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Nettalk v6.7.16 New

webfork on 5 May 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Oct 2012
  • Suggested by guwapo

Nettalk a lightweight, powerful, and easy-to-use IRC client with a tabbed interface. It offers comfortable management of multiple IRC connections, script and plug-in support, on screen displaying of messages (e.g. in games), DCC chat and file transfer, sock proxy support, configurable text and menu shortcuts, configurable colors and background picture and much more.

Supports 7 world languages including Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and German.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache License
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package (Nettalk6usb_EN.zip) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Nettalk.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: AdiIRC, HexChat

HexChat v2.12.1 Updated

billon on 2 May 2016
  • 27MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 May 2016
  • Suggested by Specular

HexChat is an easy-to-use and extensible IRC client. The program features both tab and tree style views, color schemes, chat logging, auto replacements, and customizable time-saving user commands. Additionally the client supports DCC, SASL, proxies, file transfers, spellcheck, alerts, and Python/Perl scripts.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux and experimental Mac builds.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the installer and during the setup check the Portable Install option on the last screen. Launch hexchat.exe.
What's new?
  • Add lua plugin.
  • Misc chanopt fixes:
    - Not being saved properly;
    - Values other than 0/1/2 being set;
    - Flags in plugin API.
  • Misc identd fixes:
    - Ipv6 support;
    - Respecting USE_GLOBAL network flag;
    - Connections not always closed;
    - Add responses for INVALID-PORT and NO-USER.
  • Misc challengeauth fixes:
    - Lower casing username;
    - Don't respond to challenge notices when disabled.
  • Re-add support for old versions of libnotify.
  • Bundle luajit and lgi.
  • Update network list.

See more here.
Latest comments
Specular on 2015-10-06 18:57

Updated the entry to reflect since v2.10.1 support for Vista has been dropped. Check earlier versions if you need Vista support, and v2.9.4 if for some reason you require XP support.

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AdiIRC v2.3

billon on 16 Apr 2016
  • 1015KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2016
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

AdiIRC is an IRC client with multi-server support and a customizable interface. It offers all the standard IRC features including private chats, basic Identd features, system informations, SSL, IPv6, chat logging and DCC Chat/Transfers.

It also offers now playing support for various media players, advanced scripting, themes, MTS themes, plugins, and dockable/undockable activity monitors that lets you monitor many channels at once.

Note: Additional Themes and Language files are available from the homepage.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework v4.0 or higher
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AdiIRC.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KVIrc Portable, HydraIRC, PChat, HexChat
What's new? See:
http://www.adiirc.com/download.php?v=2.3
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-04-01 05:48

Doesn't have Favorites implemented yet. Then, it would be perfect! :)

smaragdus on 2015-04-01 21:49

@joby_toss
You might request this feature- the developer of AdiIRC (Per Amundsen) is open to suggestions.

joby_toss on 2015-04-02 04:37

This feature (Favorites) is already planned, yes.

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KVIrc Portable v4.2.0 Rev 3 Updated

webfork on 4 Jul 2016

K-Visual-IRC (KVIrc) is a customizable Internet Relay Chat client allowing multiple server connections, notify and ignore lists, mIRC font codes, themes, and more. The program supports standard + extended direct connect connections (with resume), IPv6, SOCKv4, SOCKSv5, and HTTP proxies. It also comes with a sophisticated scripting language that allows you to implement automated reactions to network events.

The program is cross-platform with clients available for Mac, BSD, and Linux. KVIrc Portable is a portable wrapper for KVIrc. Alternatively, you can make standard KVIrc portable by following these instructions.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv2
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch KVIrcPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AdiIRC, Pidgin
Latest comments
Stable Release is GOOO on 2008-04-30 18:43

There is a new stable release, ver 3.4

Carbonize on 2008-06-13 03:02

In latest version the folder is called $[31] and not $_OUTDIR other than that the instructions are the same.

century on 2012-04-09 11:07

i've tried many portable irc clients, this one is far the best
a great one!

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PChat Portable v1.5.2

JohnTHaller on 22 Mar 2014

PChat is an IRC client forked from XChat with a customizable, tabbed or tree interface, SSL support, DCC transfers and chats, CTCP, and multiple normal or SSL servers. PChat Portable is the portable version released by the developer. Includes a variety of scripting add-ons via the website including Lua, Perl, Python, and TCL. Also available for Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. PChat supports Unicode within the app itself but it can not be installed to a path containing certain Unicode characters.
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PChatPortable.exe.
Latest comments
Kermode on 2010-06-23 22:44

Crashes a lot, and pieces of windows get "left behind" over the interface, like the chat text and then slowly scrolls out of view. Very bad.

Asterisk on 2010-06-24 16:23

This is 37mb for two reasons: a) it is a GTK app and includes the full GTK runtimes in the package, and B) it contains full localization for dozens of languages.

Removing the localizations and UPXing the GTK runtimes should bring this down to a fraction of its size.

TAIMAT on 2011-04-17 06:46

if u can bear with screen flickering & some slow responses .. u've find the best free irc client (DCC+1) @least in my opinion

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