This is the boxed retail version of the game. An auto-updater is available, but the update servers are no longer online.
Now it works. Well, i took a look in NFS4 HS and one thing caught my eye: The command line nice -19. It works exactly the same way with nfs3. With this parameter in the command line, it runs perfectly.
The installation can be followed straightforward from what has already been written in this topic.
The only change, when you run it, type this command: nice -19 wine nfs3.exe.
What does not
Hardware accelleration . But my video card it's not a very good one (S3 Savage)
What was not tested
In my case, the game goes to software renderer by default. It never activates the 3d hardware acceleration
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||Jun 09 2017||2.6||N/A||Yes||Platinum||David Faour|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 14 2017||2.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||LoneVVolf|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Oct 29 2014||1.7.29||Yes||Yes||Gold||Scott Weldon|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 13 2012||1.5.17||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Andrey Gusev|
|Show||EasyPeasy||Jan 18 2013||1.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|1631||Sound underruns occur in directsound||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7106||Need for Speed 3 autorun crashes when starting setup||STAGED||View|
|7115||Need for Speed III installer fails in Win9X mode, reporting "Could not get 'HardWareKey' value" (active PnP device keys in 'HKEY_DYN_DATA\\Config Manager\\Enum' missing)||STAGED||View|
|7116||Need for Speed 3 doesn't start||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|9221||Force Feedback doesn't work but does after little source modification||NEW||View|
|9721||Support for HKEY_DYN_DATA\Config Manager\Enum registry tree||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|11540||Need for Speed III installer won't close||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|11945||Screen truncated in fullscreen with a widescreen||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|11987||RtlpWaitForCriticalSection timeout in NeedForSpeed III||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|12033||Need for Speed III crash on startup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|12288||Need for Speed III - freezes on trying to configure steering wheel||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|19112||Can't install Need for Speed 3 in WinXP environment||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|19113||Need for speed 3 - wrong detection wheel||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|19114||Need for speed 3 - wrong behavior of force feedback wheel||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|24323||Need for speed 3 crashes on startup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
This game contains 16-bit launcher code. To be able to run it, you must run the following as root:
echo 1 > /proc/sys/abi/ldt16