Miranda NG v0.96.2 Updated

webfork on 29 Mar 2023
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Mar 2023
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Miranda NG is a multi-protocol instant messaging client supporting most common protocols by default including Facebook, IRC, Jabber XMPP, MinecraftDynmap, Omegle, Sametime, SkypeWeb, Steam, Tox, Twitter, and more. Additional protocols are also available, as well as plugins and languages via "Main menu > Available Components list" (see online list).

Note: The program started as a code fork of Miranda IM. Though the latter is no longer maintained, a FAQ about the original differences is available, alongside a migration guide.

Alternatively, Miranda NG Portable is also available.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "stable" 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a compatible program) to a folder of your choice
  2. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor and change the line




  3. Save the file and launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda IM, Pidgin
What's new? See:

12 comments on Miranda NG  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

webfork 2016-02-16 02:52

I really didn't like not being able to hit "enter" and have the message send. You can configure this behavior under options - Message sessions - General tab - Sending messages - checkbox "Send message on 'Enter'"

If that seems like a lot to go through to configure something fairly basic, that's kind of how this client works: a little confusing with a trade-off of intense customization.


maxi 2015-04-20 21:36

new skype support in developer version. skypeweb plugin found on there board


webfork 2014-01-05 02:55

smaragdus: My understanding is that they include all the popular plugins inside the distro. This is because plugin fragmentation and version issues were part of the reason for the Miranda NG code fork.


freakazoid 2013-11-07 18:59

Don't use the installer. Use the 7z archive. Uncompressed filesize is 8.42MB, which is less than Miranda IM's 8.61MB.


smaragdus 2013-11-07 18:41

Off topic
Miranda IM installer- 2.88 4MB
Miranda NG installer- 13.255
I wonder what kind of installer is this- 4 times bigger than the original Miranda IM installer.
I will keep to original Miranda IM which at least looks far better.


Midas 2013-10-31 11:11

It's only Micro$oft (current owner of Skype), acting as it always has (just look at the OOXML vs ODF debacle, http://www.wikivs.com/wiki/ODF_vs_OOXML):
- embrace (i.e., buy),
- extend (i.e., break),
- expire (i.e., kill)...



freakazoid 2013-10-30 18:40

Miranda NG will support Skype with its SkypeClassic protocol, but that requires a full Skype installation.

Skype is no longer supporting Skypekit (their desktop API) - https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12349/skype-says-my-application-will-stop-working-with-skype-in-december-2013-why-is-that

So it's goodbye to third-party apps like Miranda NG and Trillian in general, which had native support for Skype.

I switched to Trillian in the meantime (which still supports Skype on Windows 8.1 now with a little modification - http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2077) and I'll keep using it until Skype support gets killed off.


Midas 2013-10-30 10:32

So, it's good bye Skype(ing) for Miranda NG?


freakazoid 2013-10-30 00:43

Native Skype support with SkypeKit is not compatible with Windows 8.1. Skype is retiring SkypeKit at the end of the year, so Miranda NG users are encouraged to use the SkypeClassic protocol (http://wiki.miranda-ng.org/index.php?title=Plugin:SkypeClassic/en), which requires a full Skype installation.


freakazoid 2013-07-24 16:29

You can use any Miranda IM theme, but you might have to tweak it a bit to make it gel with NG.


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