Call of Duty: Black Ops

As available through Steam.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.4

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Test Results

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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
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 26 20204.0.4N/A Yes YesSilverMaikeru Mendesu 
ShowmacOS 10.14 "Mojave"Dec 09 20184.0-rc1-stagingYes Yes YesSilverRafael 
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 NoPlatinumJack Herbert 

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) CLOSED FIXED 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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