Okay, I opened up my mirc today and normally a menu pops up first asking if if I want to buy and I click continue, then after a couple of seconds another menu pops up and normally I click continue there as well.
But today at the second menu, I just got the exit option. So I just closed the program and restarted it hoping that it would work again because that was what I had done in the past and it worked then. So I went through the same process and I still get the exit button, it says that I have been using the program for 297 days, is that what caused the problem?
Your trial time expired. Mine has been expired for a year or so now. If I get the EXIT button I just close and re-open and it will eventually give you the Continue again. The other option is uninstalling mirc form your computer and then downloading and installing it again.
tried pIRCh, didn't like it as much as mIRC (probably just used to mIRC as that was basically mah first introduction to the InterWebs, wayyy back in '97, the same day they re-released A New Hope cinematically in fact, at least locally)
I personally like mIRC because it is what I have always used and I find it easy to put commands and such in there. Back in the mid 90's I coded a mp3 player in it, along with a acronym translator, and many other different functions just for fun and usefulness. I only have snippets of these on floppy disks now, and no floppy disk drive.
Yeah, the mp3 player was cool, you could spamshow what you were listening to and if anyone wanted it they could 'grab' it, or at least they could make an attempt (ah would send them a msg to see if they were really interested or just a bot)
I use Chatzilla.. It is a Firefox add on. It is much simpler to set up than mIRC was, although there are pros and cons to either. (such as what you can do, how easy it is to switch channels, etc.) Personally, if I had been introduced to mIRC, I'd probably use it to this day.. but I was introduced to chatzilla back when I started Combine, so that is what I use.