Skypekit fix

A hero by the name of “Hero” has posted a thread in the official Trillian help site.
https://help.trillian.im/discussions/windows/25527-unofficial-fix-skype
https://forums.ceruleanstudios.com/showthread.php?t=109703

I have installed the newer v4.1.2 (skypekit41_noid.exe) later added to the page he refers to, and now have it working again.
http://skype-open-source.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/real-gateway-to-skype-network.html (Web Archive link)
Downloads are magnet hashes, so you need a modern p2p client to fetch them.
I used “Shareaza 2” so now they are available on all the other major networks.

Simply download and rename to “skypekit.exe” then replace the original.
I used the newest Trillian skype.dll I have (5.4.0.16). Get the full trillian-v5.4.0.16.exe and update on top of that.
Expect this to be temporary, but for now it is working.

Try the newer “skypekit41_noid.exe” first, but if that does not work, try the older “skypekit37_noid.exe

Alternative Magnet including ed2k

 


 

Micro$oft have finally had the  skype-open-source.blogspot and part of github.com/skypeopensource accounts suspended, so I am making sure external Skype access is still available to those that do not want the bloated original taking up all the desktop.
The authors email: skypeopensource at gmail dot com

A reminder from the past.

“Skyper is a software company focusing on next generation resource sharing for mobile communications based on peer-to-peer technology and viral marketing.
The company will launch Skyper 1.0 during 2003.
Skyper was founded by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the founders of KaZaA, and received funding from Draper Investment Company.
In short: Stay tuned for the next phenonemon from the people who brought you KaZaA.”
http://wayback.archive.org/web/20030709014201/http://www.skype.com

Skype was invented to take away the dominance of the Telecom companies, but since being sold has become a tool to aid its owners dominance in that sector.
Time for a new Skyper.


 SkypeWeb

Pidgin https://github.com/EionRobb/skype4pidgin/tree/master/skypeweb 
Miranda http://trac.miranda-ng.org/browser/trunk/protocols/SkypeWeb 

 


 Useful Skype extras if you use the real thing.
http://www.msgplus.net/Features/Messenger-Plus-For-Skype

http://mattleppala.com/secure-skype-otr/

http://www.miranda-ng.org/p/SkypeClassic
http://addons.miranda-im.org/index.php?action=display&id=38

http://wayback.archive.org/web/20140904201349/http://skype-open-source.blogspot.co.uk/2014_09_01_archive.html

skype 6x dll  – skype 6 “special” offline installer

Ageing techno-hippy armed with a radio show and not afraid to use it.

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  1. Well its been a week, and I noticed something that you might find interesting about this version of skypekit. I used the 41 version this entire week and noticed some odd activity that peerblock was blocking namely time warner telecom. I downloaded TCP view to check what was trying to send the data and found this: http://i.imgur.com/0ez2ZuL.png

    Looks really sketchy to me. I’d say something about it myself on the Trillian forums, but it appears I never made an account and registration is disabled.

    EDIT: Looks like skype itself connects to a lot of those (maybe all of those) services too. The Skypekit version might not be doing something bad, but its weird to know skype connects to all those services….

  2. Opps sorry I haven’t logged in for a week.

    Why would that not surprise me !
    Unfortunately the only disabled part is the sending of the ID to M$
    I will add a note to my post over there, thanks.

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