Dummy protocol

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Dummy protocol
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Filename Dummy.dll
Author Robert Pösel
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Stable version: 32-bit, 64-bit
Development version: 32-bit, 64-bit

Dummy protocol for Miranda NG. Could be used for holding contacts and history from deprecated protocols or for creating virtual contacts.


What's purpose of this protocol?

It is useful when some protocol became deprecated (like Skype or XFire) and you want to preserve history of your contacts. You can "upgrade" your old account to a Dummy protocol and then use your contacts as before (showing history and user details, except communicating with them, of course). Also you can make a metacontact from this dummy contact and merge it with contact on different protocol to have complete history available from single contact.


How to "upgrade" protocol to Dummy

  1. Old protocol plugin must be unloaded (either remove its *.dll file or just disable it in Options → Plugins, and restart your Miranda)
  2. Open Accounts manager (Main menu → Accounts)
  3. Find and select protocol you want to transform to Dummy
  4. Click to "Upgrade" button at the bottom (if this button is disabled, it means that plugin for that protocol is still loaded, continue with step 1)
  5. Select "Dummy" as protocol and press "OK"

Since Miranda 0.95.5 and newer:

  1. Select again your chosen protocol and at the right side you'll select Protocol template, which should be name of protocol you're upgrading from. If your protocol isn't in this list, select Custom.
  2. Below you can see 2 other options. They are filled automatically and disabled if you selected existing template, otherwise they are enabled and must be filled by yourself:
    • Unique ID setting – Here you must write the name of setting that holds contact identifier for your upgraded protocol. Each protocol may have different name, you can find it by looking into Database editor++ or protocol source codes.
    • Unique ID text – Here you can write anything but try to use only a-Z characters, for example: "ID"
  3. Press "OK" and restart your Miranda.

For Miranda 0.95.4 and older:

  1. Select again your chosen protocol and at the right side you'll fill 2 options:
    • Unique ID setting – Here you must write the name of setting that holds contact identifier for your upgraded protocol. Each protocol may have different name, you can find it by looking into Database editor++ or protocol source codes. Here is the list of basic protocols:
      • AIM: "SN"
      • Facebook: "ID"
      • GG: "UIN"
      • ICQ: "UIN"
      • ICQCorp: "UIN"
      • IRC: "Nick"
      • Jabber: "jid"
      • MRA: "e-mail"
      • MSN: "e-mail"
      • Omegle: "nick"
      • Sametime: "stid"
      • Skype (SkypeKit): "sid"
      • SkypeClassic: "Username"
      • Steam: "SteamID"
      • Tlen: "jid"
      • Tox: "ToxID"
      • Twitter: "Username"
      • VK: "ID"
      • WhatsApp: "ID"
      • XFire: "Username"
      • Yahoo: "yahoo_id"
    • Unique ID text – Here you can write anything but try to use only a-Z characters, for example: "ID"
  2. Press "OK" and restart your Miranda.