Unreal Tournament 3

UT3 as available on Steam

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
URL: http://www.unrealtournament3.c...
Votes: 7
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.1

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Test Results

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What works

The Game.

I actually was able to play the game, play few rounds of deathmach. The framerate is kinda usable. The game sometimes slutters, but most times is playable (at last at DM maps with few bots). I am playing the game at 1680x1050 with the detail of textures-models on medium, even with some of the post-processing eyecandy like motion blur and so on, on relatively old rig (Pentium D @ 3.2ghz, GeForce9800gtx, 2gigs of ram), and I think I could still get even better performance/graphics ratio from it. 

What does not

I had to put native dx10 dll without which the game refused to start (without visible report, only console had error in it) into folder with game's binary. I also used wine with native DirectX installed, without it the game didn't work at all.

For some settings, the game froze after few seconds of gameplay and crashed. I guess I maybe got out of RAM. Best way to get it work is turning everything on lowest setting and then slowly rising them and testing stability.

Mouse is not recentering (aka stuck into rectangle) but afaik it can be bypassed with the registry edit.


What was not tested

Mutiplayer, Deeper gameplay, Some graphics, physics...

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowmacOS Mojave 10.14May 09 20194.1Yes Yes YesGoldAndrew 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Dec 31 20172.21-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumDavid Chalmers 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 21 20172.8Yes Yes Bronzelex 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 06 20141.7.15Yes Yes PlatinumBen 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 24 20131.6Yes Yes PlatinumArtur h0m3 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

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This notes was updated: August, 03 - 2013

First of all, thank you for spending some time to help Wine to get better,

I would like to make some suggestions for you to make your tests results more relevant to other users of Wine:
  • Detail your PC specifications at the Extra Coments section (e.g. your video card, processor, and system memory).
  • It's also important to specify your video card driver version into Extra Comments section.
  • Specify if you installed the game into a fresh Wineprefix (or not), and what programs you actually installed.
  • Detail what version of the Windows emulation you use in your Wineprefix (e.g. Windows XP, 7, etc).
  • Add a comment about what is not working.
  • Specify if you made any changes to your game e.g. like a games "Mod", an patch (official or unofficial) or details of any modification you made to the stock configuration files from the game.
  • Please, don't send tests results with "Everything is working" or "Everything isn't working".

These are recommendations to make tests result more uniform and targeted to include common information that will be useful to other users of Wine.

How-To Install the game.

You need:

  • A recent version of wine, it's recomended the last release.
  • A video card with 3D Acceleration suport on your unix.
  • The 3D driver installed for that card.
  • It's not necessary a clean prefix, but it's recomended.
  • Steam installed and running, to do that, follow the steps on Steam page.


Just install your game like other normal game installed on Steam, it's not necessary any patch or program. For more detail how to boost your games see the section Tips below.


For make Unreal Tournament 3 run better and without any problem, install Visual C Runtime libraries, to do that, download here and here and install-it.

After installing,to override wine vcrun to the native one, create a file called vcrun.reg and put the following content:


Then run the follow command:

env WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" wine regedit ./vcrun.reg

You can also install Visual C runtime libraries using winetricks, by typing:

env WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" ./winetricks vcrun2005 vcrun2008

To also make sure that everything will work fine, install the tahoma.ttf, arial.ttf, verdana.ttf and lucida.ttf fonts on your prefix. You can do-it manually or using winetricks with the follow command:

env WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" ./winetricks corefonts
For steam related problems, please visit the Steam Official Release page.

Unreal Tournament crash on start-up, don't open.

This bug normally happens because of the Visual C Runtime, see the Tips section for more information.

Unreal Tournament 3 Laggy, slow:

This happens in alot of games if you dont set the size of RAM that you VideoCard has, use this registry key to set:


Change the 768 to the real ammount of RAM in MB that your VideoCard has.

 Game closes shortly after open.

This is a common Steam Overlay problem, to solve, open your winecfg and override the library gameoverlayrenderer to Disabled.

Old Problems.

Note: These problems don't affect the newest versions of wine, it's only here for precaution, if you have any of these bug's maybe you should upgrade your wine version.

Mouse stuck into the edges of screen, cant turn 360º

This happens because the Mouse Input of wine is not so good until now, you can solve adding this patch to registry:


The Mouse will not work into the menu, you gonna have to use the keyboard to walk into the Unreal menus.

Mouse is showing in the screen while playing (Only steam version).

This bug only happens with the Steam version, all the games into steam has this problem with old versions of wine/steam.

See more at bug #27779.

Mouse randomly jumps around menu or in game.

This is caused by implementation of mouse input in old versions of wine, to solve-it, you need to run the game in Windowed mode or into a Virtual Desktop.

UT3 Logo hangs indefinitely using 100% of cpu.

You can solve this problem by using the options -nomoviestartup and -onethread in the game executable. Newest version of wine don't have this bug.


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