AIM Tricks

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* NOTE: On AIM 4.7+, you have to copy the text from another location like Windows Notepad.
This was discovered by Xak when AIM 4.7 first came out in BETA. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AOL Instant Messenger - General Tricks
3 SNs w/o Cloning Use the aim.exe, http://toc.oscar.aol.com, http://toc.oscar.aol.com/aimexpress/content.html
***NOTE: You can keep opening the webpages over and over for more clones.***
Buddy Icon Sound Rename a *.WAV file to Picture.id. Load it as your buddy icon. ('My AIM' -> 'Edit Options' -> 'Edit Preferences...' -> 'Buddy Icon'), and browse your PC for the *.WAV you renamed to Picture.id. Select it as your buddy icon. When it's clicked, it will play the sound.
***Note: Only works with *.WAV files less than 7KB.***
Buddy's Away MSG Look at your buddy's profile while they are away.
Buddy's Other SNs Goto: 'People' -> 'Find A Buddy' -> 'By E-Mail Address...', Type in their E-Mail Address and click 'Next'.
Hex Cloning Download Hex Workshop 3.1
Open the aim.exe in Hex Workshop, and use search by Text String (Ctrl+F) to find the following text string:
'_Oscar_AppMutex'
When you find this text on the right hand side of the screen replace the period at the end with any character or number.
*** Ex: Before: '_Oscar_AppMutex.' After: '_Oscar_AppMutex1' ***
ICQ# on AIM Log on to AIM using your ICQ# and password. You can chat, but not IM.
***Note: Works on AIM 2.1***
Idle/Away Hide 1.) Goto: 'My AIM' -> 'Edit Options' -> 'Edit Preferences...'
2.) Under 'Privacy', uncheck 'Allow users to see...how long I've been Idle'.
3.) Under 'Idle', type what you want your Idle message to be. Check the 'When Idle auto respond with:' box.
Lookups IM 'SmarterChild' and type in 'help'. Then follow the instructions.
Sign On/Off Time Keep an IM to the person open.
Your Warning % Add your Screen Name to your Buddy List.
You can also IM yourself.










AOL Instant Messenger - Instant Message Tricks
2 Hidden Buttons With Out a Buddy Icon:

With a Buddy Icon:


Left: New IM Window | Right: Chat Invite
These were discovered by Xak.
Colored Links <font color="#COLOR" back="#000000" size="1"> <a href="http://www.SITEHERE.com"><font color="#COLOR" back="#000000" size="1">LINK TEXT</a>
*** Ex: <font color="#FF0000" back="#000000" size="1"> <a href="http://www.ZaksRealm.com"><font color="#FF0000" back="#000000" size="1">Zaks Realm</a> ***
***Note: The background color cannot be white.***
This was discovered by Xak.
Hidden Text <!-- TEXT TO HIDE -->
***Note: Press F2 to view the hidden text.***
IM Distort <a href=" ">Zaks Realm</a>
***Note: Enter three (3) tabs between the " " marks.***
Non-Graphical Smiley :-<!-- -->) or <b>:</b>-)
Smiley Lag <sup><sub><font back="0"><fontsize="0"> SMILIES HERE </sup></sub>
Wavy Smilies <sup>:-)</sup>:)<sub>:-)</sub>:)
***Note: Copy and Paste for more smiles.***










AOL Instant Messenger - Chat Tricks
Blank Line <html></html> or hold down ALT and press 0160.
Chat Distort <a href=" ">Zaks Realm</a>
***Note: Enter three (3) tabs between the " " marks.***
Hidden Text <!-- TEXT TO HIDE -->
***Note: Press F2 to view the hidden text.***
Non-Graphical Smilie :-<!-- -->) or <b>:</b>-)
=Q Error =q
Roll Dice //roll
***Note: This will roll 2 6-sided dice.***
Super Dice Roll //roll-sides999-dice15
***Note: This will roll 15 999-sided dice.***










AOL Instant Messenger - Profile Tricks
Colored Links Goto C:\Windows\AIM95\YOUR SN\ or wherever your Screen Name info is stored. Open info.htm. Where the Body tag is add: link="#COLOR" alink="#COLOR" vlink="#COLOR"
***Ex: <body link="#FF0000 alink="#FF0000" vlink="#FF0000">***
***NOTE: Replace 'COLOR' with the Hex Code.***
This was discovered by Xak when AIM 4.7 first came out in beta.
Cool Update For people who have web hosting services with pop-ups, you can just rename the .html or .htm file to .txt! The HTML will still work.
***Ex: <a href="http://www.SiteHost.com/USER/info.txt target="_self">LINK TEXT</a>, instead of: <a href="http://www.SiteHost.com/USER/info.html target="_self">LINK TEXT</a>***
This was discovered by Matt Buchman.
ALSO: If you have a NewsPro, you can use the .txt file and link it in your profile!
***Ex: <a href="http://www.YourDomain.com/Path_To_NewsPro/news.txt target="_self">New Updates</a>
Don't use the HTML that AIM doesn't support.
This was discovered by Xak about 5 min after Matt Buchman told me about the *.txt trick.
Extended Profile 1 Goto C:\Windows\AIM95\YOUR SN\ or wherever your Screen Name info is stored. Open info.htm. If you know HTML then you can go edit all kinds of stuff. AIM adds as much extra HTML code as they can so that leaves you with less space. Just take out the HTML that AIM keeps repeating.
***Note: I'd recommend this method only for people who are Intermediate to Advanced in HTML, and know what they are doing.***
This was discovered by Xak when AIM 4.7 first came out in beta.
Extended Profile 2 Goto C:\Windows\AIM95\YOUR SN\ or wherever your Screen Name info is stored. Open info.htm. Where the link is add: target="_self"
***Ex: <a href="http://www.ZaksRealm.com" target="_self">Zaks Realm</a>***
***NOTE: You can only use the HTML that AIM allows, anything advanced will not work.***
This was discovered by Matt Buchman.
Hidden Button While the Info window is open click between 'Add Buddy' and 'Dir. Info'. There will be a chat invitation window that pops up.
Hidden Text Goto C:\Windows\AIM95\YOUR SN\ or wherever your Screen Name info is stored. Open info.htm. Add: <!-- TEXT TO HIDE -->. When the focus is on the info box, press F2 to see it.
Non-Graphical Smiley :-<!-- -->) or <b>:</b>-)
Profile Text Images 1.) While in the AIM Profile editor, Right click in your text area.
2.) Goto 'Text' -> 'Font'.
3.) Select the 'Wingdings' font.
4.) You can change the text color too.










AOL Instant Messenger - Direct Connection Tricks
2 Extra Letters While using Direct Connect:
<IMG SRC="ZR ZR ZR" ID="1" WIDTH="0" HEIGHT="0" DATASIZE="0">
<IMG SRC="ZR ZR ZR" ID="1" WIDTH="0" HEIGHT="0" DATASIZE="0">

***Note: Replace 'ZR ZR ZR' with the letters you want added to your Screen Name.***
IP Steal While sending or receiving a file, go to MS-DOS prompt and type:
netstat -n
***Note: Across from your IP and your file transfer port will be their IP.***
No Rate Limits While Directly Conneted there are no IM rate limits.
You must have a Direct Connection with the other person for these tricks to work.
To Get A Direct Connection: On the IM window go to 'People' -> 'Connect to Send IM Image'.

 

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