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What?

Escargot is a replacement for the now-defunct MSN servers.

Start Chatting

Escargot is currently experimental but usable. Support is planned for all versions of MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.

Status

MSN 1 Icon MSN 1 Supported [1]
MSN 2 Icon MSN 2 Supported [1]
MSN 3 Icon MSN 3 Supported [1]
MSN 4 Icon MSN 4 Supported [1]
MSN 5 Icon MSN 5 Supported
MSN 6 Icon MSN 6 Supported
MSN 7 Icon MSN 7 Supported
MSN 8 Icon WLM 8 Supported [2]
MSN 14 Icon WLM 14 Not Yet
MSN 15 Icon WLM 15 Not Yet
MSN 16 Icon WLM 16 Not Yet
  1. Requires "Old MSN support" option when creating your account.
    Beware: MSN 1/2/3/4 do not have secure login and you should only use "Old MSN support" with a throwaway password.
  2. 8.1.0178 and 8.5 are known to work; others might not.

Why?

Why not?

How do I chat?

  1. Choose your preferred language and version of MSN.
    (If your language/version isn't available pre-patched, download an unpatched copy and follow these instructions to patch it yourself.)
  2. Create an account below
  3. Log on MSN with your email and password
  4. Tell your friends to sign up, then add them to chat!
    • Note: At the moment, Escargot has no connection to the real MSN server; your contact list won't be transferred over.

Create an account

(To reset/change your password for an existing account, click here.)



Downloads

The pre-patched installers are the easiest way to get started.

Thanks to Mateus Rick, tristanleboss, enhanox, Jublo Solutions, and deathlife23 for helping compile this list.

Also, here are some utilities you might find useful:

Arabic

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-ar.msi wlm-8.5.1302-ar.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-ar.msi wlm-8.1.0178-ar.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-ar.msi msn-7.5.0324-ar.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0816-ar.msi msn-7.0.0816-ar.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-ar.msi msn-6.2.0205-ar.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-ar.msi msn-5.0.0575-ar.exe
msn-4.7.0106-ar.exe
msn-3.6.0039-ar.exe

Bulgarian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-bg.msi wlm-8.5.1302-bg.msi

Chinese (Simplified)

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-zh-chs.msi wlm-8.5.1302-zh-chs.msi
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-zh-cn.msi msn-7.5.0324-zh-cn.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-zh-cn.msi msn-7.0.0820-zh-cn.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-zh-cn.msi msn-6.2.0205-zh-cn.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-zh-cn.msi msn-5.0.0575-zh-cn.exe
msn-4.6.0073-zh-cn.exe
msn-3.6.0039-zh-cn.exe

Chinese (Traditional)

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-zh-cht.msi wlm-8.5.1302-zh-cht.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-zh-tw.msi wlm-8.1.0178-zh-tw.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-zh-tw.msi msn-7.5.0324-zh-tw.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-zh-tw.msi msn-7.0.0820-zh-tw.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-zh-tw.msi msn-6.2.0205-zh-tw.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-zh-tw.msi msn-5.0.0575-zh-tw.exe
msn-4.7.2009-zh-tw.exe
msn-3.6.0039-zh-tw.exe

Croatian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-hr.msi wlm-8.5.1302-hr.msi

Czech

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-cs.msi wlm-8.5.1302-cs.msi
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-cs.msi msn-7.5.0324-cs.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0816-cs.msi msn-7.0.0816-cs.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-cs.msi msn-5.0.0575-cs.exe
msn-4.6.0084-cs.exe
msn-3.6.0039-cs.exe

Danish

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-da.msi wlm-8.5.1302-da.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-da.msi wlm-8.1.0178-da.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-da.msi msn-7.5.0324-da.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0208-da.msi msn-6.2.0208-da.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-da.msi msn-5.0.0575-da.exe
msn-4.6.0084-da.exe
msn-3.6.0039-da.exe

Dutch

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-nl.msi wlm-8.5.1302-nl.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-nl.msi wlm-8.1.0178-nl.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-nl.msi msn-7.5.0324-nl.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-nl.msi msn-7.0.0820-nl.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-nl.msi msn-6.2.0205-nl.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-nl.msi msn-5.0.0575-nl.exe
msn-4.7.2009-nl.exe
msn-3.6.0039-nl.exe

English

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-en.msi wlm-8.5.1302-en.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-en.msi wlm-8.1.0178-en.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-en.msi msn-7.5.0324-en.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-en.msi msn-7.0.0820-en.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0208-en.msi msn-6.2.0208-en.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-en.msi msn-5.0.0575-en.exe
msn-4.7.2009-en.exe
msn-3.6.0039-en.exe
msn-2.2.1053-en.exe
msn-1.0.0893-en.exe

Estonian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-et.msi wlm-8.5.1302-et.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-et.msi wlm-8.1.0178-et.exe

Finnish

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-fi.msi wlm-8.5.1302-fi.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-fi.msi wlm-8.1.0178-fi.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-fi.msi msn-7.5.0324-fi.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0777-fi.msi msn-7.0.0777-fi.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-fi.msi msn-5.0.0575-fi.exe
msn-4.7.2009-fi.exe
msn-3.6.0039-fi.exe

