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<b><span style=color:#ff0000;/>Mirc Guide</span></b>

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This guide will teach you how to use mIRC and talk about some of the basic things that you should set up in order to use it efficiently.

I have also added a section talking about Puush because it is very useful for people who don't use SwiftKit and want to take pictures without using print screen and paint.

Obtaining mIRC:

You can obtain mIRC by downloading it from the official mIRC website. The program comes with a free ~30 day trial and costs $20 to buy from the website.

Once your 30 day trial expires you can just press continue when you can and everything will work normally.

Installing and Setting up mIRC:

Once you have downloaded and installed it setting it up is very simple.

The first step you want to do when you open mIRC is to set up your nick info. It should look similar to this:

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The next step is to configure some settings. Most of these settings are done by default, but this screen is very important for something I will touch later on.

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From what I remember the only option that you really need to check if you want to is the "Connect on startup" box.

mIRC by deafult does not use timestamps (time of message) and you can enable it by going to this screen and clicking enable. The deafult time stand is in hours and minutes, but you can add the ":ss" to the end and it will do seconds as well. It should look something like this:

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After you finish that press OK and get ready to connect to SwiftIRC. You will be presented with a blank white box with a text box at the bottom. At the bottom enter "/server irc.swiftirc.net" to connect to SwiftIRC.

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When you connect for the first time you a box will open asking you for your favourte IRC channels. What you want to do is remove the check from that box that says "enable on connect"

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You are now able to join any IRC channel you wish by doing the "/join #channel" command.

Highlights:

Highlights are very useful; they will flash or make a noise when someone says your nick or anything you have on your highlight list. Setting them up is very simple and it's very useful.

The first step is right click on any nick on a channel and press "Info" and then click the "Highlight" tab. Once you are there you want to press the "Enable highlight" box and then press the "Add" button.

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After you press "Add" you want to set up your highlight box to look something like this:

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You can have as many highlights as you want for as many different nicks that you have. You can customize the color that the messages are so it's easier to identify which message is yours.

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Nick Colors:

As you can see in the pics I posted each channel rank has a different color and by default mIRC just makes everything the same. This is very easy to set up and makes it look a lot nicer.

What you can do is right click on any nick and press the "Info" button and then the "Nick Colors" tab.

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Press enable nick colors and then press "Add"

Then choose a color to for each channel rank. Your box should look similar to this:

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As you can see after you press "Enable Channel modes:" you are asked to enter what channel mode. For OP you enter "@", for half-ops you enter "%", for voice you enter "+" and for someone that has nothing (un-voiced) you just leave it blank.

Auto-Join and Auto-ID:

This is very easy to set up and probably one of the most useful things to have enabled. What you want to do is Press Tools -> Options (Or Alt+O) -> Connect -> Options to get back to this screen:

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Once you are there you want to press the "Perform..." button to see this screen:

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Press the "Enable perform on connect"

Then enter the following in the "Preform commands" box:


ns id password
j channelname
[/code] It should look similar to this: bipHS.png Once you are done adding channels press "OK" and you're done.
the perform commands doesn't actually need on connect, only ns id pass, join #
[b][u][size=5]Colors and fonts:[/size][/u][/b] You can change the color to any action that is done on mIRC very easily. To change your deafult colors press View -> colors or "Alt + K" and it should bring up a screen that looks like this: LLGDN.png You can change the color for anything by just clicking it and then choosing a color from the colors below. To change your font press View -> Font and it should bring up a screen that looks like this: M3SLx.png You can choose your font settings by using the drop down bars. [u][b][size=5]Right Click Half-OP option:[/size][/b][/u] When you use SwiftKit you have the option to give/take half-op access from people by right clicking their name. mIRC only lets only lets you do Voice and OP, but it is very easy to add in this option. Open the scripts editor by going to Tool -> Script Editor or "Alt + R" Once you have it open press the "Popups" tab and click the "View" tab at the top and make sure the check mark is on "Nick List" e5uTs.png Once there you should see a lot of random stuff that might not make sense to you, but that doesn't matter. What you want to do is add the following line:
[code]
.Halfop: /mode # +hhh $$1 $2 $3
.Dehalfop: /mode # -hhh $$1 $2 $3

You should add this line between the OP and Voice options so it should look something like this:

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Once you're done it you it should look like this when you right click a nick and go to control:

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Scripts:

This is what makes mIRC a lot better than SwiftKit. Scripts are little programs that people can write up to perform certain tasks such as mass highlighting, auto-spamming, etc. This is a bit more advanced and you can learn the language by looking up tutorials online. You can also find scripts online for free or ask others for theirs.

