Call of Duty: Black Ops

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The boxed retail version.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Singleplayer missions.

What does not

Sound seems not to work, except for some background noises. But I managed to get it working... Somehow...


I tested using a 32-bit WINEPREFIX.

There seems to be several ways of getting the sound to work correctly in this game. There's a bug report in which people suggesting that it could be a problem with all things dsound. My approach was a different one, though. After running:

winetricks xact

I got several regsvr32 errors... Then, after hours and hours of head bashing, I simply had the idea of cat'ing the hell out of the dll... Particularly xaudio2_8.dll, which, according to the Wine terminal output (with WINEDEBUG=+all), the game had been struggling with. Turns out it was only a reference for the builtin library (thus the dsound fix seems to make a lot of sense, considering we're dealing with an internal Wine implementations). Nevertheless, it simply won't work.

So I downloaded a 32-bit version of xaudio2_8.dll from a random DLL deposit I found, by Googling for the aforementioned xaudio2_8.dll. Then I moved this file to the WINEPREFIX system32 directory and regsvr'd it:

WINEPREFIX=... WINEARCH=win32 wine regsvr32 C:\\windows\\system32\\xaudio2_8.dll)

I got no errors from this command. Then I've instructed Wine to use the xaudio2_8.dll as native only, and bam! I got sound working correctly.

What was not tested

Zombies and multiplayer.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 28 x86_64Mar 09 20194.0Yes Yes YesGoldTadeu R. P. 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 17 20111.3.34Yes Yes NoGoldManuel 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 09 20111.3.27N/A Yes NoGoldGalym Kerimbekov 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 31 20111.3.27Yes Yes NoGoldBlake Gripling 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 18 20111.3.9Yes Yes NoGoldChanchana Sornsoontorn 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
25173 No sound in menus/game play in Call Of Duty : Black Ops REOPENED 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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