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Posted: Thu, 7th Aug 2003, 7:16pm

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aaron 99

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i have been having some probs with the chat room, every time i try to load it it say:Please wait while the chat applet loads
Closing this window will quit the chat and nothing ever happens

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Posted: Thu, 7th Aug 2003, 7:17pm

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All sounds correct...

How long do you wait after that appears?

[EDIT] Argh, u edited it. Anyway, Eventually it'll open chat, or should at least.
Posted: Thu, 7th Aug 2003, 7:25pm

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aaron 99

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well i thought it might just be taking a wile so last time i was on i started loading it and minimize it wile i did other stuff, i kept checking back on it and it just said the same thing
Posted: Thu, 7th Aug 2003, 7:26pm

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malone

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Make sure you have the latest version of the JavaVM from
http://www.java.com/en/index.jsp
Posted: Thu, 7th Aug 2003, 8:23pm

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4036Douglas

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and if that dosent work download mirc or another client.
Posted: Thu, 7th Aug 2003, 8:32pm

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If you do decide to go with mIRC, here is a link for information on how to connect to the CSB server: http://fxhome.com/chat/advanced.html

For those who are too lazy to click, here it is wink

Most people are aware that you can use different browsers to surf the web, in a similar way you can use different software to join our chat server.
This information is for advanced users that want to use their own IRC client to join the chat.

Connection Details

The connection details are on the right. Depending on how your web browser is setup you may be able to click the following link to automatically launch your IRC client and connect to us.

irc://irc.fxhome.com:6667/

Reccomended Clients

The majority of users use mIRC (www.mirc.com) on Windows and AthenaIRC (www.chipersoft.com/athena) on a Mac to connect to the chat server. Both of these have fully functioning demos and because these are popular you should be able to find someone who will help you set it up. However, you are free to use any client you wish (theres lots and lots available, try googling for more).

Channels

If you do a '/list' command you will be able to see all the channels/rooms. All FXHome channels will be prefixed with 'fxhome' so you know which are the official channels. You are free to join any of the channels on the server but ones not prefixed with 'fxhome' are unofficial and we are not responsible for the content within. You may also create your own channels but we reserve the right to remove any channels we dont find appropriate.

Bots

Bots are only allowed if we have given you permission to run one in advance. If we find you are running a bot without asking us first it will be killed and you will most likely be banned from the server.

Getting Help

Malone is the IRC server operator. If you need any help with the IRC server please contact him.

Server/Hostname: irc.fxhome.com
Port: 6667
Posted: Thu, 7th Aug 2003, 9:29pm

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voiceoverwizard

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I also have had the same problem the little screen comes on and says loading applet but nothing else happens. In addition it seems that if you(or at least me) close the little window it then sort of locks Internet Explorer up so you have to close it and reopen. I have metioned this before in the chat room and I believe(if memory serves?) I might have started a forum thread about it a while back.
I was able to get the chat applet to open once or twice when FXHome was first launched but since then I have had to use MIRC. When I first mentioned it to malone he said to download the latest JAVA which I did but no luck I wonder if this is only with Internet Explorer or does it happen with other browsers as well?
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 1:37pm

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aaron 99

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hey guys i tried downloading java again like Malone said that didn't seem to do much good as the same thing happend so the i downloaded mIRC and clicked on the link flip gave me and it automatically launched mIRC and that just said "Connecting to irc.fxhome.com :after siting there for a wile it said
unnable to connect
i treid the same thing 20 more times and got the same results, so am i doing something wrong or what


Ps: thanks for every body suggestions smile

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Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 2:05pm

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malone

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Sounds like you might have some sort of firewall thats blocking it aaron. Do you have control of your firewall? If so make sure it is allowing outgoing connections on port 6667
Posted: Sat, 9th Aug 2003, 12:29am

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aaron 99

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malone wrote:

make sure it is allowing outgoing connections on port 6667
how do i do that?
Posted: Sat, 9th Aug 2003, 1:07am

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4036Douglas

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depends on ur prog right? mine wont let me connect on java chat but lets me use mirc...