For my entry in the NEO Spring Compo 2007 I have given AFKIM the attention it deserved to make it a much more usable application.

[Edit] Voting is over a while ago, I won ๐Ÿ™‚

AFKIM is an (almost) universal messenger client for PSP (Supports: AIM, ICQ, MSN, GTalk, Yahoo!)

Download links
Experimental OE version, tested in game310 folder with OE 3.10′, seems to not work in 3.03
1.5 Version, tested in game150 folder on OE 3.10′
The OE Version works with WPA connections, you must use automatic network configuration however (DHCP)

EDIT: The OE version seems to work for most people on 3.03 OE-C

I’ve also made some guides to hopefully help new people get started with AFKIM.
Even if you’ve used it before, it would be worth giving the How To Use guide a quick read over.
Getting Started Guide
Quick How To Use AFKIM Guide

[Edit] Danzeff documentation available here

The changelog for AFKIM3 is as follows:

Much better, more usable program.
Works in OE kernel, DHCP ONLY CURRENTLY, not sure why static IP address doesn’t work.
Faster display rendering (Keyboard lags less)
Better wifi handling – User can rechoose which to connect to if connecting fails.
Better menu system, lots more menu items.
– Away / Back
– Remove Account
– Reconnect to Wifi (No more quitting AFKIM to reconnect! yay)
– Get Buddy Details
– Rename Buddy
– Block/Unblock Buddy
– Delete Buddy
Fixes related to pressing buttons, menus now continue scrolling if you hold up or down.
Better connection handling.
Many many code cleanups
Fix memory leaks (introduce a new known one ๐Ÿ™ )

–2 and a bit
Quit option.
Ability to use start as well as X to go buddy select -> chat.
FIX: Editting text box with space messes up display.
FIX: Account details don’t save sometimes.

When the Neoflash vote starts, I’ll be depending on you to vote for me, so don’t go too far away ๐Ÿ˜›
And when the competition finishes I will release a splash free version.

And if you are feeling generous, feel free to paypal me to show your thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

228 thoughts on “AFKIM 3

  1. Danzel Post author

    Are they on the same chat network?
    Because if they are then it is possible they are connecting but just not showing it on the interface.

  2. Boaz van Veen

    What i am curious at it how you are doing on no grafity…
    lol, LOCOSp, i dont thing you need to wait that long, but i don’t know, danzel likes to keep things secret:p


    sorry but i don’t understand ?! Is it done yet ??
    i was thinking about regular jabber without “” i need to put “” on it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Itskyle666

    I love this program on my old psp, but i broke that one and got a new one. I seem to have found out that afkim does not work with 3.30 that i know of

  5. Danzel Post author

    @Marc – Strange, not sure then.

    @timir – Cool

    @Itskyle666 – Correct, wait till we get homebrew on 3.30

  6. borgqueenx

    you forgot to do @borgqueenx ๐Ÿ˜›
    can you mail me please?
    Becouse i would like to know the progress on that game…

  7. specter

    i dont think it works on 340OE-A. Ive tried the OE and 1.5 version…
    Hope there would be an update soon

  8. borgqueenx

    @specter: well, i use the 1.5 version and it works just fine!
    You need to put the 1.5 version in the game150 folder eh?
    And then this version, becouse the other ones have resolving issueses…

    @danzel: I am just curious if it is going good or bad, if you are failing or succeeding in helping the guy in no grafity infrastructure.

  9. borgqueenx

    lol well ok, i was hoping i earned it since i helped you putting you in contact with the developer of no grafity…
    but now i cant tell if you are succeeding becouse you say no news is good news…

  10. Daynja

    Any chance we could get an IRC client anytime soon based on this program? It looks great and the danzeff keyboard is amazing. Let us know if there’s anything we can do for you!

  11. Danzel Post author

    You could code it yourself? ๐Ÿ˜›
    Not anytime too soon, working on other projects.
    Maybe in the future potentially.

  12. borgqueenx

    yes on no grafity i hope:P
    anyway i agree that afkim could use an irc thing, it would make the application even better.

  13. borgqueenx

    i would like to report an bug:
    when i am connecting to my wifi access point, afkim suddenly says: connection status 6 of 4:p or something.
    Anyway, the thing is that 6 of the 4 cannot exists.
    Its not something that should be fixed quick but i am just telling you:p

  14. Danzel Post author

    Hahaha, yeah I’ve seen that one too.
    Seems like something that was introduced in the 3.XX firmware.
    Will do something about it next release.

  15. LOCOSP

    Hi Denzel i just wanna ask wen you will give us next version ๐Ÿ˜‰ i’m still waiting fo ordinary jabber
    thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Zarradeth

    I was wondering, is it possible to connect to the test server ( Because I’ve been trying to get an account set up there and working with AFKIM v3. But AFKIM only ever gets to the ‘Identifying’ part after it connects, then it just sort of sits there (it doesn’t crash).

