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Twitch Chat Is Not IRC, It Just Looks Like It.  Don’t Use IRC Libraries.  Roll Your Own.  Trust Me On This.

If (can code), and want a bot you can run on your PC and customize to your liking, here’s how to do it.  This was written in an afternoon in C# .NET using Visual Studio 2015.

Some steps:

  1. Start a new project and drop this code into Program.cs
  2. Convert your password to an OAuth token which you can do here: https://twitchapps.com/tmi/
  3. ?
  4. Profit

https://github.com/chhopsky/twitchat

Now go, create!  You can make bots that do stuff based on things happening on your computer or wherever or oh god the possibilities

For more streaming tips, analysis, and memes that aren’t really funny, follow @chhopsky on twitter.  He also streams high production-value low ELO games on Twitch, and thinks bees are cool.

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