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Installation through Winetricks using its own outdated IMVU installer leads to a missing library related error before the launcher would even start.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