Call of Duty: Black Ops

As available through Steam.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc1-staging

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Test Results

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

What works

Single-player works reasonably well. 

Graphics are mostly OK, but there is considerable stuttering.

What does not

In-game audio does not work without running winetricks xact.


Run winetricks xact to make audio work.

What was not tested

Multplayer not tested.

Zombie mode not tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

64-bit WINEPREFIX configured as Windows 7, wine-staging 4.0-rc1 installed from tarball (pre-built)

macOS 10.14.2, default AMD drivers.
Hardware: MacBook Pro (2018), Touch Bar, Intel Core i5 8259U, 8 GB RAM, external GPU (AMD Sapphire RX 580 NITRO+ 8GB) connected through a Sonnet Breakaway Box (550W), using a 1920x1080 resolution.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentmacOS Mojave 10.14Dec 09 20184.0-rc1-stagingYes Yes YesSilverRafael 
ShowUbuntu 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 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
16942 Call of Duty 5: World at war has no sound (no FLOAT support in DSound) CLOSED FIXED View
25173 No sound in menus/game play in Call Of Duty : Black Ops REOPENED View
25338 Call of Duty: Black Ops - keyboard does not work CLOSED ABANDONED View
26518 mouse click events inactive in call of duty : black ops CLOSED ABANDONED View
27156 Bioshock demo: mouse jumps around menu CLOSED FIXED View
27498 COD:Black Ops Call of the Dead screen glitch CLOSED ABANDONED View
27525 Active Worlds 5.x/6.x shows 3D-world view/window separated from main window (embedded browser control) NEW View
27779 Desktop mouse pointer always visible in Steam games CLOSED FIXED View
31638 Black Ops setup.exe file crashing. CLOSED DUPLICATE View
35082 Call of Duty: Black Ops freezes at start CLOSED ABANDONED View
46103 Call of Duty Black Ops: No sound in game CLOSED DUPLICATE 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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