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December 23, 2003
Aikon3 by ~juzmental is, without a doubt, the best Trillian Pro 2.xx skin available. It was based on the classic Aikon skin for previous versions of Trillian and has only gotten better. Best of all, it comes in various themes and has an "SDK" for making themes based off of it!
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*** Jan 6th 2005 - UPDATE ***

Thanks to eh?one Aikon3 now supports tabbed chatting! (big huge thanks).. eh?one had patched Aikon3 to have tabbed support and contacted me to see if he could release it, I said to send it on over and I'll make it an official release - so I've added his code and added the mediums he didn't add (cut & paste jobby by me) and decided I'd like to see the close/detach buttons on the tabs - so I've added a couple new image files with the new buttons in it (as part of the skin, no themes will be affected) and whammo - Aikon3 get's a feature that's been around since Trillian 2 pro! hehe..

So anyway, new this update are:

- Tabbed support!
- New online/offline/partially connected/away icons for the My Panel/Identity thing..

*** Jan 3rd 2005 - UPDATE ***

Just updated the file with a newer version that is nicer to Trillian 3. It's not perfect and hardly close to being finished, however I added:

- Icon support for the large/medium/small/tiny icons.
- A really basic MyPanel type thing like the default skin has. My online/offline/partial/away icons are really bad though.. :) It was a quicky to get this out before I go to bed tonight.

Those 2 things should mean the skin works properly in Trillian 3 - however IT DOES NOT HAVE PANEL SUPPORT. THIS MEANS NO VIDEO/WEBCAM SUPPORT yet.

It also DOESN'T support tabbed chatting yet.

And back to our regularly scheduled viewing.....

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Aikon3 for Trillian Pro 2.01 (and now 3)

This is the final release version of Aikon3 for Trillian Pro. Trillian Pro version 2.01 beta 5 or higher is required for this to work correctly. YOU MUST HAVE BETA 5 OR HIGHER.

Aikon3 is the successor to Aikon2, originally released for Trillian in March, 2002. Aikon3 has been in development since late October 2003, and has undergone a detailed alpha and beta test phase during this time.

Aikon3 is loosely based on the look of a mobile/cellular phone or PDA, but has developed it's own style and feel that is now only limited by your own creative skills via the new theming feature.

This skin comes standard with 5 themes. 2 legacy themes (based on the 2 released themes for Aikon2) Blue and ClassicLCD. It also includes 3 new themes, Orange, A55, and Silver. Aikon3 can have themes added at any stage.

I would highly suggest you download and install The Configurator from here: [link] - it makes switching themes and editing your chat colours much much easier!

For installation help, go here: [link]
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MALdito's avatar
I have never used anything elses, since trillian2
juzmental's avatar
Great to hear!

Aikon4 will make an appearance on Trillian Astra - and I'm probably going to do an astra version of Aikon3... :)
fatalfury's avatar
I missed using this skin since upgrading to 3 way back when. I'm happy to have finally found it again! Thx for all your hard work porting it over. :)
juzmental's avatar
Aikon4 will follow in the future for Trillian Astra as well. :)
cubebomb's avatar
How you Change the COLORS!!! PLEASE thank you!
Ltlevim's avatar
how do i intsall it?!?!?!
Ianthenotsogreat's avatar
How do I change the colour of the contact list?
Do you plan on updating this to support all the current Trillian features... ?
Do you plan on updating this to support all the current Trillian items... ?
damn yo this is the best of the best kkaa nice work .........
kingzjewel's avatar
UMMM is there a way to change the colors? it seemed to me that it was available in different colors...or was i wrong?
serial-x's avatar
You have to download a little program called The Configurator from here -> [link]
FrigidFox's avatar
awesome, I was hoping he would update it to work with 3.0 :D
serial-x's avatar
I just downloaded this skin and i'm using it on my Trillian Pro 3.1 but i can't seem to get the icons working, i still have the little coloured default orbs that come with Trillian.

Is there a trick to change them?
this really is the best skin out there i think... i like the blue one! :D
I have to echo the sentiment expressed by so many -- this is the best Trillian skin, and there isn't even another one even close, as far as I'm concerned. I love Trillian, but more specifically I love Trillian Pro + Aikon3.

I was wondering if another update of this wonderful skin is in the works. I'd love to see one with video support, because I do occasionally use the webcam feature, and would love to see support added in Aikon3.

Thanks again, and keep up the good work.
Outdated according to my skin selector
TuxRug's avatar
I like this skin. Just pushed it through The Configurator. My favorite is a55. But i would like to see red a55, with a dark red border and light red, maybe almost pinkish lcd. And I like the hide sound too!
T-880's avatar
best trillian skin ever, for sure!

i've used aikon for like a year and ahalf now, it owns :)
A really great skin with quite a bunch improvements from ai2, both graphically and function-wise. Sadly it also suffers what most followup programs do, it looks bloated and actually lost some good features. Most of the complaints are rather personal taste I guess, but feel free to read on if you care ;o.
Let's see. The buddylist. First look, wow. Classy and polished =D. But looking twice I noticed the icons at the top were replaced by text.. no biggie, but imo icons would have looked better layout-wise. What actually put a :( on my face was noticing that the bottom left button from ai2 to access the major functions was not there anymore. Urgh. I dunno about you, but I found having the settings right next to the (right aligned) IM icons quite handy. Where's the bloatedness I mentioned before? The IM windows.. whoa. Put an ai2 and ai3 window next to each other and match the size.. major waste of space, and imo really unnecessary. Everything in the dialoguebox at the top can be done with the icons already present in the window.. which (only top ones) are really huge and kinda stick out of the other design o_o.. Okay, it might be because you wanted to fit the buddyicon up there (again, I liked the ai2 method more X)), but still.. Lastly (yay, he's done with complaining!), the bottom of the window is rather big too.. the mesh looks nice and really fits on the buddylist with having a purpose, but I think the messagewindows themselves would be better off without it.
Whew, done! Like I said before, those are just personal preferences.. put them aside and you have probably the best trillianskin out right now.. keep up the good work >_- *coughaikon2.5cough* ;D
shadowpuppet7186's avatar
this skin kicks ass
MistressVixen's avatar
Killer. One problem- where are the other colored windows for 3? All I see is the greenish color...
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