Dear mIRC User,
mIRC is back with a new face! :-) mIRC has a shiny new mIRC logo and new interface icons, updated and designed by the good people at Turbomilk
. To match the new icons, we also decided to redesign the mIRC website to bring it into the 21st century... we hope you like the new look! How to upgrade?
As you know mIRC is distributed in a self-extracting cabinet (mirc631.exe) that helps you to install mIRC on your PC. Simply download the cabinet and run the installer. Follow the instructions the installer program gives to you. When upgrading all your old settings and scripts will stay as they were, if you want that. Read the questions the installer program asks with care and nothing can go wrong. You will be chatting with the new mIRC in no time. If you get stuck or if you want to find out more about a certain feature, just click on a Help button or browse the Help file and you should find lots of hints to help you out. We also give some information on changed, improved and fixed features and functions below.Where to download?
For the latest download addresses look on the download page
on the mIRC website. Registering mIRC
As you know, mIRC can be downloaded freely and evaluated for 30 days. If you find that you enjoy using mIRC, it would be great and much appreciated if you registered your copy. This licenses you to keep your copy of mIRC and helps to support our continued work on mIRC. You can find out how to register here
.Fixes, improvements and new features.
In addition to the visual changes in mIRC and the website, this new version of mIRC also addresses the various issues that were reported for the last release.
For scripters, we hope you like the changes to the script editor. The interface has been improved, it is now cleaner and easier to read, we added a Check Bracket and Sort Variables items to its Edit menu, line numbers to the margin, and enter/home key indentation support. The editor also no longer flickers when resized.
Various other changes include:
- A "Hide tips when locked" option to the lock dialog,
- An SSL option to automatically accept invalid certificates,
- Tips now shade each alternate message that is added to an existing tip to make it easier to distinguish individual messages,
- When bars are locked the drag bars are now hidden from view,
- The behaviour of the "Hide minimized desktop windows" option is changed so that query, message, and chat windows remain visible when they are first opened minimized on the desktop.
In total there have been over 50 changes to this version and although most of them are only small fixes and tweaks, we hope that they result in a more useful and stable mIRC for you.
Please read the help file in mIRC and the whatsnew.txt
on the website to learn about the complete list of changes and their impact. Some changes are obvious, some need getting used to - please take your time to play with them and see how they work. May we invite you to use this Message Board for all questions you might have? The board offers great help with everything related to mIRC!
Thanks for using mIRC, have fun on IRC!