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Hack Trillian 3 Basic to Use Other Plugins

For some time I have been using the popular instant messaging client Trillian from Cerulean Studios. In the basic version it allows a person to connect to MSN, Yahoo, AOL / ICQ, and IRC. The four largest instant messaging communities all in one application. It saves my system memory space and removes all the crap I don't need that is installed by default on the standard IM clients. I have recently needed to add a fifth community when I had people connect to me from Google Talk. Their application was simple enough but now I had two IM clients instead of one. Fortunately Cerulean Studios has created the ability to add plug-ins to Trillian and many people have created some fun and interesting plug-ins. They are however for use with the Pro version and not the free Basic version. So I tried a few simple things to see if I could get the Jabber plug-in working with Trillian Basic. The end result was simple but it meant I lost one of my other IM connections. For me I choose the loose th