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Many types of chat below...This page is your one-stop shopping guide to different chat forums.

Virtual chat room Make sure you visit Active Worlds!!!!!You need to 'immigrate' once you've downloaded Active worlds. It is a unique experience but a very cool place to visit.

Virtual Chat Room

IRC, short for Internet Relay Chat, offers a world-wide multi-user chat network, where people meet to talk in groups, or privately. Lots of people can participate in the real time discussions, and the number of topics covered on IRC is endless.

Free for Non-Commercial Use (10 Connections)Cost: $495.00 Complete chat server package that operates through any Java enabled browser. No client application downloads, no hassles. Includes everything you need to set up a 10 user chat server on your own computer. Revolutionary simplicity and compatibility.

Shareware, 30 day evaluation Cost: $39.95 CineVideo/Direct opens an exciting dimension for users of the Internet! CineVideo/Direct allows you to speak, with your own voice and live video, with other users all over the globe via modem, Internet, or your office LAN/WAN. CineVideo/Direct supports one-on-one conversation, broadcasts to multiple users, and video on demand (pre-recorded videos).

License: Shareware Cost: $29.95 Additional Software Needed: If you don't already have Java Runtime Installed, get the latest version Description: Personal communication client that allows users to connect to each other via an Activerse server and send messages, files, and chat. Package include the necessary Java Runtime and is a bit confusing.

License: Shareware Cost: $29.95 Allows teleconferencing on Internet, even with modem connections. It can support 3 people conferencing using 14.4kbps modems and 5 people conferencing using 28.8kbps modems.

License: Freeware With IChat pager a quick glance of your list of "friends and associates" will let you know who is online at that moment. Contact any number of friends and associates and bring them all to a private chat room for group discussions or just to catch-up

ICQ is a revolutionary, user-friendly, Internet program that tells you who's online at all times. No longer will you search in vain for friends & associates on the 'net. ICQ does the searching for you, alerting you in real time when friends or colleagues sign on. In addition, ICQ continually tells you which of your friends & colleagues are online.

License: Shareware Cost: $14.95 IRIS Phone is a real-time Internet telephone which lets you talk as a conventional telephone over the Internet without incurring long distance charges. Full-duplex, can record conversations, has a "white pages" Caller ID, and answering machine, call waiting, text chat capability and more. Now supports video up to 5fps on a 28.8 connection.

License: Freeware NT Compatible: Yes Enables real-time voice and data communications over the Internet. This includes the ability for two or more people to share applications, transfer files, view and illustrate a shared whiteboard, and chat all over standard connections. Can also be used between two users.

License: Shareware Cost: $9.95 Gives a user easy Point-and-Click control over all aspects of an IRC Chat or DCC File Transfer. OrbitIRC does away with all those hard to remember command line commands! It has a unique interface where there are no windows hiding other windows - everything is in the open for you to monitor your IRC session. It's a fresh look at a great internet pastime - IRC!

License: Freeware Amazing new service that brings a pager to your desktop! With a toll free call, people can page you with a voice or text message, right on your desktop. And its totally supported by its advertisers(one advertisement a day) so you don't pay a penny! Now includes e-mail counter.

License: Freeware beta. VIRC is a new concept in IRC. Soon, this program will be totally integrated with the Win95 Shell and you'll be able to drag files from the Explorer onto a nick to DCC send them the file, and you'll be able to drag IRC servers onto the desktop for rapid connection to IRC. With a very intuitive interface, this is definitely one to check out.

License: Shareware Cost: $10.00 A well implemented IRC client, offering all the popular IRC features and functions.

Modern sleek interface takes full advantage of your 32-bit operating system consumes very little memory and system resources automatically remembers your favorite servers, channels, and people includes advanced features such as 'minimizing to the tray', 'timestamp toggle', and instantly 'clickable URL hyperlinks' Flexible supports connection to many servers at once, without launching a separate copy of the program userlist manager utilizes advanced algorithms to intelligently op, ban, ignore, or notify you of friends, foes, and acquaintances colors, fonts and other preferences are completely customizable with clean, uncluttered dialogs the source code is provided for many of the built-in commands(in TCL) Fast unparalleled text display speed without any of the 'tricks' (such as lazy write) employed by other Windows clients multithreaded DCC architecture implements Turbo DCC (TDCC), providing the highest possible file transfer throughput the speed of large channel listings are governed by the speed of your connection, not by the quality of the client code even 500K of loaded TCL scripts cannot noticeably slow it down>

License: Shareware Cost: $49.95 NT Compatible:Yes A revolutionary new software product that will instantly transform your computer into a video conferencing station. With V-Fone you can send and receive - in real time - video, audio and text to and from anyone in the world via the internet or local area network(TCP/IP). This breakthrough technology provides full-motion video (up to 15 frames per second), supports full color, runs on Windows 95/98 and works on all major on-line services.

License: Shareware (30 day evaluation) Cost: $12.00 Communication tool that lets you chat in private over a network while transferring files with your chat partner (download resuming supported). You initiate a connection with any valid Internet address including E-mail addresses. Other features: thousands of text macros, E-mail notification, runs in both English & French.

License: Shareware (30 day trial)Cost: $49.95 Also Available: Windows 3.x Version NT Compatible: Yes A new IRC program in the tradition of Internet Phone, with a different, phone console-type interface.

Also Available: Windows 3.x Version, Tribe Server NT Compatible: Yes Allows up to seven (7) people to chat via keyboard or voice, travel to web pages together, exchange files and photographs and play associated event sounds for whatever you choose.

License: Freeware An great program that alerts you when your Internet buddies are online and lets you chat with them. Includes Yahoo! mail checker and sound alerts. A great program for those who spend a great deal of time online.

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