Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Retail version of GTA:VC

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.10-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link Official GTA VC homepage

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works


Singleplayer freeroam

Early story missions I played so far

Mod fixes such as silent patch

ASI modding

What does not

Intro videos

Mouse click stops working if the game is paused. Sometimes both mouse click and mouse movement stop working if the game is paused. Sometimes mouse click and/or mouse movement randomly stop working during gameplay


What was not tested

Complete playthrough (currently on early game)

Modloader and heavy modding

32-bit wineprefix

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Mouse issues can be fixed by ticking "emulate a virtual desktop" on winecfg. Intro videos are broken but can be skipped, you can also remove them. Game works best when Wine is set to windows xp mode on winecfg as it is known for having issues with windows vista and above. CPU-bound performance is better than windows when using a multicore CPU and enabling CSMT on winecfg, although the game does run heavier on the GPU.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFuntoo Linux AMD64Jul 12 20172.10-stagingYes Yes GoldAnonymous Anonymous 
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Mar 01 20161.9.4Yes Yes GoldBaggypants 
ShowFedora 22 x86_64Oct 16 20151.7.52Yes Yes PlatinumBaggypants 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64May 16 20141.7.18Yes Yes PlatinumPhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Feb 05 20141.7.11Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9127 Multiple games fail to play intro videos/movies (quartz MPEG splitter: MPEG-1 system streams not supported) NEW View
26304 Rayman 2 Demo system menu item doesn't work NEW View
39436 Gta Vice City - the black screen while playing clip at the game start UNCONFIRMED View
40231 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City crashes at start UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO Install & configure

Admin note: the instructions below are extremely old and may not apply to current Wine. Follow at your own risk. 

In this HowTO I use Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy with wine 1.1.3.

Install the game ­

  1. Mount the install CD (this is distribution and configuration-dependent)
  2. Using the terminal, browse into the mounted CD directory and type "wine setup.exe" (without quotes)
  3. When Setup menu appears, select your preferred options (selecting radio station requires the second CD)
  4. When the installer asks for second CD, type in another terminal "wine eject" and mount the second CD (or image). (For me worked too without wine eject, I simply unmounted and Re mounted second image)
  5. When installation finishes you must disable the CD check by using a crack . Backup the original EXE before applying the crack.
 You may also want or need the following steps to configure GTA:VC

Configuring Wine for GTA:VC

  1. Run wine configuration (or type winecfg in terminal)
  2. Add an application and select your "GTA VC exe"
  3. In graphical options enable all first 4 options (from Directx .... to Enable virtual desktop) and set Virtual desktop to 800x600.
  4. Now you can start GTA VC (be sure "Vice City Play" is mounted or inserted, My crack tries to find CD, but will accept both the original or the image).
GTA VC crashes and the screen resolution is broken
If you get this kind of crash and your resolution is set down to nonsense, execute the command "xrandr -s 0" on a Konsole window or a XTerm.
What to do if your keyboard doesnt work

Make sure the option "Allow the window manager to control the windows" in winecfg (tab "Graphics") is activated.

To kill off a running, but not responding, GTA (and any other programs/processes that Wine is running), run "wineserver -k". You may need to log in to a text-only terminal by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F1 (on most distributions).