Chicken
Chicken
2.2b2

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Chicken free download for Mac

Chicken

2.2b2
18 January 2006

VNC viewer for accessing your Mac over a network.

Overview

Chicken is a VNC viewer, which means that it allows you to use a computer over a network as if you're sitting in front of it.

Chicken is based on Chicken of the VNC, but contains a number of bug fixes and some additional features.

As with Chicken of the VNC, Chicken features a full-screen mode, saving passwords in Keychain, mouse-button emulation for one-button mice, and many more options.

What's new in Chicken

Version 2.2b2:
  • Fixed bug with changes to ssh host not being saved in some circumstances.
  • Reduce accesses to KeyChain while typing passowrd.
  • Some error message include the encoding which was likely responsible.
  • Correctly detect password prompt from ssh in more cases (thanks to Darren Oster for helping track this down).
  • Report error messages with establishing tunneled connection.

Requirements for Chicken

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • or later

51 Chicken Reviews

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Digital-Fury
21 January 2010

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It's a shame that Chicken of the VNC has not been updated for a while, but it is still working fine. People disapointed with JollysFastVNC's new (expensive) pricing should consider Chicken of the VNC. I believe most people will find it good enough and a more sensible option.
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Version 2.0b4
Derekcurrie
05 April 2019
v2.2b is the current version, dated November 19, 2011. I still works on Mojave if you work around it not being certificate signed by Apple. It now called 'Chicken' and is available here at MU at:
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/36208/chicken
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Version 2.0b4
myy'q
07 September 2012
Chicken works reasonably well under Mountain Lion, except for full screen mode. The key combination that is shown to get out of it does not work, I had to kill the client connection from the VNC server. Also, full screen mode does not zoom the window nor use Lion's idea of full screen. Render quality with default settings is very good, and all keys from my German keyboard translate correctly. I am using version 2.2b2 from http://sourceforge.net/projects/chicken (thanks, Negritude!)
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Version 2.0b4
Won
14 March 2012
As of 2012-03-14, MacUpdate link is to previous version. v 2.2b2 is at http://sourceforge.net/projects/chicken/files/latest/download
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Version 2.2b2
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Ryan
MacUpdate-Ryan
14 March 2012
Thanks for the heads up Won, should be fixed now :)
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Bluepolo
27 December 2011
I used CotVNC back in the day, before Apple's own Screen Sharing became useable. I'm back on CotVNC now because I can full screen VNC into a machine running 10.6. Why do I need to do this? I have ONE just ONE application I need that is PPC. I could upgrade at $$$ but why? One very minor nit: the keyboard commands to go full screen / windowed on the current beta aren't sticky. But thats very minor. If you do use CotVNC instead of ScreenSharing don't forget you eed to put a VNC password into the ScreenSharing Preference pane on the host machine.
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Version 2.2b2
Libertyforall1776
12 February 2011
I am unable to connect to (jailbroken with VNC added) iOS Apple TV -- anyone have config settings which allow this to work? JollysFastVNC does, however. TIA!
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Version 2.1.1
4 answer(s)
Chicken
Chicken
17 February 2011
First, what VNC server are you using on the Apple TV? Second, what exactly happens when you try to connect with Chicken? Does it give you an error message? Have you checked the log file?
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Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
17 February 2011
com.whatanutbar.exp 0.5 VNC Server for AppleTV 2G (AKA Exposed by http://brandon-holland.com) Chicken errors: "Connection Terminated Unknown message type -1" Here are the Mac console messages: 2/17/11 12:41:28 PM Chicken[440] Server reports Version 3.8 2/17/11 12:41:28 PM Chicken[440] Transport Pixelformat: 2/17/11 12:41:28 PM Chicken[440] trueColor = YES 2/17/11 12:41:28 PM Chicken[440] bigEndian = NO 2/17/11 12:41:28 PM Chicken[440] bitsPerPixel = 32 2/17/11 12:41:28 PM Chicken[440] depth = 32 2/17/11 12:41:28 PM Chicken[440] maxValue(r/g/b) = (255/255/255) 2/17/11 12:41:28 PM Chicken[440] shift(r/g/b) = (16/8/0)
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Chicken
Chicken
18 February 2011
I don't have an Apple TV, so I'm not sure I can debug this issue, but let me try with a couple more questions: Does it work in Chicken of the VNC? Is it always -1 in the error message? Is the connection window always black when you get the error, or does it ever bring up the screen before erroring out?
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Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
18 February 2011
You should get one -- a lot of potential for $99 HW! ;-) Well, it connects fine with both RealVNC Viewer on Mac also, but that has some control issues. Chicken of the VNC connects just fine, just tried Chicken again and get a Protocol error... Connection screen IS always black.
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Blacksmith-tb
14 January 2011
It's great to see a an actively-maintained branch of CotVNC. It has some nice improvements over the original (while keeping the unbeatable price).
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Version 2.1
Grandlepton
29 December 2010
Compared to Jolly, I find that a) Lack of connection via SSH to the server. b) No auto scroll in the window mode. c) Supports transferring some hot keys to the server, for instance, changing spaces, etc. It is convenient in some cases.
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Version 2.1b3
SickTeddyBear
19 December 2010
Development on CotVNC has been restarted under the name Chicken: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/36208/chicken http://sourceforge.net/projects/chicken/
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Version 2.0b4
Thebrain
11 December 2010
Gets the job done, even in Snow Leopard. The option-key must be used in order to get the command-keystroke on the remote host.
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Version 2.0b4
Richard-Taytor
22 January 2010
Connected to a TightVNC server, I was seeing increasing latency, the input buffer growing faster than it shrinks. In CotV Preferences, pulling the "Frontmost Connection" slider down a notch or two solved the problem. Incidentally, CPU usage was not an issue.
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Version 2.0b4
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