Or you could wait till the web host replaces the dead blade in the server.
This plugin is a wordpress front end for the well known CGI:IRC chat client, the only information exchanged between the server and the plugin is user name, referring page and desired channel to join.
We have now added the capability of staying AWAY from the Adult server and connecting to freenode.net (the same irc server Automatic uses for their chat rooms)
The CGI application does still run on our servers but this can be changed by a simple code change to point the plugin at your own CGI:IRC installation and interface. The code for the proprietary interface is not included in the plugin package, it is however maintained on our server as a courtesy.
MOST hosts see connecting to IRC as an additional service for which they charge extra, or as a TOS violation due to the proliferation of file sharing bots passing out warez and pr0n, so installing the CGI on your own host may result in issues.
The plugin *WAS* distributed as *T-Shirt Ware* but no one seemed to like the idea that you actually got something BESIDES free software for your donation. Instead a single button sized advertisement was included in the CGI, and the donate link points to our Project Wonderful location to purchase Ad Space in the chat window, for $1 a day.