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.
-UTF-8 support with font linking.
-A powerful dynamic /help command.
-Netscape, Mosaic and MS Internet Explorer support .... surf the www waves !!
-An 'off you go' Toolbar.... and even Tooltips !
-A very handy Switchbar.
-A user programmable menu bar.
-A simple and smart CTCP commands and Events handler.
-Support for wav and midi sound files.
-Colored text to ease reading.
-Simple, fully configurable aliases.
-Configurable popup menus.
-Full DCC Send/Get/Chat support including passive DCC.
-Full configurable fonts and colors and support of bold, underline and reverse text.
-Built in Ident and Finger server.
-A simple but powerful and safe built-in File server.
-Programmable Function keys.
-This version of mIRC is a small though important update to the previous version and has been released primarily to resolve an important issue with 'if' statements being processed incorrectly in the scripting language.
-Several other small issues have also been fixed in this release.
-Although this is a minor update, it includes important changes and is a highly recommended download.
A new editbox "automatic" lines option has been added that dynamically changes the size of the editbox in a window to show the whole of your typed message, up to half the size of the window. This allows you to easily see and review a long, multiple-line message while keeping the size of the editbox small when it is not in use.
Various other changes include:
[+] Added support for the transfer of files larger than four gigabytes.
[+] Added /var -g switch to allow you to set global variable values.
[+] Added $input() identifier combobox support.
[-] Fixed UTF-8 text-wrapping display bug.
[-] Fixed switchbar display button-sorting display bug.
[-] Fixed window positions not being saved correctly for some windows.
[-] Fixed server connection not remembering SSL status in some situations.
In total there have been almost 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.