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Version: 4xx
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.39

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What works

Tested on 10 yr old 2003 Laptop:

Sony Vaio PCG- FRV28, Intel 2.8 Ghz Pentm 4 / RAM 512 MB ,

ATI Radeon IGP 345M 64 MB, Screen 1024 x 768.

Installer works correctly, ( received one loading error on 1st attempt) 2nd try worked fine & there after too. Client loaded successfully, avatar completely visable, dress up works well, Shopping, My Room loads, chat rooms load, chat search, all avatars visable, chats & text visable, whole client seems to run very well, a bit slow at times, but that is due to "MY" limted RAM & older CPU issues not Wine or IMVU Client. Messages sent, Photos work, chat invites work well etc... Ran it for 3 hours, had multiple chats in various rooms. Wow !! ikr.. :)

Im Using " Bodhi Linux 2.3.0 " / 32 Bit / Non PEA

What does not

Have not found any yet...


What was not tested

" Walk Off" not tested or "Create Mode "

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Additional Comments

Did not use Wine Tricks, Just used Wine 1.6 to run program as is. Very impressed by whole experience & Bodhi Linux w/ Wine. If it works like this on my 10 yr old lappy then any other current machine should work exceptionally well. Only issue was as stated my Low RAM ( 512 MB ) & CPU caused some lag while loading or changing tabs, rooms, sections etc. Also seems to run Fine in "3D Direct" ( Graphics / Settings ? Advanced ) Open GL left holes & breaks in outfits for some reason ?? Standard works fine too.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 21 x86_64Apr 22 20151.7.39Yes Yes NoPlatinumJosh Raymond 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Sep 12 20131.7.1Yes Yes NoGoldRose 
CurrentBodhi Linux 2.xSep 07 20131.6Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowMageia 4Aug 01 20131.6Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowMageia 4Jun 30 20131.6-rc1Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Getting IMVU to Work

 [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.

Distorted fonts

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.


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