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 Update: Custom MSN Messenger Games
Update: Custom MSN Messenger Games

dwergs says ( 13 Sep 2003 ):

 

With the help of neil, a new Launch Menu is available for the custom MSN Messenger 6 games. The patcher itself has been improved in different ways: it checks on running Messenger instances, auto-updates the config files and is capable of handling both MSN v6.0 and v6.1. Finally, a couple of cosmetic changes were made to various custom games.



 The Man In Black Rests In Peace
The Man In Black Rests In Peace

dwergs says ( 12 Sep 2003 ):

 

Today, singer Johnny Cash, one of country music's most enduring stars, has died aged 71. I discovered Cash only recently through his genius cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" (country is far from hot in Belgium) and became a fan of his musical approach and attitude instantly. He become as famous for his image as an outlaw figure, for playing in prisons and creating the myth of the Man in Black, his semi-official nickname.

I made 4 Johnny Cash display pictures as a tribute to this true legend.



 Added: MSN Messed Edition - a full Mess.be skin
Added: MSN Messed Edition - a full Mess.be skin

dwergs says ( 12 Sep 2003 ):

 

Here's Rolando again with -according to his own words- the best skin he's ever done! Co´ncidence or not, it's a Mess.be skin called MSN Messed Edition and should be applied to MSN Messenger 6.1.0114 BETA.

"Consider it a thank you tribute for making me have over 1500 downloads of Urban MSN :)", says Rolando in his e-mail. Well, thank you very much for thanking us like this, man! :D

Download MSN Messed Edition. And pay a visit to this skin's creator homepage, Roland Underground.



 IM Firms React to MSN Licensing Effort
IM Firms React to MSN Licensing Effort

dwergs says ( 12 Sep 2003 ):

 

As you've all heard, Microsoft is requiring that Messenger users install the latest version of the software, which uses a different and more secure authentication procedure. But the company also is forcing developers of third-party IM software, which enables users to connect to the .NET Messenger Service, to pursuing a license for access. Microsoft will follow-up with vendors who have filled out the form "on a case-by-case basis."

Creators of those unofficial MSN Messenger clients, like Trillian and GAIM react in this article.

[thanks to Colin for the correction]



 Added: 7 New Emoticon Fonts
Added: 7 New Emoticon Fonts

dwergs says ( 11 Sep 2003 ):

 

Provided by Dolby from the stunning Piranhax.com site, here are se7en new emoticon fonts for MSN Messenger 6:

- 2kx Network emoticon font >> download
- Cheater Strike emoticon font >> download
- Digital Sharks emoticon font >> download
- Mess.be Futured emoticon font >> download
- Paralyze emoticon font >> download
- Piranhax emoticon font >> download
- Pixel Breezer emoticon font >> download

Wonderful job, Dolby!



 New FREE(ze) Screensaver: 3D Aquarium
New FREE(ze) Screensaver: 3D Aquarium

dwergs says ( 11 Sep 2003 ):

 

The free screensaver of the month is a 3D living marine aquarium simulation. Download for free.



 Terrorism sucks! MSN Display Pictures to commemorate 9/11/01
Terrorism sucks! MSN Display Pictures to commemorate 9/11/01

dwergs says ( 11 Sep 2003 ):

 

I wish to express the deepest sympathy for the thousands of victims in the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington exactly two years ago. I extend sincerest condolences to the families and friends of those who died in the tragic event.

I have made a couple of display pictures you can use in MSN Messenger to show you're commemorating this black day in history.

This day is entirely dedicated to the WTC & Pentagon disaster. But when today is over, please never forget that thousands of people die every single day from starvation and needless warfare. Did you know you can donate food by just clicking. For completely free donations, we also recommend FreeDonation.com.



 New Sponsor: MyEmoticons.com
New Sponsor: MyEmoticons.com

dwergs says ( 10 Sep 2003 ):

 

After three successive months of continuous support, our previous sponsor Instant Albert ("the buddy that pays") will be followed by My Emoticons. Yeah, they're the generous people that gave away 300 free pins last month to Messers that wanted to beta-test the software. Recently they've launched a new version of their site with more custom emoticons, display picture builders and emoticons pics!

I would like to thank people like sicknote from the Urban Music Forum, Hagai and Paul for supporting us and making this website possible!



 Mood Display Pictures compo closed
Mood Display Pictures compo closed

dwergs says ( 09 Sep 2003 ):

 

The moods display pictures competition is now closed for entries. The winners will be announced as soon as we can send out the prizes from our great sponsor 5inch.com.

You can still win a paid upgrade to your free .TK domain if you link to Mess.be accordingly.



 New MsgPlugins DB finally online
New MsgPlugins DB finally online

Wolkje says ( 09 Sep 2003 ):

 

As I posted before DjMystic and others were working on their own MsgPlus 2 plugins database, only they had problems with their webspace. But now they finally created a small database at this place! Currently hosting StuffPlug, NowPlaying and some more.



 New Poll: Downloading from Mess.be
New Poll: Downloading from Mess.be

dwergs says ( 09 Sep 2003 ):

 

In the past, certain Messers have reported having trouble downloading patches, addons, etc. from Mess.be (I'm NOT talking display pictures & emoticons here!).

I'm wondering if problems still occur today. So try to download a file to find out (this one for example) and let us know in the poll.



 Added: Urban MSN Skin for MSN Messenger 6.1.0114 BETA
Added: Urban MSN Skin for MSN Messenger 6.1.0114 BETA

dwergs says ( 09 Sep 2003 ):

 

Rolando released the first MSN Messenger 6.1 BETA skin that we know of. Urban MSN -based on Foood's famous icon set- is a full skin replacing most of the integrated MSN Messenger images. It works kinda like a patch and requires a previous installation of MSN Messenger 6.1.0114 BETA.

