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 Preview: Improved Custom Names in Messenger Plus! 3.40
Preview: Improved Custom Names in Messenger Plus! 3.40

dwergs says ( 27 Nov 2004 ):

 

Nowadays Patchou is spending a lot of time working on Messenger Plus! 3.40 (aka "the MSN Messenger 7 compatible version!"). Today we can give you a sneak peek at what's been added in the Custom Names department, where YOU decide how contacts appear in your contact list.

- Special formatting options (bold, italic, color) can be set for each name and using the usual shortcuts (note that you can also simply leave the current name and color it the way you want);
- Automatically add the original name after the custom name (in grey);
- The new preferences panel allows to quickly change the names of every contact by pressing Enter in the name edit box.

>> Want a visual? Take a look at the preview.

[Reported by: saralk]



 Updated: MessengerDiscovery 2.6.2
Updated: MessengerDiscovery 2.6.2

dwergs says ( 26 Nov 2004 ):

 

messenger discoveryMessengerDiscovery was updated to 2.6.2 by its creator, ecko_complex (aka effekt). Like 2.6.1, this update is purely a bug fix release:

- Incoming P4 error fixed;
- Fixed messed up formatting with !imitate;
- Fixed !fakeapp;
- Better Bot2k3 support;
- Fixed Bot2k3.net bug;
- Corrected many typos;

>> Download (or find out more about) MessengerDiscovery v2.6.2

Note: The addon is still not MSN Messenger 7 compatible, but version 3 -planned for January or Febuary- will be. Read more about this version in ecko_complex's development blog.

[Reported by: ipab]



 MSN Messenger having trouble speaking Korean
MSN Messenger having trouble speaking Korean

dwergs says ( 26 Nov 2004 ):

 

south korea flag msn display pictureMicrosoft's Korean unit said today some users have been unable to use Korean language fonts in MSN Messenger because of a software problem.

The glitch has left some customers unable to input Korean characters into instant messages for the past 10 days, Microsoft Korea said after first denying for several days that problems existed. The exact cause of the software problem has yet to be identified, but the U.S. headquarters has been notified and is trying to fix the problem.

A Microsoft Korea official said he does not know how many customers have been affected. This is the third time this year that MSN Messenger has suffered technical problems in South Korea.

[Source: The Korea Times]



 Updated: SpeedyMSN 2 Beta 3
Updated: SpeedyMSN 2 Beta 3

dwergs says ( 25 Nov 2004 ):

 

SpeedyMSN 2 is now in its third beta, which means support for MSN Messenger v7.0.0425 BETA. Changes:

- Font/emoticon/background bar back to MSN Messenger 6 style;
- Yellow/red dots replacing away/busy/blocked icon;
- Some small bugs are fixed (others still need to be fixed).

>> Browse SpeedyMSN 2 BETA 3.



 New in CustoMess: CookyBoy Emoticons
New in CustoMess: CookyBoy Emoticons

dwergs says ( 24 Nov 2004 ):

 

cookyboy emoticonsJust like with Mess.be's Freemoticons, one of the important goals of our CustoMess for MSN Messenger project is to fight back the exploitation of young graphic artists that has been going on ever since companies started to SELL MSN emoticons.

Take the CookyBoy Emoticons for example, which we've just added to CustoMess. They are an object of serious mistreatment as they are being redistributed as a pay-per-download package without the original creator, keagle13, ever seeing some sort of recompensation. Not that it was his intention to make money out of the emoticons he created: when asked he said he wanted to design emoticons "just for fun". With CustoMess for MSN Messenger we're bringing them back to the people as originally intended... and you can expect a lot more emoticon and display picture packs to be "liberated" ;)

This is far from the first case of what I call emoploitation. Other examples include the Cyclop emoticons by MNeMoNiCuZ and the Emoticon Extender Pack 2 by JPLyn which is still being illegally sold, infringing international copyright law. If you decide to pay for MSN Messenger content at all, just be careful what you buy. Thousands of MSN Emoticons and MSN Display Pictures are available for FREE at Mess.be, and the very best if available straight from CustoMess for MSN Messenger which even adds the images to your MSN Messenger account "automagically".

customess for msn messenger >> Download CustoMess for MSN Messenger v1.0 RC 1.