French

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-fr.msi wlm-8.5.1302-fr.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-fr.msi wlm-8.1.0178-fr.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-fr.msi msn-7.5.0324-fr.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-fr.msi msn-7.0.0820-fr.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-fr.msi msn-6.2.0205-fr.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-fr.msi msn-5.0.0575-fr.exe
msn-4.7.2009-fr.exe
msn-3.6.0039-fr.exe

German

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-de.msi wlm-8.5.1302-de.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-de.msi wlm-8.1.0178-de.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-de.msi msn-7.5.0324-de.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-de.msi msn-7.0.0820-de.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-de.msi msn-5.0.0575-de.exe
msn-4.7.2009-de.exe
msn-3.6.0039-de.exe

Greek

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-el.msi wlm-8.5.1302-el.msi
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-el.msi msn-7.5.0324-el.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-el.msi msn-7.0.0820-el.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0540-el.msi msn-5.0.0540-el.msi
msn-4.6.0084-el.exe
msn-3.6.0039-el.exe

Hebrew

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-he.msi wlm-8.5.1302-he.msi
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-he.msi msn-7.5.0324-he.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-he.msi msn-7.0.0820-he.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0208-he.msi msn-6.2.0208-he.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-he.msi msn-5.0.0575-he.exe
msn-4.7.2009-he.exe
msn-3.6.0039-he.exe

Hungarian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-hu.msi wlm-8.5.1302-hu.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-hu.msi wlm-8.1.0178-hu.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-hu.msi msn-7.5.0324-hu.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-hu.msi msn-7.0.0820-hu.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0137-hu.msi msn-6.2.0137-hu.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-hu.msi msn-5.0.0575-hu.exe
msn-4.6.0084-hu.exe

Italian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-it.msi wlm-8.5.1302-it.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-it.msi wlm-8.1.0178-it.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-it.msi msn-7.5.0324-it.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-it.msi msn-7.0.0820-it.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-it.msi msn-6.2.0205-it.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-it.msi msn-5.0.0575-it.exe
msn-4.6.0084-it.exe
msn-3.6.0039-it.exe

Japanese

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-ja.msi wlm-8.5.1302-ja.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-ja.msi wlm-8.1.0178-ja.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-ja.msi msn-7.5.0324-ja.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-ja.msi msn-7.0.0820-ja.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-ja.msi msn-6.2.0205-ja.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-ja.msi msn-5.0.0575-ja.exe
msn-4.6.0073-ja.exe
msn-3.6.0039-ja.exe

Korean

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-ko.msi wlm-8.5.1302-ko.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-ko.msi wlm-8.1.0178-ko.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-ko.msi msn-7.5.0324-ko.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-ko.msi msn-7.0.0820-ko.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0137-ko.msi msn-6.2.0137-ko.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-ko.msi msn-5.0.0575-ko.exe
msn-4.5.0127-ko.exe
msn-3.6.0039-ko.exe

Latvian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-lv.msi wlm-8.5.1302-lv.msi

Lithuanian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-lt.msi wlm-8.5.1302-lt.msi

Norwegian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-nb.msi wlm-8.5.1302-nb.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-no.msi wlm-8.1.0178-no.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-no.msi msn-7.5.0324-no.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0777-no.msi msn-7.0.0777-no.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-no.msi msn-5.0.0575-no.exe
msn-4.7.2009-no.exe
msn-3.6.0039-no.exe

Polish

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-pl.msi wlm-8.5.1302-pl.msi
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-pl.msi msn-7.5.0324-pl.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-pl.msi msn-7.0.0820-pl.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0137-pl.msi msn-6.2.0137-pl.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-pl.msi msn-5.0.0575-pl.exe
msn-4.7.2009-pl.exe

Portuguese (Brazil)

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-pt-br.msi wlm-8.5.1302-pt-br.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-pt-br.msi wlm-8.1.0178-pt-br.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-pt-br.msi msn-7.5.0324-pt-br.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-pt-br.msi msn-7.0.0820-pt-br.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-pt-br.msi msn-6.2.0205-pt-br.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-pt-br.msi msn-5.0.0575-pt-br.exe
msn-4.7.2009-pt-br.exe
msn-3.6.0039-pt-br.exe

Portuguese (Portugal)

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-pt-pt.msi wlm-8.5.1302-pt-pt.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-pt-pt.msi wlm-8.1.0178-pt-pt.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-pt-pt.msi msn-7.5.0324-pt-pt.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-pt-pt.msi msn-7.0.0820-pt-pt.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0137-pt-pt.msi msn-6.2.0137-pt-pt.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-pt-pt.msi msn-5.0.0575-pt-pt.exe
msn-4.6.0073-pt-pt.exe
msn-3.6.0026-pt-pt.exe

Romanian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-ro.msi wlm-8.5.1302-ro.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-ro.msi wlm-8.1.0178-ro.exe

