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

Installing using the howto, running the application.

What does not

Installing using the 3DMM installer, it uses some 16bit code that appears to have regressed in Wine. The sound doesn't work unless you use the native override in the howto.


What was not tested

making and saving a movie

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Rated bronze as the original installer doesn't work, but there is a workaround.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro 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 PlatinumJustin Soulia 
ShowLinux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64Feb 22 20161.9.3Yes Yes GoldKyle Nokes 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 10 20121.4Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7385 Microsoft Golf 3.0 crashes on startup CLOSED FIXED View
12873 Microsoft 3D Movie Maker demo installer fails CLOSED FIXED View
26895 Microsoft 3D Movie Maker: rendering is red mesh/black text on black background CLOSED FIXED View

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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.