant help with problems you may have with Savage XR & 2 and chat with like minded people in the community. You can start chatting by using our web based Java irc client (press the "Chat Now" button bellow) which requires only a java enabled browser, can be used anywhere and is a good way to see whether it is worth you installing a third party IRC client on your own computer (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, instructions bellow).
Installing an IRC client:
To install an IRC Client, Newerth.com recommends using Chatzilla, a Firefox add-on which is simple for beginners to install and use.
Once you have installed it you can start it via:
1. Tools -> Chatzilla
2. When it starts up, you go to Chatzilla -> Preferences.
3. Set your Nickname under "General".
4. Then, under the "Startup" tab add "irc://irc.newerth.com" to the second box, that is the ircservers address.
Exit Chatzilla (not Firefox) and start it again, then it will autoconnect you.
To join a channel to start chatting you can use the command "/join #newerth" in the chatbox (everything starting with a slash is a command and most stuff from the menus is accessible via some /command). You can alternatively use IRC -> Join Channel interface.
#newerth is not the only channel you can chat in, #savage is also worth joining. To get a full list of channels you can join type /list
Once you are in the channel you can select "Join this channel on startup", so you don't have to do these steps anymore on each Chatzilla start.