New: HexChat Portable 2.12.4 (IRC chat client) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on January 4, 2017 - 11:34pm

HexChat Portable 2.12.4 has been released. HexChat is a customizable open source IRC client based on XChat. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotHexchat is an IRC client with an easy to use and customizable interface, scriptability, multiple language support, multiple network, auto-connect, join, identity, proxy support, SASL, DCC, and more.

Learn more about HexChat... Installer / Format

HexChat Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


HexChat Portable is available for immediate download from the HexChat Portable homepage. Get it today!

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HexChat is natively portable. This package adds path portablization and automatically places the settings in a location compatible with the Platform's update and backup features. It also adds in the appropriate VC runtime libraries so that it can run on any Vista and later Windows machine regardless of whether the library is installed locally.

Note that there was a quite old test release of HexChat Portable in the forums but that it did not conform to Format. If you upgrade from that version to this official release, your older settings will not be saved or used.

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