This version introduced features such as handwriting and nudges.
Almost everything I tested. That would include convo window backgrounds (...almost...), different fonts, Display pictures, and most other basic functions.
What does not
Winks. At least, they won't without the special tweak mentioned to get flash going with it.
Backgrounds work the first time a convo window is opened when the program starts, but if the window is streched in any way, it turns black.
Display pictures work but still have to be small to be seen. They also change at random each time the user logs in.
The MSN Today Window (but really, who cares? It's annoying IMO).
The installer doesn't run properly the first time and doesn't extract and add a .dll (see my comment), but it can be retrieved off the internet if one searches hard enough. It also, in my case, neglected to add icons on the desktop, or any at all. I had to create one.
Minimizing the window and restoring it, then typing. The focus of typing gets drawn away from the convo window itself sometimes (but it seems to have improved since my last entry. Now it's become more of a 50/50 chance it will keep focus). In the event that you lose focus, click the font option in the convo window and click okay when the font selection window comes up, and focus will be restored.
The flashing alert that normally takes place in taskbar tabs for convo windows, but the sound alert works fine.
What was not tested
Running WINE on highspeed internet (I used OEM Conexant HSF modem drivers from Dell), but I can't see a reason why it wouldn't work on highspeed if WINE was able to switch over the connection to my dial-up connection.
Webcam and Mic functions
Talking to a person logged in on their mobile
The Windows Media Player plugin that displays what is playing (I have WMP 10 properly installed but it doesn't run stable enough to be useful).
I enabled some DLL overrides to maximize the program's performance. I downloaded msxml3.dll, gdiplus.dll, and riched20.dll and set the overrides to native (not native then bulletin, just native). It seems to help a little bit. It still don't work in XP mode yet.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 07 2011||1.3.17||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 01 2009||1.1.16||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Jaime Rave|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 09 2009||1.1.12||Yes||Yes||Silver||Claudio|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 11 2008||1.1.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Justin Soulia|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 20 2008||1.1.0||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
- Set wine to Win2K
- Do sh winetricks riched20 msxml3 flash
Then just install and enjoy it.