Installing the game works, as well as launching the game and menu navigation.
What does not
The game either crashes (unhandled exception) or gets stuck at the pause menu with the only working option being quit to "Windows"
The game is unplayable.
What was not tested
I tried everything I could think of, messed around with the in-game settings as well as winecfg settings all to no avail.
I'd love to get this game working. I think this game falls under the "used to many dirty tricks" category. I'm not sure what specific effects the EA guys were going after, but they suck for going after them the way they did--and if I ever see one of them I'll make a funny face at them all! >8) My instinct tells me that it's a mixture of how the game manages window focus, window size, and mouse+keyboard input.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia"||Dec 08 2012||1.5.18||Yes||Yes||Silver||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64||May 15 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 18 2012||1.3.37||Yes||Yes||Silver||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 08 2011||1.3.24||Yes||Yes||Silver||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jun 08 2011||1.3.21||N/A||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|8754||Games doesn't receive keyboard Input (BuildActionMap, SetActionMap, EnumDevicesBySemantics)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10501||NFSU2 crashes out when loading a level||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14832||Need for Speed Underground - Crash after aprox. 1 minut of gaming||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18927||Need For Speed: Undercover fails to install (msiexec crash)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21876||Demo Need for Speed Underground 1 crashes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27349||SafeDisc v2.x API entry analyzer flags Wine's user32.dll as "bad" (too many exports with PIC loads in prolog code) (SimCity 4, IL-2 FB, NFSU)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27695||Need for speed underground 1 DEMO: Keys Num_Lock and Pause are swapped||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|46627||NFS Underground & NFS Underground 2 not run||NEEDINFO||View|