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Windows Live Messenger - discontinued

8.1 (Live Messenger)

Application Details:

Version: 8.1 (Windows Live Messenger)
License: Free to use
URL: http://messenger.msn.com
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.18

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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

What works

Install, Run, Logging in, Menu's and most of the buttons have text on them.

What does not

Fetching my contact list (shouldn't be empty, i have friends! ;)

Workarounds

What was not tested

Webcam, audio, chatting

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Windows 2000 mode

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 04 20091.1.18Yes Yes BronzeJake9999 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20091.1.16Yes Yes BronzeJaime Rave 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 28 20091.1.13Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 11 20081.0-rc4Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 29 20081.0-rc2No Not installable Garbagematt 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
16147 Webcam doesn't work REOPENED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
I got as far as the login screen doing the following
  • Install MSN (important)
  • Download Winetricks
    wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks
  • Now using winetricks install riched20, msxml3 and gdiplus
    sh winetricks riched20 gdiplus msxml3 flash
  • Set Windows version to Windows 2000
  • Now you can start MSN Messenger

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