Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Retail Release Version

Application Details:

Version: Retail
License: Retail
URL: http://modernwarfare2.infinity...
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.55-staging

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What works

Well, almost everything that I haven't listed in "what does not work" I suppose.

A list of what you might want to know:



Microphone/Voice chat

Laser pointer (a lot of test datas said that laser pointer doesn't work so well, but it works without problems for me.)

What does not

Depth of field

Soften smoke edges

Couldn't choose game mode in fullscreen mode, I'll describe how to switch to windowed mode in extra comments.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Gold rating since it works very well right out of the box, gameplay is smooth and I'm not experiencing any problems in multiplayer at all. I'm very happy with this game. But since things like motion blur and night vision according to other tests doesn't work I'll give it a strong gold rating. FPS isn't all that high, but it's pretty decent. I suppose you'd get a little bit better FPS with Windows or OSX. Speccs on my 2 year old computer: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz 4GB RAM Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB 500GB HDD 11GB SWAP Okay, so how I installed it: First of all you need Wine if you haven't got it so just do this in terminal: sudo apt-get install wine After that you need to install gecko, corefonts, mfc42, d3dx9, dotnet2, ie6 via winetricks, so just do this in terminal: sh winetricks gecko corefonts mfc42 d3dx9 dotnet20 ie6 Then do this in a terminal: wine regedit in HKEY_CURRENT_USER-Software-Wine create, if it's doesn't already exists, a new key named Direct3D in Direct3D create the following strings with the following values: string: DirectDrawRenderer value: opengl string: Nonpower2Mode value: repack string: OffscreenRenderingMode value: fbo string: RenderTargetLockMode value: auto string: UseGLSL value: readtex string: VideoMemorySize value: memory_size_of_your_graphic_card (Thanks to AJSB for this) After that you'll need to install Steam. Go to and download Steam by clicking the "Get steam now" button in the left menu bar. Then browse to your setup-file and just run it in wine by right clicking it and then select "Run in Wine windows program loader" (or something like that) and then just follow the instructions and install Steam, this should work without any problems at all. After that you'll need a Steam-account so just register one via steam. Then you'll login. Now exit steam and start it again, login if you haven't chosen autologin on your computer. Now run CoD Disk 1, wait a few seconds until "Disk_1" pops up on your desktop. Then right click it and browse. Now you should see some files, choose Setup.exe and run it in Wine. Okay, now you should get a menu, you won't see it all since it's resized but you should at least be able to see an "I" to the right, click it to begin the installation. After that, just follow the instructions and let it install. When the installer asks for Disk 2, open up a new terminal and type: wine eject After that you'll have to run Disk 2, wait a couple of seconds until "Disk_2" pops up on your desktop. Then click "OK" in the window that asks for Disk 2. After that, just let the installation finish. Do not run the game directly, I'd recommend you to close Steam and then start it again. Now just start the game from the games-list in Steam, if you experience trouble with fullscreen like I did then you'll have to edit the configuration file to make the game windowed. (Nope, -windowed command in steam startup options won't work) Okay, first of all browse to: ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/call of duty modern warfare 2/players There you should see a file named config_mp.cfg, open it with gedit or something. Now you'll need to look for the line seta r_fullscreen "1" (You could just ctrl+f it) For windowed mode, change that to: seta r_fullscreen "0" and then save the configuration file. Now the game should be in windowed mode when you run it, for me the resolution for some reason changed to 640x400 and you can't play the game in a small window like that, but there's a simple fix, just go to the options in the game and change the resolution to whatever you want. Have fun playing! :) Denieru

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64Dec 05 20151.7.55-stagingYes Yes PlatinumKonstantin 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 22 20131.5.26Yes Yes PlatinumAndrey Gusev 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 25 20111.3.30Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 29 20111.2.3Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 14Dec 11 20101.3.9Yes Yes GoldNSLW 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
16087 wine spews innumerable "Unable to check compatibility for Format..." errors in some games CLOSED FIXED View
16641 Call of Duty 4 - Depth of field and soften smoke edges broken CLOSED FIXED View
19748 Multiple games complain about checking occlusion query results from the wrong thread (Metro 2033, Unreal Tournament 3, Counter Strike: Source, Metro 2033, Call of Duty 4, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Half-Life 2) CLOSED FIXED View
20022 (Not a Wine bug) Unreadable font in several games running on ATI CLOSED INVALID View
20736 Left 4 Dead 2 needs imagehlp/ImageAddCertificate() to complete installation CLOSED FIXED View
20956 Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer exits after launch CLOSED DUPLICATE View
20957 Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer crashes when saving options CLOSED DUPLICATE View
21092 Call of duty4 modern warfare doesnt receive correct mouse input CLOSED FIXED View
22646 Modern Warfare 2: Fog and smoke rendered incorrectly CLOSED FIXED View
22776 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 flickery textures in midrange background CLOSED FIXED View
23578 Team Fortress 2: Significant lag disrupts gameplay... CLOSED FIXED View
24096 08/19/2010 Steam client update wininet issue CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Co-OP Mode Works
HI, I yesterday tested Singleplayer and Multiplayer CO-OP Mode in Ubuntu 10.04 Beta2 x64 and this game mode works correctly. NOTE: There are some lag
How To run the game correctly
1. Turn off Compiz Fusion if it's enabled 2. Download winetricks and exec them with command sh into console and install Directx, corefonts,visual basic,codecs and all the requisites what appear in the box. 3. Start Steam and install game 4. Set resolution to: 800*600 or 1024*768 for a correctly work 5. Enjoy


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