updated: 6 December 2014 (added .WMA support)
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Microsoft ceased developement of the Comic Chat program back in the early part of 2001. Which meant also that the MP3 addition wasn't going to come from Microsoft.
A talented chatter from the IRX-City Chat Server Group decided to use an editor to replace the RMI callout inside the Comic Chat .exe file to that of MP3's. The result was SUCCESS!
This MP3 comic chat version is in the Windows XP section because it only seems to work with Windows XP. Mermy has one machine with Windows 98SE in it and even though she has Windows Media Player 9.0 in it, it won't play the mp3 files in a Comic Chat room. She can, however, play them on her Windows XP machine.
To play MP3 files in Comic Chat:
That's it! Once you've finished putting the cchat_mp3.exe file into the Comic Chat folder, then you can create a shortcut to it from your desktop. When you're ready to chat, click on it to connect to the Comic Chat rooms instead of the regular installed Comic Chat icon. You're ready to play some music!
Hint: Most people just discard or rename the original cchat.exe. Then rename the cchat_mp3.exe to cchat.exe and use it as the regular Comic Chat executable.
A Reminder: In order for you to be able to hear other people's MP3's, you also have to have the same MP3 file in your C:\Windows\Media folder. So ask them to share it with you. Likewise, no one else can hear your MP3 sounds unless they too have the same MP3 file in their C:\Windows\Media folder. So when they ask for it, remember to share as well!
This is a zipped file!