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

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What works

Installation through Steam, single player campaign through to completion (which starts Nazi Zombie mode after the credits and also works).

What does not

Cut scenes show about 1 frame per second, maybe less - on vanilla Wine. They run perfectly smooth with Gallium on Nine patches, but those patches cause a crash when loading the second level (just prior to saving). There is also an issue with audio, whereby many sound assets are not played. eg. At the start of the first level, no voice acting and weapon sounds play, but you can hear the ocean. Using "winetricks xact" gets all sound assets playing, but then the game only detects stereo audio (where previously it was correctly set to 5.1 channels). The Steam overlay was enabled for in-game use, but refused to appear when Shift-Tab was pressed. I'm guessing that's not normal but am not completely certain. Since the overlay did not show, I'm not sure exactly how many FPS I was getting, but it felt around 40.


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Additional Comments

Aside from installing xact through winetricks, no other changes were required. Aside from the surround sound and cut-scene issues, the single player campaign runs fine. The mouse feels a little laggy for my taste, but for all I know that's normal in CoD games. Still perfectly playable. Tested in a 32-bit prefix set to Windows XP, on an R9 285 with Mesa 12.1.0-devel, at 2560x1440 with basically all graphical settings set to high.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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 PlatinumHoraÈ›iu Mlendea 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 26 20162.0-rc2Yes Yes Platinumpotato 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Jul 03 20161.9.13Yes Yes SilverAdam Bolte 

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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)