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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

Everything works as if you're running Windows assuming that the application had been installed and configured properly.

What does not

Installation through Winetricks using its own outdated IMVU installer leads to a missing library related error before the launcher would even start.

Installation from any place other than your virtual drive leads to errors and fails to begin.

Choosing the Direct3D renderer crashes the application.


What was not tested

Extended usage of the application

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Additional Comments

Save the installation file to your virtual C drive within wine (usually .wine/drive_c) and install IMVU through wine. Choose OpenGL as your renderer in the IMVU options.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 21 x86_64Apr 22 20151.7.39Yes Yes PlatinumJosh Raymond 
CurrentLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Sep 12 20131.7.1Yes Yes GoldRose 
ShowBodhi Linux 2.xSep 07 20131.6Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowMageia 4Aug 01 20131.6Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowMageia 4Jun 30 20131.6-rc1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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

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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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