Install IceChat 9

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IceChat installation file can be found on IceChat web site Once downloaded and installed there are two options on the first run:

  1. Creating a new clean set
  2. or
  3. Import the settings from an existing installation of IceChat7

Running without Installation

See the Portable page for detailed information.

Build From Source

IceChat 9 is open source so anyone can build it. See more about how to do it, here

First Run


Import From IceChat 7

Select the data folder of IceChat7, where IceChat.ini is located. This is usually found under %LOCALAPPDATA%\IceChat\icechat.ini

If you used profiles with IceChat7, then select the relevant profile folder: found under %LOCALAPPDATA%\IceChat\Profiles\[profile name]\icechat.ini

For xp users, the data folder can be found under %APPDATA%.

IceChat 9 will import all the settings and servers, but you will still need to select your theme, if you used any theme other then the default.

IceChat 9 UI is different then the one of IceChat7 and therefore, some twiking is required for the imported themes. More about that can be found here.

Clean setup

For those who prefer a clean setup, choose a nickname that will serve as a default. You would still be able to set a unique nickname per server/ network later.

Next, the formal IceChat channel's server is offered as default server.

And that is all that is needed to start chatting with IceChat 9.