Scripts are entered into the remote field of the scripts editor.

IRC Logs:

By deafult mIRC stores all conversation logs on your computer. You can access them by going to Tools -> Log files

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You can turn this off by going to Tools -> Options -> Logging and then selecting none from the "Automatically log:" drop down menu.

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Puush:

Puush is a program that will allow you to take screen shots without having to do it manually using Print Screen and paint. You can get Puush from it's website.

It's a very simple and straight forward program and it will help you replace SwiftKit completely.

I didn't write a detailed guide about it because it is very simple to set up and use and I highly reccomend it. The only issue is our forums don't allow pictures that are hosted by Puush to be used, but that can be easily solved by making the program keep a copy of the pictures on your computer so you can upload them to another website after. No longer an issue.

If you have any questions feel free to PM me on forums or IRC or just post on this topic and I will help.

If I missed anything important let me know and I will edit it into the topic. Thanks.

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i love you

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add how to change font, if i have time ill put it down here

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add how to change font, if i have time ill put it down here

Done.

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the perform commands doesn't actually need on connect, only ns id pass, join #

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the perform commands doesn't actually need on connect, only ns id pass, join #

Changed it, thanks.

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thanks i spent a lot of time figuring this stuff out, still haven't finished either

was a lot easier with nonamescript but it isn't compatible with current versions

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guide is very detailed and very useful, gj parm

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yeah i already knew all this ty anyway

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yeah i already knew all this ty anyway

ye we need a guide 2 post img's on forums 4 u

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yeah i already knew all this ty anyway

[23:48:27] -> [semtexPk] VERSION

[23:48:28] [semtexPk VERSION reply]: SwiftIRC client V1.9.2

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yeah i already knew all this ty anyway

[23:48:27] -> [semtexPk] VERSION

[23:48:28] [semtexPk VERSION reply]: SwiftIRC client V1.9.2

(:H:)

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Thanks for the awesome guide. Really helpful cause i don't use Swiftkit anymore.

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how i get around the 30 day trial w/o payin for it

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how i get around the 30 day trial w/o payin for it

I think you can just press continue after it's done I'm not sure so i didn't include it in my guide. The other option is to pirate it.

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how i get around the 30 day trial w/o payin for it

1-ignore the message and wait til you can click continue

2-go to the following path in regedit: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\mIRC\LastRun and delete the LastRun key, not sure if this still works on the latest versions though

3-hit me up on irc for a clean v7.22 crack

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how i get around the 30 day trial w/o payin for it

1-ignore the message and wait til you can click continue

2-go to the following path in regedit: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\mIRC\LastRun and delete the LastRun key, not sure if this still works on the latest versions though

3-hit me up on irc for a clean v7.22 crack

2 works

also

/ Recalls the previous command entered in the current window.

/! Recalls the last command typed in any window.

/action <action text> Sends the specifed action to the active channel or query window.

/add [-apuce] <filename.ini> Loads aliases, popups, users, commands, and events.

/alias <alias name><command(s)> Adds the given alias to the Tools/Aliases list.

/ame <action text>Sends the specifed action to all channels which you are currently on.

/amsg <text> Sends the specifed message to all channels which you are currently on.

/auser [-a] <level><nick|address> Adds a user with the specified access level to the remote users list.

/auto [-r] [on|off|nickname[ type]|address] Adds <-r removes>auto-opping of a nick or address or sets it on or off totally. The type determines the used address syntax.

/away <away message> Sets you away leave a message explaining that you are not currently paying attention to IRC.

/away Sets you being back.

/ban [#channel] <nickname>[type] Bans the specified nick from the curent or given channel.

/beep [<number> <delay)] Locally beeps 'number' times with 'delay' inbetween the beeps.

/channel Pops up the channel central window <only works in a channel)

/clear [nickname|channel] Clears the entire scrollback buffer of the <given>window.

/clearall Clears all text in all open windows.

/close -icfgms [nick1] [nickN] closes inactive, chat, fserve, get, message or send windows.

/closemsg <nickname> Closes the query window you have open to the specified nick.

/creq [ask | auto | ignore] Sets your DCC 'On Chat request' settings in DCC/Options.

/ctcp <nickname><ping|finger|version|time|userinfo|clientinfo> Does the given ctcp request on nickname.

/ctcpreply <nickname><ctcp>[message] Sends a ctcp reply message to nickname.

/ctcps [on|off] Sets the Tools/Remote/Commands setion on or off or checks its status.

