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HexChat is a fork of XChat with bug fixes and new features..

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
    All version after 2.9.4 are Windows Vista+ only
  • Linux
  • BSD

HexChat is a fork of XChat with bug fixes and new features.. It's free and a continuation of the XChat-WDK project. More Info »


  • Portable
    Just pick the "portable" checkbox in the installer to prevent registry changes, creation of an uninstaller, etc. and pick an appropriate directory.
  • chat-clients
  • irc
  • xchat

Link to official HexChat site

Official Website
HexChat was added by TheWeirdo in Oct 2010 and the lastest update was made in Nov 2014. There is a history of activites on HexChat in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on HexChat or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.
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