AIMutation 1.3.2 for Windows

by 545 Studios Pty. Ltd.

Avg. Rating 3.7 (20 votes)

File Details

File Size 2.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 33,732
Publisher 545 Studios Pty. Ltd.
Homepage AIMutation

Publisher's Description

AIMutation is a plug-in for AOL Instant Messenger version 5.x and above. It completely changes the look and feel of AIM by making use of skins. It also hides the ad windows on the buddylist window, creating an eye pleasing interface. The current version is limited to skinning the buddy list window and its menus but future releases will expand opon this and eventually skin the entire application.

Latest Reviews

partlypart

partlypart reviewed v1.3.2 on Apr 27, 2008

I still use this with AIM 5.2.3292. I don't want to use the new AOL AIM malware launching platform.

Aimuntation 1.3.2 effectively hides the ads: it seems many are still downloaded, but not rendered.

AFAIK this was the first application to offer chat logging.

Chat while away is moderately cute as is tabbed chatting.

Skins are pointless unless you're a teenage girl with a unicorn fixation or queer.

Prevent window from stealing focus makes aimutation a MUST HAVE!

Sometimes when chat windows lose focus it's difficult to see text in the top half.

When you must use AIM because many of you're friends are too dim for jabber then a chat application that focuses on chat is the way to go especially if you don't want to mess with Pidgin (formely GAIM), Miranda IM, or Psi (my favorite).

John_Doe666

John_Doe666 reviewed v1.3.2 on Dec 10, 2004

Awesome Program. I couldnt work without it sometimes. Works near flawlessly now. And best of all its FREE!

CyberInferno

CyberInferno reviewed v1.2 on Feb 11, 2004

This program is now completely, legally FREE and open-source. One of they key programmers decided to take a break from the project, and instead of trashing their hard work, the other authors made it open-source. Of course, those of us who paid $30 are a little pissed about the whole ordeal, but the author has promised to uphold our purchase and release any of his future projects at no charge to us.

xtool

xtool reviewed v0.6 on Jun 29, 2003

Free or Not, this is a Betanews website which means it's a Beta Testing area.

Test it. Find bugs. Comments about it.

Yes it does not uninstall completely and it does hung sometime. The only options I like are those removal ads, journal, and hiding those bars. Other then that, I can DO without the "Skin". Windows Theme is enough to make my eyes red.

robster2001

robster2001 reviewed v0.6 on Jun 29, 2003

At version 0.60, it's "free" only if you pay $2.95 to download it and get a serial number. If you don't pay (and download from FileForum), you wind up hung at a prompt asking for a serial number when you run AIMutation the first time. Then, when you uninstall AIMutation, it doesn't uninstall cleanly -- leaving the hook for its OCM file in AIM's config -- so that you have to uninstall AIM and reinstall it. Thanks, guys! Won't be downloading THIS again...

itsumo

itsumo reviewed v0.6 on Jun 29, 2003

All these decent (this and DeadAIM) freeware apps have now become obsolete to me. Sigh... Trillian is the answer.

geekboy2000

geekboy2000 reviewed v0.6 on Jun 29, 2003

A really nice app, but be aware that with .6, you are prompted for a serial/registration immediately after the install (at least that was *my* experience). I saw no way to proceed past the reg dialog without a serial number, but I didn't do too much investigation. I rolled back to .50.199.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth reviewed v0.4 on Apr 22, 2003

Why would anyone need for this to work with DeadAIM? It's plent fine all on its own.

smurfinaus

smurfinaus reviewed v0.32 on Mar 27, 2003

Still doesnt work with DeadAIM - wont even install Grrrrrr...

mikejd1

mikejd1 reviewed v0.32 on Mar 26, 2003

Does this work 100% with DeadAIM yet? I'm afraid to try :)

Avg. Rating 3.7 (20 votes)
Your Rating
partlypart

partlypart reviewed v1.3.2 on Apr 27, 2008

I still use this with AIM 5.2.3292. I don't want to use the new AOL AIM malware launching platform.

