Plus! 4.80 released; thoughts on 5.0 start

Messenger Plus! Live 4.80 has left the Public Beta state and is now available for free download. It features full compatibility with Windows Live Messenger 2009, including scripts and skins.

Free Download: Messenger Plus! Live 4.80.356 (4.80 MB)

For those of you interested, here are the most important parts of the changelog:

  • This version is entirely compatible with the final version of Windows Live Messenger 2009 (build 1202). Yes, that includes chat logging, emotion sounds, skins, scripts and so on :-).
  • The new UIB encoded version of the windows’ styles and definitions is completely supported by Messenger Plus!.
  • Compatibility with all previous beta versions of Windows Live Messenger 9/14/2009 has been removed (more than a year of betas for this one!).
  • Messenger Plus! now displays many of its windows using the specific color selected for each contact. Display pictures are also displayed in contact related popup notifications (can be turned off in the preferences).
  • The Contact Information window now displays an animation for animated display pictures.
  • When chatting in a group in Messenger 2009, whenever possible, Messenger Plus! creates a single chat log file associated to the group.
  • Windows 7 is now properly reported by (!VER). Messenger Plus! is currently reported to work on this OS.
  • A couple of things have been improved internally to ensure the reliability of the sound modules in Messenger Plus! (especially when using emotion sounds).

Thoughts on Messenger Plus! Live 5.0

  • What are features you would like to see in Messenger?
  • What have you been missing all the time, even with Messenger Plus?

Be creative and tell your ideas. Whatever you have in mind ā€“ post a comment and let us know.

One comment

  1. what about an avatar?

    everything has got ’em now and it would be a bit of fun to customize it etc.

    as well as that idea i thought that maybe a better desktop icon that allows you to see who’s online and allows you to change your status

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