Escargot Patcher

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first version of escargot

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.0.2

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

everything (see notes)

What does not


What was not tested

nothing, all tested

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

This program, which patches Skype's predecessor, messenger, with the escargot servers, works and allows you to connect with all the characteristics of the now defunct messenger working correctly, but you must do the following configuration for the escargot patcher to work:

1. Update to the latest version of winetricks:

sudo winetricks --self-update

2. Now, important, download and install the visual basic 6.0 library:

winetricks dlls vb6run

With that, you can now load the program.

IMPORTANT, download MSN messenger 7.5 so that you do not have problems with wine (the download is offered on the escargot website)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 04 20238.0.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumRodri 

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