Category: Main Games Action Games Postal 3 Steam Version

Postal 3

Steam release.

Application Details:

Version: Steam Version
License: Retail
URL: http://www.runningwithscissors...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.22

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Additional Comments

Pops up two error dialog boxes then crashes back to Steam. Game uses "Act/Control" protection which is derived from StarForce.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 20 x86_64Jul 19 20141.7.22Yes Yes GoldXylemon 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Mar 29 20121.4Yes No GarbageakI* 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 28 20111.3.35Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 26 20111.3.34Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
17273 Many apps and games need SetNamedPipeHandleState implementation (support for named pipe message mode)(FireFox+Flash, Win8/NET 4.x SDK/vcrun2012, WiX installers) CLOSED FIXED View
21840 Multiple applications and games fail with exceptions from custom library RemoteControl::Transceiver::Transceiver class (pipe communication failure) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
28119 Games with UPlay won't start due to ReadFileEx failture CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Getting the game working under Wine.
By default the game will crash under Wine, this is due to the DRM included by the Russian game developer. Thanks to a DRM free patch by those at RWS, you can play this game flawlessly under Wine! To do so:

1) Install the Visual C++ 2010 libraries (vcrun2010 under Winetricks).

2) Browse for your Postal III folder, "Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Postal III/", and delete the following files:


3) Download and install this DRM Fix to the Postal III folder:

4) Run via Steam (or by itself) and enjoy!

IF YOU DON'T HEAR ANY AUDIO DURING MOVIES: Check if you have any dsound or dmusic libraries installed via Winetricks. If so, remove them from your Winecfg setup and you should be able to hear cutscenes fine.

Thanks to the Running With Scissors forum for the DRM fix [1] and thanks to Eukos for posting on how to get Postal III running under Wine (and his additional help) [2].




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