The Godfather: The Game

This is the first version of the game, the version released on the DVD. No patches exist at the time.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.3

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation
  • Audio and music
  • Mission objectives
  • Mission completion
  • Fighting
  • Driving
  • Overall gameplay
  • In-game cinematics
Basically, everything seems to work except for the items listed in the section "What does not work".

What does not

  • Movies
  • "Family Secrets" (which are more movies)
  • Sometimes, some of the controls stop working


What was not tested

Since I have not completed the whole game, I cannot say that I have tested everything.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

This test was performed using the default settings; no game settings were changed. I once saw a graphics issue where I could see people right through the walls of buildings. I went to the options menu, enabled "Bloom", and the issue went away. I then disabled "Bloom", and issue did not return.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 05 20205.0.3Yes Yes YesGoldCerise 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya"Sep 10 20121.5.10Yes Yes NoGoldJedi 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 25 20121.4Yes Yes NoGoldAlex Rontgen 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 03 20111.3.10Yes Yes NoGoldWiebe Schuurbiers 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 03 20101.1.41Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
45210 The Godfather: The Game crashes at start after EA logo and switching screen resolution UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

How to Install The Godfather (wine 1.1.19)


The instructions below describe how to install The Godfather using Wine. They have been tested with Wine version 1.1.19. Installation of this game under Wine has improved since wine version 0.9.41, which was the previous version I had tested with. Basically, the installation works perfectly.

  1. Insert the game DVD into your DVD-ROM drive.
  2. Open a terminal window and change the current working directory to that of the DVD (for example, /media/cdrom0):
    • $ cd /media/cdrom0
  3. Run the installer:
    • $ wine AutoRun.exe
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the game. 
  5. In the installation directory of the game, rename the "movies" directory to "movies.orig". (The default installation directory is "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Godfather The Game".)


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