View Full Version : I offer my ichat to fellow mac lightwavers.

03-26-2004, 08:04 AM
I just thought, when LW8 comes out we are all going to have to be helping each other.
Things like FPrime+ mac related issues are also common placed.

Mac users unite...

Apple "G" is a great way for all us to enter chat rooms and find all us in there...
Chuck and the gang are always welcomed.

[email protected]

03-26-2004, 08:52 AM
even scarier when you've got your isight camera on as well.

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03-26-2004, 09:44 AM
too scared of anything with an aol little yellow man icon.. :(

but anyone is welcome to talk to me on cgchat irc, icq, yahoo or msn :)

yahoo= krabbity
msn= empress_turbo
icq= turbo
cgchat irc= empress_turbo

[email protected]

03-26-2004, 10:18 AM
Ok, i'll bite.
try mlbruinsfan for AIM/iChat with me.

Turbo, you can be a .mac fan too! iChat isn't AOL, although the little yellow man can exist for those who don't customize. I have both AOL and .mac IDs, but I currently use my AOL one because it's...older, and better known to those who I go online with.

03-26-2004, 10:45 AM
I can't remember what my ichat name is - I'll look it up -

ichat was 10 times better than yahoo btw, fewer problems and NO JUNK MAIL like yahoo.

03-26-2004, 11:01 AM
how do you enter the chat group again?

03-26-2004, 11:01 AM
well, since my DP G5 is such a dream and my programmer/partner has seet me up with an x86, i have given him my DP G4 to use for mac dev.. so i have all my messengers combined with Trillian on the pc beside me.. no junk mail and it works just fine. :cool:

(nothin like an L-shaped desk with a G5/Apple Cinema Display/and second monitor in front of me and an X86 beside me for testing, etc..)

03-26-2004, 11:06 AM
count me in:

[email protected]

My name will be Ge4cekoen because someone allready had Ge4ce taken!!!

Who is it... WHO IS IT... I will hunt them down like a ... puppy...

03-26-2004, 12:18 PM
[email protected]

We can either celebrate LW8 in style....

...or provide grief management to each other when it proves to be a bug ridden booby trap!

03-26-2004, 12:36 PM
ke.. well i still have my .mac id, it seems..

its talentec - just rename it to turbo in the first name field in the info box, should you add me,.. :)

03-26-2004, 12:37 PM
ok you can count me in:
ironlips1966 (AIM)

could be interesting....

03-26-2004, 03:27 PM
could also be that you have to enter

Ge4cekoen to add me to you contact list.

I don't really know for sure.

03-26-2004, 05:39 PM
you guys can add me [email protected] total noob though.

03-26-2004, 07:04 PM
Is it a chatroom or discussion list? Where do we sign up?

03-26-2004, 09:36 PM
macsupremacist7= aol account

Dont use Lightwave, but would like to.

(I know...... my names are so creative and different)

03-26-2004, 10:38 PM
been looking for LW users to chat with

AIM: righthanddoom

03-26-2004, 11:30 PM
ok peoples

I'm: dontbuybmw


03-27-2004, 07:59 AM
Riki a chat discussion is like a "channel' everyone in inchat or AOL enters "apple G" and all of a sudden everyone appears in the same chat room, quit handy and fast.

the best ichat i was in last was around jan macworld, LOL it was soo funny when everyone was cursing no new g5s...FUN

Darth Mole
03-27-2004, 10:05 AM
Not familiar with AOL - what's the name of the chatroom we type in after Apple G? Um... what next?

03-27-2004, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by Darth Mole
Not familiar with AOL - what's the name of the chatroom we type in after Apple G? Um... what next?

In iChat just type Apple-G or choose "Go to chat" out of the menu and you will enter the chatroom.

Tried it today but nobody was there. :( but it could be cool!

edit: OH MY GOD HOW STUPID AM I!!! apple G was the name of the command.. I FEEL SO ASSHAMED!! I entered "Apple G" as the name of the chat-room.. (shame shame)

so Darth Mole.. Your question stays: What's the name for the Chatroom? Mac LW or something?

03-27-2004, 10:37 AM
Hi Darth.....

1. Just register a AOL username
HERE (http://www.aim.com/get_aim/mac/latest_macosx.adp)

2. Then either download AOl messenger (boooo!) or iChat (yay!)

3. In iChat BUDDIES > ADD BUDDY, or click the + sigh at the foot of the Buddy window

4. You'll get an option to either ADD NEW PERSON or select one form you address book....

5. Depending on your version of OSX slap the AOL name

6. If the person's online you see him instantly appear in your chat window.

Same procedure if you use AOL Messenger. Just remember that if you add at buddy with a .mac address, you'll need to ad the '.mac' to the endof their name.

Finally, once you've banged in all the addresses from this Thread, you can assign them all to a LIghtwave Buddy list (handy when you want to filter out those 3D'ers from time to time).

To create a 'Chat Room', just select the users on the buddy list you want to bring in, and select 'Invite to chat'...they will all appear in a mini chat window...

and probably spend a lot of time typing 'who, me?'

Dead simple

See you on the other side!

03-27-2004, 11:01 AM
anyone know if this would work with the chat app Fire? or is it iChat only?


03-27-2004, 11:17 AM
Johnny -

Might work - but all those universal messenger apps are very flakey - because the service providers (AOL, MSN) are continually trying to throw then off by tinkering with the protocols they use.

That's why iChat rules. No cheesy banner ruining my Aqua interface.

03-27-2004, 01:41 PM
I'm going to suggest "MacLW" as the chatroom.

03-28-2004, 11:45 AM
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