Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.29

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Starting the game

What does not

Stuck at "Checking content..." screen


What was not tested

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Altough bug 33034 was fixed in wine 1.7.29 Dirt3 does not work with the official release.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Oct 26 20141.7.29Yes Yes Garbagesamy 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 08 20141.7.23Yes Yes Silversamy 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 28 20111.3.21No Not installable GarbageOlli 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HowTo (for wine 1.7.24)

 If you follow the bugtracker you'll see there are ongoing efforts making GFWL working with wine. Codemasters announced to remove GFWL from Dirt3 in future. Nevertheless it is possible to run Dirt3 flawlessly with good performance. Gamepads won't be recognized, tough.

  • A manually patched version of wine is mandatory (Bug 33034 ) or the game will show the "Checking Content..." screen forever.
  • PlayOnLinux provides sources of xlive.dll. You have to patch wine yourself or make use of third party providers...

    • Use native d3d9_36.dll
    • Disable d3d11.dll (Bug 34008).

     If you are going not to use Rapture3D you have to set openal32.dll builtin to avoid random crashes at start. Everyone else wants native openal32.dll.

    If you experience crashes during "Dirt Tour" with the error:


    Remap all keys ingame even if you don't actually change them.

    Change language by setting LOCALE registry key.

    1031 equals german. See here.

     [Software\\Codemasters\\DiRT3] 1407192530
    "PATH_APPLICATION"="C:\\Program Files\\Codemasters\\Dirt3\\"

     For windowed mode you have to edit your configuration files manually:

    My Documents\My Games\DiRT3\hardwaresettings\hardware_settings.config


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