Call of Duty: Black Ops

As available through Steam.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.9

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Menu
  • Gameplay
  • Multiplayer mode
  • Settings

What does not

  • Audio (only audio from videos will play, in-game audios won't)
  • Most of game effects (most notably blurring breaks almost the entire game)
  • Full-screen mode and Alt+Tab (freezes)


  • Used Wine's window manager instead of OS' window manager

What was not tested

  • Zombie mode
  • Parameters
  • Mode switching in-game (i.e SP to MP and vice-versa)

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Expect heavy lag. Barely playable with messed graphical effects.

Tested with HP 15-ba077cl and 'Artful' Wine binaries.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jun 09 20183.9Yes Yes YesGarbageAryo Adhi 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 08 20172.18Yes Yes YesSilverXenoxis 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 25 20121.4Yes Yes PlatinumJack Herbert 
ShowSlackware 13.1Dec 12 20101.3.8N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 01 20101.3.8Yes Yes GoldMark  Ackerman  

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27525 Active Worlds 5.x/6.x shows 3D-world view/window separated from main window (embedded browser control) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO - In game sound

Try a clean WINE prefix (I think it's not necessary)

Install Directx from the CoD:BO game directory.

Set winever to XP.

Set dsound to builtin.

I use ALSA with full hardware aceleration.


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