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XChat 2.8.5c

XChat 2.8.5c is a bug fix release, which includes a fix to the problem a few people reported, connecting to a sBNC or ZNC via SSL.

What is XChat 2.8.5c ?
XChat is an IRC (chat) program for Windows and UNIX (Linux/BSD) operating systems. I.R.C. is Internet Relay Chat, see for more information about IRC in general. XChat runs on most BSD and POSIX compliant operating systems and this version supplied here is for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP.

Freeware XChat allows quick and easy chatting online in IRC chat rooms. Supports file transfers (DCC), connecting to multiple servers at the same time. Spelling checking is available in the input bar.

This download is for a 30 day free trial.

XChat 2.8.5c has license: Freeware trial
File Size: 948 KB
Freeware XChat 2.8.5c Requirements:
- Windows All/98/98SE/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista