Need For Speed: World current

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NameNeed For Speed: World
License Free to use
Votes 4
Wine Version1.7.29
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Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

  • Installing.
  • Logging in.
  • Downloading game data (mostly, see below).
  • Verifying game data.
  • Launching game.
  • Driving around, and most of in-game interface.
  • Daily Treasure Hunt.
  • Racing against other players.

What does not

  • News feed.
  • Update occasionally fails.

What was not tested

  • VOIP.
  • Racing against AI.
  • Pursuits.

Additional Comments

I use a Bash script for installing and launching this game, found here:

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.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jan 01 20151.7.29 Yes Yes Gold Scott Weldon 
ShowFedora 7Aug 04 20141.7.22 Yes Yes Gold Mikhail 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64May 18 20141.7.18 Yes Yes Bronze Scott Weldon 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 23 20131.6 Yes Yes Gold B├ílint Jancsula 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 03 20131.6 Yes Yes Gold Scott Weldon 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27078 Limbo needs native d3dx9_43 and d3dcompiler_43 (purist) NEW View
34189 Text labels show as transparent (through the window) and don't draw the application background properly in Need For Speed World Launcher UNCONFIRMED View

Installation Instructions

With a fresh Wine prefix, do:

winetricks d3dx9 dotnet20 ie7 glsl-enable gdiplus

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.

Fatal Error
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.


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Need for Speed World SHUTDOWN
by Ursan Marius Bogdan on Wednesday June 17th 2015, 13:06
Let me quote from the NFW blog:

"...After five years on the race track, Need for Speed World is about to run its last lap. The free-to-play PC action racer will be permanently shutting down its servers on July 14th 2015..."

The same thing is confirmed on the EA site:
July 14th, 2015 -- Online Services Shutdown
Battlefield Play4Free
Battlefield Heroes
FIFA World
Need For Speed World

Have fun playing until then :)

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