Key points

KVIRC is probably the optimal IRC client for a customizer, and on top of letting you customize basically everything in the interface, it features a powerful scripting language to let you override the default behaviors and even implement your own protocol extensions. (It’s still nice enough for a casual user as well, but you might get overwhelmed by the amount of options you have if you prefer keeping things simple!)

KVIRC, like all of our core clients, runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Not your thing?

Where do I get it?

How do I connect to Squick with it?

  1. Open the Server menu dialog via KVIrc -> New Connection To -> Other... in the menu bar.
  2. Click the New Network (globe) button. Type in Squick for its name.
  3. Click the New Server (computer) button. Type in for its name. Do not close the window yet.
  4. Click the Advanced... button to open the Server Details dialog.
  5. Click the Connection tab. Change the port to 6697, then tick the Use SSL protocol box.
  6. Click the OK button to save the server settings.
  7. With Squick selected, click the big blue Connect Now button to get in.

How do I log into my Squick account with it?

  1. Settings -> Configure Servers
  2. Expand Squick and click
  3. Click the Advanced... button next to the server name textbox.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.
  5. Tick the Authenticate via SASL extension checkbox.
  6. Set SASL method to PLAIN, SASL nickname to your account’s username, and SASL password to its password.
  7. Click OK to save the new settings, then reconnect to the network.

How do I register a Squick account with it?

Same as any other app! See main help page.