OK, I am REALLY stumped.
I bought a new computer to replace the old machine that had died (motherboard failed). The new system is an Intel quadcore with Windows XP SP2. I hooked up the onboard LAN controller to the same ethernet cable as the old system and I can browse the net and check my email, but when I download and install the SSL libraries from http://www.shininglightpro.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html
, I still get the same problems as before:
I get a response of $false when I run //echo -a $sslready.
I downloaded msvcr71.dll from http://www.dll-download.net/msvcr71.html
and copied it to my C:/Windows/System32 directory. I also copied that file to C:/Windows/System and to the mirc program directory.
mIRC still doesn't load the SSL libraries.
I get a response of $false when I run //echo -a $sslready. And when I try to connect to irc.kaffee-net.de:+6670 as per the suggestions at http://www.mirc.co.uk/ssl.html
, I get the following error messages:
* Connecting to irc.kaffee-net.de (+1134)
* SSL error: ssl not available
* Connect cancelled
This is quite distressing. Does anyone have any idea what could be going on? Do I need a special version of Windows XP SP2? (this is a corporate version). Could the copy of msvcr71.dll that I downloaded from http://www.dll-download.net/msvcr71.html
I also tried googling and downloading msvcr70.dll and copying that to windows/system32 and my mirc program dir, but that didn't help.
Any thoughts/sugestions would be very much appreciated at this stage!
PS -- I am running a trial version of mIRC v6.3