Nickname and personal message don't synchronise with the servers on WLM 8.1 with Wine


#1

Hey everyone ! I just installed WLM 8.1 with Wine on my Mac and it seems to work fine until now. But I have one problem : my nickname and my personal message don’t seem to synchronize to the server. They erase when I’m disconnecting and I have to re-enter them each time I reconnect. However, my profile picture works. That’s not a big deal, but it’s quite annoying. Anyone knows why it happens ?

Thanks in advance, and thank you so much for all this progress about Escargot, that’s really good :wink:


#2

Probably Escargot doesn’t sync them at all. I have just a Android pic and no message when I enter from Mercury Messenger.


#3

I don’t think so since it works for me with MSN 7.5. That’s weird !


#4

While the client stores information, server don’t get them and no transmission occurs. When I switched WLM, I got different pic and no status. That should be the case.
Edit: It’s great that Wine runs it :wink:


#5

I see ! But I don’t get why the transmission occurs with MSN 7.5 and not with WLM.
Yeah it’s a little bit tedious to install but everything works great :slight_smile:


#6

Just wondered, what doesn’t work in Wine? You can file a bug report.
By the way, I’m the Turkish translator of Wine and yet to use it.


#7

All basic features of WLM 8.1 work (with the following winetricks : corefonts, tahoma, riched20, riched30, msxml3, msls3, gdiplus, wmp10 + Flash Player 9 installed in a Wineskin bundle). The things that doesn’t work are :

  • The nickname and personal message are deleted every time you disconnect (but the profile picture doesn’t).
  • Dynamic backgrounds doesn’t appear, even when Flash is installed
  • Messenger Plus! (the installation works but it doesn’t appear in WLM)
  • Webcam isn’t detected
  • WLM crashes everytime I click on the mail icon (edit : resolved by installing ie8)
  • WLM crashes when I go in connection settings

EDIT : chatting makes WLM8 crash so it doesn’t work (but it works with MSN 7.5)


#8

Many (if not all) of these bugs are not really related to Escargot but are probably due to Wine.

Maybe getting a log for each errors can help people find the problem:

https://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#How_can_I_get_a_debugging_log_.28a.k.a._terminal_output.29.3F


#9

Yeah these problems come from Wine ! I’ll try to do logs


#10

This one “WLM crashes everytime I click on the mail icon” requires Internet Explorer. So maybe, it crashes because IE is not installed/available under Wine?


#11

Have you checked the AppDB for 8.x versions:

All Messenger versions: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=127

https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=11389
https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=8146
https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=9426
https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=5264

Read the Comments and How to sections.


#12

Thank you, you were right, I just installed Internet Explorer in my Wineskin Bundle and it doesn’t crash anymore in WLM 8.5, even if the link doesn’t open. Now I have to test if the chat crashes again !

I saw all the comments and how to sections but it doesn’t resolve the problems unfortunately.


#13

The link doesn’t open on PC either. We have no idea why yet.


#14

triston is bek!!!


#15

That’s weird !

Do you want me to put the Wine logs here ?


#16

I never left. Was just busy giving a hand to the developers with WLM 8.x for Escargot :smiley:


#17

You can, we never know, maybe the answer lies inside it :smiley:


#18

Since I installed Internet Explorer nothing crashes anymore until now, and my nickname and personal message now synchronise with the servers :slight_smile: I’ll post the logs as soon as I get another crash !


#19

Ok but when you click the mail icon, Internet Explorer opens but doesn’t navigate to any page?


#20

No, nothing happens at all, Internet Explorer doesn’t open.