Aimuntation 1.3.2 effectively hides the ads: it seems many are still downloaded, but not rendered.

AFAIK this was the first application to offer chat logging.

Chat while away is moderately cute as is tabbed chatting.

Skins are pointless unless you're a teenage girl with a unicorn fixation or queer.

Prevent window from stealing focus makes aimutation a MUST HAVE!

Sometimes when chat windows lose focus it's difficult to see text in the top half.

When you must use AIM because many of you're friends are too dim for jabber then a chat application that focuses on chat is the way to go especially if you don't want to mess with Pidgin (formely GAIM), Miranda IM, or Psi (my favorite).

John_Doe666

John_Doe666 reviewed v1.3.2 on Dec 10, 2004

Awesome Program. I couldnt work without it sometimes. Works near flawlessly now. And best of all its FREE!

CyberInferno

CyberInferno reviewed v1.2 on Feb 11, 2004

This program is now completely, legally FREE and open-source. One of they key programmers decided to take a break from the project, and instead of trashing their hard work, the other authors made it open-source. Of course, those of us who paid $30 are a little pissed about the whole ordeal, but the author has promised to uphold our purchase and release any of his future projects at no charge to us.

xtool

xtool reviewed v0.6 on Jun 29, 2003

Free or Not, this is a Betanews website which means it's a Beta Testing area.

Test it. Find bugs. Comments about it.

Yes it does not uninstall completely and it does hung sometime. The only options I like are those removal ads, journal, and hiding those bars. Other then that, I can DO without the "Skin". Windows Theme is enough to make my eyes red.

robster2001

robster2001 reviewed v0.6 on Jun 29, 2003

At version 0.60, it's "free" only if you pay $2.95 to download it and get a serial number. If you don't pay (and download from FileForum), you wind up hung at a prompt asking for a serial number when you run AIMutation the first time. Then, when you uninstall AIMutation, it doesn't uninstall cleanly -- leaving the hook for its OCM file in AIM's config -- so that you have to uninstall AIM and reinstall it. Thanks, guys! Won't be downloading THIS again...

itsumo

itsumo reviewed v0.6 on Jun 29, 2003

All these decent (this and DeadAIM) freeware apps have now become obsolete to me. Sigh... Trillian is the answer.

geekboy2000

geekboy2000 reviewed v0.6 on Jun 29, 2003

A really nice app, but be aware that with .6, you are prompted for a serial/registration immediately after the install (at least that was *my* experience). I saw no way to proceed past the reg dialog without a serial number, but I didn't do too much investigation. I rolled back to .50.199.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth reviewed v0.4 on Apr 22, 2003

Why would anyone need for this to work with DeadAIM? It's plent fine all on its own.

smurfinaus

smurfinaus reviewed v0.32 on Mar 27, 2003

Still doesnt work with DeadAIM - wont even install Grrrrrr...

mikejd1

mikejd1 reviewed v0.32 on Mar 26, 2003

Does this work 100% with DeadAIM yet? I'm afraid to try :)

betasun

betasun reviewed v0.32 on Mar 26, 2003

very nice ....

oopl

oopl reviewed v0.31 on Mar 8, 2003

Says it can't co-exist with DeadAim. 1 Star till they resolve this issue.

MadEx2k2

MadEx2k2 reviewed v0.21b on Feb 20, 2003

Hey Xpachaco, that's probably caused from running the latest beta of AIM. I installed the latest beta (after IM prompted me to update), and I had the same problem as you described. Go back to the latest final release from their website and it should work fine.

MadEx2k2

MadEx2k2 reviewed v0.2 Beta on Feb 16, 2003

Wicked program! Now it just needs a few more dedicated skinners.

Aikouka

Aikouka reviewed v0.1 Beta on Feb 4, 2003

I have had no problems with this beta so far. It works well and more skins are available at http://545.deskmod.com. It works well along with DeadAIM and the skins are very nice. Almost makes AIM as good as Trillian! Except I have to agree, if someone could add the ability to rename your contacts, it would be great.

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