How to run mIRC in FreeBSD + Gnome

In this post I am going to explain how to install mIRC in FreeBSD with Gnome, using WINE.

okay, first things first – If you havent got WINE we need to get that..

Applications > Accessories > terminal

pkg_add -r wine

Wait until it has downloaded all the file (will bring up a prompt when it is done)

Please DONT close the terminal, if you already have then open it up again..

Then go to http://www.mirc.com/ and download the exe file.

Once you have got it, go to the directory where it saved in your terminal (with the “cd” command eg. cd /usr/home/niall/downloads )

then type “wine <mIRCname>” replacing <mIRCname> with the name of the .exe file Including .exe at the end!

Okay, now it should bring up a set up file, set it up like you would in windows and you will find that the mIRC icon will appear on your desktop.

The only bug i have in this is sometimes if you are in multiple channels the names on the right hand side dont change.. Sorry about this >.>

Anyway. Happy Chatting!!

Niall Davies

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