It is playable if using "low" or "medium" graphics quality.
What does not
During a race, car models are very corrupt with polygon spikes sticking out them. Going into first-person (C key) helps keep spikes from own car out of view, but they are clearly visible on other cars.
With "very high" graphics quality, the game crashes when loading a track.
With "high" graphics quality, during a race the screen is all white except overlays.
Changing resolution causes an instant crash.
Enabling vsync causes an instant crash.
Everything appears considerably dark with the brightness set to the max.
When trying to play online, the message "TEXT_NOT_ALLOWED_ONLINE_NO_LIVE_CONNECTION" appears.
The main menu is mostly invisible (black), but can still be navigated using the text description overlay at the bottom of the screen.
For awhile with the d3d9 (native, builtin) override, the menus were showing up, but the rendering during a race appeared very foggy except for a few textures such as smoke, fire, building windows, and overlays. After disabling the override and enabling it again while testing many different settings, I can't seem to get it to happen again, so it could've been caused by something else or a combination of settings.
What was not tested
Most of the game beyond the training race and couple "quick play" tracks.
After messing with a bunch of stuff to narrow down possible solutions, audio for everything other than the videos stopped working, which may have been caused by manually doing dxsetup. Changing the DSound Hardware Acceleration setting in Wine to Emulation made audio work again. I just got this game today as a gift and have not tested in Windows, nor do I plan to. With that said, I'm not 100% sure that Windows doesn't have any of these issues.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||KDE neon||Sep 12 2018||3.14||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||BumbaGET|
|Show||Arch Linux||Jul 17 2018||3.12-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Alexander|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 13 2012||1.5.3||Yes||Yes||Silver||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Fedora 16 x86_64||Apr 14 2012||1.5.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"||Dec 26 2011||1.3.33||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|