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Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger) 8.5 (Windows Live Messenger)



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NameWindows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger)
Version8.5 (Windows Live Messenger)
License Free to use
URLhttp://messenger.msn.com
Votes 12
RatingBronze
Wine Version1.4
Free Download Download Link (Standalone installer)
Maintainers of this version:
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Description
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 is an updated build as part of the Wave 2 series. New features include a new UI, improved Vista support, and more integration with Live Folders and Sharing Folders, as well as a new installer and the usual assortment of bugfixes.
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

  • Login
  • menus etc
  • webcam settings


What does not

  • Login needs winetricks to work
  • Graphics are buggy but still usable
  • I can send messages, but I can't see them. Text is missing (emoticons do work)
  • When trying to send an offline message, program freezes and needs to be killed.
  • New style borderless windows are not handled well as it crashes my window manager (WindowMaker) constantly if "Show the menu bar" option isn't enabled
  • Audio
  • "Audio and video setup"
  • Sending my webcam causes WLM to crash


What was not tested
Games


Additional Comments

Login only works in Windows 2000 mode (in WinXP mode it tells you to upgrade WLM). You also need to
install following packages with winetricks:

# winetricks corefonts gdiplus msls31 msxml3 riched20 riched30 tahoma flash gecko
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"May 18 20121.4 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20101.2-rc7 Yes Yes Garbage Rolando Perez 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 30 20101.2-rc2 Yes Yes Garbage Rolando Perez 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 29 20101.1.42 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20091.1.35 No, but has workaround Yes Bronze Jaime Rave 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
18889 Multiple isolation-aware applications fail to load (MSN Messenger Live 2009, Lync 2010, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3)(embedded PE manifest search should support ISOLATIONAWARE_MANIFEST_RESOURCE_ID) NEW View
22437 Internet Download Manager (IDM) can't connect to Internet NEW View
29902 Windows Live Messenger 8.5 does login, error 81000378 NEW View
29942 Windows Live Messenger 8.5, lock in chat windows NEW View

 
HOWTO
To install Windows Live Messenger you need to use Winetricks to install ie6 and msxml3.

 
HOWTO

How to install:

The combined Windows Live Installer does not work. Therefore, to install the software, do the following:

  1. Download the Raw MSI file from here
  2. msiexec /i wlm85.msi (it won't show any window)
  3. After installing, using winetricks you have to install: flash, msxlm3, gdiplus, riched20
  4. Set Windows version to win2k
  5. Start Messenger

 




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