VROC Chat Areas
IRC | eGroups
WinVROC Chat Problems
GPL and VROC Internet Relay Chat
At almost any time of the day or night you'll find GPL enthusiasts
in the GPL Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel on Shadowworld. There are several convenient
ways you can join this chat:
- Use WinVROC's built-in
chat window, which connects automatically to the GPL IRC chat.
- Use an IRC client (mIRC
is superb). Connect to a random Shadowworld server (or
irc.shadowworld.net) and join channel #gpl.
- See the Shadowworld
Web site for a list of other IRC clients, or to try Shadowworld's
In this chat you will find people talking about GPL, VROC
and related topics. You can ask questions about GPL, WinVROC,
or JavaVROC, or just hop in and join the fun.
Note: To minimize clutter in mIRC's chat, uncheck
Joins/Parts and Quits under IRC in mIRC's Options
Other Chats and Meeting Areas
Mailing List also provides an "off-course" meeting
place for GPL online racers. The eGroups-based Mailing List contains a Chat,
and also includes a Message Board, Links, and Calendar, all of
which can be updated by members.
The Mailing List provides the option of receiving postings
into your email inbox and posting from your email program, and
also supports a database where members can save files for others
to download. There is a similar eGroups Mailing List devoted
Anyone can join theVROC Mailing List
. Please do!
Note: It's not necessary to join the VROC Mailing List
or the VROC Paddock in order to use VROC. If you do join either
eGroup list or the VROC Paddock you need not reveal any personal
WinVROC Chat Problems
Problems you may encounter in WinVROC's chat include:
- If you try to transmit race results, you will likely get
disconnected from the chat.
- Some users find their machines hang when returning to WinVROC
after a race.
We believe these problems are related to recent security changes
on the Shadowworld servers.
Here are some workarounds:
- Race Results Transmission:
- System Hangs:
- Turn on Verbose Info on the WinVROC Chat. To do this, click
the Verbose Info button on the WinVROC Chat toolbar, choose Verbose
Info from the Chat menu, or press Ctl-Z.
- Exit the WinVROC chat before launching GPL through WinVROC.
- Wait until the race list is displayed before rejoining the
chat in WinVROC after exiting GPL.
If you still encounter problems with WinVROC chat causing
your computer to hang, try another IRC chat client such as mIRC.
See the above for details.