Download Urban MSN Skin now!

Rolando has also updated his 'older' Neowin & Penguin skins for the recent beta. Find them here!



 Small Update to MsgPlus
Small Update to MsgPlus

Wolkje says ( 09 Sep 2003 ):

 

Patchou released a small bugfix for his MsgPlus. The fix clears some bugs and problems related to the use of MsgPlus with MSN Messenger 6.1. Apart from that, the QuickText feature has been improved too, and some other functions have been.

Better go get it at msgplus.net or from our downloads.

[Thanks to Patchou for fixing and reporting the new build to me]



 DestructiveChild v2.0 is here and recruiting mods
DestructiveChild v2.0 is here and recruiting mods

dwergs says ( 08 Sep 2003 ):

 

DestructiveChild, one of the most popular chatbots on MSN Messenger, has been reprogrammed and after a couple of days of absence, it has returned on stage. Add destructivechild $ hotmail.com (replace $ with @) and just chat & have fun with the bot or play word games live against other users.

With hundreds of users, DestructiveChild is now in need of a few more moderators. If you spend a lot of time on MSN Messenger being absolutely bored and you are a competent and helpful person, maybe you should consider applying for a mod job by adding the bot (if you haven't done so already) and sending it a message like this:

/message [Your name] [E-mail] [Age] [Country] [Average Time Online per Day] [The reason why you should be moderator]

You will be contacted if you're accepted.



 Microsoft faking its screenshots? ;)
Microsoft faking its screenshots? ;)

dwergs says ( 08 Sep 2003 ):

 

MagicMarc noticed some illogicalness in a screenshot made by Microsoft to promote MSN Messenger 6. Just see if you can spot the incoherence yourself (tips: font colors & To:).

Ah well, no big deal. Nowadays it seems like everybody's faking their ads.



 .NET Messenger Terms of Use Revised
.NET Messenger Terms of Use Revised

dwergs says ( 08 Sep 2003 ):

 

Timothy just told me that the internal MSN Messenger site features an updated copy of the .NET Messenger Terms of Use, Licenses and Notices, revised August 2003 (the previous revision dates from May 2001).

It looks like this recent alteration is not to be considered official yet because it refers to itself as to be found at messenger.microsoftmsn.com/Help/Terms.aspx. However, microsoftmsn.com is not owned by Microsoft itself (yet?), but by a cybersquatter.

Two changes to the ToS I've noticed at first glance:
- "You may not authorize any third party to access and/or use the Service on your behalf using any automated process such as a BOT, a spider or periodic caching of information stored by Microsoft on your behalf without a separate written agreement with Microsoft."

- "Microsoft may, but is not required to, provide you with customer support.

By the look of the internal page, this ToS will likely appear in a popup Ó la the MSN Today one when a passport first signs into MSN Messenger.



 Look out for the stampede: It's Elephants version 3
Look out for the stampede: It's Elephants version 3

dwergs says ( 08 Sep 2003 ):

 

The Mess.be recommended ItsElephants.com has got a brand new layout and a brand new bag of MSN 6 emoticon fonts:

- Silver Surfer emoticon font by Oliver
- iGirl emoticon font by Joe
- Water emoticon font by Joe
- Runes emoticon font by MNeMoNiCuZ
- Spooks emoticon font by Oliver
- Alien emoticon font by Joe
- Zebra emoticon font by Oliver
- Cyber emoticon font by MNeMoNiCuZ

Lovely job guys!

[Found at: ItsElephants.com]



 Mess Blackout on Monday 8th of September
Mess Blackout on Monday 8th of September

dwergs says ( 08 Sep 2003 ):

 

And we're back!



 Added: Jnrzloader for MSN Messenger 6.1.0114 BETA
Added: Jnrzloader for MSN Messenger 6.1.0114 BETA

dwergs says ( 07 Sep 2003 ):

 

Jnrzloader, a small utility that allows you to invisibly sign into MSN Messenger (starting in Appear Offline mode) and lets you run multiple instances of the program simultaneously (aka polygamy) has just been released for MSN Messenger 6.1.0114. Download it here.



 CE/DP database growing!
CE/DP database growing!

Wolkje says ( 07 Sep 2003 ):

 

Since the launch of the Custom Emoticon / Display Pictures database, it has grown beyond expectations. At the moment we host more than 6000 pictures/emoticons.

But as with all big things, problems occur, and ours is the hard-coded limit to simultaneous MySQL queries. We are trying to do as much as we can to solve this.

In the meantime we want you to take a bit more care in what you send us. We noticed that we are receiving a lot of bad pictures with wrong sizes, and animated emoticons. So just to remind all of you, here are the rules:

- Put the image in the correct category.
- Emoticons have a 19x19 size, and display pictures 96x96.
- Animated emoticons can not be imported as such and will be removed.

Please have patience when trying to enter the database, and take the above points in account when posting more pictures. Thanks messers!

[Thx to ZiPP for the idea on a post]



 New MsgPlus version 2.21 out!
New MsgPlus version 2.21 out!

Wolkje says ( 07 Sep 2003 ):

 

Yesterday Patchou completed yet another version of the famous MsgPlus addon! This one is now compatible with MSN 6.1 Beta so everyone can enjoy both 6.1 and Plus!

Apart from the compatibility, there are no major updates to the addon, so rush now, and download MsgPlus 2.21 now!

Thanks to Patchou himself for reporting!



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