Version File size 22 MB. Official release. Release date: February 5, 2008. File name: SkypeSetup.exe

Application Details:

Version: 3.6.X
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.13

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Test Results

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

What works

  • Chat
  • Updating your profile
  • File transfers

What does not

  • Skype crashes on opening the "What's new" window.


What was not tested

  • Anything sound related

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Skype throws an unhandled exception the first time you log in with your account. It is probably the "What's new" window that crashes. Consecutive runs work flawlessly. Note: you need to have wine set to Win98 for Skype to even install properly. Tested with gecko, ie6 from winetricks.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 26 20091.1.13Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 26 20080.9.58.Yes Yes BronzeJon 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20080.9.55.Yes Yes GarbageJon 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12243 Skype: 'Access Violation' crash after 5mn NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Native version available
There is a native Linux version of Skype available at the official Skype website.

Also you can use Skype for a web browser.
Fix: Skype Crashing every 5 minutes

To fix the problem of Skype crashing every 5 minutes:

  • Set winecfg to run in Windows 98 mode
  • In a terminal:
    • wget
    • sh winetricks dcom98


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by sphericalhorse on Sunday April 14th 2013, 17:10
Winetricks says that dcom98 is unknown arg.
by Artem S. Tashkinov on Sunday April 14th 2013, 19:31
Skype 3.6 no longer works with the Skype network.

Skype 3.8 doesn't work in Wine.

Use native Skype.