Skype for Windows on Linux using Wine

Please note, I’m using a newer version of wine than whats available by default.
Head to for details on upgrading your version of wine.

To install Skype for Windows on Linux x64 using Wine:

possibly need winbind installed, dunno
rm -rf .wine
WINEARCH=win32 winecfg change to windows 7
#for nvidia closed drivers might need: winetricks orm=backbuffer glsl=disable
WINEARCH=win32 wine SkypeSetupFull.exe
–setup will crash/exit
cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\Skype/Phone/
WINEARCH=win32 wine Skype.exe /username:your_username /password:your_password
–skype will probably crash the first time you run it

its randomly crashing when i didnt use WINEARCH=32, trying 32 now, i have no idea, ill open comments later