The Palace

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.

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. Palace clients and servers are available for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Linux, and Microsoft Windows.

I found The Palace in it’s reboot stage in the late ’00s it was fun to get together my own little world to make online. Of course I never took backups, because YOLO it seems.

There is an untouched server that is on my roadmap to get done up.

If you have a Place Chat Client you can connect to the server here :

palace:// - in the client : server port 9998