Version 1.x of the action game Mafia - The City Of Lost Heaven. It's a third person shooter with car driving and racing elements. You can compare it to newer titles of the Grand Theft Auto series. If you like GTA and games with a good story, you will love Mafia.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

I have fully played through the game in an earlier version of Wine without issue, have tested for a short while using this version of Wine (the settings tool, tutorial, starting a new game, loading a savegame & playing for a bit, as well as free ride mode) and it still seems to work just as well.

In a previous report a user reported that this game wouldn't start unless winegstreamer was disabled - I did not encounter this issue on any of my systems but disabling it doesn't seem to break anything so it's probably best to disable it just in case (I experienced only a couple of crashes during my playthrough and I believe those were due to game bugs).

What does not


What was not tested

I've not done a full playthrough with this version of Wine, but I've fully played through this using earlier versions without issue and there is no reason to suspect that this may have changed.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

This report is based on my notes and testing during the creation and maintenance of my wrapper for the GOG version of this game:

I used Behar's widescreen fix: - an override for dinput8 (native,builtin) is required for it to work.

Prefix configuration:

  • CSMT was enabled
  • Wine Mono and Wine Gecko were not installed

Tested systems:

  • AMD R7 1700 @ 3.7GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD RX 480 8GB (main system)
  • Intel i7-2600k @ 4.5GHz, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 750 Ti
  • Intel i3-6100, 4GB RAM, Intel HD 530 graphics

All running Linux Mint 18.x with kernel 4.13.0-38 and stable Mesa from Padoka's PPA (for AMD/Intel graphics) or Nvidia's proprietary drivers

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Apr 14 20183.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumadamhm 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 04 20183.0Yes Yes YesGoldChris 
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Nov 12 20172.20-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumKonstantin 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 12 20141.7.22Yes Yes GoldLuis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 15 20131.7.4Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
219 Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection CLOSED FIXED View
1361 DirectX sound isn't working properly for some games CLOSED ABANDONED View
1670 mafia fails because of DirectX 8.1bugs. CLOSED DUPLICATE View
3957 IDirect3DDevice8Impl_DrawIndexedPrimitiveUP crash CLOSED FIXED View
6953 SecuROM thinks wine is a CDROM emulator CLOSED DUPLICATE View
14809 Mafia: Fails to respond to executing MafiaSetup.exe CLOSED INVALID View
18472 Mafia hangs CLOSED FIXED View
18473 Mafia game losses sound CLOSED FIXED View
48850 Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven videos playing in pink CLOSED FIXED View

Show open bugs


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by fabrizio on Wednesday May 31st 2023, 15:12
how to do the workaround ??
Mafia 1 on Fedora 25
by Marek Novotny on Thursday August 10th 2017, 16:21
On Fedora 25, wine-2.11, I had to disable winegstreamer.dll
Works with Wine 1.7.8
by Carlos Rodriguez on Tuesday December 17th 2013, 15:33
Tested on:

Wine 1.7.8 (compilado)
Nvidia Drivers 331.20 (.run package)
Linux Mint 15 KDE 32Bit - Kernel PAE
CPU: INTEL Pentium G3220 (Nucleo Haswell a 22nm) 3.0Ghz (Dual-Core) Stock Clock
MEM: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (128 bit dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)
GPU: Zotac Nvidia Geforce GT630 (GK208 28nm: 384 Shaders / 8 ROPS) Zone Edition Passive Cooling 2GB DDR3 1800Mhz a 64Bit (14.4Gb/s)