  17. Danzel Post author

    @LOCOSP – Will try for it this weekend, have been busy with other stuff.

    @Zarradeth – Will investigate it when I get some time.

  18. D-Fresh

    Hi i was just wondering how hard would it be to add a beep for message notification? Afkim is already perfect but i cant hear it when i have a new message!

  19. Danzel Post author

    Not sure, never done sound on the PSP.
    If anyone around has experience with it or experience with SDL audio then they could probably do it pretty easy.

  20. D-Fresh

    Hmmm apart from that it’s great! Also i don’t know what that other bloke said but its working fine for me on 3.40 oe-a!

  21. D-Fresh

    You know how awesome you are and stuff, Danzel? *sucking up* It’s my birthday next Monday (not today) and I would really love a sound feature *ends subtle hinting* PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE?

  22. syberjj

    I can’t get it to connect, tried all versions I could find and tried them in the GAME150 and in the GAME340 folder (I am using 340oea).

    I think the problem is I am not using a WEP encrypted connection but an WPA-PSK (TKIP) connection.

    I execute the program, select a connection (I have 2, selecy the second one), then it says:
    connection state 2 of 4
    connection to wifi failed

    I never get the “connection state 1 of 4” (should I get this?)

    am I doing something wrong?
    really would love to use this tool!

  23. Danzel Post author

    The OE version should work from the GAME340 folder with a WPA connection, it does for me.
    Make sure you are using DHCP (Automatic address configuration) however!

    You should get a state 1 of 4, but sometimes it doesn’t show.
    Test that your connection works in the network config thing.

  24. kures

    Please hel me somebody

    i have already installed afkim 3 to psp/game

    it works until i wrote my icq number and password

    then it writes the nick nema already exists , unable to make connesction

    how is it possible

  25. kures

    ok i maid it but i got another serious problem i got my contact list on my psp but every body see me as an offline why? how i could be online

  26. kures

    and last question sorry but i donยดt know how to write it in the tread above so why the afkim 3 is still loging me off i want to be conected all the time iยดm there a it is writing reconnecting in 60 seconds but nothings happend

  27. Danzel Post author

    kures – Sounds like you have a dodgy wifi or internet connection, try go closer to the wifi AP.

  28. kures

    hm maybe it was some connection break it can be true but tell me pleaseeeeeeee why the others see me like offline all the time while iยดm on the afkim 3 a donยดt understand it I see everybody who is online i can write them a message but they get the message from an offline user like me why

  29. kures

    and second question is why when i have instalen afkim 3 a start it then i wrote my nick and pasword and it wrote nack already exist unable to make account and i have to maid anoher name and password is it possible to pass by the registration and go straight to log in?

    that are my two serious questions pleeeease answer on them iยดm desperate realy

  30. Danzel Post author

    No idea why you don’t show as online.
    If you read the README it tells you how to use an existing username and password, you have to enter them manually in the afkim.cfg file IIRC.

  31. kures

    where i can find the readme file? i have downloaded afkim 3 a there wasnยดt any

    so could you send me an email how to do it? erase existing nick and registered again?with the nick before

    and did you hear about somebody who is still offline too? and managed to fix it?

  32. Danzel Post author

    In the AFKIM folder there is a file ‘README’.
    Open it in wordpad.
    Haven’t heard of anyone else with the show offline issue.

  33. freakoutz

    hey danzel. i need your help. regarding afkim3, i have tested it on my 3.03oe-c psp. it wouldnt go pass resolving. however the past few versions of afkim have been working fine. there’s no problem with the router or whatever.
    now i use the old afkim. can you help me? or email it to me? thanks alot. [:

  34. kures

    Ey D you are more than GOD in this 3.1 version iยดm showing as online man its perfect thanks a lot man

  35. marc

    hey.. can it only connect if the connection ur using is on a unsecured connection.. i mean.. no.. wep/wpa?

  36. Cj

    afkim rox my socks! its uber useful.. but i notice somthin.. is it just me or is afkim running slow lately? hmm n if it is me. it must be my router

  37. Danzel Post author

    @marc – nope, can use it on wep/wpa.

    @Cj – shouldn’t be, must be your router ๐Ÿ˜›

  38. Mario

    im scewed cuz u cant downgrade psp firmware 3.5 so i cant use this in anyway unless we can figure out how to make one that works for psp 3.5. send me the program u use to make this and i can work on makeing it work for my psp.

  39. marc

    it sez connecting to wifi failed.. but i can use other apps.. like the pspradio thing.. and the webbrowser just fine

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