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Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit

This is the boxed retail version of the game. An auto-updater is available, but the update servers are no longer online.

Application Details:

Version: Retail
License: Retail
URL: http://ea.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0.1

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What works

  • Everything

What does not

  • Nothing (after workarounds, see below)

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • Multiplayer
  • Resolutions higher than 800x600.

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Additional Comments

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.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 23 20216.0.1Yes Yes YesGoldHernandi F. Krammes F. 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Jun 09 20172.6N/A Yes Platinumdave 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 14 20172.1Yes Yes GoldLoneVVolf 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Oct 29 20141.7.29Yes Yes GoldScott Weldon 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 13 20121.5.17Yes Yes PlatinumAndrey Gusev 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

Installation
  1. For best results, try using one of the WINE/distribution combinations listed as working above.
  2. Run winecfg and set Windows Version to Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME.
  3. Also, you may want to check "Emulate a virtual desktop" on the Graphics tab if you have trouble with the game not exiting nicely.
  4. Run wine 'D:\setup\english\setup.exe', replacing 'D:\' with the letter of your CD drive, and 'english' with 'spanish' if you want to run the Spanish version.
  5. Follow the installation instructions on-screen. There will be a few errors, but just click 'Ok' and keep going. Don't try to register at the end.
  6. In a console, change to the NFS3 installation directory by typing something like cd '.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Electronic Arts/Need For Speed III'. Trying to run the game by clicking the icon, or from a different directory, will not work.
  7. Run the game with wine nfs3.exe -d3d0.
3dfx HOWTO
To play the 3dfx version of this game, I recommend installing the glide wrapper available here: http://www.zeckensack.de/glide/
16-bit Code

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

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