MSN Messenger on MAC OS(PowerPC) [Instruction]

#1

Hello everybody. Umm, I have PowerPC Mac with Mac OS X Tiger. How can i make msn messenger work on Mac OS X 10.4.11? (PowerPC Architecture). I found this http://dity.wikia.com/wiki/MSN_Messenger and tried to patch MSN Messenger 3.0 for Mac following this instruction but it doesn’t work.

UPD.
MSN Messenger for Mac works! :stuck_out_tongue:

This is instruction for PowerPC Macintosh or Macintosh with Mac OS X 10.6 owners. If you have Intel Macintosh on Mac OS X 10.7+, please, use Wine to run MSN Messenger 8.5 or 8.1. Here instruction for PowerPC Macintosh and Mac OS X 10.6 owners:

Download MSN Messenger: MSN Messenger for Mac.zip (741.4 KB)
Go to the Terminal and write:

sudo nano /private/etc/hosts

Add the following line:

35.185.200.209 messenger.hotmail.com

Press CTRL+O, after Enter and close the window. Then open MSN Messenger and login in. :stuck_out_tongue:

#2

#3

Escargot was never patched for macOS versions.

#4

But i’m found people who patched mac os version of msn messenger

#5

The only way that Escargot would be run on macOS would be Wine (Judging by some people who were able to patch Escargot for Linux distros), but that requires later versions of macOS.

Where is the source?

#6

Okay



#7

Your post is referring about Messenger 3… So that won’t work. 1.3 could work but receving and sending messages won’t work.

#8

But

And this site says: “Escargot support MSN Messenger for Mac v3.0

#9

If you want to test this, add the following line to /etc/hosts

35.185.201.91 messenger.hotmail.com

#10

Messenger:mac 3.0 wasn’t released for Mac OS Classic. In fact, the versions released aren’t separated by Classic Environment/OS X compatibility. Can you at least double-check your claims first?

#11

Then why one post said “it crashes” on Messenger:mac 3.0 and then a “issue” on gitlab says that yes, indeed it works…

The gitlab issue was made on June 2017, back when Escargot was still new,
The post was made on December 2018. So what got broken up in that 18 month period?

#12

That had nothing to do with my post…

Anyways, are you talking about this?

Because that was about 1.3, not 3.0. And 1.3 crashed for me on SheepShaver, too, which I predict is no more that an emulation bug. Regardless, please read what I say before you ramble on.

#13

Did you read that post?

#14

Yes, but the main focus of the thread was about Messenger:mac 1.3. Also, note how the OP says that 3.x freezes during the authentication process? That just means it isn’t usable due to something wrong happening in the login process, which is easily fixable.

#15

Just in case I have Mac OS X Tiger, not classic.

#16

Oh my god, MSN Messenger works! Escargot IP is 35.185.200.209, not 35.185.201.91 (I tried to ping m1.escargot.log1p.xyz)

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#17

How can I use it?

#18

version of macintosh pls?

#19

Download MSN Messenger: MSN Messenger for Mac.zip (741.4 KB)
Go to the Terminal and write:

sudo nano /private/etc/hosts

Add the following line:

35.185.200.209 messenger.hotmail.com

Press CTRL+O, after Enter and close the window. Then open MSN Messenger and login in. :stuck_out_tongue:

#20

Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 on PowerMac G4 MDD