If you want to join TS channels by your browser, you can simply click on one of the following links, type your username and you'll be there in a few seconds:
JOIN BY BROWSER (WsIRC)
If you're using Windows, we recommend you to download prepared portable version of HydraIRC client that will connect you with all of the TS servers automatically. All you need is to unpack the .rar file and double click on the HydraIRC.exe. Download here.
Your default user identity will be "TSplayer". You can create new one by options/pref/user identities. We expect you to use your TS nick.
If you want to keep program minimized and let it to make you know when somebody is mentioning your name (nick) in the channels (game servers), you can do it on this way: options/pref/notifications/; set "new" and chose "Highlight" from the selection; enable "Flash Taskbar"; for the String/RegExp write your nick. For the first color we suggest you to use red (color of the letters), and yellow for the second (color of the background). This way you'll easily notice when somebody is mentioning your name while you're doing some other things on your PC. Use the same tehnique if you want to fallow more nicks/names, or if you want another kind of notification (for new private message etc).
(In case you want to try out some other IRC client, we recommend you to check out this list.)
The other great software for Windows users is Miranda NG which is also prepared for you to use by a single click. Miranda NG is probably the most powerful chatting software on the Earth and IRC is just one of its abilities.
Miranda NG 32bit
Miranda NG 64bit
IRC is an old-school way of communicating based on rooms (channels). We use it mostly because it allows us some advanced options (monitoring in-game servers and chatting with in-game players). There are a lot of IRC clients that you can use to join any of existing TS channels, or any other TS non-related channel.
This is the list of channels related to TS:
- #turbosliders - (open.irc.net) - planned to be the official TS channel
- #turbosliders (irc.quakenet.org) - the oldest TS IRC channel. It's not active a lot, but you can still meet TS community members there and ask questions you want, and chat.
- #lvp, #lvp2, #lvp3 (open.ircnet.net) - these channels are connected to "LVP #1 - PUNABALL", "LVP #2 - FULL CONTACT" and "LVP #3 - PUNABALL" servers. You can use it for monitoring each of the servers. These are the main commands for these 3 lvp channels:
!players - to see the list of players who're playing
!msg your message - to send a message to in-game players
!standings - to see the current cup points of best 3 players