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WeChat

Downloaded and installed from official website

Application Details:

Version: 2.5.067
License: Free to use
URL: https://pc.weixin.qq.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.15

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Install.

Sending and receiving text, emoticons and files.

Typing Chinese characters with IBus.

Receiving and playing audio.

The small black window still goes out sometimes, but the probabality is lower than wine 2.12 (and a very dirty WINEPREFIX I'd used).

View articles from WeChat Official Accounts (公众号).

What does not

Sometimes it complains an error when you exit.

When you exit, the offline status is not uploaded to the server.  Then WeChat on your mobile phone won't notify you about new messages by default (it thinks you're still on Windows).  You have to manually click "exit Windows WeChat" on your mobile phone.

Can not view videos from Official Accounts.  You can click "open the article in explorer" to view them.

Workarounds

To send message and emotions you need to winetricks riched20.  Use newer version of winetricks. The old winetricks install riched32.dll and it works badly in Wine.

To view articles from Official Accounts you must install wine-gecko.

To send files you need to winetricks ole32.

Change operating system version to Windows 2003 or you can't read articles from Official Accounts.

It seems like turn off your IBus before opening WeChat can suppress the strange black window.  (Not sure.)

What was not tested

Others.

Hardware tested

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux From ScratchAug 23 20172.15Yes Yes YesSilverXi Ruoyao 

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