Diablo III

Current version of the game

Application Details:

Version: Current
License: Retail
Votes: 34
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.9-staging

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Test Results

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What works

I was able to install Diablo 3 using the Blizzard installer. 

The game does not launch

What does not

Everything, bar installing the game.


What was not tested

I could only test installing Diablo 3. I could not get it to start.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 21.3May 28 20249.9-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumDaniel Dias 
ShowLinux Mint 21.3May 28 20249.0No Not installable NoGarbageDaniel Dias 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 24 20227.17Yes Yes NoPlatinumAcridwax 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 30 20227.16Yes Yes NoPlatinumAcridwax 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 29 20227.15Yes Yes NoPlatinumAcridwax 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11674 Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2 STAGED View
30967 Diablo III: Resolution problems without virtual desktop UNCONFIRMED View
30993 diablo 3 d3d device error UNCONFIRMED View
31262 Diablo III in game mouse cursor Out of sync, hangs in place. 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

Wine version/build

Please note that due to syscall thunks requirements described in bug #45349, 64-bit Diablo III client will work only in Wine built with PE support.

[OBSOLETE] Workarounds

Below workarounds should not be needed anymore to run the game. If you find that they are still required, please post it in the comments.

1. Extremely low performance with 64-bit game client

This should be fixed as of Wine 6.19 (commit link).

32-bit game client uses DirectX 9, while 64-bit client uses DirectX 11. For some reason the 64-bit client has abysmal performance (around 1-2 fps).

In order to get around this and have a usable fps, either 1) use the 32-bit client, or 2) use DXVK (not directly supported on AppDB).

(To use the 32-bit client, go to App -> Settings -> Game Settings -> Diablo III -> "Launch 32-bit client (instead of 64-bit)".)

2. How to run the game on 64-bit systems

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 chatting, authenticating, 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 '<path to Diablo III.exe or Launcher.exe>'

3. How to 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.


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