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I'm looking for a highly configurable IRC bot. Only requisite: it must not be a plugin to an existing IRC client like mIRC.

Which is where I'm having trouble. IRC bots a plenty, but almost all of them are scripts for mIRC or Xchat. And I don't use any of those. And no, I'm not going to switch.

What I'm looking for is a program that I can start separately, it connects to the channels on the server of my choosing and sits there, doing what I instruct it to do.

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Eggdrops are the way to go.

You start with the pure basic which you can configure, add plugins and customize in detail.

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Looking at the instructions, this is meant for Linux/BSD. It says for Windows to, but there are no instructions for it. – KdgDev Aug 11 '10 at 16:15
For Windows, there are Windrops... See – Tom Wijsman Aug 11 '10 at 20:06

I've got a PHP IRC Bot in development - find it on Facebook "Savant PHP IRC Bot".

Not a plugin, but does require PHP and PHP-CLI.

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