Call of Duty 5: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War retail version

Application Details:

Version: 1.xx
License: Retail
Votes: 5
Rating: Platinum
Wine Version: 2.0-rc2

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Installation, playing the game

What does not

Applying patches seems to be broken, but not sure that is a Wine issue

What was not tested


Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 26 20162.0-rc2 Yes Yes Platinumpotato 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Jul 03 20161.9.13 Yes Yes SilverAdam Bolte 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 14 20151.7.50 Yes Yes GoldDan Lester 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Dec 26 20141.6.2 Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 02 20131.5.29 Yes Yes GoldAndrey Gusev 

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)


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

Models flickering?
by Matthew on Thursday September 10th 2015, 19:21
So I got the game running fine except after starting a match of Zombies (or campaign for that matter) your characters "gun" and other characters (Zombies, NPCs etc) will flicker like crazy (As in vanish and reappear like crazy every second).

I tried to take a Screenshot but it just came out black each time.. anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated as aside from this major bug the game runs great.. :(
Call of Duty World at War
by Dan Lester on Tuesday August 11th 2015, 18:40
Most of these hacks are unnecessary. It's important to make sure you have libopenal support installed in your linux distro. Then in winecfg under applications, choose cod5sp.exe, And set it to win 7 compatibility. Then under libraries choose openal. And set the override to native then built in support. Then if the sound doesn't work, You can try the registry files provided here, As well as the dll's.

I have sound in kubuntu 14. Running at a resolution of 1440x900 with very good frame rate. And all settings on high. And zero crashes.
textures are spazzing out
by bammargera23 on Friday November 28th 2014, 18:34
I'm running this on steam, with mac 1.8.5
The textures are spazzing out and its hard to play.