Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Downloading game data (mostly, see below).
Verifying game data.
Driving around, and most of in-game interface.
Daily Treasure Hunt.
Racing against other players.
What does not
Update occasionally fails.
What was not tested
Racing against AI.
I use a Bash script for installing and launching this game, found here: https://github.com/501st-alpha1/scott-script/blob/master/nfsw
As before, after a failed update:
Pressing the Update button doesn't work (also happens on Windows).
Restarting the launcher allows the update to continue.
Eventually the process finished.
I didn't run into the fatal error this time.
Then install the game as normal.
Nothing else should be required. Feel free to experiment, but if something breaks, be sure to try this before asking for help.
Thanks to Andrew Richards and Ursan Marius Bogdan for the gdiplus tip.
Game update fails
The game update may fail, sometimes several times; simply click 'update' again to resume from where you left off, and it will eventually finish.
With recent versions of the NFS World launcher, clicking the update button has no effect. (This does not appear to be a problem with Wine; the same thing happens in Windows.) Closing and relaunching the game sometimes helps, but a more effective (and faster) way to work around this it to copy the game data over from a working Windows installation.
Occasionally a fatal error may occur during the startup of the launcher. A (Windows) error box will pop up, with options to show details, quit, or continue. If continue is pressed, another identical error will pop up immediately. To fix this, instead press quit, then relaunch the game.