WhatsApp Desktop

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Application Details:

Version: 0.2.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0-rc2

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What works

Installing using cli shows some error message (after setting my Windows version to 8.1, this is the minimum required Windows version for Installation).

What does not



What was not tested

Nuget package extracted, found tons of .NET 4.5 libraries and a directory called resources with app.asar, default_app.asar and electron.asar in it, I guess there's a way to run those with NodeJS, I'm just not sure how.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSolusDec 21 20173.0-rc2No, but has workaround Yes YesGarbageSami Cokar 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 25 20172.0.2No Not installable NoGarbageNosthertus 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20172.12No Not installable GarbageNeverMine17 
ShowArch LinuxOct 02 20161.9.18No Not installable GarbageMatt Keefo 
CurrentManjaro LinuxMay 11 20161.9.9No Not installable GarbageYaron Shahrabani 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
40613 Multiple applications require UAC implementation to run installer/app as a normal user instead of administrator (WhatsApp Desktop, Smartflix, Squirrel Installers, OneDrive) STAGED View

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HowTo / Notes


  1. Apply Louis NtQueryInformationToken hack
  2. Install winetricks , if you haven't already. (apt install winetricks)
  3. Install .NET v4.5.2 (winetricks dotnet452)
  4. Start the WhatsApp installer and let it crash
    (The installer executes a .NET application which will not work in Wine with windows version set >= XP, .NET tries to use uiautomationcore.dll on newer versions.)
  5. Set the windows version back to XP.
  6. Install the 2010 and 2013 VC runtime (winetricks vcrun2013 vcrun2010)
  7. Create a copy of msvcr100.dll and name it msvcr100_clr0400.dll in system32
  8. Go to drive_c/users/$USER/Local Settings/Application Data/WhatsApp/app-version
  9. Run WhatsApp.exe --squirrel-install version


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