Need for Speed II

Demo version of Need for Speed II

Application Details:

Version: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.37

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Free Download Demo version download available from

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What works

Installing downloaded demo, the game itself, sound and music, gameplay, completing the only track.

What does not

­Strangely, the menu (not the gameplay) performance is terrible - the mouse moves around awfully.

The game chooses really strange resolution "640x512" and there is no chance to change it as far as I­ know. Thus, the lower part of the screen is filled with garbage while in menu.

The game doesn't work with Wine's built-in libs, I've used the directx with winetricks.

The game starts once in a few times only - sometimes it may give a blank screen. The best option is restart it then.

The game is really choppy when running on a SMP machine (multicore) - see the warning below, I've used the "schedtool" and it worked much better.


What was not tested

Multiplayer, using joysticks.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Video board is GeForce 9400GT, using proprietary driver (190.42).

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentMandriva 2010.0 x86_64Mar 02 20101.1.37Yes Yes SilverEau_De_Cologne 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 30 20080.9.54.Yes Yes GoldJeffZ 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 11 20080.9.53.Yes Yes PlatinumJeffZ 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20070.9.52.Yes Yes PlatinumJeffZ 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11317 Need for Speed II Demo - hangs on smp machine NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Warning: owners of multi-core/cpu systems beware

If you try to run this game on a system that has multiple cores or cpus it probably won't work. The game appears to suffer from some issues that manifest themselves when run on multiple cores.

If you want this game to work well it appears you need a single cpu system or to be able to limit your system that way.  schedtool is a program which will let you run wine on 1 cpu, eg. schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine nfsw.exe

How to Install and Play

How to Install

 1. Change Windows version in winecfg to Windows 95/98 (installation crashes with 2008/Vista/2003/XP/2000) 

 2.  Go to Drivers tab and add drive D. Redirect the drive to path where your CD is mounted, for example: /media/Nfsiise/

 3. Install by wine ./SETUP/ENGLISH/SETUP.EXE and not by AUTORUN.EXE

 4.  Case occurs the message Hardware not detected, ignore and press ok until the installation continues normally.

How to Play

 1. Change back Windows version to XP

 2. Download fix utility from HERE

 3. Run the fix on game directory: $ wine pe.exe nfs2sen.exe

 4. Install schedtool (read "Freezing/crashing" note)

 5. Run NFS2 by: $ schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine nfs2sen.exe

 6. Ignore message Your hard drive has less than 1MB free space case occurs.

 7. Enjoy!
Glide Version
The glide version needs a Wrapper in order to work, and updated nfs2sea.exe (found HERE).

I'm using dgVoodo with this configuration:

RenderAPI: Direct3D9
Display Driver: Direct3D9 HAL
Screen Mode: windowed mode
D3D Textures bit depth: 32 bits
texture options: autogenerate mipmaps
LFB access: Enable FSB access (use hardware cache buffers when poss, use fastwrite for unmatching formats)
ColorKeying Method: Native
Texture Mem Size: 65536KB
Resolution: 1024x768
Gamma Correction: 100%
Miscellaneeous: force triple buferring, use hardware vertex buffers, enable glide-gammaramp

Note: Full screen mode does not work for me with dgvoodo, but windowed mode with the display's resolution, shows the game in fullscreen.