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64 bit compatibility #89382 06/07/04 03:42 PM
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I've been conversing with one of my friends, who is a longtime IRCOP and who recently switched over to the beta of XP 64bit. Annoyingly, he discovered that, because mIRC uses a few 16 bit calls (while XP 64 bit supports 32 bit calls, 16 bit is totally non-functional), which prevented its use. So, I would like to suggest that at least a fully 32 bit version of mIRC be created eventually (perhaps even a seperate, fully 64 bit version)

Re: 64 bit compatibility #89383 06/07/04 04:20 PM
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Hey there,

There have been a large number of threads suggesting a 64 bit version of mIRC. One such can be found here and another can be found here.

The general consensus is that at this time it's not worth it due to the small amount of people that actually use a 64bit OS. 16-bit support did not stop on mIRC until 32-bit had almost completely taken over the market. A whole bunch of technical arguments however, can be found in those threads and others, you might like to use the Search feature. Expand to 'All Forums' and 'All Posts' for best results.

Do note this is not a post saying "There will be no 64 bit" - Khaled does not generally say what will be in the next, or future, versions of mIRC. Nobody, including myself, knows what will be in the future versions of mIRC except Khaled so basically it's a matter of waiting!

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Re: 64 bit compatibility #89384 08/07/04 12:06 AM
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"So, I would like to suggest that at least a fully 32 bit version of mIRC be created eventually"

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Thank you for telling me what the post said.

"(perhaps even a seperate, fully 64 bit version)"

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Re: 64 bit compatibility #89386 08/07/04 12:36 AM
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thatz 2nd part, i reffer to 1st while you only explained 2nd