MessPatch Light: renovated, integrated, and updated

Posted on September 18th, 2008
Itching to tweak the new Windows Live Messenger 9 Beta? Your prayers have been answered! While Mess Patch is still being cooked up, MessPatch Light is ready for serving.

After almost a year of no updates, you can now get back in action with the new MessPatch Light: integrated into the website (for all of you popuphobic messers) and updated to work with the new beta (build 14.0.5027.908) released just a couple of days ago.

So what's new you ask?
- Updated to work with Windows Live Messenger 14.0.5027.908.
- Added "Remove partner links" option for versions 8.5.x and 9.0.x.
- Fixed "Disable Windows Live Spaces Integration" for all versions.

Big daddy Mess Patch is being impeded by some restrictions introduced in the new release, meanwhile you can get your patch on with the new MessPatch Light (also known as messy-poo ;))

PS: As a side effect of the aforementioned "restrictions", MessPatch Light will not remove the advertisement banner from the contact list. The text advertisement in the conversation windows however, is unaffected.

MessPatch Light updated for 9.0 Beta

Posted on December 13th, 2007
After a week's delay of Mess Patch's release, it's unfortunate to say that Mess Patch is still in the works... Bear with us messers, the release is going to be worth the wait ;)

In case you need Mess Patch like a drug, then we are offering a smaller doze with MessPatch Light, which has just been updated for the new 9.0 beta build (and all future 9.0 releases).

Announcing Mess Patch for 8.5 Final

Posted on November 7th, 2007
The eagerly-awaited Mess Patch for the newly (pre-)released Windows Live Messenger 8.5 final is out! Apart from the usual batch of fixes and improvements, the Disable All Spaces Integration option has been fixed and unfortunately, the CustoMess button had to be removed due to some changes in this new build.

On a sidenote, you are encouraged to post your suggestions and feedback on the forum since I am planning another release with a long feature request list that I haven't had the time to investigate.

UPDATE: It seems messers were looking for the Translucent Dashboard option and weren't able to find it. That's because it has been replaced by a new option which makes the conversation window's top toolbar like that of the contact list, which I thought would be more fit for the new 8.5 GUI. Check the screenshot on the right.

MessPatch Light works for 8.5 Final

Posted on November 6th, 2007
While we are still adding the ingredients of our famous Mess Patch recipe, you can enjoy a taste from MessPatch Light, the universal and basic version of Mess Patch. It has been tested and is confirmed to be fully compatible with the latest Windows Live Messenger 8.5 Final (8.5.1302.1018).

When will Mess Patch be ready you ask? Within a few hours is the best time estimate that can be given right now, but make sure that anything you have to wait for is always twice is pleasurable ;)

PS: Using MessPatch Light will not require that you restore backups to be able to use Mess Patch once it's out, since Mess Patch does that automatically before patching so try it out... it's risk-free.

Mess Patch gets its own little nutshell

Posted on October 1st, 2007
A little less than 3 years old, Mess Patch has finally earned its place on the web. After all, the patch has grown and it shows: there's been a patch issued for almost every version of Messenger released since 7.0 beta, and with five generations of releases and around 6 million downloads, we feel it's about time to open up a website that specializes with Mess Patch exclusively. Still mess.be. Still 80+ features strong. Still messing.

Anything and everything you need to know and get for Mess Patch: News, Updates, Development, Downloads and lame jokes are here. And if you feel like you’ve got something to say but no one’s listening, you can post your feedback, bug reports, suggestions, and feature requests on the Mess Patch forum.

So from now on, http://patch.mess.be is home of Messenger's ultimate toolkit. Bookmark it. Tell your friends about it. Shout it from the rooftops. Write it on a restroom wall near you! (If you actually get around to doing just that, please take a photo and send it to propsmesspatch.com ;)