Want to chat with the staff and fellow community members in a more personal way? Join in our IRC channel, #winboards or our Discord. We welcome chat in regards to WinWorld, technology or general banter.

Whether you are in Discord or IRC, we ask that you use common sense in our channel. Adult content, spamming, trolling or generally being childish may result in you being kicked or banned.


Thanks to Discord, it's now easier than ever to join in the conversation. All you need is a free Discord account; no installation or setup of an IRC client required.

With the use of a Discord-IRC relay, all chat taking place in the #winboards IRC channel is relayed to the #random-crap channel on Discord and vice versa, so no matter how you connect you won't miss any of the conversation.

Simply click the button below to join the Discord.

Click to join!


If you'd prefer to stick with IRC, you will need an IRC client in order to join. You can use any IRC compliant client such as:

(Windows | Linux)

Quassel IRC
(Windows | macOS | Linux)


Mutter IRC

Server Information

Use the following settings when configuring your IRC client.

Port: 6697
Channel: #winboards

For your privacy, the R-TypeNet network requires all IRC clients use modern encryption (TLS 1.2 with AES-256). Most modern clients support SSL/TLS. You may have to enable it when you add the network to your list. See your IRC client's guide for specific details.