SwitchCraft uses a server-side chatbox system (instead of peripherals). This has several benefits:
- The player does not need to craft any additional items to use a chatbox
- The chatbox API can be accessed from outside the game (e.g. a web server)
- Chatboxes can receive messages from Discord and other chatboxes
- Improved moderation capabilities for staff
As of SwitchCraft 3, the latest version of the chatbox API is v2.
The ComputerCraft-compatible Lua API is built into the rom, and can be used straight away with a single command.