 Added: Tobey Maguire and Jessica Alba MSN Display Pictures
Added: Tobey Maguire and Jessica Alba MSN Display Pictures

dwergs says ( 24 Nov 2004 ):

 

jessica alba msn display picturesI admit: I used to watch many episodes of The New Adventures of Flipper when it was on TV. Many male messers out there will know exactly why. Jessica Alba. lpchick uploaded a bunch of MSN Display Pictures of the gorgeous actress, together with some of Spiderman star, Tobey Maguire.

>> Browse 63 Jessica Alba MSN Display Pictures.

>> Browse 39 Tobey Maguire MSN Display Pictures.

>> Like lpchick, we invite you to participate in our 2nd Display Picture Compo.



 Updated: Custom Games Patch for MSN Messenger 7
Updated: Custom Games Patch for MSN Messenger 7

dwergs says ( 23 Nov 2004 ):

 

custom msn messenger games patchFor MSN Messenger 7.0.0425 beta-testers who haven't applied the latest Mess Patch but are interested in playing new and exciting games through MSN Messenger every now and then, here's an update to the Custom Games Patch. Version 1.0.5 of Koen's patch is backwards compatible with all MSN Messenger 6 versions but adds support for the latest 7.0.0425 build. The patch also comes with an option to add the Messenger Plus! and Neowin tabs.

Some small changes in the menu: Nike Ole has been removed and PegBall & 4Across Birds have been moved to the new MSN Sporkle games.

>> Download Custom Games Patch v1.0.5 (MSN Messenger 7.0.0425 compatible).



 Wear your MSN Display Pictures: Holiday Promotions
Wear your MSN Display Pictures: Holiday Promotions

dwergs says ( 22 Nov 2004 ):

 

kill bill t-shirtOne of our partners in the Wear your MSN Display Picture section is running interesting Holiday promotions. T-Shirts (or any other Splitreason product) make excellent Christmas gifts for friends, family or even yourself. Now for a limited time when you order three t-shirts the fourth one is free! And/or when you buy two hoodies, you will get a free beanie!

Both offers apply to Splitreason products and do not expire until December 31st, but order early so the package can be shipped in time!

>> Browse all MSN Display Pictures you can wear.



 Give me your real name, I'll Wu-Tang it up
Give me your real name, I'll Wu-Tang it up

dwergs says ( 22 Nov 2004 ):

 

rest in peace, old dirty bastardOoooh baby, do you like it raaaaawwwwww? Then enter the Wu-Tang with our Wu-Tang MSN Nickname Generator, revamped as a tribute to Ol' Dirty Bastard who deceased on November 13th.


>> Enter the Wu-Tang MSN Nickname Generator.

>> Have a laugh with our other MSN Nickname Generators.

>> Check out his absolutely brilliant Baby, I Got Your Money video featuring Kelis.



 New in CustoMess: Dark Abstract Backgrounds
New in CustoMess: Dark Abstract Backgrounds

dwergs says ( 21 Nov 2004 ):

 

dark abstract backgrounds for MSN MessengerAfter the massive success of Timothy's Abstract Backgrounds pack (download by almost 1 out of every 3 CustoMess for MSN Messenger users), he's back with an even moodier Dark Abstract Backgrounds pack. You can easily import these conversation backgrounds into your MSN Messenger 7 account using our free CustoMess for MSN Messenger application, no strings attached.

customess for msn messenger >> Download CustoMess for MSN Messenger v1.0 RC 1.



 JamesBond@hotmail.co.uk... going once, going twice
JamesBond@hotmail.co.uk... going once, going twice

dwergs says ( 21 Nov 2004 ):

 

MSN has pre-registered over 50 of the most desirable new email addresses (think: jamesbond@hotmail.co.uk, queen@hotmail.co.uk & superman@hotmail.co.uk) and donated them to the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). These accounts will be auctioned off on eBay for charity.

Buyers can bid for specific hotmail.co.uk addresses from the following categories: film character icons, cultural names, most popular baby names, nick names, seasonal names and media names. With still 7 days left, JamesBond@hotmail.co.uk for instance is already going for 2,050.00 (about $3,800 US) at the time of writing.

>> Visit the Ebay Auction page.

[Reported by: Dan & Quoix]

NOTE: Microsoft claims 2.5 billion spam messages are blocked every day before they arrive in our Hotmail inboxes. I hope they're right, because e-mail spam spiders are probably enjoying all the online publicity these auctions are getting... Think about it :S

NOTE #2: With this action, Microsoft will probably inspire account squatters to do the same thing but with less generous intentions.

Oh and by the way, anyone interested in agent double o' behave's austinpower@hotmail.co.uk? Only 2000!

(just joking).



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