Hearts of Iron III

Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.28

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What works

Installing the game

Playing the game (2 minutes to 2 hours)

Playing the tutorial


What does not

Animated cursors


What was not tested

nothing (?)

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

After 2 mitnutes to 2 hours of gameplay the game crashes with this output: wine: Unhandled page fault on write access to 0x78940000 at address 0x970166 (thread 0009), starting debugger... - set d3dx9_36.dll to native and copy the dll to {$WINEPREFIX}/drive_c/windows/system32 - set (string) HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/DirectSound/MaxShadowSize to "0" - set (string) OffscreenRenderingMode to "fbo" (for me the game crashes with "pbuffer") - to enable ingame music (not sound effects), install directx9 with winetricks

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 29 20091.1.28Yes Yes GoldDaniel Spies 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 11 20091.1.27Yes Yes BronzeDaniel Spies 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 07 20091.1.26Yes Yes SilverCadarin Durango 
ShowArch LinuxAug 05 20091.1.26Yes Yes GarbageJepaan 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

  1. Install the game:
    • Cancel DirectX Installer
    • Install MSVC Redistributable
  2. Install MS DirectX 9 ("directx9") with winetricks
  3. Install MS .NET Framework 2.0 ("dotnet20") with winetricks
  4. Set (string) HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct3D/Vid­eoMemorySize to the size of your video card's memory (e.g. "512") via "wine regedit"
  5. Set (string) HKCU/Software/Wine/DirectSound/MaxShadowSize to "0" via "wine regedit"
  6. Make sure the Windows version is set to Windows XP via "winecfg" (seems to work best)
  7. Play the game
Some users are reporting you may have to set some more Registry Keys in order to experience better results (e.g. borders drawn incorrectly). You may try these:

in HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct3D/
  • DirectDrawRenderer to "opengl"
  • OffscreenRenderingMode to "backbuffer"
  • OffscreenRenderingMode to "pbuffer"
  • OffscreenRenderingMode to "fbo"
  • PixelShaderMode to "enabled"
  • VideoMemorySize to the size of your video memory (e.g. "512")
in HKCU/Software/Wine/DirectSound/
  • MaxShadowSize to "0"
The game needs hardware supporting Pix­el Shader 2 to run­!


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