Dear mIRC User,

mIRC v7.69 has been released today.

This is a small update that adds features and addresses a number of issues reported by users since the last release. It includes improvements, changes and fixes, including:

Added per server options for SSL certificate, logon settings, and server encoding.
Added support for numeric 005 UTF8ONLY token.
Added support for IRCv3 echo-message.
Added support for IRCv3 005 numeric BOT=b mode token.
Added support for various WATCH list numerics for the notify list.
Changed CAP request on connect to speed up server logon.
Changed servers list in connect dialog to group named servers together.
Changed channels favorites location to channels.ini file to allow easier updates.
Changed use of Windows media library to play sounds more smoothly.
Fixed Aero theme colors under Windows 11.
Fixed nested while loops continue bug.
Fixed options dialog not freeing memory when closed.
Updated OpenSSL library to v1.1.1q.
Updated CA root certificates cacert.pem file.

How to upgrade?
mIRC is distributed in an installer that installs mIRC on your computer for you. Simply download and run the installer from the download page on the mIRC website. Follow the instructions the installer 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 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.

Where to download?
As always, the latest version of mIRC can be downloaded from 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 use 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 more detailed list of recent changes, please see the whatsnew.txt file. 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 these forums for all questions you might have? The forums offer great help with everything related to mIRC!

Thanks for using mIRC, have fun on IRC!