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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

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What works

The main window, pre-login, shows up sometimes (you have to find the buttons and click them randomly, or else you'll get a permanent white screen).

What does not

Almost nothing. You cannot change most of the options or it will crash and you can't click the text boxes to input your e-mail/pw. Wine complaints a lot about it.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Nothing that happens after you login, since it does not work.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

I didn't install it since I ran it from my ms partition. I had to download some DLL's and use winetricks because of the visual c++ package. When I opened WLM, i got a totaly white screen but after clicking some random buttons (like "Remember Me" or "My status on login") the color finally appeared, but I couldn't input text in the textboxes.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 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 Torres 
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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