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: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.5-staging

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What works

- install

- game settings

- playing the game

- save and load 

- keyboard input

- directx 9 (should be forced by user)

What does not

- gamepad input

- directx higher than 9


What was not tested

- complete gameplay

- multiplayer

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

- Just as former testers specified, you must force dx9 in game settings located in My Documents after that games works. - Gamepad is not detected. (Gamepad is detected and works perfect with wine 1.7.39-staging.)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 07 20249.5-stagingYes Yes YesSilverAsanDD 
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 
CurrentUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 26 20172.5Yes Yes NoGoldKUH 

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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