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NG Chat+

7/26/13 by Kenney

If you're a regular in the NG chat you might have heard about NG Chat+.

What is NG Chat+?
It's a Flash version of the original Newgrounds chat with some new features. It uses less bandwidth on your side and doesn't even need a server (due to P2P technology). Features include clicking usernames for their userpage, smoother chatting, emoticons, sound on mentions, local timestamps, spam and flood filters and settings to adjust all these features.

So, can I use NG Chat+ right now?
Yes and no, currently it's in beta and it's invite-only. Don't worry though, if you're a NG member for longer than a year you can reply to this post or send me a PM to gain access.

When will it be public then?
I'm aiming for a mid-August launch. The chat will be released in the portal. To my knowledge it won't be replacing the old chat.

What other features are planned?
Customizable backgrounds, channels, private chatting, chat logs (+ local chat log saving), choosing name color, an option to tag yourself as "AFK" and possibly more. A bit of video streaming wouldn't hurt either ;)

So, why are you doing this exactly?
I found out about the P2P technology (see point 1) and thought it would be fun to create. So just like Pico's School DX, this is a labor of love.

NG Chat+


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Has it been released yet ?


I wanna be in!


Well I'm looking forward to your chat, I'm sure it's gonna be great ! I wish you luck with the coding because I know coding can be a pain.


NorNor

8/3/13

Lately when I go on there, no one is in there kenney!
What do?


mandogmandog

8/2/13

Was I removed?

8/2/13 Kenney responds:

Nope you're still in.


Can there be an alternative way of getting to it for companies that block "Game" websites?

7/29/13 Kenney responds:

I can possibly upload it to my own website, but I'm not sure if they blocked that either.


AeronMusicAeronMusic

7/29/13

Am I in? AM I IN??

7/30/13 Kenney responds:

Sure.


morcovmorcov

7/28/13

can i come in

7/30/13 Kenney responds:

Yes.


I'd like to try it out :)

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

You in.


Cool with an extra o.

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

Absolutely!


use

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

Please return when you know how to make a proper sentence.


sir5000sir5000

7/28/13

I guess I would like to try this out.

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE IN


Oh what the hell...I guess I might as well look at it.

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

Sure, YOU'RE IN


Tiki-KingTiki-King

7/27/13

Awesome! Can i get BETA access please? : )http://kenney.newgrounds.com/news/post/857547?
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7/28/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE IN


I'm pretty interested in trying it or something ehh

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE IN


FINALLY! Thank you, about damn time someone did something about this -_-. You're the best! :D

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE IN


NoLanLabsNoLanLabs

7/27/13

hey, can I give it a shot too?

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE IN


I'd like to have an invite for beta
so I can watch it get betta.

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE IN


Could you add me to the beta?

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE IN


LuisLuis

7/27/13

well, once its at a comfortable spot out of beta, ill see what all is involved in dropping it into the /chat url.

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

Agreed, we'll see.


mandogmandog

7/27/13

This gotta be better than that joke chat that some random user made in less than an hour eh?

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

Come check it out, you're in!


PjorgPjorg

7/27/13

add me please sir

7/28/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE IN


Damn near 5 year NG member with contributions to the art community.
I see myself as a great beta tester......I hope.

7/27/13 Kenney responds:

YER IN.


LazarheaDLazarheaD

7/27/13

How can this not replace the old chat?! Also I'd love to try it.

7/27/13 Kenney responds:

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IN!


Can I get in? PWEETY PWEASE?

7/27/13 Kenney responds:

IN!


can i be in ? btw you sound lke oprah

7/27/13 Kenney responds:

YO IN


NorNor

7/26/13

V that post makes no sense lol

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

YOU I...you're already in.


HenrunHenrun

7/26/13

kenny i have been a member of ngs since may 12 , 2012 can i please me invited. XD

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

YERRRR IN


AsandirAsandir

7/26/13

I would like to take a look at it ^^

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

Y OUIN


Looks really promising,cant wait

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

Thanks honey! <3 xxx


Gibb50Gibb50

7/26/13

I'm not sure if this will be possible, but will there be a feature where you can send and invitation to people who are online on your NG friends list?

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

Nope, not possibly. Can't plug into any of NG's own systems :(


so you STARED DOWN MAH PROFILE

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

Yah, that's what I did with everyone.


I IN

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

I'm sorry but you're the first that I won't let it, I based my decision on previous newsposts, comments and reviews by you.


can i host orgies in it once it goes live?

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

Only if your mom is in


v dat

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

v dat


LuisLuis

7/26/13

we should replace the featureless chattt... way too much complaining right now.

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

Well, it's all up to you guys really.


I'd love to try it out, but I'm not big on those emoticons. I'm quite fond of the lack of in-text emoticons on NG.

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

I already told you, YOU'RE IN!


I'd love to try it out, but I'm not big on those emoticons. I'm quite fond of the lack of in-text emoticons on NG.

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

All features have settings, don't like emoticons? Turn them off. Also, you're IN!


Can I be added please?! :)

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE INvited!


NorNor

7/26/13

You get a pass, you get a pass, EVERYONE GETS A PASS!
:D

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE INvited!...oh wait.


drackmoredrackmore

7/26/13

So it looks like its pretty easy to get in from the looks of the comments :P
But this looks like it will be pretty cool once its finished.

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE INvited!


NicknclankNicknclank

7/26/13

Can I take a sneak-peek?

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE INvited!


TylerTyler

7/26/13

I want to peek

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE INvited!


hey can i buy your book

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

No.


well mkay then

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

YOU IN (starting to feel like Oprah in here)


byte45byte45

7/26/13

Can I take a look-see?

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

YOU IN


deathinkdeathink

7/26/13

Sweet, can't wait to check this out. Also if it possible, can you add a function that beeps when your mentioned?

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

That's already in, what's also in is you. You're in.


ZJZJ

7/26/13

I didn't realize it was invite only until like yesterday. Lol. THE PERKS OF MODSHIP AMIRITE?

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE IN! also, invite-only because it's beta. Will be very public once released.


AlphamanAlphaman

7/26/13

A look?

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE IN!


Pkmn2Pkmn2

7/26/13

Sounds absolutely amazing. Great job.
(I posted now. Do I get something?)

7/26/13 Kenney responds:

YOU'RE IN!