This is the boxed retail version of the game. An auto-updater is available, but the update servers are no longer online.
The autorun (though with limitations) and the installer.
What does not
The game itself.
What was not tested
The limitations of the autorun program refer to the fact that when you choose "Setup" there, the program quits and Wine debugger comes up. If the setup program is run directly, it works flawlessly. The only error appears at the end and says "Could not get 'HardWareKey' value.". The title of the window in which the error appears says "3DSETUP", what leaves the origin of the error doubtless. The only problem is the game itself. After running "wine nfs3.exe" and "wine nfs3.exe -d3d0" the game refuses to run, giving "Need For Speed 3 files are corrupted; please re-install."
|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|
|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|
|9221||Force Feedback doesn't work but does after little source modification||NEW||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