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What is OpenVerse?
OpenVerse is a visual chat program written in TCL/Tk. The program connects to any OpenVerse server (server and client code included).

OpenVerse is similar to other graphical chat systems like Excite Chat and Microsoft Chat with the main differences being that our OpenVerse is open source software, has no advertisements, and also runs on a variety of systems including Windows, Unix, Macintosh, and just about anything else for which you can find a copy of TCL/TK! is designed to be easy to navigate, but in case you can't find something you are looking for, here is a list of places to go:

  • Mailing List contains a form in which you can subscribe to our lists, or visit the discussion list archives.

  • Downloads contains links to our download pages where you can find instructions on getting and installing OpenVerse

  • OpenVerse Resources contains a list of all other pages contained within that you may find useful. Including sample avatars for use with OpenVerse, documentation you might find useful if you just can't figure out how to import an avatar, also useful plugins including the MP3 tool and WebCam plugin for loading images directly from your camera into OpenVerse.

  • OpenVerse contact lists people you can contact if you would like to let us know about something, or ask a question related to OpenVerse. Although generally the discussion list is a better place to ask questions or suggest ideas.

On the right of the page you'll find screenshots (1,2,3,4) of OpenVerse in action.
You can also see some of the sponsors of our little home here at, including datApex which has provided many gigabytes of bandwidth and several bogomips of cpu cycles toward our visual chatting experience.

screenshot 1: The Hippo Room

screenshot 2: OpenVerse Bingo

screenshot 3: OpenVerse Rapid Transit

screenshot 4: The Living Room

screenshot 5: The Hippo Room