NFS 2 Special Edition (released by "Green Pepper") - German CD, simple protection (is CD in drive?)
* Installation in clean wine environment (see Additional Comments)
* Running the game in fullscreen and window
* Sound & Speech
* Multiplayer (Serial link)
* Multiplayer (Split screen)
What does not
* Game can not be installed by AUTORUN.EXE (ends up with tracedump)
* The game can't be run directly due to SMP bug #11317 (needs only 1CPU or schedtool utility)
* Multiplayer (IPX)
* Saving config/results etc. (see Additional Comments - HDD note)
What was not tested
* All maps. I tested just the first map
Steps i did to make it run: 1. Change "Windows version" in winecfg to ME/98/95 (installation crashes with 2008/Vista/2003/XP/2000) 2. If not installed, install by "wine ./SETUP/ENGLISH/SETUP.EXE" and not by AUTORUN.EXE (ends up with tracedump) 2. Download fix utility (changes MajorSubsystemVersion version from 4 to 3 in EXE's header, see bug #10844 ): "wget http://jeffz.name/code/pe.exe" 3. Change MajorSubsystemVersion: "wine pe.exe nfs2sen.exe" 4. Change back "Windows version" to 2008/Vista/2003/XP/2000 (others like ME/98/95 leads to message "The instruction at 0x00493062 referenced memory at 0x00000004. The memory could not be written.") 5. Run NFS2 by "schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine nfs2sen.exe" (without schedtool i was able to run the game only in cca 20% of tests - SMP bug #11317) 6. Ignore message "Your hard drive has less than 1MB free space. If you encounter problems please refer to reference card." and enjoy! HDD note: Message at point 6. comes up only if your disk is big enough(few Gigs and bigger). Based on this overflow, there can be in certain seizes another message right after the intro telling you something like: if you have 15MB or less free HDD space you can have troubles... If you see one or both messages, it means your config/setting etc. will not be saved. This is nasty because you need to set up all the setting every time you run the game. If you want to run Glide version (to whom never heard about Glide = HiRes graphics, HW acceleration, Extra effects): a. Change back "Windows version" to 2008/Vista/2003/XP/2000 (others like ME/98/95 leads to message "initgraphics - INITMEMMAN REQUIRED BEFORE INITGRAPHICS FILE c:\nfs2se\game\3rash\initgrf.c LINE44") b. Copy NFS2SEA.EXE from CD to the game dir (NFS2SEA.EXE is not installed by default; nfs2sen.exe is SW renderer) c. Make it writable: "chmod u+w NFS2SEA.EXE" d. Change MajorSubsystemVersion: "wine pe.exe NFS2SEA.EXE" e. Download archive with Glide wrapper (translates 3Dfx's OpenGL to DirectX): "wget http://www.freeweb.hu/dege/dgVoodoo1.50Beta2.zip" f. Extract dgVoodooSetup.exe, glide.dll, glide2x.dll to the game dir g. Run: "wine dgVoodooSetup.exe" and setup "Renderer API: Direct3D9", "Screen mode: Full screen", "Display driver: Direct3D9 HAL", "Screen bit depth: 32bit", "D3D textures bit depth: 32bit", "Texture mem size:65536kB", "Resolution: 1920x1200", check "Force triple buffering", check "Use hardware vertex buffers" (If i set something differently i usually receive "The instruction at 0x00495e3c referenced memory at 0x00000000.") h. Run Glide NFS2 by "schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine NFS2SEA.EXE" i. Ignore message "Your hard drive has less than 1MB free space. If you encounter problems please refer to reference card." and enjoy HiRes NFS2 SE!
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 18 2016||1.9.12||Yes||Yes||Platinum||HoraÈ›iu Mlendea|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 25 2016||1.9.8||Yes||Yes||Platinum||HoraÈ›iu Mlendea|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 06 2016||1.9.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||HoraÈ›iu Mlendea|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 05 2016||1.9.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||HoraÈ›iu Mlendea|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 26 2015||1.9.0||Yes||Yes||Platinum||HoraÈ›iu Mlendea|
Just a heads-up that you can natively install this game on Linux.
It's recommended to use this version instead of WINE in order to avoid incompatibilities, performance issues, headaches and benefit from improvements like better multiplayer and gamepad support.
You can find the source code, along with detailed instructions on how to install it on the project's GitHub page.
Note 1: It will require the original game's data files in order to be able to launch the game.
Note 2: This port will only work for the NFS 2 SE version and is hardcoded to always use 3dfx.
How to Install
Â 1. Change Windows version in winecfg to Windows 95/98 (installation crashes with 2008/Vista/2003/XP/2000)Â
Â 2.Â Go to Drivers tab and add drive D. Redirect the drive to path where your CD is mounted, for example: /media/Nfsiise/
Â 3. Install by wine ./SETUP/ENGLISH/SETUP.EXE and not by AUTORUN.EXE
Â 4.Â 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!
Install with: # apt-get install schedtool if you use Ubuntu, or # pacman -S schedtool if you use Arch Linux
$ wget http://freequaos.host.sk/schedtool/schedtool-1.1.2.tar.bz2 $ tar xf schedtool-1.1.2.tar.bz2 $ cd schedt* $ sudo make install run nfs by:$ schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine nfs2sen.exe
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/NFS2/Download the fix program: Run the fix program against the main executable:
$ wine pe.exe nfs2sen.exe
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.