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johndoe74

[Release] Microsoft Windows Live Messenger 2008 v8.5 FINAL

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ah ok. before they released that msgr+ thing, people had to reshack wlm to change the look of it. that gives me an idea though :)

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mind sharing ?

btw, messenger plus has been around for ages, i'd guess since the days of messenger 6 (if not earlier), it went live when messenger itself went live

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well upon further search it looks like there were two different types. one involved using the resource hacker and i think replacing the msgsres.dll, the other involved using Messenger Plus! Live and associated skins. i was under the impression that before msn mssgr 8.5 if people wanted to make a news skin they had to reshack the .dll

anyways, my thought was to see if i could extract the source images from that plus! skin i linked earlier and see if i could try the ol' school method of reshacking... however it looks like it would be a huge task to undertake. i found an old tutorial here link and here... and..well lol just too much work i think.

meanwhile during all this i found something called "Open Live" link which supposedly makes skinning easier. however it still requires Messenger Plus! Live 4.60 to use

looks like a dead end for me, unless i want to try to do the resource hack thing :P

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i'd guess the msg+live method does the same thing, i.e., reshack the files but only transiently (only in memory rather than on disk) while msg+live is loaded. i had also extracted the skin you linked to but couldn't figure out how to integrate it into messenger. i bet you could reshack the files yourself using the methods given but it will require time - a lot of it :D

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This addon isn`t working for me. Every other addon works but this one isn`t. I see that I`m not alone and I really don`t know why it isn`t working. I even tried putting it to 1st place in all addons but that didn`t change anything. I use Win XP Pro with already integrated SP3. When I extract cab and initiate installation it installs fine. What could be the problem... only thing that is different for my computer from the others is that I install my windows on D partition and I already have another XP Pro installed in C partition.

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Can you please try this one and let me know? If it works, I'll replace the one in the first post with this one. Thanks!

Language :: English (United States)

File size :: 15.87 MB (16,643,392 bytes)

MD5 :: 123F11F51E04BEC303462E52D725A101

Main :: Esnips

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Can you please try this one and let me know? If it works, I'll replace the one in the first post with this one. Thanks!

Language :: English (United States)

File size :: 15.87 MB (16,643,392 bytes)

MD5 :: 123F11F51E04BEC303462E52D725A101

Main :: Esnips

Thank you, it's working now.

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The Dutch one doesnt work. It intergrates just fine and stuff but when im in VMware Windows Live Messenger isnt installed at all (when i manual install it from SVCPack it works). But not when im installing XP Pro SP3. Maybee i could use the installer with cmdlines/installtips.

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Shark can you update this tutorial for the new Beta 9 Wave 3 plz?

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