In this topic I’ll show you how to install MSN/Windows Live Messenger on Debian Linux.
Debian Linux is Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Elementary/Hanna MontanaOS etc.
I also made a tutorial video on Arch but on Ubuntu… more difficult a bit. So let’s see how it’s going on ex. Ubuntu. My distro is Ubuntu 16.04.05 x64.
Here is a Tutorial video how I installed the WLM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66E7LAjUrJM
Not a quality video but I tried. I didnt wanna talk just show u. Understand plz.
==========WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER INSTALLATION============
0. Open Terminal
- Install Wine and Winetricks
Notice: I skipped the installation with n button because I already have them. You have to press enter or press y.
2.Update your Wine and Winetricks to newest stable version
[Write these commands in Terminal]
(If you are use 64 bit linux then write this command)
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
(If you are using Linux mint then type these commands:)
On Linux Mint 17.x, the last line should be the following:
sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ trusty main’
On Linux Mint 18.x, the last line should be the following:
sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main’
On Linux Mint 19.x, the last line should be the following:
sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main’
[Continue the commands]
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install winetricks
Now your wine has been installed. Lets continue…
========Windows Live Messenger installation=======
- Download the (your favourite) MSN / Live Messenger version
from website of Escargot MSN Server
2.Run it as Wine programloader and wait
- Your MSN is installed
But do not open it yet
If doesnt happen anything then use this command:
and it will automatic install
msiexec /i move here your msi file
Type this command in terminal:
sh winetricks riched20 gdiplus msxml3 flash
To make sounds workable:
To fix sounds ill make a new tutorial video.
While you should wait.
Or watch this topic: https://wink.messengergeek.com/t/fixed-the-sound-in-windows-live-messenger-8-5-in-linux
I hope I helped u. See u later bye. Eat cheeses.
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.8-staging
Chatting (sending photos, emotes, nudges)
What does not
By default, the login boxes don’t work.
Sometimes, the application crashes when you try to pick someone on your contacts list. Ignore the crash message, but don’t close it.
Voice calls and recordings
Winks don’t display the animation
What was not tested
Video and voice chat (don’t work)
Recieving voice messages