I am a Windows user. And in the past I used a solution to connect to IRC which involved:
IRC Client ---> FreeCap ---> Tor
Now I understand XChat supports SOCK5 proxy connection, which is what I believe tor was providing at the time. Now, I tend to banned frequently on IRC and so I need to receive a new identity regularly. In the past there was a tray application for Windows called vidalia, which had a "get new identity" button. However this application seems to have vanished and is replaced with the tor browser bundle. So, is it still possible to connect threw TOR with SOC5, and is there a way to get new identities... I'm sorry for not understanding, but most of the material I have found is only useful for Debian, not Windows.