Dirt 3 (stylised DiRT 3) is a rallying video game and the third in the Dirt series of the Colin McRae Rally series, developed and published by Codemasters.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.21-staging

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What works

Single player

Multi player 

What does not

dx11 that is default


What was not tested

online match

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Can get to work if forcing dx9. newly added dx11 support makes it crash

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro Linux 18.0.0Dec 09 20183.21-stagingYes No NoGarbageUser 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 31 20183.9-stagingYes Yes NoSilverStefan Schmidt 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 16 20172.18-stagingYes Yes YesSilverMartin Becker 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 26 20172.5Yes Yes GoldKUH 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 10 20161.9.22Yes Yes GoldCarlos Rodriguez 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HowTo (for wine 1.7.24)

 If you follow the bugtracker you'll see there are ongoing efforts making GFWL working with wine. Codemasters announced to remove GFWL from Dirt3 in future. Nevertheless it is possible to run Dirt3 flawlessly with good performance. Gamepads won't be recognized, tough.

  • A manually patched version of wine is mandatory (Bug 33034 ) or the game will show the "Checking Content..." screen forever.
  • PlayOnLinux provides sources of xlive.dll. You have to patch wine yourself or make use of third party providers...

    • Use native d3d9_36.dll
    • Disable d3d11.dll (Bug 34008).

     If you are going not to use Rapture3D you have to set openal32.dll builtin to avoid random crashes at start. Everyone else wants native openal32.dll.

    If you experience crashes during "Dirt Tour" with the error:


    Remap all keys ingame even if you don't actually change them.

    Change language by setting LOCALE registry key.

    1031 equals german. See here.

     [Software\\Codemasters\\DiRT3] 1407192530
    "PATH_APPLICATION"="C:\\Program Files\\Codemasters\\Dirt3\\"

     For windowed mode you have to edit your configuration files manually:

    My Documents\My Games\DiRT3\hardwaresettings\hardware_settings.config


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