Downloading Installing and Setting up mIRC
NEW April 2nd 2004 Setting up a New mIRC Link
CLICK HERE for a tutorial
First of all why bother with all of this??
  • Why it is better to use mIRC go to
  • mIRC Download Page
    download the very latest version 6.14 the file is mirc614.exe
    it is a mere 1,290,240 bytes so it won't take long to download
    and will fit on a standard floppy disc
  • click on the saved filename to install
  • I found that mIRC is not available for MACs. Now what do I do??
    Yes there are MAC IRC clients click that link
  • If you get stuck go to the mIRC Install Help page
  • go along with all destination etc options
  • installation options refers really to future upgrading so leave all checked as is
  • Check start-programs the newest bottom item should now be "mirc"
  • hover mouse over the word mirc
    on the pop=out submenuclick the mirc icon
    up pops an introduction page with a picture of the author

    one Khaled Mardam-Bey of London, England
    and a scrolling legend to tell you that you have an unlicensed copy
    whether you register and pay him the requested $ nominally $20
    or get this!!"mIRC costs US$20.00. You can, however, choose a
    different amount below based on what you can afford,
    if you wish" a selection box suggests $10 $20$30 $40!!
    So it is up to you and your conscience really
  • Officially you have 30 days to evaluate it
    But it appears to work for ever inlicensed
    although you will have to put up with the registration block
    every time you henceforth open mIRC
  • close that block and up pops a "Status" page quickly followed
    by the mIRC Options(configuration) form as shown in the screenshot below

  • click the "add" tab
    and see the "add" screen

  • Enter details as follows details for setting up Rik's existing room
  • "description" suggest you put "Rik's chat Room"
    for now then if I organise a replacement room it can be added as "John's Chat room"
  • "IRC Server" enter ""
  • "port(s) 6667 it may well already have 6667 inserted
  • "group" leave blank
  • "password" per mIRC help "This is rarely required so you should not have to enter anything unless
    you have specifically been told to do so
    so leave blank for now
  • then click "add" to return to the mIRC Options screen shown above
  • enter your name
  • e-mail address
  • a nickname
  • an alternative nickname
  • then click "connect to IRC Server" when main screen opens ignore any message
    to enter identify/password - it should continue without you doing anything
  • Then another screen opens with a list of chat rooms, headed "mIRC Channel Folder"
  • click on "Add"
  • type in #GordonLightfootChat note there are no spaces in the room title
  • (the new entry gets added in alphabetical order to a long list of chat rooms already there,
    so some time it will pay you to delete all above Gordon so it is at the top of the list as shown below)
  • Click on #G.L..Chat
  • chat room should then open fully
  • In fact the direct link not using mIRC is:-
    Direct Link