When I first started using IRC, most IRC clients were difficult to use or limited in features. I wanted to see if I could create an IRC client that was both fun and easy to use. Khaled Mardam-Bey
Download, FAQ, installation help, use and scripting.
mIRC is by far the most popular Internet Relay Chat client for Windows and thus among all users. This page is devoted to the unofficial support of this shareware product.
Official mIRC home page
If this page doesn’t answer all your questions, go to the official mIRC home page [ext. link] which contains a wealth of information on mIRC: getting it, setting it up, using it, etc.
Recommended Support Channels
Many of us in EFNet, Freenode, and IRCNet #irchelp are familiar with mIRC and can help you with basic questions regarding it.
There are however, a number of other channels which deal specifically with mIRC, and, if your question is particularly complex or has to do with scripting, they may be better able to help you.
- #mirc on EFnet
- #mirchelp on EFnet
- ##mirc on freenode
- What’s New? official announcement of new features and changes [ext. link]
- Official download site at mIRC home page [ext. link]
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
The mIRC FAQ [ext. link] helps you to solve virtually all setup and install problems you could encounter with mIRC. You can read the FAQ on the web, but having it for off-line reference is really handy. On top of answering questions, the FAQ will provide you with a lot of additional information on mIRC’s powerful features. It includes a tutorial on aliases, popups and on ‘programming’ the Tools/Remote section.
Setup and Installation
Using mIRC and scripting
Version 6 Hot Links These pages (all external links) provide information to ease the dramatic transition to version 6.x.
first of all,
Choosing a mIRC script Many new users rush out to try scripts blindly. This is both risky and unnecessary, because mIRC has many advanced features built in already, and adding scripts written by strangers can add new features, but they can also slow down or cripple mIRC, or worse yet, cause you to “hacked” just like if you opened email attachments blindly. That is why all helpers will tell you to just learn to use mIRC’s built-in features first, and to gradually learn how to script yourself. For those who still want to know how to get the “best” script, check out this guide to picking scripts.
Security Check out these guides pertaining to IRC security:
- Denial of service attacks or “nukes”
- Trojan Horse attacks or “IRC viruses”
Connection problem? See our connection troubleshooting guide.
mIRC commands Official list of all mIRC commands [ext. link]
- Universal /onotice replacement Having trouble with /onotice on some servers? Maybe it does not get through to all ops, or you get error messages like “multiple recipients, message not sent”? This has become a problem among the majority of EFnet servers running hybrid-6 ircd as well as some other networks such as DALnet. Fix it with this replacement Onotice.mrc
script, which should allow you to use the replacement alias /wall6 on all major IRC server versions.
General IRC help
The IRC Prelude: Newbie’s Introduction to IRC (many non-English translations).
mIRC is shareware. mIRC is a registered trademark of mIRC Co. Ltd.
We at IRChelp.org are not affiliated with mIRC Co. Ltd.