/dcc send <nickname>[file1] [file2] [file3] ... [fileN] Sends the specified file(s>to nick.

/dcc chat <nickname> Opens a dcc window and sends a dcc chat request to nickname.

/dde [-r] <service><topic><item [data] Allows DDE control between mIRC and other applications.

/ddeserver [[on [service name] | off] To turn on the DDE server mode, eventually with a givem service name.

/describe <#channel><action text> Sends the specifed action to the specified channel window.

/disable <#groupname> De-activates a group of commands or events in the remote section.

/disconnect Forces a hard and immediate disconnect from your IRC server. Use it with care.

/dlevel <level> Changes the default user level in the remote section.

/dns <nickname | IP address | IP name> Uses your providers DNS to resolve an IP address.

/echo [N] <-s|a|[=]nickname|#channel> <text> Displays the given text only to YOU on the given place <status, active window, query or channel>in color N.

/enable <#groupname> Activates a group of commands or events.

/events [on|off] Shows the Tools/Remote/Events section status or sets it to listening or not.

/exit Forces mIRC to shutdown and close.

/finger <nickname | address> Does a finger on a users address... also if his nick is given.

/flood [<numberoflines> <seconds> <pausetime>] Sets a crude flood control method.

/flush [levels] Clears all nicknames from the Remote/users list that are currently not on your channels.

/flushini <filename> Forces the specified INI file to be saved to disk.

/font Activates the font selection dialog.

/fsend [on|off] Shows fsends status and allows you to turn dcc fast send on or off.

/fserve <nickname><maxgets><homedirectory>[welcome text file] Opens a fileserver.

/groups [-e|d] Shows all <enabled or disabled>groups defined in the remote sections.

/guser [-a] <level><nick>[type] Adds the user to the user list with the specified level and address type.

/help <keyword> Brings up the Basic IRC Commands section in the mIRC help file.

/ial [on|off] Turns the Internal Address List on and off.

/identd [on|off] [userid] Activates the IdentD server with the given usedid.

/ignore [-rpcntiu#][on|off|nickname|address] [type] Ignores a nick or address or sets ignore on or off totally. -r to remove.

/invite <nickname><#channel> Invites another user to a channel.

/join <#channel> Makes you join the specified channel.

/kick <#channel><nickname> Kicks nickname off a given channel.

/links Shows the entire list of IRC servers in the network you are currently connected to.

/list [#string] [-min #] [-max #] Lists all currently available channels, evt. filtering for parameters.

/load <-a|p<c|n>|r<u|v|s><filename.ini> Loads Aliases, Popups, Remote items or Variables into mIRC.

/loadbuf [lines] <window><filename> Loads lines from a text file into the specified window. <like echo)

/log [on|off] [windowname] Shows the logging status or sets it on or off for the window.

/me <action text> Sends the specifed action to the active channel or query window.

/mode <#channel|nickname>[[+|-]modechars [parameters]] Sets channel or user modes.

/msg <#channel|nickname><message> Send a private message to this user without opening a query window.

/names <#channel> Shows the nicks of all people on the given channel.

/nick <new nickname> Changes your nickname to whatever you like.

/notice <nick><message> Send the specified notice message to the nick.

/notify [-sh][-ar][on|off|nickname] Toggles notifying you of a nick on IRC or sets it on or off totally.

/onotice [#channel] <message> Send the specified notice message to all channel ops.

/omsg [#channel] <message> Send the specified message to all ops on a channel.

/part <#channel><message> Makes you leave the specified channel.

/partall <message> Makes you leave all channels you are on.

/perform [on|off] Toggles the File/Options/Perform <on startup>section.

/play [-cp q# m# rl# t#] [channel/nick] <filename>[delay|linenumber] Allows you to play text files to a channel. Read the help !

/pop <delay>[#channel] <nickname> Performs a randomly delayed +o on a not already opped nick.

/protect [-ar][on|off|nickname|address] Toggles protection of a nick or address or sets it on or off totally.

/query <nickname><message> Open a query window to this user and send them the private message.

/quit [reason] Disconnect you from IRC with the optional byebye message.

/quote [-q] <raw command> Sends any raw command you supply directly to the server. Use it with care !

/raw [-q] <raw command> Sends any raw command you supply directly to the server. Use it with care !

/remote [on|off] Sets the entire Tools/Remote setion on or off or checks its status.

/remove <c:\path\filename> Will delete the requested file.

/rlevel <access level> Removes all users from the remote users list with the specified access level.

/run <c:\path\program.exe> [parameters] Runs the specified program, evt. with parameters.

