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OpenVerse Visual Chat

OpenVerse is similar to other graphical chat systems like Excite Chat and Microsoft Chat, with the main differences being that OpenVerse is open source software, has no advertisements, and also runs on a variety of systems including Windows, Unix, Macintosh, and just about anything else for which you can find a copy of TCL/TK.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  16 Nov 2001 17:40

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  10 Aug 2001 22:19

      Release Notes: OpenVerse is capable of supporting any language users are will to translate it into. The personal OpenVerse server has been updated to make it easier for new users to get set up. Help is more complete and includes help on setting up the personal server. There are many bug fixes.

      •  29 Apr 2000 06:32

        Release Notes: The ability to use any font on your system in the chat balloons, a completely changed formula for creating the balloons (any font and any text length should fit correctly now), fixes for loads of memory issues, a complete GUI setup tool for the personal server including registration with the listing service, more hooks for client plugins to use, the ability to move server objects after they have been displayed without having to recreate them and losing their window level, splitting of the debug window into protocol and application level windows, and many assorted bugfixes, memory cleanups, and additional debugging info.

        •  12 Apr 2000 00:32

          Release Notes: The OpenVerse Rapid Transit system was improved by including a self-generating/updating web page and by providing the users much more information about the servers. A new game, "Monthello", was introduced. Download progress bars are now colored to indicate transfer direction. The client was changed to detect protocol-level errors. Many documentation changes were made. It is now easier to shut off private messaging with multiple users. A number of bugs in the client were fixed.

          •  28 Feb 2000 07:09

            Release Notes: Thje major change is the inclusion of a meta-server named The ORT (OpenVerse Rapid Transit). Servers can register with the ORT and automatically become linked from the transit; Some new plugin traps; Bug fixes to the balloon help; New emotions (smile, frown, wink); Bug fixes for urls with preceding space; ssl web connections are now a valid URL type; visual notices when changing names; fixed an annoying memory leak related to image objects; fixed problems with disappearing exit objects and unclickable urls; fixed a problem with the invite feature of personal servers; relocation support, see docs and changelog for info; History listing showing servers you have visited recently;

            Recent comments

            12 Jul 2000 22:00 project7

            Most fun I've had with my linux box
            I started using OV back in April of 2000, and have been in there every day ever since. It's not moderated line #linux on certain irc servers *ahem* so you won't get booted for asking "has anyone ever tried Corel Linux", and it isn't the next best thing since sliced bread (which IMHO is swirley rhye bread) but what it *is* is just plain fun! As long as you don't have a Toaster running a proctor/gramble 32 bit OS, then try OpenVerse.

            28 Feb 2000 06:06 jacknthabox

            i just started using this program a couple of weeks ago, and this new release really is awesome! The ORT is a fun new feature. If you are looking for a change of pace and a great visual chat program, check this out. Even the download is not very big too! Come by sometime, hope to see you there.


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