The 500 series

Application Details:

Version: 5xx
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.4-staging

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What works

Everything, with workaround and the aid of winetricks.

What does not

settings wont open. closing windows crashes the client.


I installed everything bellow from a %100 fresh wine-stable installation. I installed WINE and winetricks via terminal, and ran winetricks to apply the following settings BEFORE trying to install IMVU. I am not sure that ALL the tweaks I applied are exactly necessary, but, It did get the client to run properly, so, without further adue, I applied the following via winetricks:

Winetricks->Settings->check following:


Apply, and close.

I also installed vcrun6, directX redist, and a few other things via winetricks windows dll installer. (I can't recall them all, just remember IMVU relies mostly on html and python, and install all related files via winetricks windows dll installer.

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Settings opens, and render option can be set to opengl via advanced settings in the settings tab now. Windows and chatrooms can be freely closed now without crashing the client. everything runs very smoothly with opengl enabled. the settings tabs tab a minutte or two to open the first time. be patient.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20216.4-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumMarc Sola 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Feb 28 20216.3-stagingYes No NoGarbageMarc Sola 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20195.0-rc3-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumMarc Sola 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jun 02 20183.9-stagingYes Yes YesBronzeCara 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 28 20183.9Yes Yes NoBronzeCara 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Distorted fonts

If the fonts in game look distorted, make sure you install the "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" package, as this provides the windows fonts used by IMVU. You can install it easily on Debian/Ubuntu based distros by using the following command in the terminal ("Ctrl+Alt+T" is a keyboard shortcut to open it):

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

You should be prompted to enter your password for sudo as usual.


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Works on wine-5.0-rc2 (Staging)
by Thorvald on Monday December 30th 2019, 17:43
This now works on the staging branch at the time of writing. More specifically wine-5.0-rc2.

The only bug I've encountered on the staging branch is rooms with special characters (? ? ? etc etc) sometimes glitch out in the top bar. If it happens: you're still in all the rooms and tabs you were in previously, you just can't see them. If you click on the IMVU logo you get back to the main view, and you're able to see all your tabs again (except the room that caused the glitched name). Even though you can't see the glitched room in your tab bar, you're still in it, and the only way to get back into it is to click "join" again which causes your tab bar to glitch out again.
It crashes a lot
by Syro on Saturday May 11th 2019, 10:37
The program will crash whenever closing tabs or when trying to pull out the settings. It also does not keep you logged in.