I tested just about everything. The game installed straight off of the cd. I also downloaded the patch (from a website) and installed that just fine. Different screen resolutions worked and OpenGL worked. Single player and multiplayer worked well. I tested with graphics basically all the way up and it worked well. Hosting in the game and by using the dedicated server also both worked although I didn't actually have anyone try to connect to them.
Sometimes it will take longer than usual for something to load, but it does load. Disabling the entrance/exit scenes (in options) seemed to help speed things up. In OpenGL, when starting to drive for the first time since the game was loaded up, it will have really bad frames per second for about one minute, then it goes to normal.
I used a force feedback wheel to test.
I always loaded the game by double clicking on the NR2003.exe file where the game was installed. Trying to load the game by using the exe file on the cd does not work (although the setup.exe on the cd works well to install the game). If when trying to load up the game, it says the cd cannot be found, make sure the cd is in and open up the path of the cd with a file manager (this might be only a Kubuntu issue).
What does not
The force feedback wheel worked well until all the sudden the force feedback stopped working. However, I don't think that this is a wine problem.
DirectX did not work very well. There were lots of issues, I would not suggest even trying to run the game in DirectX.
What was not tested
Although I have surround sound, I haven't figured out how to use it to its full ability yet in Kubuntu. Therefore I was not able to fully test the 3D sound.
I didn't have anyone try to connect to the server while I was hosting, but the server did load up fine so I suspect that it works.
Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 26 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||tiar|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 05 2010||1.1.41||N/A||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 21 2009||1.1.31||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 22 2008||1.1.5||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|