I found the mac native IRC clients lacking. So let's run mIRC with Wine...
Installing Wine, Mirc and OpenSSL
- Download the mIRC installer and put it somewhere safe.
- Download the OpenSSL installer (openssl-0.9.8y-setup.exe as of May 2014)
- Download the Wine for Darwin and Mac OSX installer. Mount the DMG, run 'Install Wine.
- Run the newly installed /Applications/Wine.app
- Select 'Wine Config' from the Wine Menu Screenshot
- Select the Applications tab and change the default Windows version to Windows 7 and press ok. Screenshot
- Select 'Run' from the Wine Menu, Screenshot
- Browse through the "Z/" drive to wherever you downloaded the mIRC installer exe on your mac. Screenshot
- Run the installer as you normally would. Uncheck the option to create a desktop shortcut.
- Browse to the OpenSSL installer exe and run that.
Creating a mIRC.app in /Applications
- Run /Applications/Automater.app, select "Application" from the choose a document type prompt. Screenshot
- Paste the following text into the box: (changing 'notpeter' to your username)
export WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine" export DYLD_FALLBACK_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/X11/lib cd "/Users/notpeter/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/mIRC/" exec /Applications/Wine.app/Contents/Resources/bin/wine "mirc.exe"
- Test that it works by clicking the "Run" icon in the upper right corner. Screenshot
- Choose File->Save and save to the /Applications folder with the filename mIRC.app. Screenshot
- Open the this mIRC icon image and right click on it selecting "Copy Image" to get the image on your clipboard.
- In finder, browse to /Applications and select your newly created mIRC.app and select Get Info from the file menu (⌘I). Screenshot
- In the get info window, click on the icon and then press ⌘V (command + V) to paste the icon. Screenshot
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