Grand Theft Auto III

Version available from Steam

Application Details:

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

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Test Results

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What works

Installing the game

This is done through Steam and works perfectly.
Rating: Platinum (Works out of the box.)

Running the game

Due to an error with MPEG cutscenes, the game does not start immediately so you have to "skip" the playing videos by pressing return or the left-mouse button. Alternatively as a work around you  can delete the movie files from the game.
Rating: Gold (Works out of the box, with a small issue with workaround)

Playing the game

Everything just works out of the box with no overrides required.

What was tested:

  • Using the menu
  • Changing the screen resolution and some other options
  • Changing the game controls
  • Saving/Loading the game
  • Driving a car
    • Getting in and out
    • Using the horn
    • Using the siren (Input was very sensitive, you need to tap Shift very quickly)
    • Driving
    • Listening to the radio
  • Using weapons
    • The targeting reticule was a bit too low for me, but I'm not sure if this is just an issue with resolution that would have existed in the regular game.
  • Doing missions
    • Completed several with no issue.
  • Getting "wasted" and "busted".

What does not

Only thing identified not working was the MPEG cutscenes.


What was not tested

Extended playing was not tested.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Would be rated Platinum if issue with MPEG was resolved. Specifications: Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.3GHz 16GB RAM Nvidia GTX 580 1.5GB

selected in Test Results table below
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

Stuck keys

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).