Microsoft 3D Movie Maker

Application Details:

Version: Retail/OEM
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.15

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What works

Everything works after some testing

What does not

MIDI music does not work by default.


Install Timidity++ and FluidR3 Sound Font

Edit timidity.cfg to use FluidR3_GM and FluidR3_GS sound fonts

Disable Timidity daemon: sudo systemctl disable timidity

Kill Timidity daemon: sudo systemctl stop timidity OR pkill timidity

Run Timidity server with ALSA as output: timidity -Os -iA & wine /path/to/3dmovie.exe

What was not tested

Watching a move in the theatre.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentManjaro Linux 17.1.12Sep 11 20183.15Yes Yes YesGoldKyle Nokes 
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Sep 09 20183.0.2Yes Yes YesGoldKyle Nokes 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 24 20172.0-rc6Yes Yes NoPlatinumJustin Soulia 
ShowLinux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64Feb 22 20161.9.3Yes Yes NoGoldKyle Nokes 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 10 20121.4Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


These instructions apply to Wine 0.9.61

Prior to 0.9.61 3DMM will not run.

step 1.
from your windows install
zip up c:\Program Files\Microsoft Kids

step 2. on GNU/Linux, from a terminal after installing the latest release of wine (


wine winecfg
this initializes the ~/.wine directory for first use - ok next...

mkdir "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files"
unzip 'Microsoft' -d "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files"

wget && wine regedit 3dmm.reg

and finally
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Kids/3D\ Movie\ Maker/ && wine 3DMOVIE.EXE

and it will run - but, the only caveat is that Wine's support for the type of audio that 3DMM outputs to windows isn't 100% so you will experience a crash

The workaround for this is either disable your audio in winecfg or from a windows install copy c:\windows\system32\msadp32.acm to your GNU/Linux install then
cp msadp32.acm ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ && winecfg
when the winecfg dialog comes up, click on the libraries tab, add msadp32.acm in the field, set it to native only and click ok.
Wine 1.1.15 or newer relieves the requirement of using msadp32.acm from windows.