Category: Main Games Role Playing Games Diablo III 2.x.x (No RoS)

Diablo III

Game version that had been officially released on the 15th of May, 2012.  This is for people without the Reaper of Souls Expansion. 

Application Details:

Version: 2.x.x (No RoS)
License: Retail
Votes: 30
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.31

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Test Results

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Additional Comments

Works great, but you will likely need to use this command to launch it: setarch i386 -3 wine "/path/to/diablo-3/Diablo III.exe"

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Nov 23 20141.7.31Yes Yes GoldZachary Hill 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 15 20141.7.16Yes Yes GoldCapitan Pistacho 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 02 20141.7.11Yes Yes GoldDan (Strit) Johansen 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Oct 12 20131.7.3Yes Yes PlatinumN3oTraX 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 25 20131.6Yes Yes GoldCorben 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11674 Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2 STAGED View
30849 Diablo 3: Hangs on "Authenticating Credentials" REOPENED View
30920 Diablo 3: Random freezes UNCONFIRMED View
30963 Diablo III (downloader): Menu bar entries are keeping the background color UNCONFIRMED View
30964 Diablo III (downloader): Font is flickering in the "Connection Info" menu UNCONFIRMED View
30967 Diablo III: Resolution problems without virtual desktop UNCONFIRMED View
31072 Diablo III: Sound is very quiet UNCONFIRMED View
31262 Diablo III in game mouse cursor Out of sync, hangs in place. UNCONFIRMED View
31839 Mouse jumps to the upper left corner of the screen UNCONFIRMED View
32083 Diablo III: Missing logo on startup NEW View
32084 Diablo III: Crash on changing from fullscreen mode to window mode UNCONFIRMED View
32179 Diablo III: changing keyboard layout to nonlatin makes all letters to be questionmarks UNCONFIRMED View
33111 Graphical Artifacts in Diablo 3 on AMD Graphics RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
35990 keyboard becomes unresponsive in blizzard games UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

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HOWTO: Run Diablo III on a 64-bit machine

this workarround is not needed anymore with wine versions 1.9.x, but just in case...

"On systems with more than 4 GB of memory Diablo III sees an unusual amount of memory (from its perspective) due to differences in the memory layout on Windows and Linux.  As a result of this, many aspects of the application will fail to function properly (including the Auction House, chatting, authenticate, and closing the game).  To resolve this problem you need to run the game in particular way to tell Linux to use a Windows-like memory address space:

setarch i386 -3 wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Diablo\ III/Diablo\ III.exe

Once you have done this the game should function appropriately."


In theory this workarround is not needed anymore with wine versions 1.9.x, but just in case...

1. How to run the game

you execute the launcher with the following command:

 setarch i386 -3 wine 'c:\program files\\ launcher.exe

fixes many freeze and network issues.

 2. how do I fix audio with PulseAudio

 edit  /etc/pulse/daemon.conf

 and add  

 default-fragment-size-msec = 5

 after that the volume was really low and it appears that pulse volumes bars per application. so just clicking on the sound Icon, tools icon and going to Applications tab allowed me to adjust the volume of the game.

tested on Alllen and Heath Zed 10FX USB sound card.

 thanks to this wonderful community we've got the game working great! :)

keep up the good work! 



 Don't worry, is not working also on windows, it hangs, on inventory, kanai cube, loading... they are creating a fix, they say probably is a 32 bit problem, but seems happening on 64 bits also, so if in windows fails, expect also on linux with wine.

More info:

Btw setting texture quality to low works fine, maybe somebody should tell it to windows users :P.


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