How do I join the PSXDEV IRC Channel to chat with members?

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How do I join the PSXDEV IRC Channel to chat with members?

Post by Shadow » January 25th, 2012, 2:46 am

The one and only original #PSXDEV IRC Channel on EFnet
is back up and running as of 2012 and is still alive in 2019.

How to chat with the users
We have an Internet Relay Chat channel on the EFNET server(s) called #psxdev.
It is the very same channel that was running back in the 90's, which was filled with hackers and modders obsessed with the PlayStation 1. You will even see some old documents legendary people wrote that contain the EFnet #psxdev reference.

What is IRC?
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a protocol for real-time Internet chat that was created in 1988. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private messages as well as chat and data transfer. Client software is available for every major operating system that supports Internet access.

As a note...
Don't ask stupid questions such as, "i ned help with the psyq sdk. how i can make games?" or "can anyone help me, im trying to understand psyq but i cant find good documentation". Also, don't leave 10 minutes after you have asked your question. It's a live chat. No one has been waiting around all day to answer your question when you join the channel at random. Be patient and stay idle until someone answers you. Do not constantly PM a member asking for help and then leave. If you've asked your question and you still didn't get a reply after 3 or so days, quit, and you can check back every few days afterwards here to see what's been discussed recently.

Anyway, how do I use IRC?
Simply download a client and connect to the server and channel below in blue. It is really simple.
For Windows, we recommend mIRC, XChat or Irssi.
For Mac and UNIX based OS's, we recommend Irssi.

I dont want to install a client
If you do not want to download and install a client, you may join a web browser based chat client by going here Type in your nickname and from the channel drop down list, select 'other' while then typing in the pop up menu '#psxdev' (without the quotes) and clicking lastly on 'Login'.

If you are using Firefox, you can install an IRC add-on for it called 'ChatZilla'.
If you are on Windows 98, you can use Microsoft Chat.

Okay, so what is the server address and channel name?
Server: EFNET (
Channel: #psxdev

I joined the room and it is empty!
This usually happens because the client has joined a server which is not actually synced with the server we are currently in, but more so that the server you joined isn't actually an EFnet resided server. To fix it, disconnect from the server you are currently in, and connect manually to on port 6667 (IE: simply type '/server' without the quotes). Then, join the room #psxdev by typing '/join #psxdev'.

Some basic commands:
/me <message> [talk in first person] (EG: /me says hello -> "<username> says hello").
/msg <name> <message> [message someone privately]
/dialog <name> [open a private chat session]
/whois <name> [performs an IP whois lookup]
/nick <name> [change your nickname]
/server <ip> [connect to a server] (IE: to connect to the server, type '/server')
/join <channel> [connect to a channel] (IE: to connect to the psxdev channel, type '/join #psxdev')
/away [set your status to away]
/quit [exit]
Development Console: SCPH-5502 with 8MB RAM, MM3 Modchip, PAL 60 Colour Modification (for NTSC), PSIO Switch Board, DB-9 breakout headers for both RGB and Serial output and an Xplorer with CAETLA 0.34.

PlayStation Development PC: Windows 98 SE, Pentium 3 at 400MHz, 128MB SDRAM, DTL-H2000, DTL-H2010, DTL-H201A, DTL-S2020 (with 4GB SCSI-2 HDD), 21" Sony G420, CD-R burner, 3.25" and 5.25" Floppy Diskette Drives, ZIP 100 Diskette Drive and an IBM Model M keyboard.

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