I've searched the forum and could not find anything discussing this issue. The problem I'm having is in Options -> Other -> Window buffer. From the help, it says that this controls the length of the channel scroll buffer. Since I like to see everything I set it to a big number like 2000 or 3000. Up until mIRC version 6.16 this worked fine. In 6.17 and 6.2 I'm having issues with this. I no longer got the 2000 or 3000 lines in the buffer in the newest versions of mIRC. Even if I set it to the maximum value (30,000) I only get about 450 lines. The 30,000 is closer to the number of characters in those 450 lines (at 40,000) than the 450 lines I get in the scroll buffer.
What can be done to fix this issue? I don't want to be stuck at 6.16 forever. I'm on Windows XP Pro with SP2 if that matters. Hopefully this can be fixed.