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Skype 3.8.0.188 for Windows 98/ME

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Skype 3.8.0.188 for Windows 98 / ME

Installer package created by Oerg866

(C) Skype Technologies SA
(C) Microsoft Corporation

All rights belong to Microsoft Corporation.
Original modified Skype 3.8 version by Vilko

PLEASE NOTE: After starting Skype for the first time, it may take a few minutes to load the contact list and you may get an error message about your internet connection. This is normal, don't worry.

This package was created to give people a chance to connect to the Skype network from old Operating Systems like Windows 98, 98SE and ME.

It does not intend to undermine Microsoft Corporation's authority over their Skype service and exists purely for experimental and nostalgic purposes.

tl;dr please don't sue me ;_;

DISCLAIMER: I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER(S) AND/OR SKYPE ACCOUNT(S) AND ANY OTHER THINGS THAT GO WRONG

tl;dr please don't sue me either ;_;

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Edited by oerg866, 10 May 2015 - 11:35 AM.



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What does 3.8 do that the latest 9x one does?
Does it allow Microsoft ID usage?

If not I dont see the point.

Trev

Edit: I just found out that Skype 3.8.118 IS the last official supported version... so What does your version bring?

Edited by trevor89, 11 May 2015 - 12:28 PM.

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The regular skype verisons prior to 6.2 do not allow you to log in. This one does.

I should clarify:

Vilko managed to reverse engineer and modify the older skype versions to the point where they would run and connect - but not on Windows 98.

I made necessary changes for Windows 98 such as removing the portable launcher that doesn't even work with kernelex and packaging it.

Edited by oerg866, 11 May 2015 - 07:43 PM.


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Ah, ok, so the official builds of Skype have all been dissabled but this has been 'unlocked'.

Pitty it didnt allow messenger ID to be used. I used Messenger 7.0.820.0 right up till the day it stopped working (sometime last year)

I also tried 7.1, whiched worked with KEX but obviously wanted to upgrade to 2013 (wouldnt log in without doing so) and then broke.

Now Im confined to my phone for IM Conversaions.

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You can use Outlook's online interface ;)

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I did that once a long time ago, and did think about that last week, however when I tried it wouldnt load...

How do you get it to load?

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I downloaded and installed the skype package created by Oerg866, and it is working on my win-98 system with kex. I was able to create a new skype account and send a contact request to someone and it was accepted and I can conduct a skype chat session with them. However, regardless if I try a call to the contact or to the skype test account, I get a message (in big red letters) PROBLEM WITH PLAYBACK DEVICE. Under Tools - Options - Audio Settings, for each of Microphone, Speakers and Ringing, a dropdown box for each of those has 2 choices - Windows default device and C-Media Wave device. Regardless which one I choose - this Playback Device problem exists. I have all inputs in my taskbar speaker/volume control selector un-muted. I do not currently have a microphone plugged in - but I wouldn't expect that would cause this problem. ?

Under Tools - Options - Sounds, the "play this sound" function does not result in any audible sound.

Does the actual program file (skype.exe) require any specific kernelEx setting?

Does the .bat file that invokes skype (or any of the custom .cmd files that are present) require modification to restore audio functions?

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The previous version of skype that I had (that used to work a year ago before Skype changed something with their contact server) was 3.5.0.239.

Also, I'm blocking ui.skype.com in my Hosts file (I read somewhere that it would help get skype working again). Should I unblock it?

According to this screen capture: http://forums.logite...?v=mpbl-1&px=-1 I'm supposed to have a small green "Play" arrow beside the Speaker setting drop-down box. I have no such arrow.




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