FarCry 3 Blood Dragon

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Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.1

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation
  • Gameplay
  • Video
  • Sound (mostly, some setups can cause stutter)

What does not


What was not tested

Online multiplayer play

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Additional Comments

The game was tested using a 32-bit Wine prefix. No winetricks installations were needed. That being said, once you've installed Steam, and the game, before you launch the game, make sure you delete both .NET and DirectX installers from the game's support directory (found under /Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon/Support; just delete the directories). They are not needed, and can take a long time to install (and from what others have said, can damage the Steam installation). Previously, it was recommended to install "dxdiagn" with winetricks. DO NOT DO THIS. At this point, it will cause UPlay to crash with "Unhandled exception: unimplemented function setupapi.dll.CM_Get_Child called in 32-bit code" when you attempt to start the game. If you ran the winetricks, simply remove any reference to "dxdiagn" in the libraries tab in winecfg. If the sound to the game stutters following the Ubisoft screen, you'll need to change the audio settings in winecfg from "default" to "Pulseaudio." The sound will still occasionally stutter, but it will no longer stick. The mouse will not be grabbed by the game; you'll need to set "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows" under the "Graphics" tab in winecfg in order to make the game playable with a mouse.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 15 20172.1N/A No GarbageKari Saaranen 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 13 20161.9.18Yes Yes GoldKari Saaranen 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 30 20161.9.17Yes Yes SilverLampros Liontos 
ShowSlackware64 -currentMay 24 20151.7.43Yes Yes GoldDanny Schmarsel 
ShowSlackware64 -currentMay 05 20151.7.42Yes Yes BronzeDanny Schmarsel 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Steps to get it working
The game has been tested by me to work very good with Wine 1.7.43 - versions below of that have produced various problems. Make sure to use the latest wine.
  • Before installing the game through Steam, the .NET installer inside of the game directory has to be removed. It will hang and possibly trash the wineprefix.
  • Afterwards, run winetricks mwo=enabled d3dx9 dxdiagn
  • Open up winecfg and set d3d11.dll to Disabled

The game will run now. UPlay's online save feature will not work, though.


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1.9 Series
by Lampros Liontos on Tuesday August 30th 2016, 22:58
If you are using one of the 1.9 series of Wine, do not install anything using winetricks. They are not needed, as the Built-in Wine libraries will work.

This is especially the case with "dxdiagn"; if it is installed using winetricks, it will cause UPlay to crash with the error "Unhandled exception: unimplemented function setupapi.dll.CM_Get_Child called in 32-bit code" when launching the game.

To save time and prevent problems, deleting the DirectX and .NET installers from the game directory is still recommended.

If sound freezes and stutters, use winecfg to change all audio settings to "pulseaudio"; this seems to allow the sound to run, although there will likely still be some stutter.
by NeverLoved on Thursday October 10th 2013, 12:30
wath the fuck? my version runs perfectly, and ypu's is run like garbage? i's catton be, sorry for my twisted english.
RE: qweqwe
by Kieran Gould on Friday December 20th 2013, 16:32
You are probably running a newer WINE version than the person in the test. That's why you can run the game.
RE: qweqwe
by Danny Schmarsel on Friday June 20th 2014, 13:00
The game needs a lot of overrides to run. I added a solution in my latest test.