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

Game works. Everything in game works without problems.

What does not

The game mostly just hangs while in the loading screen. So you would need to go into the tty to close that.

Also most of the time when I start the game, the character randomly moves in just one direction, so I have to restart the game again and again until it is not moving at all.


What was not tested

Anything beyond the starting 3-4 missions, but they should also work.

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Additional Comments

I am experience very unsmooth gameplay on Intel Core2Duo integrated graphics which should be more than enough for running a game from 2002. I am getting like 20-25 frames per second and as soon as it starts raining then the FPS drops to less than 20 making it unplayable. Running/Driving/Everything is not smooth at all. Only performance is the real problem, other than that the game works fine (with a few workarounds though). I will rate this as bronze because of the performance,hanging on loading screens and input issues.

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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 

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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).