ÂÂImpulse automatically updates itself to the latest version whenever it is run if connected to Internet.
Note that there isÂ two different installers, difference to be tested. The standard one, also labeled "Impulse Client - Vista/Windows 7" :
Or the one labeled "Impulse Client - Windows XP" :
What does not
It allowed me to download some of my games. If I had to guess what they had in common, it seems like the games updated after 2010 are the ones that have problems. Not sure why.
What was not tested
With downloads not working very well, didn't want to take the chance.
.net 2.0 and gdi+ are still needed.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 15 2015||1.7.34||Yes||Yes||Gold||Adrian Kalla|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 20 2013||1.7.2||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Jelle De Loecker|
|Show||Chakra Linux||Aug 08 2012||1.5.7||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Current||Chakra Linux||May 27 2012||1.5.4||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 15 x86_64||Dec 10 2011||1.3.30||Yes||No||Garbage||Anna|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|3548||.lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon...||NEW||View|
|15486||Impulse: Cannot connect to server||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20651||Many .NET based applications need WMI core infrastructure (Wine doesn't provide a WMI implementation)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21821||Impulse crash on login screen.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24225||provide "taskkill" command line tool to aid installers (Impulse installer and more)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24959||Impulse crash after login||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26246||Impulse doesn't work with mono||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26609||Impulse: wrong window size||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|26610||Impulse: some buttons are not displayed and some disappear on mouse over||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|27021||Impulse crashes on start-up||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
Download winetricks by running the following code in terminal :-
Now we need to install some winetricks packages to get Impulse running properly. Run the code below in a Terminal :-
sh winetricks dotnet20 gdiplusNote that the impulse installer will appear to crash, but just dismiss the error and the installation will continue as normal.