mIRC and IRC are used by a diverse and active community and you will find
many websites with guides, examples and resources dedicated to both. We have
listed a few below that we think you might find fun or useful.
Getting Started with mIRC
If you are new to mIRC, we recommend that you visit the
Getting Started with mIRC page which takes you step
by step through the process of downloading mIRC to sending your first channel
Help File and FAQs
If you need help with using mIRC, mIRC comes with a thorough help file that
covers all of the basics. We recommend that you read the first few sections of
this help file. The help file is available in the following formats:
If you are looking for more detailed information, the next step would be to look
in the IRC and mIRC FAQs. There
is also a brief history and overview of IRC on
If you are thinking of running your own channel, you should read:
How to run a channel.
The mIRC Discussion Forums are a great place to
ask questions and share your thoughts with other mIRC users. Thousands
of people have posted all kinds of questions and answers there.
Scripts, Addons, DLLs and Tutorials
The mIRC Scripting Language can be used to extend mIRC in a
variety of ways, from managing your channels more easily to playing games.
If you are looking for ways to extend mIRC or are learning how to
script and need examples, you can find resources on sites like
or on the mIRC Discussion Forums in the
Scripts and Popups
Searching IRC and finding channels
The thousands of channels that make up IRC are spread across hundreds
of IRC networks, so finding channels that match your interests can often
take time. The following IRC search engines can help:
IRC Source, and
You can also find more information at: How to find a channel.
The largest IRC networks can have as many as tens of thousands of users
and channels at any one time, while smaller networks that cater to specific
interests may have only a few hundred users. Some currently popular
You can browse through some recent IRC quotes at:
Although most features are covered in the help files and FAQs, the following
pages provide more details about:
Color Codes and
If you are an experienced IRC user and are thinking of setting up your own
IRC server, you may want to read:
Running an IRC Server.
Some of the more popular IRC daemons are:
Technical and RFCs
The IRC protocol is defined in a number of documents, many of which were
written a long time ago and have not been updated since. Although IRC has
evolved significantly since then, with many different IRC server implementations
extending and adding features, the documents are still very useful.
If you have a website that you think would be suitable for listing on this help page,
please contact us.