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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gavinstubbs09, Aug 12, 2014.
Still working on mine.
It does not even log in.
Same here with the "Cannot Connect to Server" message.
Maybe they are slowly discontinuing support...
Skype is still working for me with 2.8 on my iBook!
I get the Unable to connect to server on macbook pro 2012 13 running mavericks.
Looks like older versions of skype are officially axed. I fired up my iMac G4 and i got the dreaded "Cannot connect to server." I tried the fix mentioned in the first post and it still "Cannot connect to server"
Next up I am currently on from my old iBook clamshell. Skype actually logged me in and connected, then it gave me a wierd error after logging in saying my password had changed (when it didnt) so it logged me out and now this computer gets the same server error...
My ppc's cant connect to Skype either.
Yesterday, I received this mail from Skype (Its translated with Google from spanish):
"Skype for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (or earlier) will be permanently removed
We have seen that use or were using Skype from the Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (or earlier versions) operating system. We regret to inform you that we are removing all versions of Skype running on these operating systems. That's why you can no longer log in to Skype from a device or use it with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (or earlier versions) operating system.
Have you recently updated your Mac OS? Genial. Then you can ignore the above message.
You can also keep in touch with friends and family with Skype for desktops or laptops with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (or later) and Intel, mobile devices and even Xbox One processor, and log in all the same Skype account. The latest versions of Skype for compatible devices are http://www.skype.com/download
2.8 is now dead. For mavericks too.
Still works here, both on Mavericks and Tiger.
Mac OS Leopard
Skype died for me on the desktop, but it ran fine for about a month on my laptop until today. Both are running the exact same OS, too (10.8.5), so that's interesting.
Someone at the skype forum posted a solution:
sudo nano /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/Info.plist
And edit all occurences of the Skype version (CFBundleShortVersionString and CFBundleVersion) to 220.127.116.114.
I tested this hack with Skype version 5.xx and it worked like a charm. No /etc/hosts trick required, and it did not work, either.
sudo nano /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/Info.plist
My PPC Skype (2.8) still works, but weirdly doesn't pick up as many online contacts. Same account, just different version. :s
Hey guys, I stumbled upon this thread just awhile ago, which gives (I think) a nicer solution to the problem. I just tried it and it looks like everything works again -- I can see my online contacts, text chat with them, and make audio calls (tested by calling the "Skype Test Call" contact). Not sure if video calling works, but if anyone wants to give it a go with me, I'd be glad to try it out!
EDIT: looks like mortar beat me to it, haha. Never mind!
Hehe, Windows 8 is pretty bad, but you must admit that the Tiles interface was kind of a neat idea. It just wasn't implemented properly.
Windows 10 adds what I want back... the start menu! I found the tiles concept completely stupid and made no sense on a non-touch device. Hopefully over the betas they will make it similar to Windows 7 again with the neat stuff from 8.
My wishlist: Sidebar, I used this all the time with a clock, weather, CPU/memory usage and the calendar date! Oh and add "Windows 10" to the side of the start menu like Win95-2000.
Just updated it guys, continue on with happy skype calls!
How to use this with other Skype versions?
Thankyou for the help, I managed to get Skype 2.8 working however I am unable to use this trick to get other versions of Skype. So far I have only tried with Skype 2.8 (successful) and Skype 18.104.22.1681 (un-successful).
I really want Skype 22.214.171.1241 to work could you please help me and show me what to do. I did exactly the same as Skype 2.8 and fiddled a bit more which didn't help. Untouched, it displays the message "Skype quit unexpectedly." but after this trick it just bobs for a while and then fades away, when I try change a few more things it just bobs forever till it stops and does nothing (when right-clicked says not responding). Sorry for the long message but I really wanna try help you help me ahaha. I am on a MacBook Air with Yosemite 10.10.1
Thanks in advance
I just want to thank you for posting this up !! I did this on my iMac G4 and Skype is working great again !! Happy days !!
Hi man. I haven't tested this with any other version rather than 2.8, possibly there is another issue with the hosts file, what I can remember try changing ui.skype.com to 127.0.0.1 with the OS X hosts file.
No problem man! Glad to hear that Skype will continue to live on, especially on an iMac G4
Just out of curiosity, has anyone used Skype lately? It's been quite some time for me.
Yes. It has been signing in as usual for me.
working well, but no video calls on my imac g5 (10.5.8)
Any ideas to fix the video calls??
No. Apparently it is a Microsoft end setting that they changed a long time ago.
Strange how you now need skype 6 to connnect. Skype 4.2 for windows still works fine and Linux has a special Linux Version 4.3 that to this day works just fine. I got a simular email from using Skype 4.2 on Linux saying that it will be retired and Downloading Skype 4.3 for Linux will be required to continue using it
I must be lucky - all my contacts are routinely showing up. Since it's been a while since this thread was bumped up I thought I'd mention that this workaround seems to work just fine still.