This page provides links
to support Paragon Chat, an XMPP service that connects former City of
MULTITOONING AND YOU
AND YOU AND YOU
A neat thing you can do in Paragon Chat that you couldn't (easily) do
in City of Heroes is Multitooning.
This allows you to load more than one character at a time and interact
with them. [The picture at the bottom of the main page shows one
account with 22 toons open in Ultra mode. As far as I know, that
is the record for Ultra-mode Multitooning. The PC used had a
i7-6700Tm 32GB of memory and a nVidia 950 video card. ]
To do this requires a fairly new PC
and AT LEAST 4GB of memory. The number of characters you
can load and operate at one time depends mainly on the amount of memory
and (to some extent) the video card and processor you have.
(Slower processor may not limit the actual LOADING of the toons, but
may cause so much lag you won't be able to operate them.) 4GB
usually can handle 3-4 toons with usable speed or 7 maximum, with
limited speed. 16GB can do 7-9 toons with usable speed and
32GB does 10-14 toons with a (so far) limit of 22.
To turn on Multitooning, start the Paragon Chat
client, but DON'T put in the password. Click the Gear icon on the bottom line.
When it opens, find the [ ] Allow multiple Instances
line and click it on [X]. If you will be running a lot of toons,
add this to the Client command-line parameters
-maxinactivefps 3 (make sure you get the
dash in front) . This makes non-active toons slow down to 3
frames per second to save your resources. Look lower down and Click the [Check Now] button to make sure you are still connected.
Next, exit the client and start it
again. Go ahead and open the first toon. Once it is open, press
the WINDOWS key [little white Windows logo on the bottom left of the
keyboard) and D simultaneously (Win-D)
to get back to the Desktop and you can start a second toon. All
toons loaded at the same time have to have different names!
If you are running Windows 10, you
can press Win-Tab to see all
the different windows and toons you have open and Win-D to pop out to the Desktop to
open a new toon, run a browser or check Discord without dropping your
In Windows 7, Win-D will work,
but you will have to use Alt-Tab
to switch from one toon to another.