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The new mirc 6.1 #45210 30/08/03 12:42 PM
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Is mIRC 6.1 actually worth downloading and using compared to the previous version ??

Seem's like there's alot of bugs, and that half of the new feature's don't work in some form..

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> Is mIRC 6.1 actually worth downloading and using compared to the previous version ??

I like to try out the new versions when they come out each time, and see the improvements that have been made to the prior ones. The suggestions incorporated from everyone who uses the mIRC client can be interesting to discover. For those that prefer the older method of doing things, they're not required to upgrade to the newer version.

> Seem's like there's alot of bugs, and that half of the new feature's don't work in some form..

I havent been using this version very long, but havent run across any bugs yet. If there are some that exist, just keep browsing through this site until someone can find a fix for them. Everyone here is very good about helping out when needed.

Hope that this helps,

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If you find bugs, report it to the Bugs forum. I haven't seen any bug reports as of yet (it hasn't even been out for 24 hours!).

What you probably mean is the fact that you've most likely seen a lot of people giving their thoughts about the new interface and the new functions/features - most of them being negative. These aren't bugs, they're opinions, and quite valid ones IMHO smile

The only people I've seen who've complained about so-called "bugs" are odd little people who always want to seem to do something differently and not use mIRC for it's main purpose (I believe someone wanted to use FIVE mIRC clients so a DIFFERENT script could be opened for each channel on different networks, or something like that, and for some reason they had to change the name of the .exe file? - Don't ask me why /server -m or /server -n was invented wink)

At the end of the day, if you just act normally and use mIRC for it's main purpose, then v6.1 isn't that bad - but as mentioned in a few other posts, and bound to be mentioned in a few more, there are some changes which have been made since 6.03 which just haven't been necessary, and some requests have not been fulfilled at all. I'll use it and get used to it though, it looks kewt in a CTCP Version laugh

Happy chatting!

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Here is what I would suggest, get 6.1, install it to a seperate directory. That way, if you try it, and you agree it's not too good, you can just delete 6.1 and 6.03 is still there. Personally though, I went back to 6.03, I don't like 6.1 at all. I just hope Khaled listens to the comments people are giving and undoes the changes he made, or I guess I'll wind up having to find a new client. I don't intend to stay with 6.03 forever...

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it seem that alot of people are not happy about what Khaled did.


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Just to let everyone know, I think 6.1 screws up the mirc.ini if you try and downgrade to 6.03. After I downgraded, now all tooltips are gone, they are never displayed and I can't figure out why other than 6.1 screws something up in mirc.ini.

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Perhaps it has something to do with this? Perhaps mIRC 6.1 removed the setting from mirc.ini and you will have to set the tooltips on again in the options screen.

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Indeed, 6.1 unchecks the "tooltips" in alt+o | display. After rechecking it, that goes back to normal. Just as a side note, 6.1 also removes the setting of the "hide about box" so after you reinstall 6.03 you have to recheck that for it to not display again.

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I just hope Khaled listens to the comments people are giving and undoes the changes he made, or I guess I'll wind up having to find a new client. I don't intend to stay with 6.03 forever...

Sorry if you find this a flame but it has to be said: You are carrying on like a 3 y/o that had its dummie pinched. Did it really take 13 months of waiting to discover that you really don't want to use 6.03 anymore?

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i dont understand... if he undoes the changes made in 6.1.. wouldnt that bring u back to what 6.03 is? your post said if it didnt go back then u would find another client... im so confused


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Re: The new mirc 6.1 #45220 30/08/03 05:11 PM
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Posts that have the first paragraph in italics means that I am quoting someone. It was a way of quoting before the "He said" function was introduced when the forum was upgraded. Some of us have stuck to the old way though. Hope this helps.

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Whenever a program makes changes, there will always be ppl who love it and ppl who hate it. Personally i try to use something for a while to see if its just not being used to the changes made. Some ppl dont adapt to change well. Sometimes they only want the changes they feel would help them and want everything else left as is. As with life in general, no way to make everyone happy all the time and old habits are always hard to break.

The only way to really know is to try it. As suggested, set it up in a new directory, then if after giving it a fair chance you dont care for it, go back to using the version you are comfy with.


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Quote:
Sorry if you find this a flame but it has to be said: You are carrying on like a 3 y/o that had its dummie pinched. Did it really take 13 months of waiting to discover that you really don't want to use 6.03 anymore?


I didn't say that. What I did say was, I don't intend, 3 years from now to still be running 6.03 when I'm sure IRC clients will have evolved signifigantly by then. I'm not going to hurt myself and stick with an old client because I don't like the new ones; I'll just find a new client. And I haven't a clue what a "dummie" is so I won't even dignify that with a response.

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A dummie is a thing you give a baby to shut it up. It's got a tit like a bottle but has no milk, etc.

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i think hes being ignorant about spelling again, in england its spelt "dummy" maybe its spelt the same where he lives ;]


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No, here it is called a "pacifier" not a "dummie" or a "dummy" I've never heard that term before.

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ok, sorry for presuming frown


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My only complaint (and I know this is knitpicking) is the inability to block CTCP VERSION.

I just don't like my chat client giving out any information without my permission. My computer, my net connection, my data, my choice... but other than that I've not seen anything bad about 6.1

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Dont forget that 99% of IRC servers require a valid and accurate CTCP VERSION reply from every client. The excuse that blocking it protects you from vulnerabilities is rediculous because there are 800,000 other clients with identically responding Version replies.

If there should ever be such an mIRC exploit that leaves your computer vulnerable, then all IRC servers would automatically mercy-kill you and everyone else using mIRC, to protect you from attack. If you mask your Version reply, then you're at greater risk of being exploited as scanners and skript kiddies are non-descriminate of what exploits they attempt on whom.

I'm still being barraged by a dozen Code Red hits a day... I don't see them asking me if I'm a Microsoft IIS server first.

The Version reply may save your life, the same way a medical bracelet saves the lives of people with asthma and allergies. I don't see criminals targeting people wearing these devices and feeding them peanuts so they break out in hives.

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Re: The new mirc 6.1 #45229 30/08/03 11:50 PM
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My personal 2 cents of a viewpoint on 6.1 is simple. I like the redesign of it. Please note that i don't use the stripped down mirc to chat with.. i ofcourse lay a script over it.. and although i'll have to open invision's toolbar buttons in photoshop and modify them.. (10 minutes tops).. i see no reason to be annoyed about 6.1 i've had it up and running now for about 6 or more hours.. and usually by now i get one of those stupid "software caused connection abort" messages that 6.01, 6.02, and 6.03 were so infamous for... so far, i'm yet to get one from 6.1.. and no.. nothing has changed about my system configuration. that really was my only serious complaint to begin with about the versions from 6.01-6.03.. 6.1 seems to have it either resolved or something. in any event, i like the new 6.1 - the only thing which i honestly can't say i care for was having the registration pop up in my face stating i had 30 days to try it. Although the popping up in my face is nothing new, i rather saw the time limit as a bit of a pain. It kinda reminded me of windows xp's activation nagging. heh. idk.. maybe that seems weird, but i'm a pc tech.. so i deal w/ microsoft products all day every day.. and just seeing the registration popup like "hey, 30 days or this program isn't gonna work" just kinda reminded me of microsoft's thing. not that i'm saying that's what khaled as a person is like or making any such inference. i'm just saying it seemed a little familiar. I must say one thing.. 6.1 looks great under winxp. the previous versions still looked a little.. "blocky".. but 6.1 seems to be designed quite well.. looks great. Keep up the good work. Anyways, that's my 2 cents for what it's worth. Thx cool

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