Need For Speed: World current

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NameNeed For Speed: World
License Free to use
Votes 9
Wine Version1.6
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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 (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

- Launcher

- Installing

- Game Start

- Daily Treasure Hunt

- Options

- Verifing data

- Sound

What does not
- News feeds

What was not tested

Additional Comments

For run (on 64bit system):
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.nfsw winetricks dotnet20 ie7

Run (on 64bit system):
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.nfsw wine GameLauncher.exe

on 32bit system:
winetricks dotnet20 ie7
wine GameLauncher.exe
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 23 20131.6 Yes Yes Gold B├ílint Jancsula 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 03 20131.6 Yes Yes Gold Scott Weldon 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 12 20131.5.25 Yes No Garbage Franklin Weng 
ShowopenSUSE 12.2Jan 08 20131.5.21 Yes Yes Gold Ursan Marius Bogdan 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 29 20121.5.14 N/A Yes Gold Iskren Hadzhinedev 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
25658 Need for Speed World won't start NEW View
27048 need for speed world launcher has trouble downloading NEW View
27078 Need for Speed World needs native d3dx9_43 and d3dcompiler_43 (purist) NEW View
30175 Ported Need For Speed World and it freezes after a race UNCONFIRMED View

Installation Instructions

With a fresh Wine prefix, do:

winetricks dotnet20 ie7 glsl-enable

Then install the game as normal. Nothing else should be required. Feel free to experiment, but if something breaks, be sure to try this before asking for help.

Game update fails

The game update may fail, sometimes several times; simply click 'update' again to resume from where you left off, and it will eventually finish.

With recent versions of the NFS World launcher, clicking the update button has no effect. (This does not appear to be a problem with Wine; the same thing happens in Windows.) Closing and relaunching the game sometimes helps, but a more effective (and faster) way to work around this it to copy the game data over from a working Windows installation.

Fatal Error
Occasionally a fatal error may occur during the startup of the launcher. A (Windows) error box will pop up, with options to show details, quit, or continue. If continue is pressed, another identical error will pop up immediately. To fix this, instead press quit, then relaunch the game.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Game Launcher Displaying incorrectly
by Andrew Richards on Saturday May 5th 2012, 7:03
If the game launchers text box is graphically glitched or you are unable to accept the terms of service due to the window displaying incorrectly install gdiplus through winetricks gdiplus

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