Lego Mindstorms EV3 Home Edition

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Home Edition version 1.1.1 (OLD VERSION)

Application Details:

Version: 1.1.1
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8.1

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

The overall program.

Communication with brick using WiFi.

What does not

The animations of the robots in the lobby glitch.

Communication with brick with USB and Bluetooth.  (Confirmed, filed bug 39962) (Wifi works though, just tested).


What was not tested

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I use the Edimax EW-7811UN WiFi Adapter (needs firmware version 1.08 or higher). Since firmware updates need USB, you will need to use a Micro$oft Window$ computer or virtual machine to update the firmware.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 09 20161.8.1Yes Yes BronzeQwerty Chouskie 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
34897 Lego Mindstorms EV3 Home Edition (.NET 4.0 app) needs msctf DocumentMgrSource_AdviseSink implementation CLOSED FIXED View
39823 "fixme:nls:CompareStringEx semi-stub behavor for flag(s) 0x10000000" appears thousands of times in terminal when running the Lego Mindstorms EV3 software CLOSED FIXED View
39896 Robot animations glitch in main lobby of Lego Mindstorms EV3 software CLOSED FIXED View
39962 Lego Mindstorms EV3 Software does not find EV3 brick using USB UNCONFIRMED View
40009 Lego Mindstorms EV3 Software does not find EV3 brick using Bluetooth: needs irprops.cpl.BluetoothFindFirstRadio implementation UNCONFIRMED View
40174 Lego Mindstorms EV3 Home Edition crashes on startup, needs urlmon.dll.446 implementation CLOSED INVALID View
40192 Multiple games and applications need 'mfc80.dll' ('winetricks -q mfc80' is a workaround) NEW View
40193 Wine builtin 'iexplore' displays blank page when visiting Microsoft Silverlight demo controls webpage after installing Microsoft Silverlight 5.x NEW View
40729 Wine uses builtin urlmon.dll instead of native version when override is set to 'native, builtin' UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Installation Instructions (OLD)


Here are the instructions to install the program (does not work on Ubuntu 14.04, but does on Ubuntu 15.10):

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds && sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel winbind libntlm0 ttf-mscorefonts-installer winetricks

Make sure the folder ~/.wine32 does not exist.
$ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 WINEARCH=win32 wineboot

Choose "No" on any prompts to download gecko or Mono

$ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks

Select the default prefix, and click OK

Select "Install a Windows DLL or Component"

Install all vcrun2005, .NET version 4.0, and IE 8.

Select "Change settings"

Check ddr=gdi, and select OK (this fixes sections of the window turning white)

Click "Cancel" twice to exit winetricks

Download "IE8-WindowsXP-KB2936068-x86-ENU.exe" from the Microsoft website

$ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 wine '/IE8-WindowsXP-KB2936068-x86-ENU.exe'

$ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winecfg

In the libraries tab, add an override for "*urlmon.dll", making sure to include the *

Select the override just created, and click "Edit..."

Choose Native, and click OK

Click Apply, then OK

Download the installer from:  (for version 1.1.1) or  (for version 1.0.1)

$ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 wine '(path to setup file)/LMS-EV3-WIN32-ENUS-01-01-01-full-setup.exe' (or LMS-EV3-WIN32-ENUS-01-01-full-setup.exe)
Install the software.

Delete the .lnk file on the desktop, it is unnecessary and could cause problems

Double-click the launcher on the desktop to open the program.
Get WiFi working

If the WiFi is not working, run:

sudo service ufw stop

How to get Bluetooth and USB working
If you want USB and Bluetooth to work, please vote for the application, which makes it more likely USB/Bluetooth support will be added.


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