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Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger) 8.5 (Windows Live Messenger)



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NameWindows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger)
Version8.5 (Windows Live Messenger)
License Free to use
URLhttp://messenger.msn.com
Votes 12
RatingBronze
Wine Version1.4
Free Download Download Link (Standalone installer)
Maintainers of this version:
Description
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 is an updated build as part of the Wave 2 series. New features include a new UI, improved Vista support, and more integration with Live Folders and Sharing Folders, as well as a new installer and the usual assortment of bugfixes.
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

  • Login
  • menus etc
  • webcam settings


What does not

  • Login needs winetricks to work
  • Graphics are buggy but still usable
  • I can send messages, but I can't see them. Text is missing (emoticons do work)
  • When trying to send an offline message, program freezes and needs to be killed.
  • New style borderless windows are not handled well as it crashes my window manager (WindowMaker) constantly if "Show the menu bar" option isn't enabled
  • Audio
  • "Audio and video setup"
  • Sending my webcam causes WLM to crash


What was not tested
Games


Additional Comments

Login only works in Windows 2000 mode (in WinXP mode it tells you to upgrade WLM). You also need to
install following packages with winetricks:

# winetricks corefonts gdiplus msls31 msxml3 riched20 riched30 tahoma flash gecko
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze"May 18 20121.4 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20101.2-rc7 Yes Yes Garbage Rolando Perez 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 30 20101.2-rc2 Yes Yes Garbage Rolando Perez 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 29 20101.1.42 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20091.1.35 No, but has workaround Yes Bronze Jaime Rave 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
18889 MSN Messenger Live 2009 (14.0) fails to load - possible actctx problem NEW View
22437 Internet Download Manager (IDM) can't connect to Internet NEW View
24280 WLM 8.5 crash at login UNCONFIRMED View
29902 Windows Live Messenger 8.5 does login, error 81000378 NEW View
29942 Windows Live Messenger 8.5, lock in chat windows NEW View

 
HOWTO
To install Windows Live Messenger you need to use Winetricks to install ie6 and msxml3.

 
HOWTO

How to install:

The combined Windows Live Installer does not work. Therefore, to install the software, do the following:

  1. Download the Raw MSI file from here
  2. msiexec /i wlm85.msi (it won't show any window)
  3. After installing, using winetricks you have to install: flash, msxlm3, gdiplus, riched20
  4. Set Windows version to win2k
  5. Start Messenger

 

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Link is no longer available
by E.Armanius de Zeeuw on Wednesday May 16th 2012, 9:44
I found a still working link on www.oldergeeks.com/downloads/file.php?id=181

This is the Download link now:
www.oldergeeks.com/downloads/download.php?id=181

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crash with wine 1.2 rc1
by Rolando Perez on Saturday May 22nd 2010, 21:37
at login, when i try login, wlm crash
this is the text in terminal

