UpEscargot Projects

This page houses things I've done and resources that Escargot users may find helpful.
Don't know what that is? Escargot is a rebuilt server for MSN Messenger through Windows Live Messenger 2009. It's pretty fun!

SWLMInstaller (dropbox folder)
This is my personal Escargot (Windows Live Messenger 2009) installer package. It prevents conflicting installs by offering to uninstall your existing copy of Live Essentials first.
The package also includes Movie Maker and Photo Gallery.

After downloading all files in this folder as a zip file, extract it, right click and run setup.bat as administrator.
My guide to Messenger status integrations (NINA Forum)
..and Multi Messenger Presence, a tool that sets your status based on window titles.
Web Status (MG)
Show your Escargot status online. This was a little weekend experiment with Messenger Plus!, Flask and repl.it for the backend.
Quite old!
WLM Backup Scripts
This is a very simple method to backup/restore your backgrounds, emoticons, scenes, sounds, display pictures and winks to a flash drive or cloud folder. This way you have one place for all of this data so if you install MSN on another computer, you can just restore it and get your stuff back. Put the Batch files in the place you want to store your master copy.
These work for 8.x and later:

xcopy /s /i %localappdata%\Microsoft\Messenger\your@email.here\ObjectStore ObjectStore

xcopy /s /i ObjectStore %localappdata%\Microsoft\Messenger\your@email.here\ObjectStore
        On XP, use %appdata% instead. 7.x data can be found in C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\Application Data\Microsoft\MSN Messenger. There will be a folder with a number for its name to represent your account. Note that the format for custom emoticons is different between 7.x and 8.x, so 8.x emoticons unfortunately can't be restored into 7.x or seemingly vice versa.