The Palace is a software program used to access two-dimensional virtual communities, also called palaces. A typical palace is represented as a series of flat backgrounds with one or more clickable areas, or doors, and players represented by either the default spherical avatar or a user-created avatar up to 132×132 pixels large, with an 8-bit color palette.

The biggest Palace legacy on internet is in fact the Dollz created almost 10 years ago as Palace avatars. Because the Palace has a flexible avatar system someone figured it was fun to make a simple body you could dress up. Once the member has created an avatar to represent herself or himself, the member can pick up various pieces of clothing or other items, such as hats, handbags, cans of soda, candy bars, bicycles, or hand tools.

As in many other Virtual Worlds, prestige is shown through the intricacy of the user's avatar. Some users sign on with two or more clients in order to blanket their avatar across a higher area to give themselves more area to express themselves.

The Palace was created by Jim Bumgardner, an employee of Time Warner Interactive, in 1994. Bumgardner incorporated many features of Idaho, an in-house authoring tool he had previously developed for making multimedia CD-ROMs. One of those features was iptScrae, a Forth-like programming language. The name is a play on the word "script," in Pig Latin. One of the unique features of the Palace, for its time, was that the server software was given away for free, and ran on consumer PCs, rather than being housed in a central location. This is one of the reasons why Palaces are still running today.

The Palace's source code, along with that of its associated server software, was the subject of a number of sales between companies until 2001, when it was purchased by Open Text Corporation as part of a bankruptcy settlement. The software is currently unsupported by Open Text or any of its previous owners, and many members of the community now consider the software abandonware and provide support for existing versions on various unofficial web sites.

There are no official Palace software developments but two groups have decided to make alternative clients: PalaceChat: Jameson Heesen, created PalaceChat for Mac OS X. Brainhouse Laboratories, is currently producing Phalanx Visual Chat.

Like many projects there are some drawbacks and most people decide to stick with the old and outdated client for as long as their operating system supports it. But Phalanx has been eliminating drawbacks, and will soon be a complete and viable replacement for the original software on the Windows 2000/XP and newer platforms.
ark: hay im new 2 the palace
ark: u look fine!
ark: a/s/l?
maegis: s/t/f/u
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A.k.a. Burger King, the Palace is a supplier of second-rate food and is known for using horse meat in their burgers.
Dude are we hitting up the Palace?!

You know it, I've been craving a horse burger!
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The act of sticking a thumb up a second participants asshole. deriving from serbo-croatia roughly translates into thumb.
Last night in romania i gave my prostitute a palac for a job well done.
by roopaloop January 21, 2015
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In a public washroom when you are taking a shit and you begin a conversation with the person in the stall next to you.
Slightly Gay Friend: Wanna palace?

You: Hell ya

Slightly Gay Friend: So what's your favorite movie? (whilst palacing)
by Matt Evening April 25, 2009
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This is a place where boys become men and girls become women. This is a place where dreams are created and alcoholics are born. Do you want to get drunk?? Look no further than the one and only "palace". Go to Pilgrim Gardens, then head to that circle jawn behind the Chickie and Petes. Then you wanna exit that circle onto Dermond, then you wanna jam a quick left onto Pilgrim Lane. Follow that all the way until you see those glorious gates of Heaven( the guardrails). This marks the entrance to the palace baby, but don't get excited, you're just scratching the surface. Now you wanna follow this trail all the way until you see a 3-way dirt intersection. Make that right, jump over the creek, when you see the second sewer jawn, make that right and follow the music. Start jumping right away and grab a beverage. Around 11-11:30 most people will start to leave but really do they know the party just started? Go out the same way you came in and go to the Mcdonald's right down the street. That is where the party really happens. Grab yourself a 10 PC McNugget, find your ride home, and do it all the next weekend.
Friend 1: Yo, what we doing tonight, we got no moves.

Friend 2: I heard the juniors are at the palace tonight, we there?
Friend 1: Let's fucking go dude, I'm so there. Gotta grab some natty's real quick.
by i_go_to_palace_on_fridays February 2, 2023
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An object that that when refered to, is in fact, a palace.
That is a palace.
by hiryuu February 17, 2004
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