What does not
What was not tested
Wine 1.3.28 and Wine 1.4 You need to remove (or move elsewhere) the file "c:\windows\winsxs\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4148_none_deadbeef.manifest" so wine will load the correct DLL that comes with IMVU (bug 28225).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 21 x86_64||Apr 22 2015||1.7.39||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Josh Raymond|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia"||Sep 12 2013||1.7.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Rose|
|Show||Bodhi Linux 2.x||Sep 07 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mageia 4||Aug 01 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mageia 4||Jun 30 2013||1.6-rc1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|27462||IMVU 461.0 does not load chat window, hangs.||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|28225||Wine refuses to load native MSVCP90.dll, and won't even say why.||CLOSED||WONTFIX||View|
|28636||Imvu chat client will not start.||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|35483||cannot install game imvu||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|35493||IMVU shows loading bar, but will not start.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
[Note: A windows 7 would be nice to pull dll's from if you are dual booting or using wubi or like I was using virtualbox and just networked a shared folder to get the dll's I needed]
Step 1 - Install Playonlinux through Ubuntu Software Center
Step 2 - download the full install of imvu's client from the link provided here
Step 3 - Click on Install you can use the default wine prefix that is 1.4.1(System works) and then configure the prefix to be Windows 7/XP.
Step 4 - Give it a run see if it works, two errors pop up but if you just okay them it loads up.
If the fonts in game look distorted, make sure you install the "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" package, as this provides the windows fonts used by IMVU. You can install it easily on Debian/Ubuntu based distros by using the following command in the terminal ("Ctrl+Alt+T" is a keyboard shortcut to open it):
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
You should be prompted to enter your password for sudo as usual.