Call of Duty 5: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War retail version

Application Details:

Version: 1.xx
License: Retail
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0

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Test Results

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

What works

The installer, but it crash before telling 'end'.

What does not

1. Game's DRM fails to check (error window) my retail DVD-ROM (v1.0).

2. Black screen after the DRM check (after using a NoCD).

3. Just when running the game, black screen + freeze (sometimes with the game logo displayed) however the mouse cursor is moving. Same issue with game's 'failsafe mode' or not.


1. By using a NoCD.

2. winetricks dx3d9

3. Unknown. Things tried: winetricks dxvk (v1.7.3), the sound.reg fix (forcing Alsa audio: ).

What was not tested

Getting to the game's main menu, seeing or hearing the game's intro.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Retail DVD-ROM v1.0 (Europe).
Prefix used: 32bits, OS set as 'winxp' with winecfg.

I have installed the game without PunkBunster, and tested solo play mode only.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 25 20216.0Yes No YesGarbageDadu042 
ShowManjaro Linux 18.1.0Sep 13 20194.15Yes Yes NoPlatinumKy Nguyen 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 01 20172.6N/A Yes Platinumu312302109381290 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 26 20162.0-rc2Yes Yes Platinumpotato 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Jul 03 20161.9.13Yes Yes SilverAdam Bolte 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


2015-10-07 Admin note: the instructions below are extremely old and may not apply to current Wine.

HowTo for Call of Duty 5: WaW - for testers only
(Tested with wine 1.1.13, 1.1.12 and 1.1.11)
1. sh winetricks directx9 (
2. regedit sound.reg (sound.reg being this file:
3. patch your wine sources with this patch and compile:
4. copy the XAudio2_0.dll into the ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 directory.
5. game should work at this moment (it is only workaround - without in-game sounds)