/ruser [-r] <nick[!]|address> [type] Removes the user from the remote users list.

/save [-apuce] <filename.ini> Saves remote sections into a specified INI file.

/savebuf [lines] <window> <filename> Saves lines from the buffer of a window to a file.

/say <text> Says whatever you want to the active window.

/server [server # | server address [port] [password]] <Re)connects to the server or a newly specified one.

/sound [nickname|#channel] <filename.wav> <action text> Sends an action and a fitting sound request.

/speak <text> Uses the external text to speech program Monologue to speak up the text.

/splay <c:\path\filename.ext> Plays .wav and .mid files to you. (like /wavplay)

/sreq [ask | auto | ignore] Sets your DCC 'On Send request' settings in DCC/Options.

/strip [+-burc] Turns removal of color codes <see Options dialog>on/off.

/time Tells you the time on the server you use.

/timer[N] <repetitions> <interval in seconds> <command> [| <more commands>] Activates a timer.

/timestamp [-a|e|s] [on|off] [window] For Turning on/off timestamping in windows or globally. <-s = for status window, -a = for active window, -e = for every window)

/titlebar <text> Sets mIRC's titlebar to the specified text.

/topic <#channel> <newtopic> Changes the topic for the specified channel.

/ulist [<|>]<level> Lists all users in the remote list with the specified access levels.

/unload <-a|-rs> <filename> This unloads the specified alias or remote script file.

/url [-d|on|off|hide] Opens or closes the URL window that allows you to surf the www parallel to IRC.

/uwho [nick] Pops up the user central with information about the specified user.

/version Tells you the version of the IRC server you use.

/wavplay <c:\path\filename.ext> Locally plays the specified wave or midi file.

/who <#channel> Shows the nicks of all people on the given channel.

/who <*address.string*> Shows all people on IRC with a matching address.

/whois <nickname> Shows information about someone in the status window.

/whowas <nickname> Shows information about someone who -just- left IRC.

/window This allows you to create and manipulate custom windows.

/write [-cidls] <filename> [text] To write the specified text to a .txt file.

/writeini <inifile> <section> <item> <value> To write to an .ini file.

===========================

A new feature in mIRC allows you to minimize mIRC and lock it with a password for strange eyes. If you control-minimize mIRC (keep the Ctrl-key pressed down while minimizing mIRC), it will be locked with your password. If no password was set previously mIRC will ask you for one. Later when you want to maximize mIRC you need your password to activate it. An extention of this feature in the /File/Options/General/Lock/ menu can be used to lock mIRC or certain channels for your children! Previous Tips (Become a mIRC Wizzard).

Shift+Mouse on Switchbar - Did you know that you can 'fast-close' a window in mIRC by clicking its button on the Switchbar while holding the SHIFT key pressed down??

/uwho - Ever wondered who you're actually speaking with? The /whois {nick} command shows you a lot of cryptic info in the Status window but the /uwho {nick} command will open a clear and informative User Central. Give it a try! You can also store address info of your friends in the User Central for future reference.

ALT + Minus - Press the key combination ALT and 'minus' simultaneous to access the windows' System Menu's (found under that little horizontal bar in every top left corner of ANY window in mIRC and windows). Here you can set the fonts you like, the logging options, save the buffer and set various other things for private and channel conversations.

/clear - Use the /clear command to flush away all old text you dont want to read again. /clearall clears all text in all windows!

Doskey - Remember that old doskey feature under DOS? mIRC has it too :-) Use the arrow up/down keys, eventually combined with SHIFT, to recall old commands and text lines.

/channel - The /channel command will open the Channel Central that displays all modes and bans set on your current channel.

/pdcc - Use the undocumented /pdcc {bytes} command to speed up your DCC sessions! It will pump your data packages away to the reciever, ahead of the confirmation of arrival. Try it, it works :-) Something like /pdcc 20000 will do fine.

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mirc looks advanced

thanks for sharing ur knowledge =]

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mIRC is easy, deinately worth a look into, very good with scripts ect, good guide thanks parm :)

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Brilliant guide, just got myself set up on it. No longer do I have to rely on swiftkit :).

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Strongly recommend. Good guide, you have it set up differently to mine but I am not for changing :P

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The auto identify thing is confusing for me, though.

I just typed in /ns identify mypassword and that seems to be fine and works everytime I restart mirc. What is the difference?

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Thanks for the guide :)

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ty for this

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Someone pin this up ffs! The Mirc guide is so damn useful and Puush is definetely one of the most convenient program ever.

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