Need for Speed II SE

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NameNeed for Speed II
License Retail
Votes 3
Wine Version1.7.39
Maintainers of this version:
This is the boxed version of the Need for Speed II: SE, which is distinct from the Need for Speed II.
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


Tournaments, Knockouts, etc...

Joystick / Steering Wheel

Cheat codes

Sounds, music, intro

Control remap, force feedback settings, graphics changing 

What does not

What was not tested



Continue saved game

Glide graphics 

Additional Comments

If you have a modern PC then you have to apply the pe.exe patch and use schedtool. This is NOT Wine's fault, this game is old and won't work even on Windows anymore.

Older PCs have no problem running the game without those patches.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Mar 29 20151.7.39 Yes Yes Platinum Hori873 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 30 20121.5.14 No, but has workaround Yes Gold Lara Maia 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 27 20121.5.5 No, but has workaround No Garbage Lara Maia 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 25 20121.4 No, but has workaround Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 25 20111.3.29 No, but has workaround Yes Bronze Lara Maia 

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

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!

Fix Multicore Freezing / crashing
If you run NFS2 on a multicore/multicpu system you will find that NFS2 will crash, either on the menu or after clicking Race. To work around this, you need to limit Wine to run on 1 core only, you can do this using schedtool.

 Install with: # apt-get install schedtool if you use Ubuntu, or # pacman -S schedtool if you use Arch Linux


$ wget $ tar xf schedtool-1.1.2.tar.bz2 $ cd schedt* $ sudo make install run nfs by:

$ schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine nfs2sen.exe

Fix out of memory / insufficient memory
If you get an error while trying to start the game, then you need to apply a fix to the game executable. open a terminal and cd to the install directory
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/NFS2/
download the fix program:


run the fix program against the main executable:
$ wine pe.exe nfsw.exe

Glide Version
Glide version need a Wrapper to work and updated nfs2sea.exe (found HERE).

I'm use 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 not work for me with dgvoodo, but windowed mode with the same resolution of display, show game in fullscreen.


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

by suragh on Wednesday July 15th 2015, 21:56

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by Hori873 on Saturday January 24th 2015, 1:06
Please fix the pe.exe download link!

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  • RE: pe.exe by Cedric Heintz on Saturday January 24th 2015, 4:23
    • RE: pe.exe by Hori873 on Sunday February 15th 2015, 2:10
  • RE: pe.exe by Lara Maia on Saturday January 24th 2015, 9:07
How to Deal with Freezing
by George Edison on Sunday July 31st 2011, 19:17
If the game freezes (which unfortunately happens quite regularly), I have had very good success at resuming the game simply by minimizing the application (many window managers assign 'show desktop' to Super+D) and then switching back to the game.

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