Is the new service really VP chat or a replacement?

Our service is genuine Virtual Places. You can use the chat program that you use now for Excite or ZDnet chat. You don't have to download anything new. You can also download the new official Halsoft version, which is still VP, but has a slightly different look and feel.

All your favorite features like Gestures, Games, Avatars, and MegaHead Avatars still work, exactly like you'd expect.

If you use an older VP program, you will need to add to its Communities List. It's easy. Here's how to do it.

If you haven't upgraded your VP program in a while, we recommend that you download our new one. It offers many improvements compared to older chat programs. Note: The VP program still costs nothing to download. Improvements include: