This pre-release has been replaced by Pidgin Portable 2.4.0 Final:
Thanks to all who helped test.
I've posted a pre-release of Pidgin Portable 2.3.1 for folks to try out. In this new release, Pidgin has been updated to 2.3.1 (of course), we're now using Pidgin's recommended method of making it portable, the installer has been updated to the new one used by GIMP Portable, GTKLegacy still works (for Windows 9x), CommonFiles\GTK should still work in most instances, etc. The installer will update an existing instance of Pidgin Portable, of course.
Download Pidgin Portable 2.3.1 Pre-Release 1 [11.8MB download / 9.6-51.2MB installed]
(may take a few minutes to become available)
Please put this through its paces as usual. I'm hoping to post the final release later today (Thursday).
We really need folks to test who have had issues with Pidgin Portable in the past... especially the Error loading pidgin.dll bug.