Best IRC client for Windows 98?

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Best IRC client for Windows 98?

Postby Ultrax » 2019-5-16 @ 20:45

My friend wants to use IRC (briefly, of course) on Windows 98. We tried using mIRC, but turns out that it isn't free, and requires registration. Can anyone here suggest a decent IRC client that will run on Windows 98? Thanks for any suggestions!
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Re: Best IRC client for Windows 98?

Postby Andrew T. » 2019-5-16 @ 20:55

Chatzilla from within SeaMonkey 1.1? Haven't used it in a while, but it was always my go-to client on Win9x. It's also possible to add the plugin to Firefox 1.x/2.x.
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Re: Best IRC client for Windows 98?

Postby leileilol » 2019-5-17 @ 00:31

Xchat used to support Win98 a long time ago, probably no public builds around that does anymore though.
MirandaIM had IRC support also
by the way, DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x
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Re: Best IRC client for Windows 98?

Postby Half-Saint » 2019-5-17 @ 08:10

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Re: Best IRC client for Windows 98?

Postby oeuvre » 2019-5-17 @ 12:59

I liked VisualIRC back in the day.
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