mIRC is a full featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions.
It has a clean, practical interface that is highly configurable and supports features such as buddy lists, file transfers, multi-server connections, SSL encryption, proxy support, UTF-8 display, customizable sounds, spoken messages, tray notifications, message logging, and more.
mIRC also has a powerful scripting language that can be used both to automate mIRC and to create applications that perform a wide range of functions from network communications to playing games.
mIRC has been in development for over a decade and is constantly being improved and updated with new technologies.
mIRC is back with a new face! :-) mIRC now has a shiny new mIRC logo and new interface icons, updated and designed by the good people at Turbomilk. To match the new icons, we also decided to redesign the mIRC website to bring it into the 21st century... we hope you like the new look!
In addition to the visual changes in mIRC and the website, this new version of mIRC also addresses the various issues that were reported for the last release.
For scripters, we hope you like the changes to the script editor. The interface has been improved, it is now cleaner and easier to read, we added Check Bracket/Sort Variables items to Edit menu, line numbers to the margin, and enter/home key indentation support. The editor also no longer flickers when resized.
Various other changes include:
A "Hide tips when locked" option to the lock dialog,
An SSL option to automatically accept invalid certificates,
Tips now shade each alternate message that is added to an existing tip to make it easier to distinguish individual messages,
When bars are locked the drag bars are now hidden from view,
Changed behaviour of "Hide minimized desktop windows" option so that query, message, and chat windows remain visible when they are first opened minimized on the desktop.
In total there have been over 50 changes to this version and although most of them are only small fixes and tweaks, we hope that they result in a more useful and stable mIRC for you.
Full list of Fixes, Changes and Additions in mIRC 6.31:
1.Fixed tooltips bug in toolbar.
2.Fixed /background window name bug.
3.Fixed remote.ini scripts folder bug.
4.Fixed dns pool message bug during connect retry.
5.Fixed notify window taking focus every time you connect to a
server. The notify window also no longer automatically closes
when you disconnect from all servers.
6.Fixed tips control codes bug.
7.Fixed if/elseif error display bug.
8.Fixed /window -dh not hiding desktop window.
9.Changed $tip() $null parameters so that they are now optional.
10.Fixed script editor Windows taskbar display bug.
11.Fixed /dll crash bug with self-calling dlls.
12.Fixed on START event not being triggered before all other events
on startup for loaded scripts.
13.Fixed while loop break/continue bugs.
14.Fixed /writeini error handling bug.
15.Fixed ial not being updated by protect/ignore/etc. commands.
16.Added @wid support to /setlayer.
17.Added /tips [on|off] and $tips identifier.
18.Added "Hide tips when locked" option to lock dialog.
19.Fixed editbox/listbox focus bug when switching windows.
20.Fixed $inellipse() bug by enabling floating point consistency
option in compiler.
21.Fixed /hinc bug.
22.Fixed -nouninst backward compatibility bug.
23.Fixed flickering in channel nickname, channels list, and all
other window listboxes.
24.Changed script editor interface slightly, now cleaner and easier
to read. Added Check Bracket/Sort Variables items to Edit menu,
line numbers to margin, and enter/home key indentation support.
No longer flickers when resized.
25.Updated to PNG 1.2.22 and PCRE v7.4 libraries.
26.Fixed double-click on treebar notify nicks bug, now triggers
correct Clicks dialog notify list alias.
27.Fixed on ^filesent/rcvd not /halting text bug.
28.Fixed treebar notify nicks menu not having $1 set as nick.
29.Fixed installer bug with mIRC/help file not being launched on
30.Fixed unicode encoding bug when pasting large amounts of text.
31.Fixed unicode not being copied to clipboard correctly from a
@window with no editbox.
32.Changed right-click behaviour in custom dialog listboxes to allow
selecting an item without checking its radio/check box.
33.The default text for /list numerics 321 and 323 can now be halted.
34.Added SSL option to automatically accept invalid certificates.
35.Fixed @window tabs display bug.
36.Tips now shade each alternate message that is added to an existing
tip to make it easier to distinguish individual messages.
37.When bars are locked the drag bars are now hidden from view.
38.Added /abook -h switch to open highlight dialog.
39.Fixed background picture display bug when loading large images.
40.Fixed line width/height measurement bug in @windows, now the same
41.Fixed /splay and /sound error display bug.
42.Fixed saving tray/maximized window state bug.
43.Fixed /drawtext clipping bug when using tabs.
44.Fixed tray icon click multi-monitor bug.
45.Fixed reload log files bug when lock log files option is enabled.
46.Fixed Editor "Monitor File Changes" memory bug.
47.Changed behaviour of "Hide minimized desktop windows" option so
that query, message, and chat windows remain visible when they are
first opened minimized on the desktop.
48.Fixed /hinc and /hdec maximum value bug.
49.Fixed clipboard handling bug.
50.Fixed $longfn() routine not appending / slash to the result when
it is a directory.
51.Updated the mIRC icon and over seventy other icons in the toolbar,
switchbar, tray, and window icons.
52.Fixed treebar focus bug when selecting item in treebar while mIRC
is not active application.
53.Fixed some settings in editor dialog not being remembered if it
was closed using the cancel button.
54.Fixed favorites dialog gpf bug when editing folder name.