So what are Ch@tables.. umm.. smileys on steriods that live in a Yahoo! IMVironment™
;-) For the correct answer (I was pretty close!) check out [Ch@tables:
Intro] at the [Ch@tables]
site. They work within the Ch@tables IMViroment which means you can still freely
use your Yahoo Smileys as you normally would. Each Ch@table Character is animated
and has its own sound bite.. the animations are very smooth accompanied by crystal
clear sounds bites! The Ch@table's site is easy to navigate and the explainations
while simple, certainly answer all your questions (links are available at the
bottom of this page) work your way through the site so that you get an overall
understanding of what they are, what they do and what will be available in the
near future. One section of the site that you must stop at is [Preview
Ch@tables] it's worth the effort of waiting for the images to download...
there's 6 pages altogther and there really is something for everyone.. you sooo
have to check it out! Some of the Ch@table Characters are just drop dead hilarious
and of course so are the sound bites that accompany them... there's some real
classics in there! Simply click on the arrow beneath each character to hear
guy was on [Page
4 of Preview Ch@tables]and his sound bite is.. "you
typing but your not making any sense!"
do I really have to wait till 2002 to get my hands on this one ;-)
Why 2002? Check out the notice at the bottom right side of each page, there's
a wee guy stating..."Ch@tables
will be available to the world in 1st February 2002 but you can get it from
PepsiStuff.com now" so off to [PepsiStuff.com]
I headed.. ok... I confess I'd already been there but it sorta mucks up the
story if I start and then end ;-) point to note: while the site references PepsiStuff.com you'll be sent through
UPDATE: (02/11/01) email from David Prather
thank you :-) "they have now fixed collections 5 & 6 to run on the IMV correctly.
Also if you have the newest verson of messenger you
dont need the branded PEPSI messengerwhat you do need to
do is get some pepsi points from caps of soada log into pepsistuff.com and sign
in using the yahoo account. the go download the collections it very easily adds
them to your list of chatables. now mind you you do have to do this for every
person and every computer. It is not share ware. If you have not gotton the
software once in a name then even if someone else has downloaded the new chatables
you can not use them, you have to get them for all IDs on that computer."
I did a lot of playing around with the Chatables and the PepsiStuff
Messenger.. here's who I'd like to thank for helping us with information,
downloads, character testing and the inevitable "can you see this?
what about this?" kinda stuff ;-) my thanks to....
IPzaPz, istayamni, nascarfan76248, Zane, Maddmaxx46, bilichu, adil7826,
Steve-e, imadcow1, Brain_Food and everyone else who volunteered
to take the IMV from me... thanks ;-)