''AIM will be discountinued on December 15th 2017''


You know what that means?


Escargot Online Instant Messenger



escargot wasn’t made in a day, it’ll probably be hard to balance doing aim escargot and msn escargot


i know that, have you never heard of


Just recently heard that AIM’s dying…

On the good side, we’ll actually have an AIM server, but on the bad side, we’ll sure miss the original AIM servers.

And don’t get me started on the newer AIM versions.


same can be said about other IM Clients, such as:
Windows Live Messenger 2012
Yahoo! Messenger (the newer ones)
and AIM just looks bad, (the old ones, Example: AIM 5/6, look good)


if there is anyone out there voting against this, you may want to hurry up and clone that server. until then there is nothing to be done about this as there is no replacement for the AIM Chat program.


December 15th not 16th


you may want to hurry up and clone that server.

All AIM runs on is an OSCAR server, the same server used to communicate with ICQ. All you’d probably need is to get it to work somehow.


The TOC protocol, or Talk to OSCAR protocol, was a protocol used by some third-party AOL Instant Messenger clients and several clients that AOL produced itself. Sometime near August 19, 2005, AOL discontinued support for the protocol and no longer uses it in any of the instant messaging clients it actively maintains, such as its Windows and Mac clients for the AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ systems. However, it once did produce several of its own TOC clients, including TiK and TAC which are written in Tcl/Tk, TNT which is written in Emacs Lisp, all of which are open source, and a Java client originally called TIC which later became the Quick Buddy web applet. AOL also provided the TOC protocol specification openly to developers in the hopes that they will use it instead of the proprietary OSCAR protocol they use themselves. In July 2012, AOL turned off the TOC2 servers and it is no longer possible to connect to AIM using this protocol.[1]

TOC was an ASCII-based protocol, while OSCAR is a binary protocol. In addition, TOC contained fewer features than its OSCAR counterpart. OSCAR provides such functionality as buddy icons, file transfer, and advertising.

so there you have it.


Oscar is the only server running AOL’s programed server right now. so unless it’s cloned (they changed a portion of it to match their new messenger which is the one they have right now current release) there probably won’t be much that we could do this point other than use the old version of oscar.