This is the boxed retail version of the game. An auto-updater is available, but the update servers are no longer online.
What does not
What was not tested
While I was trying to install the game, it kept giving the following errors: modify_ldt: Invalid argument err:winediag:build_module Failed to create module for "krnl386.exe", 16-bit LDT support may be missing. err:module:attach_process_dlls "krnl386.exe16" failed to initialize, aborting err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\windows\\system32\\winevdm.exe" failed, status c0000142 After some searching, I found a workaround here (https://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22540). That workaround is running the following command as root: echo 1 > /proc/sys/abi/ldt16 This fixed the issue for me. I have not yet tested whether it survives across reboots (I doubt it), or if it is needed for running the game or just for installation. Another problem I ran into is when starting the game, an error box pops up claiming that NFS3 needs to close. As soon as I click "Show Details", the game starts normally. I have heard that it is possible to coax the game into running at higher resolutions than 800x600, but haven't attempted to do so yet. I have created a Bash script to assist with installing and running this game. It can be found here: https://github.com/501st-alpha1/scott_script.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 23 2021||6.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Hernandi F. Krammes F.|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||Jun 09 2017||2.6||N/A||Yes||Platinum||dave|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 14 2017||2.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||LoneVVolf|
|Current||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|
|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