Desperados 3

Initial release from GOG

Application Details:

Version: GOG
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.9-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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

- Install from GOG
- Launch the game
- Keyboard input
- Mouse movement
- Navigating in menu
- Changing settings
- Graphics
- Sound
- Videos (see workaround)

Game playing quality :
- No visual glitch / No slowdown
- Sound is perfect

What does not

Black screen before intro video


Since it use media foundation, it will not work without mfplat (just hang on black screen at launch).

First, set your WINEPREFIX
export WINEPREFIX="/home/yourusername/.wine64"

To Install mfplat :
git clone

and run the script :

If you cpu have more than 8 core (like me), that will not work too due do mfplat bug. So you have to launch wine with this :
taskset -c 1-8 wine Desperados\ III.exe

Actually it do work with more like 0-23, just experiment depending on CPU, but the game is not demanding, so no interest to use more. See here about this issue :

What was not tested

All the game

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Game use Unity Engine with DirectX11, and do not need DXVK.

Info on my hardware settings :
- AMD Ryzen 3950x + 5700 XT + 128 GB RAM

Info on my drivers version :
- amdgpu 19.1

Info on my software settings :
- mesa 20.0.7
- xfce desktop with compositing enabled

Info specific to WINE :
- 64 bits wine profile
- Window version set to 7
- Clean profile (i use one profile per game)
- No DLL overrides (except mfplat)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jun 16 20205.9-stagingYes Yes YesGoldSki-lleR 
Showzz Do not useJun 16 20204.0.4Yes No NoGarbagezozo6015 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
48121 Unity games do not fire OnApplicationFocus/OnApplicationPause events on focus regain STAGED View

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HowTo / Notes

Native Linux Version

This game has a native Linux Version since the first DLC was released