Trillian v3.1 Basic Private

webfork on 27 Dec 2012

Trillian is a skinnable instant messaging client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC. It provides capabilities not possible with the original clients, while supporting standard features such as audio chat, file transfers, group chats, chat rooms, buddy icons, multiple simultaneous connections to the same network, server-side contact importing, typing notification, direct connection (AIM), proxy support, encrypted messaging (AIM/ICQ), SMS support, and privacy settings.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder (C:\Program Files\Trillian) and launch the program
  2. When you see the "Welcome to Trillian!" window, choose "Trillian Basic"
  3. When you will see the "Your Identity Information" window, click "Cancel"
  4. Trillian should exit after creating the basic default profile information
  5. Copy all files from the installation folder into a folder of your choice and uninstall the program
  6. Load the following configuration files into a text editor:
    • trillian.ini
    • users\global\plugins.ini
    • users\default\plugins.ini
    • users\default\talk.ini
    • users\default\trillian.ini
  7. Replace all absolute paths with relative ones by replacing "C:\Program Files\Trillian" with "." (e.g. C:\Program Files\Trillian\skins\Whistler --> .\skins\Whistler)
  8. Save all edited files
  9. Right-click the items and select "Properties" and check the "Read Only" box -- this is to prevent Trillian from reverting them back to absolute paths
  10. Launch trillian.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Pidgin

12 comments on Trillian  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

imright 2006-04-10 07:25

I followed the exact steps and I also followed another guide from Trillian website to make it portable but it always crashes my PC everytime I am viewing the settings menu. Hope someone will have a cure.

Gunnar 2006-06-12 14:46
Razor 2006-12-15 15:17

The guide one is very old and outdated
i have followed the above method aswell and recieve errors i am wondering whether there are a few other steps missed out ? when i follow mark williams guide i sign in without any msn , aim plugins and when i go to enable the plugins once i have exited trillian and restarted it the plugins havent remained stored in trillian and i recive a error. can anybody help ?

imright 2007-01-03 06:58

Found this on the net;
haven't tried it yet myself but hope it helps Trillian lovers who having problems making it portable.

Mikko 2007-03-12 05:30

nice program but i keep having problems with file transfers..

MiDoJo 2007-05-01 13:59

As far as I can tell the 4/30/07 release only needs the users\global\plugins.ini change. That said check your installs and be sure to make it all readonly as described above. Also if you have not gotten 3.1.5 (April 2007 version check your about screen) the Update feature on 3.1 version 2 does not report a new version. Go to the Cerulean site or and download 3.1.5 this fixes the flaw announced today ( Please also note that Secunia (as per common) mislabels the new version as 3.5.1 it should be 3.1.5

MiDoJo 2007-05-01 14:04

Oh yeah and be sure to pay attention to the install (i know most portable users (porties?) already do this. But the Trillian install will try and give you toolbar and weather channel desktop

MiDoJo 2007-06-19 11:35

Upgrade (via loading trillian and autoupdate feature) to 3.1.6 (june 2007) succesfully updated my portable install without effecting any portabliity I could see though. Though PFC might want to reshot it again to make sure

Anon 2008-04-18 06:50

Is there any way to prevent this software from writing the .tsz, AIM URI, etc. to the registry? I'd like to make this stealth if possible.

MiDoJo 2008-05-23 10:14

Upgrade (via loading trillian and autoupdate feature) to 3.1.10 (may 2008) unsucessful. Had to manually reinstall and re portable it. Successfully did so (Copied entire directory to portable trillian folder and replaced all but kept read-only files. Seems to be running fine. Trillian 3.1.10 ready for use.
PFC might want to reshoot it again to make sure

a 2008-07-19 20:26

It still connects to their website even if i check off updates/anonymous statistics/important news. Despite this i find this to be the most user friendly chat client i've ever used.

Emka 2011-12-28 07:20

V3.1 Basic

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