MechWarrior 3

Last official release.

Application Details:

Version: 1.2
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.3

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What works

The install, patching, and game appears to run flawlessly.  Some minor non-linux related fixes are required to solve some physics issues and music looping (see workarounds for full install procedure).  

What does not

Rare menu crashes (i.e., when pressing exit menu in certain missions)


Install procedure:

1) Update to latest MESA drivers.
2) Create a 32-bit wine prefix.
3) Run winecfg, and set windows version to either Windows 95 or Windows 98.
4) Use winetricks to install the following components: avifil32 (for movies to play), directplay (for possible multiplayer functionality), l3codecx (optional, but allows your prefix to play .mp3 files used for music looping issues).
5) Install the game via the installer.
6) Patch to latest version (optional)
7) Install a no-cd patch (optional, but good QOL item)
8) Download and run the "zipper fix"  .  This helps solve any stability / physics problems associated with having too high a framerate on modern machines.
9) Grab the _inmm fix and use it to patch the fixed mech3 executable (optional, but fixes the issue where music does not loop).

What was not tested

Multiplayer.  It "should" work with directplay install, but this component has not been tested yet.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro Linux 21.2Mar 13 20227.3Yes Yes NoSilverMulletman 
CurrentUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 22 20227.0Yes Yes YesGoldAndy Yiu 
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Apr 07 20183.5Yes Yes YesSilverEric Whitaker 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Nov 12 20141.7.29Yes Yes BronzeSteven Vachon 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya"Sep 28 20131.6Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

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