Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Retail version of GTA:VC

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.16

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link Official GTA VC homepage

Test Results

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What works

Everything works just as it would in Windows.

What does not

Nothing. The only thing is that some of the sound effects have lower quality than when I played it in Windows. Radio stations and cutscenes are good though.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

This game works extremely good. It's one of the few games that work well out of the box.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 05 20216.16Yes Yes YesSilverNikhil Hari 
ShowFedora 33 x86_64Dec 22 20206.0-rc3-stagingYes Yes YesSilverValdikSS 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64Aug 09 20205.14No, but has workaround Yes YesGoldMazhar Hussain 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64Jul 28 20205.13No, but has workaround No YesGarbageMazhar Hussain 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64Aug 03 20205.0.1No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverMazhar Hussain 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7065 Get SecuROM copy-protection working CLOSED FIXED View
7075 Grand Theft Auto Vice City (GTA VC) graphic (d3d) problems CLOSED ABANDONED View
8940 Sound playback is choppy. CLOSED INVALID View
9052 wrong cd path second cd GTA: Vice City CLOSED INVALID View
9127 Multiple applications require system stream support in the MPEG-I splitter (Drome Racers, Ninki Seiyuu no Tsukukurikata) CLOSED FIXED View
9799 Textures on vehicles are too dark in GTA Vice City! CLOSED FIXED View
9824 GTA Vice City: strange textures when you attack cars with a chainsaw CLOSED FIXED View
10194 Regression: GTA Vice City has messed up colors CLOSED FIXED View
11382 GTA - Vice City: Unhandled Exception error/crash CLOSED INVALID View
13770 GTA: Vice City, graphics missing/running poorly only when game has focus CLOSED ABANDONED View
15516 Wine set lowest available refresh rate CLOSED ABANDONED View
18699 Sniper rifle in GTA: Vice City does not make damage CLOSED INVALID View
18809 Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 no longer installs CLOSED FIXED View
18981 GTA: Vice City setup fails CLOSED DUPLICATE View
22414 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - full screen window does not take focus CLOSED FIXED View
24932 GTA 3, VC, SA crash CLOSED FIXED View
25395 GTA III and Vice City crash after the intro video CLOSED FIXED View
26304 Rayman 2 Demo system menu item doesn't work NEW View
26322 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2003) rendering problems CLOSED ABANDONED View
26356 Mouse "lags" and doesn't pick up quick movements. CLOSED FIXED View
27028 Touchpad mouse cursor flickers when moved, jumps back towards original position when released CLOSED FIXED View
27609 GTA Vice City hangs in initial menu CLOSED FIXED View
27821 Depth/stencil buffer glitches in GTAVC and GTA3 CLOSED INVALID View
30557 winegstreamer broken with >=glib-2.32.0 CLOSED FIXED View
31450 GTA Vice City: problems with rendering of moving objects CLOSED NOTOURBUG 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).