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mIRC on Vista is weird :/ #170276 06/02/07 12:50 PM
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Took a look at this as i'm seeing this alots and it's driving me little crazy crazy

 <-- REVERSE
 <-- BOLD
 <-- COLOUR
 <-- I don't know what that is :S

There's few more I think but it's kinda weird seeing those symbols on Vista?
Any chance of a fix or something?

I'd prefer the old sytle (those little square symbol)

Any fix or what I need to do? - Go back to XP or what?

Thanks in advance

Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: colt45] #170284 06/02/07 02:13 PM
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What you see is usually related to your codepages that are installed. I have those for my characters and I don't mind them. But if I install a codepage for Japanese (Eastern Asian, I think it's called), then I start getting "L" shaped things that rotate depending on which control code is used. The problem with that is that a Ctrl-O character looks like a space and is a problem when trying to write a script with that code.


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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: Riamus2] #170391 08/02/07 10:40 AM
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you also get this in XP if you install asian language support...

it's very annoying when coding indeed ;-]
also when trying to use a little colour/underline/bold from commandline...


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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: Doqnach] #170408 08/02/07 02:34 PM
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Heh. I mentioned the asian codepage issue. That's the one that used to annoy me. I finally just chose to remove it.


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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: Riamus2] #171163 20/02/07 02:01 PM
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I have the same problem , has anyone found a fix yet?

Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: ozzy10] #171165 20/02/07 02:10 PM
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Just uninstall codepages that you're not using, such as the Asian one. I don't know where they have those in Vista as I refuse to use that thing.


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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: Riamus2] #171806 01/03/07 10:52 AM
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I only have uk installed , it has something to do with how vista uses several languages to make up another

Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: Riamus2] #171828 01/03/07 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: Riamus2
as I refuse to use that thing.


lol nice description grin


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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: raZOR] #171831 01/03/07 07:44 PM
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What can I say? XP works great. I can leave it running 24/7 without a reboot for months and it doesn't give me any problems (I've done it). I constantly install/uninstall games and have no problems there. I don't see any need to upgrade to an OS that really doesn't offer anything to me that I care about. I read over the feature list and it's a pretty weak feature list, if you ask me. Since I know everything works perfectly with XP and all my drivers work in XP, I will stick with it. I know that if I change to Vista, *something* won't work and it is likely to be something that will never be compatible with Vista and I don't feel like dealing with that annoyance. smile


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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: Riamus2] #171877 02/03/07 01:57 AM
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I've tried Vista (business and ultimate), and I totally agree with you. I didn't see any new features that I found to be worth changing from XP. In fact, I found that just doing some tasks which were simple and straight-forward in XP, are a total nuissance in Vista. For example: in XP, to change your static IP, you go to start > network connections > connection #1. To do the same thing in Vista, add about 5 more steps, including giving permission 2-3 times.

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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: genius_at_work] #171892 02/03/07 07:14 AM
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its more an os made for retards and people who droll on fancy looks


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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: raZOR] #171913 02/03/07 02:27 PM
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Nice description, raZOR. I will say that it is probably very useful for developers thanks to that linux-style scripting thing they put in. At least, it was supposed to be. I never really figured out what the use of that was for a regular user.

I was going to try it out in one of the betas or RCs or whatever it was called by installing it on a blank drive I have sitting here (no space in my computer for it right now). It froze before it even had a chance to start installing. It could have just been a bad download, but that was enough to make me choose not to bother.


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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: Riamus2] #171916 02/03/07 04:02 PM
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its all about DX 10... nothing more.
atleast from my point of view.

3D flip windows, "live" thumbs and "faster" search
is not good enough reason for me to buy new expencive hardware
just to run that "thing" grin


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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: raZOR] #171987 03/03/07 02:34 PM
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Yeah, I agree. And just the cost of Vista itself is huge for so little difference.


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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: Riamus2] #172027 04/03/07 04:52 AM
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Additionally there are a lot of 3rd party manufacturers that don't have Vista compatable drivers for their hardware...including some very recent hardware, such as PCI-X (PCI-Express).

Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: RusselB] #172041 04/03/07 04:47 PM
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(Just a side note.. PCI-Extended (PCI-X) and PCI-Express (PCI-E) are two different things. Wiki )

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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: genius_at_work] #172076 05/03/07 03:24 AM
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Noted...I'll make sure I use the proper terms in future.

Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: RusselB] #172160 06/03/07 03:44 PM
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Here is a *VERY* insteresting read about Vista. Noting all of this, there isn't a snowball's chance in hell that I will ever install Vista on my computer. If support for XP diminishes enough to make it difficult to stick with that OS, then I'll just move over to Linux.


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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: Riamus2] #172309 08/03/07 08:51 PM
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thanks for the link


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Re: mIRC on Vista is weird :/ [Re: Om3n] #172332 08/03/07 11:10 PM
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Np. I found it very interesting. Especially noting how much Vista will degrade your hardware's life expectancy through constant accesses (pings), and how it disables your own devices if it doesn't think they are secure enough for protected content, and how it restarts your GPU every so often (I forget the time frame) to prevent any chance of hacking, which creates additional load on the computer and I can imagine what will happen while playing a graphics intensive game.


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