Pursuits (tested this one by accident, lol)
What does not
Nothing I tested.
What was not tested
As I suspected, the black-texture problem I mentioned in my other test was because my laptop is underpowered (even though it runs the game fine in Windows). My desktop, which this test data is for, is a custom built machine: Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, EVGA GeForce GTS 250. Fresh Wine prefix, did: winetricks dotnet20 ie7 glsl-enable Set Wine to emulate virtual desktop at 800 by 600, game auto-adjusted to fit. Update: Just set the virtual desktop size to 1440 by 900 (maximum for my monitor), and the game runs the same. I have it set on the second highest quality setting. It definitely doesn't run as smooth as it does in Windows XP, but it is very playable. The launcher has some graphical glitches, but nothing major. Tried changing emulation mode between XP and 7, didn't appear to help.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jan 01 2015||1.7.29||Yes||Yes||Gold||Scott Weldon|
|Show||Fedora 7||Aug 04 2014||1.7.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||Mikhail|
|Show||Linux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64||May 18 2014||1.7.18||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Scott Weldon|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 23 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 03 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||Scott Weldon|
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.
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.