AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)

Application Details:

Version: 5.x
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.5-staging

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What works

Most Everything - Oddball Install. Oddball Start.

  1. First install IEs4linux's IE6 (DO NOT RUN INSTALLER or IE6 AS ROOT!!!).
  2. While using IE6, go to AIM's website to download AIM 5.9.
  3. Click Link to start download, THEN choose OPEN/RUN file to install.
  4. After installation, program starts automatically - either log in or create a new username and set a password.
The next time that you want to run AIM 5.9 you must first start IEs4linux:
  1. In IE6, go to File -> Open, then in the Open Dialog box click on "Browse".
  2. Go to higher file folder "Program Files\AIM".
  3. Make sure that "Files of Type" is set to "All files".
  4. Choose aim.exe, and click "Open".
Remember to close AIM by clicking down on lower taskbar icon (KDE) and choose "Exit."

What does not

Nothing found so far.


What was not tested

Tried a bunch of things inside, most everything worked.

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Additional Comments

Location to install must be inside of /home/username/.ies4linux directory. Don't try to install to /home/username/.wine directory.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 20.1May 15 20215.0.5-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumAleph Diallo 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 23 20101.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 20 20081.0.0Yes Yes GoldChristopher Berner 
CurrentSlackware 12.0Feb 12 20080.9.50.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 10.2Sep 10 20060.9.20.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

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