Need For Speed: World

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Version: current
License: Free to use
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.3-staging

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What works

Everytnig seems to be OK. It installs, runs and allows you to play online. I've tested chat with other players, free roam and couple of races - it works good.

What does not

Downloading resources is very buggy. It hangs for me after every 30 MB so I just copied NFS:W folder from another installation.


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Additional Comments

For successful launching I installed following libraries: winetricks ie7 glsl-enable gdiplus vcrun2008 dotnet35sp1 Also there weren't 32-bit drivers for NVIDIA on my Fedora installation: sudo yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20205.3-stagingYes Yes YesGoldMilan Suwala 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jan 01 20151.7.29Yes Yes GoldScott Weldon 
CurrentFedora 7Aug 04 20141.7.22Yes Yes GoldMikhail 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64May 18 20141.7.18Yes Yes BronzeScott Weldon 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 23 20131.6Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

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
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Need For Speed World

Have fun playing until then :)