seems like it runs fine... once you get it up and running. in game: load/save works, no crashes so far, no graphics bugs.
What does not
player couldn't stop running forward (with my hardware). see solution. also you need a no-cd solution with the retail version, so if you can, try the steam version !
What was not tested
i completed the game without problems.
joystick controls was not tested.
everything running on ubuntu 13.04 64bit. intel i5 2500k, 8gb ram and geforce 560. latest nvidia drivers (325.15). logitech keyboard and microsoft mouse. 1080p resolution. using playonlinux (click on 'no-cd' for it to show up) to install it. using retail original vice city game but it still requires a no-cd from gamecopyworld .exe to run - you must overwrite the .exe in the vice city folder. for some reason, everytime i ran the game, i had to click my mouse to get the game launched and it would also crash when i clicked on exit in game, but it could be a playonlinux problem (using version 4.2). in the game, you must set the controls to standard controls. not classic. i'm only using keyboard+mouse. only problem so far is the player (tommy character) keeps running forward even with no key pressed. solution: 1) open a terminal and type: sudo chmod 700 /dev/input/js0 or 2) you must go to /dev/input and delete the js0. (joystick). as root. enable read access the event* files as well if it doesn't do the trick. however, once you reboot the js0 comes back. by removing the js0, it makes the game start up slowly and you may have to press alt-tab/mouse click into the game window.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 05 2021||6.16||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Nikhil Hari|
|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|
|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).