Basically, I manually downloaded ia32-libs-multiarch from packages.ubuntu.com and it seems the version should be compatible with my 64bit 12.10 distribution. If I do it from the console, I get a 'package has no installation candidate' and after a bunch of dpkg commands and trying to sort out dependency problems and miserably failing, I decided to take matters into my own hands and manually install the missing pieces of gold from HERE.
Now being the Linux newbie I am, I have no clue how to actually install it or what command needs to run for that to install. I may be an idiot for asking this, but I am an idiot who needs Skype to work asap otherwise end of the world may come. So please help.