Grand Theft Auto III

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Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.13-staging

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What works

Installation, start-up, video settings, audio settings, control settings all work, in-game features and game play all work.

What does not

The opening animation crashes the game.  Audio is sometimes poor quality.  Extended play sessions can overheat my machine.


What was not tested

I have so far only played a few hours of the game, so I haven't tested the game through to completion.  Nor have I experimented with all the video settings.

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Additional Comments

In order to get the game to run, I had to disable the winegstreamer library in the Libraries tab of winecfg. This disables the opening animation (see bug 30557 below) which otherwise prevents the game from starting. I also had some trouble with the game not registering keyboard commands. However, turning on the virtual desktop in the Graphics tab appears to have fixed that problem. I am running the game at screen resolution 1152 x 864 x 16 on a 1400 x 900 px monitor. I play on a Dell laptop (Intel chipset), with dedicated Quadro NVS 160M graphics and the proprietary driver version 304.51.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jul 25 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesSilverRussell J 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 12 20183.5Yes Yes YesSilverMichele 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 25 20172.22Yes Yes YesGoldJohn Pavlyuch 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 26 20172.21-stagingN/A Yes YesGoldcdoublejj 
ShowUbuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 02 20172.19-stagingN/A No NoGarbagecdoublejj 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

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2014-11-08 Admin note: the following was extracted from a user comment made on 2013-11-01 and may or may not be relevant to current Wine:

Apparently if you install "dinput" and/or "dinput8" (fairly certain it's dinput8 though), that will fix the issue where you get "ghost" input that makes you constantly turn and run forward (at least that's what it was for me).