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Vista Live Messenger 8.5 NEW by Stianu89 Vista Live Messenger 8.5 NEW by Stianu89
This vista skin is now included in the Windows Aero Messenger 2.0.0 pack by willz

You will need the latest msgplus release for this skin to work!

This is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Will "Willz" Ingles returns with his new and improved Windows Aero Messenger. The skin has undergone a lot of change since its previous version, Windows Aero Messenger now incorporates Vista Live Messenger as part of its design so users can now switch between both by just changing one option. The skin has be re-written so become a "theme generator". What does that mean? Well it means that users can pick out pretty much every aspect of the skin and customize it to their own personal tastes. There are literally thousands of possibilities!

Skin Includes Windows Aero Messenger and Vista Live Messenger plus 22 sub themes!

Compatible for Windows Live Messenger 8.5 ONLY

Available in:

Coming soon:

Enjoy the release!



IF you want to remove the Ads go to [link]

More Info: [link]
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Aloha1412 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
good good good
LazyN Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nice hmm jus downlaod english version for now until dutch version is availeble
waqasap Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
good skin,
Daxkramer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
awesome theme....but i need one for wm 9 :(
robotkoer Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
me too...
fullmoon481 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Zennigame02 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous, thanks a lot ^^
MileyFan09 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
sztewe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
amamzing work!
CarlMinez Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Any new version coming up? One that should work with the latest version of messenger plus. That would be great.
kaboom844 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
PLEASE make this compatible with msn 2009
MyNameIsDev Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
how am i supposed to install/apply this theme for my WLM?
aztec05 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
can somebody please post how to install this skin...thanks
ianzdro Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
can you explain it in a much much simple way....
zippelito Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
nice! :)
ZipDog11 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing skin, LOVE IT. Great work.
ZipDog11 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Is ersion 2009 version 8.5?
macosx7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
how to install this???
claudio07 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
agree with Xenn, make a darker and/or lighter scheme, and maybe previews? it takes alot of time when i have to restart wlm all the time.
kitty-362 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it*-*
amine5a5 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
hi guy i know where is the problem of the wabcam dialog !!
the problem is the skin it's for messenger version 8.1 not for version 8.5 !!!
you can open it with any program of resources vewer and look the version
Ausrif Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Could you make a Windows Vista skin for Yahoo! Messenger 9, I found a Windows Visa skin for Yahoo! Messenger but that was for an earlier version, so if you're kind enough could you make a Vista skin. I'd appreciate it if you'd be as precise as the Windows Vista. Thanx. Anyway, I love your skin for the Windows Live Messenger, too bad though I abandoned the Live Messenger a long time ago. If i still had it, I'd use your skin.
Fiskus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
wtf :o i have messenger 8.5 but it won't install... it's just a black icon and it says that it can't be opened...

what now?
claudio07 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
you need messenger plus!
Fiskus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
have that too :)
FFLJAGUAR Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
This is definitely one of the most complete skin packs available for Live Messenger that I have been able to find so far. It's loaded with features, it has a very clean layout and seems very stable on 8.5. I would have to give this 8 out of a possible 10 score.

The only reason I could not give it a 9 or 10 is the fact that there is no option in the skin to remove the annoying ads and bars at the bottom. I fully understand why the author did not include the option, however as a end user I am not concerned about the skin designers need to meet requirements to be hosted on a skin site. ([link])

I realize the author put a great deal of time and effort into this project, however what good is an skin or an app if people become frustrated and chose not use them? I know this is free and nobody is forcing anyone to use this but at some point you have to ask yourself why are you using skins anyway? to make your desktop more aesthetically appealing. I Do not find ads running on my desktop appealing and if forced to view ads or use this great skin, well I guess I will pass.
CrystalPhoenixStudio Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
The reason ad removal isn't a standard is because all skinners have to follow the guidelines set out by Messenger Plus Live's site.

"Skins that allow any of Messenger's advertisements to be hidden will not be accepted. Keep in mind that maintaining the Messenger network is neither free nor cheap for Microsoft. Advertisements are their main source of revenue, just like they are for us."

But one of the main reasons I know that this rule was put into place is to protect the guy that makes Messenger Plus. Messenger Plus has millions of users and if Plus is allowing them to remove something that makes money for Microsoft then they are more likely to come after Messenger Plus than one of the patch makers who is just one person and they would get no benefit from doing so. But then again I guess you wouldn't care if Messenger Plus was taken out by the sounds of it.

The attitude you are giving out (as well as other people that we get email from) is one of the main reasons Microsoft has placed some of the new protections schemes in Windows Live Messenger 9 which attempt to stop Messenger modifications altogether (yes including stuff like apatch and Mess Patch. Go ahead and take a look on apatch's site and you'll see mention of the protection scheme that we kind of worked out).

Its pointless rants about ads like yours that is making things worse rather than better. This skin was made just for fun and to give people a change from the norm. I could care less if people get frustrated with it since well they didn't pay for it nor have I made anything from it.

And FYI, before you went on a rant about ads in this skin you should have read the description a bit better because you can see at the bottom of the description stian wrote this:

"IF you want to remove the Ads go to [link]"

I'm only writing this in the hope that if other close minded people read this they might take the hint and actually think before posting.
miiicra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
gr8 work!
i hope you will finish it for the german version as fast as you can (;
hystericalskunk Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :heart:
I'll probably get a new computer, so this will certainly come handy. Also because you have a Portuguese version! :D
xXPainWarriorXx Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Nice work! :D
webhost101 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Thanks man Good work
farso Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Any possibilty of a Areo glass theme in the works chaps?
MangaBoy11 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
hi :)

i was wondering if you still have msn skin vista 8.1.
and if it is possible, could you send it to me?
many thanks.

(the 8.5v doesn't work for me, thats why i want the version 8.1) thanks again
Vyntresser Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I can't download this for some reason. it says it's a plsk file, or something? and my computer can't read it :(
sm0kiii Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice wrk ;)
sk8ternoz Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist
Wow. It's really cool ^^
Burnes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
LOVE It!!!
Thanks so much man!
flickr53 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
dowloand link: [link]
authenticpurity Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thank you so much ^^ I like this skin! I'm going to use it~
Astyanax0 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
The download link does not work, your site isnt loading.
indigenous-species Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
em use guys should get mcaffee site advisor
that sites downloads is full of viruses
and addware
miztaegg Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Hey thanks Ad-removing solved, for now how to use bigger display pics on contact list like yours?
Stianu89 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Hey! Its a control panel in the skin where you can change almost everything into your own skin!
miztaegg Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
How to remove those annoying Ads and text? I applied Mess patch but they still remain!
AutumnYuna Featured By Owner May 18, 2008   Photographer
How'd you customize it to have the time under the dp? The download doesn't look anything like the picture :/
HeartRoxas Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
i used this for 8.0 and 8.1 now 8.5... good job!!
NlCe Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Nice one!

I got a question tho. Is there a way to get rid of the small logo and the 'Windows Live Messenger' text on the upper left of the contacts list? Like A-Patch does it on a standard installations.
I tried your ad-remover, it didn't work for this purpose tho, neither does A-Patch with your skin.

Oh and why do all the buddy icons have much brighter heads than the rest of their bodies? x:

Despite of that the best and most complete msn messenger skin I've seen on the net. Good work :)
pullzar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
and the dutch version?
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