Windows Live Messenger - discontinued

This version introduced features such as handwriting and nudges.

Application Details:

Version: 7.0
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.17

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

Connection, Chat, Emoticons, Send Files, Sound

What does not

Webcam, Audio Conversation


What was not tested

Winks, Games

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

- To have text displayed correctly I had to override the richedit libraries: 1) download the DLL from the link below: 2) place the DLL in $HOME/.wine/drive_c/system32 3) open winecfg, go to Library and add a new override for "riched20" - The application only works under ME/2K/XP emulation; under XP emulation webcam and microphone are not recognized; under ME/2K emulation they are recognized but the webcam dispalys only garbage while recording from the microphone causes a crash - Better to use a native linux client! ;-)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 07 20111.3.17Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20091.1.16Yes Yes NoGarbageJaime Rave Torres 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 09 20091.1.12Yes Yes NoSilverClaudio 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 11 20081.1.6Yes Yes NoSilverJustin Soulia 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 20 20081.1.0Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
16147 Webcam doesn't work REOPENED View

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HowTo / Notes


- Set wine to Win2K

- Do sh winetricks riched20 msxml3 flash

Then just install and enjoy it.