The Palace (computer program)

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The Palace is a computer program to access graphical chat room servers, called palaces, in which users may interact with one another using graphical avatars overlaid on a graphical backdrop. The software concept was originally created by Jim Bumgardner and produced by Time Warner in 1994, and was first opened to the public in November 1995.

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The Palace
Developer(s)Time Warner Interactive, independent developers
Initial releaseNovember 1995[1]
Operating systemMac OS 9, Mac OS X, Linux, and Microsoft Windows
TypeVirtual community, client

While there is no longer any official support for the original program, a new client has been developed and is actively maintained by Jameson Heesen. Many chat servers are still operating and can be found on the Palace Portal Live Directory.[2] Palace clients and servers are available for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Linux, and Microsoft Windows.

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