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Leaked: Windows Live Messenger 8.5

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PL_    19

Mod Edit: Hey Digg! Sup?

http://www.mess.be

LEAKED: Windows Live Messenger 8.5, language trick

Inky says:

Today an internal build of Windows Live Messenger 8.5 was leaked by Messenger Addictos, a site dedicated to Windows Live Messenger and related products.

The new build includes a completely new installer system (though it appears it might need some tweaking). Messenger itself also got a complete overhaul, featuring a new UI that combines the best of Windows Live and Vista. The new build also includes several minor new features, some of which are still unknown. Unfortunately support for Plug-Ins (or "Add-Ins") has been dropped.

The leaked build is only available in Spanish at the moment, but if you managed to download it somewhere, you can copy the old language file ("msglang.dll") of Windows Live Messenger 8.1.0178 over the new one ("msglang.8.5.1235.0517.dll"). Note that the installation directory has also been changed to "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\" making the transition from MSN Messenger to Windows Live Messenger complete.

Note: The new build does not appear to be compatible with Messenger Plus!, so if you have obtained the new version somewhere then you won't be able to compete for cool prizes in the Messenger Plus! Live competition, mentioned earlier on Mess.be.

[Reported by: Chris]

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Great, it doesn't look rubbish in Vista anymore :D

Mod Edit: No discussion on where to acquire program. Discussions on subject will result in warns.

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Damo R.    29,658

Pwroar...looks good :D

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grik    24

Cool nice finding!

Thanks

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Corris    42

Ooo, I like, The main window and overall looks much better.

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mad_onion    13

it looks pretty much the same, im hoping it will change before release im hoping for more glass for vista, like yahoo messenger.

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Martyn    5

Looks pretty :)

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gentoogod123    0

Downloading now, thanx for the heads up

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Kushan    27

I used to upgrade messenger every chance I got, this was around the 6.0-7.5 days, but as soon as 8.0 came out (Windows Live Messenger), I completely lost interest. It's just got too bloated and filled with too many useless features that I'm never going to want or use (winks, packs, crap like that). The only good thing they've added recently has been off-line messaging.

I wish they'd just make it more efficient, add more USEFUL stuff instead of glossy, shiny extras I could live without =\

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Slimy    12

I like it :)

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Bobster    0

That looks niiiice! I'm waiting for a Mess Patch update or A-Patch update before I install it though.

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simmorya    0

Looks sweet. i was hoping they'd make it more vista looking soon. downloadin now.

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iSimx    0

:D looks much better

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M.F.D.K    18

Hmmm not much difference there from 8.0, any new features....?

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Tantawi    129

FINALLY!!!

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ObiWanToby    35

This is a pleasent surprise. The download link, at least for me ( is really freaking slow right now.

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medosa    0

removed. don't ask for download links.

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Damo R.    29,658
This is a pleasent surprise. The download link, at least for me <snipped> is really freaking slow right now.

Its probably getting hammered!!!

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Sillysam    1
Downloading now, thanx for the heads up

Link please?

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Slimy    12
Link please?

Links to warez are against Neowin's rules.

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Sniper101    0

looks fishy o.0 i have never known a messenger build to say 8.1 beta then version 8.5.

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+Peewee210    85

Downloading now... hope that language change works.

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Matthew S.    365

It's because it's grabbing the version number out of msglang.dll :/ atleast I think so anyways lol

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null_    4

DROOL! Wonder if this fixes some of the minor issues Windows Live Messenger 8.1 has on Windows Vista.

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troist    4
looks fishy o.0 i have never known a messenger build to say 8.1 beta then version 8.5.

its an internal build so i doubt they're going to bother updating the "about" page fully. all they need in there is the full version number in case they need it in the future.

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Slimy    12
DROOL! Wonder if this fixes some of the minor issues Windows Live Messenger 8.1 has on Windows Vista.

8.5 is meant to improve compatibility with Windows Vista.

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