- Tabbed Chat Windows
- Tab Completion of Nicknames
- Links Are Clickable
- Can Assign Colors to People in Group Chat
- Supports Kick / Ban When You Are a Moderator / Owner
- Supports Changing Nickname in Group Chat
- Supports Emotes
- Supports Emoticons
- Supports Adding Your Own Emoticons
- Supports Using Multiple Accounts Simultaneously
Notes About Psi
Psi is a cross-platform Jabber/XMPP client. If you do not need to communicate directly with Yahoo/MSN/etc, this is a very good client to consider. It will connect directly with Google Talk, any Jabber/XMPP server, and CS Chat. It provides one of the nicest user experiences of all the clients we document.
Getting started with Psi is very easy. The first time you start it, it will ask if you want to make a new account or use an existing. Click "Use existing account". The next window will ask for your account details. The "Jabber ID" is your CS Screen Name followed by "@cschatter.com" (in all lower case, with any non-alphanumeric replaced with _). So, if your CS Screen Name is "Flipper", your Jabber ID is "email@example.com". Your password is exactly as you enter it for the forums. Click "Save"
Click the status button in the roster window (see image below), and set your status to "Online". You will be asked to trust a self-signed SSL certificate. Click "Trust this certificate".
Joining a Group Chat
When you finish signing in, you will automatically be taken to the main group chat. To rejoin it (if you close the window, for example), click the Psi symbol (see image below), click "Join Groupchat". In the window that opens up, you may have a field labelled "Identity" (if you are using multiple different Jabber/XMPP accounts). If you do, make sure that it is showing your CS Screen Name. Set "Host" to "c.cschatter.com", "Room" to "cs", and "Nickname" to your nickname. Click "Join".
To make your own group chat room, follow all the above steps. When asked for the name of the group chat to join, enter a new name other than "cs".
Emotes and Nicknames
You can do emotes, which are statements that look like
actions. This is done using
/me does something, and
will look like this in the room:
CSScreenName does something
You can also change your nickname while in the chat room. This
is done using
/nick NewNickName, and this will
change your nickname that others see in the room. Note that
people can always find your real screen name by looking at your
user information, though.