pc@pc-desktop:~$ wineboot
pc@pc-desktop:~$ fixme:advapi:RegisterTraceGuidsW (0x5917b084, 0x591eb138, {5b89be75-200f-4f51-8cfe-30b7c816f54b}, 1, 0x33fd04, (null), (null), 0x591eb140,)
fixme:advapi:RegisterTraceGuidsW (0x5a720666, 0x5a74cab8, {5b89be75-200f-4f51-8cfe-30b7c816f54b}, 1, 0x33fd04, (null), (null), 0x5a74cac0,)
fixme:ole:CoInitializeSecurity (0x33fdcc,-1,(nil),(nil),6,3,(nil),0,(nil)) - stub!
fixme:advapi:RegisterTraceGuidsW (0x63e52c, 0x938950, {5b89be75-200f-4f51-8cfe-30b7c816f54b}, 1, 0x33fdec, (null), (null), 0x938958,)
fixme:mlang:fnIMultiLanguage2_GetRfc1766Info Only english names supported (requested: 0x2c0a)
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x33f6ec,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:msi:MsiReinstallFeatureW L"{FC411B47-30BF-428C-9C1E-F6C54A94EA7E}" L"ALL" 1925
err:msi:copy_package_to_temp failed to copy package L"3\5f10\7bc8" to L"C:\\users\\pc\\Temp\\msi569f.tmp" (2)
fixme:wtsapi:WTSQuerySessionInformationW Stub (nil) 0xffffffff 8 0x33fc0c 0x33fc08
fixme:wtsapi:WTSQuerySessionInformationW Stub (nil) 0xffffffff 16 0x33fc10 0x33fc0c
fixme:wtsapi:WTSRegisterSessionNotification Stub 0x15008c 0x00000000
err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {4e14fba2-2e22-11d1-9964-00c04fbbb345} not registered
err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {4e14fba2-2e22-11d1-9964-00c04fbbb345} not registered
err:ole:create_server class {4e14fba2-2e22-11d1-9964-00c04fbbb345} not registered
fixme:ole:CoGetClassObject CLSCTX_REMOTE_SERVER not supported
err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {4e14fba2-2e22-11d1-9964-00c04fbbb345} could be created for context 0x17
fixme:ntdll:find_reg_tz_info Can't find matching timezone information in the registry for bias 180, std (d/m/y): 0/00/0000, dlt (d/m/y): 0/00/0000
fixme:advapi:ParseStringSidToSid String constant not supported: L"LG"
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option 28 STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option 29 STUB
fixme:ras:RasEnumConnectionsA (0x33f3e8,0x33f3d4,0x33f3dc),stub!
fixme:ras:RasEnumConnectionsA RAS support is not implemented! Configure program to use LAN connection/winsock instead!
fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0x5e00f4, 0x1995a8): stub
fixme:msimtf:ActiveIMMApp_Activate Stub
fixme:msimtf:ActiveIMMApp_FilterClientWindows Stub
fixme:msimtf:ActiveIMMApp_Activate Stub
fixme:msimtf:ActiveIMMApp_FilterClientWindows Stub
fixme:imm:ImmGetOpenStatus (0x1995a8): semi-stub
fixme:advapi:RegisterTraceGuidsW (0x5953ba04, 0x5956ae08, {5b89be75-200f-4f51-8cfe-30b7c816f54b}, 1, 0x33e9f4, (null), (null), 0x5956ae10,)
fixme:advapi:RegisterTraceGuidsW (0x5aa07290, 0x5aa22bc8, {5d8c8d91-8f81-488d-a278-0d06d32b39d1}, 1, 0x369e37c, (null), (null), 0x5aa22bd0,)
fixme:advapi:RegisterTraceGuidsW (0x5aa07290, 0x5aa22be8, {aba7397f-f033-4c35-9aab-6ec3322ea7a2}, 1, 0x369e37c, (null), (null), 0x5aa22bf0,)
fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyRouteChange (Handle 0x379e9f8, overlapped 0x379e9d4): stub
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECT_TIMEOUT (10000): STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT 30000
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW INTERNET_OPTION_SEND/RECEIVE_TIMEOUT 30000
fixme:imm:ImmDisableIME (-1): stub
fixme:ntdll:find_reg_tz_info Can't find matching timezone information in the registry for bias 180, std (d/m/y): 0/00/0000, dlt (d/m/y): 0/00/0000
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread Cannot get kerneltime or usertime of other threads
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 9 not supported yet
fixme:advapi:RegisterEventSourceW ((null),L"Windows Live Messenger"): stub
fixme:advapi:ReportEventW (0xcafe4242,0x0001,0x0000,0x000003e8,(nil),0x0008,0x000000e2,0x3009a1b4,0x4cc620): stub
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"msnmsgr.exe"
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"8.5.1302.1018"
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"4717a53b"
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"unknown"
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"0.0.0.0"
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"00000000"
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"0"
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"7e7185da"
fixme:advapi:DeregisterEventSource (0xcafe4242) stub
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option INTERNET_OPTION_END_BROWSER_SESSION: STUB
fixme:wininet:INET_QueryOption INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub
fixme:wininet:HTTPREQ_QueryOption INTERNET_DIAGNOSTIC_SOCKET_INFO stub

sorry my english, i'm spanish

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installation problems
by Jussi Jokinen on Thursday January 28th 2010, 6:01
hi!

i tried to install msn live to ubuntu 9.10 running with wine 1.1.37, but the installation didn't succeed as i planned. i've got some errors and i don't know what it all meens.

n00bsaiboth@id-net-acer:~/Downloads$ msiexec /i wlm85.msi
fixme:advapi:LookupAccountNameW (null) L"n00bsaiboth" (nil) 0x32f390 (nil) 0x32f394 0x32f388 - stub
fixme:advapi:LookupAccountNameW (null) L"n00bsaiboth" 0x1678d0 0x32f390 0x167440 0x32f394 0x32f388 - stub
fixme:msi:msi_unimplemented_action_stub MigrateFeatureStates -> 9 ignored L"Upgrade" table values
fixme:msi:msi_unimplemented_action_stub RemoveExistingProducts -> 9 ignored L"Upgrade" table values
fixme:msi:msi_unimplemented_action_stub MsiUnpublishAssemblies -> 2 ignored L"MsiAssembly" table values
fixme:msi:ACTION_CustomAction Rollback only action... rollbacks not supported yet
err:rpc:I_RpcGetBuffer no binding
fixme:msi:msi_unimplemented_action_stub RemoveRegistryValues -> 2 ignored L"RemoveRegistry" table values
fixme:msi:msi_unimplemented_action_stub RemoveShortcuts -> 3 ignored L"Shortcut" table values
fixme:msi:msi_unimplemented_action_stub DeleteServices -> 2 ignored L"ServiceControl" table values
fixme:msi:msi_unimplemented_action_stub RemoveFolders -> 6 ignored L"CreateFolder" table values
fixme:msi:ITERATE_InstallService Dependency list unhandled!
err:rpc:I_RpcGetBuffer no binding
fixme:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim (0x6e8cbf4c L"fusion.dll", (nil), (nil), 0x32fa5c): semi-stub
fixme:msi:install_assembly Manifest unhandled
fixme:msi:install_assembly Win32 assemblies not handled
fixme:msi:install_assembly Manifest unhandled
fixme:msi:install_assembly Win32 assemblies not handled
err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {4e14fba2-2e22-11d1-9964-00c04fbbb345} not registered
err:ole:create_server class {4e14fba2-2e22-11d1-9964-00c04fbbb345} not registered
fixme:ole:CoGetClassObject CLSCTX_REMOTE_SERVER not supported
err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {4e14fba2-2e22-11d1-9964-00c04fbbb345} could be created for context 0x15
err:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken Unhandled Token Information class 18!
err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"InstallFinalize" returned 1603

i would be glad if someone can help me out here.

with best regards, Jussi Jokinen.

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