Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The first and only version of the game.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.17-staging

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Everything, played through the whole game from start to finish. I encountered no gameplay bugs or visual glitches, everything worked fine, even alt-tabbing. I played the game in a full-screen 1600x900 resolution.

The game supports Widescreen, you need to set some values manually in a config file. Consult the pc gaming wiki page of this game.

What does not


What was not tested

  • I did not complete it 100% so I missed the ending scene and credits, but those should play fine.
  • Did not test the openGL renderer
  • Did not test the software renderer

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

  • I installed the game from an ISO image of the original CD
  • I applied a "no cd" patch I found on the internet to circumvent the DRM
  • The game natively supports openGL/software/D3D8, can be set in the "hppoa.ini" config file
  • I used the wrapper d3d8to9 to make the game render to Direct3D9 and take advantage of the Gallium9 Mesa driver. This made the game perform better for my graphics card (Intel HD 4400)

Regarding the PLATINUM Rating

Since the game uses a "SafeDisc V3" DRM, I had to use a "no-cd" patch as a workaround to play this. BUT Windows cannot work without a workaround either. Unless you are on Windows XP, you can't play the game without using a "no-cd" patch. From Windows Vista and later, the SafeDisc DRM is unsupported. So you are getting the exact same Windows experience. This is as "out of the box" as it will ever get.

(1) The game is considered Abandonware

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch LinuxOct 19 20238.17-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumj32b 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 06 20205.0.2Yes Yes YesSilverUser 
ShowLinux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"Apr 29 20205.0Yes Yes YesSilverUser 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Aug 31 20183.14Yes Yes NoPlatinumOrtano 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 18 20151.6.2Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24704 Projected shadows do not appear in Lemony Snicket and other Unreal 2.x games. NEW View

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