Several days ago, I introduced Windows Messenger 9.0 Beta to you. I also put a download link of mutli-login patch there. Honestly, WLM is so nice.
But then I found some bugs come out.
With this multi-login patch, I could sign in more than one MSN id at the same time. It indeed advantaged my use. However, a problem existed. That is, I could only sign in MSN through a LAN proxy. If I connected to Internet directly, some errors would occur. And these errors would disappear through a SOCKS proxy.
Why? This problem puzzled me so much.
I tried many ways to find out what the problem was. Then I found that it was arise from the mutli-login patch. After I replaced the file which was modified by this patch with a backup file, the problem showed in the picture above disappeared. I could connect to .NET Messenger Service directly again.
One of my friends used this multi-login patch, too. And there was nothing wrong with the program running in his computer. So it was my computer that aroused this connection problem?
Did anybody encounter this problem like me?
Without the multi-login patch, I couldn’t sign in more than one MSN at the one time. Then I tried some other patches. I tried A-Patch141rc1b1_WLM.exe. Many users said it’s good. Unexpectedly, an error occurred after installing this .exe patch.
Right now I found an easy way to solve my problem. It’s UltraEdit! Open msnmsgr.exe with UltraEdit, Ctrl+G and type 0xb38d6. Then modify B7 to B6. Click on Save to make the modification take effect. Now double-click on the shortcut to Windows Live Messenger, you will find that you can sign in more than one MSN id at one time! Cool!
If you want multi-login, it’s the easiest way, I think.
To realize multi-login, download UltraEdit here.
Update on 2007/12/24
Acctually, the latest version of MSNShell which includes the function of multi-login was released five days ago. This version is available for 9.0. Many users in China like MSNShell very much. You can also try it.