2.014 Beta (May 22, 2005)
I have brought this to the attention of the BeeNut crew, but although the description (as well as the downloads page) says it offers AOL IM capabilities...it currently does not.
126.96.36.199 Alpha (Mar 16, 2005)
For those of you using the "Alpha" builds and having problems, if you don't know what an Alpha is (or even a beta), then don't use it and stick with the latest final/stable version. If you knew what an Alpha was, you'd have tried to resolve the issue being experienced where "Windows has encountered an error". It took me all of 30 seconds to make a new shortcut, found that it worked, and compared the old and new shortcuts to determine what was wrong.
If you are having the "Alpha" crash on you but you are using the old shortcut you had, then open the shortcut properties and add this to your "Start in..." block:
"C:\Program Files\The Bat!" (or whatever location you have installed it to)
Now you will see it opens just fine. If you still have problems, then remember, it's an "Alpha" and you should have made a backup of the files you overwrote before overwriting them.
So far, these Alpha builds have definitely improved on an already great email program!
3.1 Beta Build 114 (Feb 5, 2005)
On a standard Dell Optiplex GX1 machine, Windows XP SP1 with Trillian 3 Pro, build 964 working just fine....I thought I'd give the 3.1 beta a go since people below were saying it seemed to load faster! Well, so far, no dice for me...it won't load at all. It's sitting in my Task Manager as a process....but it never fully loads. Just "hangs"...I've tried uninstalling, reinstalling, doing a fresh install using the beta...still get the same results. The beta is almost 1MB smaller than it's previous install...so what's been removed? Maybe something essential for some of us? I don't know. I've given it a 3(.5) because most of the time Trillian works as it should, but it has gotten a bit too bloated for it's own good in recent times. I'm starting to eye the IM2 client...and as soon as the IM2 client supports video, I won't be paying to keep my Trillian Pro any longer.