1. Install Wine 0.9.29 (verified) and begin with a fresh ~./wine directory.
2. Install Skype 188.8.131.52 (verified) from http://www.skype.com and the SkypeSetup.exe file. The installer should run flawlessly.
Run #winecfg and select Windows 98 mode for Skype.exe if it's not
already done. You may use the ALSA sound driver with this program,
however OSS will work just as well. Select native support for shdocvw.dll and shlwapi.dll. More information on this can be found here.
4. Use Skype!
- WinXP/2000 Mode crashes the client - Win98 Mode crashes without native shdocvw and shlwapi - Initially, placing a call will cause DSound buffering problems and will stutter for the first few seconds - aRts sound driver does not work properly - ESD sound driver does not work properly