looks nice doesn't it? its AIM 5.2.3292 with AIMutation. this
is the skin link. theres a patcher in there that changes the icons for away, encryption, and mobile. it also changes the background to the iChat symbol. i used this
skin and interchanged some of the parts too. i'll also give what you said about NeXplorer a try. i hope it work.
: thank you schooner! reinstalled both apps and it finally works. i just wonder what messed it up in the first place. anyway, thanks again.