The 500 series
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:
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
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 15 2021||6.4-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Marc Sola|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 28 2021||6.3-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Marc Sola|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 30 2019||5.0-rc3-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Marc Sola|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 02 2018||3.9-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Cara|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 28 2018||3.9||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Cara|
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.