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#164052 - 07/11/06 09:50 AM Vista: Help isn't Vista-compatible yet
drgary Offline
Mostly harmless

Registered: 07/11/06
Posts: 1
Mirc 6.2 claims to be for Vista also... but the help-feature doesn't work yet since Vista uses a new help-engine and doesn't support old help-files any more.

So...no help in mirc in vista, yet...

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#164053 - 07/11/06 01:23 PM Re: Vista: Help isn't Vista-compatible yet
RoCk Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 16/12/02
Posts: 2009
The fact that as of 6.2, $os returns Vista doesn't mean
mIRC is "for Vista". There are several other issues besides
the help file issue. Vista is still just in rc stage, I'm sure
that by the time it is officially realeased, most, if not all of
these issues will be addressed. And then entirely new
issues will arise I'm sure.
wink


Edited by RoCk (07/11/06 01:32 PM)

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#164054 - 07/11/06 02:06 PM Re: Vista: Help isn't Vista-compatible yet
Riamus2 Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 13/10/04
Posts: 8327
Loc: MA, USA
This has been mentioned before. How soon mIRC's help will change over to CHM is unknown. Maybe Khaled has a timeframe, but probably not yet.

That said... you *can* use HLP files in Vista. There is a utility that you can use to open them. I forget the name, but a quick google search should bring it up. Also, there is an unofficial CHM help file for mIRC 6.14 (I think it's that version) floating around. I think you can get it from mircscripts.org. If not, google will help you with that as well. It may not be the latest help file, but it's better than nothing if you don't want to use the utility to read HLP files.

Also, as Rock mentioned... Vista is not released yet. Don't illegally download stuff before it is even released and expect everything to work.
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#164055 - 07/11/06 02:12 PM Re: Vista: Help isn't Vista-compatible yet
RoCk Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 16/12/02
Posts: 2009
Actually it's not illegal, Vista RC1 can be previewed here..

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#164056 - 07/11/06 06:58 PM Re: Vista: Help isn't Vista-compatible yet
CtrlAltDel Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 15/06/03
Posts: 994
There IS a mIRC help.chm located on mirc.net
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#164057 - 07/11/06 10:41 PM Re: Vista: Help isn't Vista-compatible yet
Riamus2 Offline
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Registered: 13/10/04
Posts: 8327
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Ahh. I didn't realize they put RC1 out for free download. Sorry. It had originally been just for certain people to use. I may have to check it out, then. I doubt I'll upgrade to it when it's released, but I wouldn't mind taking a peak at it. Thanks for the link.
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#164058 - 08/11/06 02:52 AM Re: Vista: Help isn't Vista-compatible yet
deegee Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 16/06/06
Posts: 508
Loc: Storage
You're a bit late, downloads of it have finished. Beta 2, "preRC1", RC1 and RC2 were all offered to the public, for a limited time. :tongue:

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#164059 - 08/11/06 02:59 AM Re: Vista: Help isn't Vista-compatible yet
deegee Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 16/06/06
Posts: 508
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@drgary This thread shows how to use mirc.hlp in Vista. (or any other .hlp files)


@RoCk "The fact that as of 6.2, $os returns Vista doesn't mean mIRC is "for Vista"" <- no it doesn't, but the downloads page stating "mIRC 6.2, for Windows Vista, XP, ME, 2000, 98, 95, NT etc." might make some think so wink

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#164060 - 08/11/06 05:42 PM Re: Vista: Help isn't Vista-compatible yet
RoCk Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 16/12/02
Posts: 2009
Quote:
...might make some think so wink


Indeed .. then I would say that they were
a little too quick to add Vista to that list.

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#164061 - 22/11/06 09:05 PM Re: Vista: Help isn't Vista-compatible yet
r00tb0y Offline
Self-satisified door

Registered: 22/11/06
Posts: 4
Get the new mIRC 6.20 CHM help on mirc.net.
mIRC 6.20 Chm help

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