Visual IRC

RC5 is the last release candidate before the final version. It is very similar to the final, but unlike 2.0 final and versions after, this one has no problems connecting on Wine.

Application Details:

Version: 2.0 RC5
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.27

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Test Results

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What works

  • Starting the program up is no problem
  • Connecting, joining channels
  • All scripts I've tried (the included ones)

What does not

  • Excessive application exceptions on program close, must be terminated (leave it run, if you don't want this hassle)
  • Some menus render slightly incorrect, but doesn't hinder use
  • Glitchy window integration with taskbar, preferred to use a virtual desktop
  • Closing chat window from the integrated taskbar in ViRC closes all windows


What was not tested

  • Haven't tested third party scripts extensively
  • Not all menus have been checked for stability

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Additional Comments

All in all, if you're dying to use Visual IRC, this is newest version that gives you the chance of doing that. The shame is, 2.0 final and later versions run far more stable but refuse to connect ("Not a Winsock" error). If a new version is released that fixes the Windows 95/98 connection problems introduced in 2.0 final, that version will most likely work in Wine flawlessly. There are similar native clients that are worth using though, like X-Chat. mIRC is also very similar to ViRC and runs far more stable on current builds of Wine. Unless Virtual IRC is your absolute favorite client it is not currently worth using in a Wine environment.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 16 20091.1.27Yes Yes SilverAdam O'Dell 

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