L.A. Noire

Retail DVD version (The Complete Edition)

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.5-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Game is working with minor stuttering at the beginning of each new case. Added screen resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. 

What does not

Game throws an .NET Framework 3.5 error ("turn on or off"). 


I used PlayOnLinux for setting up the game. Create a new 32-bit environment using Wine 5.5-staging. Set the OS version to Windows XP. Install the game. Uninstall Wine mono and manually install dotnet35sp1, Social Club and DirextX9 using the provided files, all this via the uninstaller known from winetricks. 

In my case I also wanted to use a screen resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. A convenient solution therefore is offered by Flawless Widescreen, just search for it if wanted. Install the program in the game prefix, start it and follow the instructions for LA Noire.

What was not tested

Played the first few cases and hunted down some criminal scum by now. Did not encounter any problems so far. 

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 23 20205.5-stagingYes Yes YesGoldtheDude505 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 21 20161.9.16Yes Yes SilverDima 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Mar 31 20161.9.4Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 06 20121.5.18Yes No GarbageAndrey Gusev 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 16 20111.3.33Yes No GarbageBlake Gripling 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27974 warn:winsock:wsaErrno errno 115, (Operation now in progress). REOPENED View
29128 L.A. Noire fails to launch NEW View
29448 GameShield/SoftwareShield protected apps/games won't start (SetCurrentDirectoryA calling W API causes detours recursion) CLOSED FIXED View
37302 Multiple games and applications need 'mfc90.dll' ('winetricks -q mfc90' is a workaround) NEW View

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