Dear mIRC User,
mIRC v7.14 has been released today.
This is the second stable release of the new Unicode version of mIRC and addresses a number of issues that have been reported by users since the last release. It includes improvements, changes and fixes to a number of features, including:
A new and improved Log Files dialog has been added that allows you to search log files and to view them in a window in mIRC.
A Clear History dialog has been added to the Tools menu that allows you to clear the history of a number of features.
File transfers now display progress bars in different colors to indicate transfer status.
DCC Send transfer speed has been improved.
A "UTF-8 encode/decode messages" option has been added to the Messages dialog to enable or disable UTF-8 encoding/decoding of server messages.
The DNS routines have been changed to only request IPv6 if you are using features that require it, which should speed up connections for some users.
Many other changes and bug fixes.
In total there have been almost 80 changes to this version.
A significant number of changes were needed to convert mIRC into a Unicode application (see the previous v7.1 release announcement for details) and this version builds on that to create a more stable and reliable mIRC. We should now be able to focus on adding some new and interesting features to the next version :-)How to upgrade?
As you know mIRC is distributed in a self-extracting cabinet (mirc714.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 websites.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
.Full list of Fixes, Changes and Additions.
For a full version history of mIRC v7.x development, please see the list of changes starting with v7.0 which you can find in the whatsnew.txt
file on the website. You will need to read through the help file to learn more about these 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!