Mountain Lion Skype Workaround?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by mhunt407, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. mhunt407 macrumors newbie

    mhunt407

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    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #1
    Hey guys,

    I've recently got ML 10.8.5 running on my MacBook Pro 2,2 using MPF.

    I know Skype has thrown ML into the scrap heap recently, but I wondered if anyone had discovered a workaround? I know in the past bundle strings could be changed to get older versions of Skype working on PPC - does anyone have experience with it on ML?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mhunt407 thread starter macrumors newbie

    mhunt407

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #2
    Just incase anyone else has this issue I found a fix here on the Skype communities...

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    Step 1
    1. Quit Skype
    2. Go to Applications Folder in Finder and Right Click on the Skype icon
    3. Select "Show Package Contents"
    4. Click on Info.plist
    5. Scroll Down until you locate Locate these 3 lines:
    </array>

    <key>CFBundleVersion</key>

    <string>6.15.0.335</string>

    Replace with:

    </array>

    <key>CFBundleVersion</key>

    <string>7.36.0.507</string>

    6. Then go to File and click on Save, or press Command+S
    7. Re-open Skype

    Step 2

    If that doesn't work, then Remove all of the current skype files from your computer. To completely uninstall, and then reinstall Skype for Mac:
    1. Open your Applications folder and drag your copy of Skype to the trash.
    2. Then open ~/Library/Application Support * and drag the Skype folder to the trash. The ~sign represents your home folder. To find your home folder, open Finder and, from the menu bar, select Go > Home.
    Important: If you’d like to keep your chat and call history, skip the following step.
    1. Open ~/Library/Preferences and drag com.skype.skype.plist to the trash.
    2. Open Finder and search for “Skype” using the search feature in Mac OS X. Move all of the results returned to the trash.
    3. Empty Trash.
    4. Restart your computer.
    Step 3

    Download from a safe website Skype Version 6.15 for Mac.

    Step 4

    Install Skype by double clicking on the downloaded file and dragging the Skype icon to the applications folder and Repeat Step 1.

    Then go to Applications, Open Skype and Log In.
     

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