Installation went very well. I could change the CDROM's and even copy the sound to the hard drive. Cut scenes work. The game plays very well. I played from the start of the game to the first Diaz missions. The opening of the second part of the maps works. Side missions work. Phone missions work. Jumps work. Buying property works. All game settings are changeable. Even wide screen is working (I have a 22 inch TFT-screen, resolution 1680x1050, and GTAVC is working well in this native resolution in 32 bits colors). The nocd crack works also.
What does not
The audio lags. I have tried many options in winecfg, but there is always a lag. The best option for me was the oss driver with 'emulation'. Also sound performance improves when all other applications that might use sound (ie Firefox with Flash, etc) are closed.
As reported elsewhere the colors of the cars are incorrect. They are to dark and the reflection on the cars a bright white. It does not look very well, but it is the only visible glitch in the whole game. The cross hair is a little off target in wide screen mode (but I do not know if it is a bug in the game or in wine). Sometimes when the game has to load the data for the other side of the map, the game hangs.
The music continues to play, but the load screen does not disappear. The only way to get out of the game is to kill it. Also hangs sporadicly when loading a save game. Then you also need to kill the program. But it is not the save game, because I can load it correctly the next time. You have to start the game in the directory where the .exe resides, otherwise it will not start. I made a little startup script for my convenience: cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Rockstar\ Games/Grand\ Theft\ Auto\ Vice\ City/ wine gta-vc-1.1.exe
What was not tested
Did not finish the game 100%.
Despite the car colors and some minor quirks I give this game a GOLD rating, because I think the overall experience is very well. Thanx to the wine developers for making it possible to play this game in Linux! System: Athlon X2 4400+ Geforce 7900 GTX nVidia driver 1.0.9755 Onboard AC97 sound chip
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 33 x86_64||Dec 22 2020||6.0-rc3-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||ValdikSS|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Testing "bullseye"||Aug 09 2020||5.14||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Gold||Mazhar Hussain|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Testing "bullseye"||Jul 28 2020||5.13||No, but has workaround||No||Yes||Garbage||Mazhar Hussain|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Testing "bullseye"||Aug 03 2020||5.0.1||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||Mazhar Hussain|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 10 2019||4.0.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Franco|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|9127||Drome Racers requires system stream support in the MPEG-I splitter||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|
Admin note: the instructions below are extremely old and may not apply to current Wine. Follow at your own risk.
Install the game
Configuring Wine for GTA:VC
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).