Russian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-ru.msi wlm-8.5.1302-ru.msi
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-ru.msi msn-7.5.0324-ru.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-ru.msi msn-7.0.0820-ru.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-ru.msi msn-6.2.0205-ru.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-ru.msi msn-5.0.0575-ru.exe
msn-4.7.2009-ru.exe
msn-3.6.0039-ru.exe

Serbian (Latin)

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-sr-Latn.msi wlm-8.5.1302-sr-Latn.msi

Slovak

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-sk.msi wlm-8.1.0178-sk.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-sk.msi msn-7.5.0324-sk.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0777-sk.msi msn-7.0.0777-sk.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-sk.msi msn-5.0.0575-sk.exe

Slovene

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-sl.msi wlm-8.5.1302-sl.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-sl.msi wlm-8.1.0178-sl.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-sl.msi msn-7.5.0324-sl.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-sl.msi msn-7.0.0820-sl.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-sl.msi msn-5.0.0575-sl.exe
msn-4.7.2009-sl.exe
msn-3.6.0039-sl.exe

Spanish

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-es.msi wlm-8.5.1302-es.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-es.msi wlm-8.1.0178-es.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-es.msi msn-7.5.0324-es.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-es.msi msn-7.0.0820-es.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0208-es.msi msn-6.2.0208-es.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-es.msi msn-5.0.0575-es.exe
msn-4.7.2009-es.exe
msn-3.6.0039-es.exe
msn-2.2.1053-es.exe

Swedish

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-sv.msi wlm-8.5.1302-sv.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-sv.msi wlm-8.1.0178-sv.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-sv.msi msn-7.5.0324-sv.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-sv.msi msn-7.0.0820-sv.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0208-sv.msi msn-6.2.0208-sv.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-sv.msi msn-5.0.0575-sv.exe
msn-4.7.2009-sv.exe
msn-3.6.0039-sv.exe

Thai

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-th.msi wlm-8.5.1302-th.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-th.msi wlm-8.1.0178-th.exe

Turkish

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-tr.msi wlm-8.5.1302-tr.msi
escargot-wlm-8.1.0178-tr.msi wlm-8.1.0178-tr.exe
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-tr.msi msn-7.5.0324-tr.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-tr.msi msn-7.0.0820-tr.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0208-tr.msi msn-6.2.0208-tr.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-tr.msi msn-5.0.0575-tr.exe
msn-4.7.2009-tr.exe
msn-3.6.0039-tr.exe

Ukranian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-wlm-8.5.1302-uk.msi wlm-8.5.1302-uk.msi

Patching Instructions

If you want to patch MSN yourself, you'll need a hex editor (but Notepad++ works too if you're careful), or you can use enhanox's Escargot Autopatcher.

MSN 1.0 – 4.7:

After installing, edit the registry and change HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MessengerService\Server to m1.escargot.log1p.xyz.

You can either use the registry editor, or download and run this file: SetEscargotServer.reg

MSN 5.0 – 6.2:

First edit msnmsgr.exe:

  1. Change messenger.hotmail.com to m1.escargot.log1p.xyz
  2. Change https://nexus.passport.com/rdr/pprdr.asp to https://m1.escargot.log1p.xyz/nexus-mock
  3. Change PassportURLs to Passporturls
  4. (6.0+ only) Change http://config.messenger.msn.com/Config/MsgrConfig.asmx to https://escargot.log1p.xyz/etc/MsgrConfig?padding=qqqq

Then edit the registry and change HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSNMessenger\Server to m1.escargot.log1p.xyz.

You can either use the registry editor, or download and run this file: SetEscargotServer.reg

MSN 7.0:

Edit msnmsgr.exe:

  1. Change messenger.hotmail.com to m1.escargot.log1p.xyz
  2. Change https://nexus.passport.com/rdr/pprdr.asp to https://m1.escargot.log1p.xyz/nexus-mock
  3. Change PassportURLs to Passporturls
  4. Change http://config.messenger.msn.com/Config/MsgrConfig.asmx to https://escargot.log1p.xyz/etc/MsgrConfig?padding=qqqq

MSN 7.5:

Replace msidcrl.dll with this file, and edit msnmsgr.exe:

  1. Change messenger.hotmail.com to m1.escargot.log1p.xyz
  2. Change http://config.messenger.msn.com/Config/MsgrConfig.asmx to https://escargot.log1p.xyz/etc/MsgrConfig?padding=qqqq

MSN 8.1 – 8.5:

Replace msidcrl40.dll with this file, and edit msnmsgr.exe:

  1. Change messenger.hotmail.com to m1.escargot.log1p.xyz
  2. Change byrdr.omega.contacts.msn.com to ebyrdromegactcsmsn.log1p.xyz
  3. Change tkrdr.storage.msn.com to etkrdrstmsn.log1p.xyz
  4. Change ows.messenger.msn.com to eowsmsgrmsn.log1p.xyz
  5. Change rsi.hotmail.com to ersih.log1p.xyz
  6. Change http://config.messenger.msn.com/Config/MsgrConfig.asmx to https://escargot.log1p.xyz/etc/MsgrConfig?padding=qqqq

Disclaimer

This is a work in progress. There will be bugs. MSN Shy Emoticon