There are a number of different ways to get into the Portkey chat room. All of the options are different ways of getting into the same chatroom. Depending on your internet connection and level of computer knowledge, different chat software is recommended.
Option 1: CGI:IRC
This option should work with all browsers. The interface is a little bit harder to use but it will work behind all proxies/firewalls and JAVA does not need to be enabled. To join the chatroom use the form below.
Option 2: JAVA IRC - Load it HERE
This option will automatically bring you into our chatroom using JAVA technology. Some people may prefer the look and features of this chat software, but if you are behind a proxy/firewall or have JAVA disabled it may not be possible to use this option. If it does not work, please use Option 1.
Please note, to change your nickname from your forum nickname please type:
Option 3: (Advanced users) MIRC
Unlike the previous options, MIRC is not a web-based chat program. Instead, it software that can be downloaded and run on your computer. The benefit of this is that you are not required to leave a web page open, and you gain access to more advanced features.
IRC can be downloaded from MIRC's homepage. To get started, three simple commands must be typed: