Microsoft 3D Movie Maker

Application Details:

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

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Test Results

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What works

Almost everything:

  • Installation
  • cutscenes including dissolve effects
  • default sound effects and voices
  • Saving and loading
  • Watching movies in the Studio
  • Watching movies in the Theatre
  • Opening movies that already have imported/recorded voices and sounds
  • Opening .3mm files outside of program

What does not

MIDI output, all the music uses MIDI.

Recording sounds and voices. It records only a bit and it won't save the recording.

Voices and sounds cannot be recorded outside the program and imported.


What was not tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

As soon as someone figures out how to get MIDI music working, please tell me.

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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 
CurrentLinux 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

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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.