Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed

The out of the box disk version.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0 DVD
License: Retail
URL: http://www.slightlymadstudios....
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.3

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Test Results

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What works

Installation, menu, settings, race (with glitches)

 Installed with a clean wineprefix with only d3dx9_36, vcrun2008, and physx.

What does not

During the race, after a random amount of time, generally relatively quickly, within 15 sec or so, huge black square will start filling the screen.  And more will appear, until filling most of the window.. Then the game becomes unplayable.  

 Going back to menu, and going back to race doesn't make them disappear, you need to exit the game, and restart, and the same will happen again.


What was not tested

Multiplayer, only raced the first race (and even then, only a couple of seconds, till the screen was mostly filled with black squares.)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I tried to play with the in-game settings, lowering all of them to their lowest possible, and disabling stuff where possible. Didn't helped. Tried to play with the settings in the NVidia control panel and no different. Also tried updating my driver from 295.59 to 304.43, but still the same. After reading a comment in the black square bug page, where it says it also happens on windows, I have found only one issue on the net where it happened on windows, and the guy had a 7300GT... a card from the prehistoric ages.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 14 20205.0.3Yes Yes NoBronzeUser 
ShowUnknownSep 19 20183.0.3Yes Yes NoBronzeUser 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 26 20172.0.1Yes Yes Bronzedragonvslinux 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 25 20151.7.39N/A Yes GoldIsaac 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 04 20131.6No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23324 Multiple app/game installers fail to detect Visual C++ 2005 runtime (Wine doesn't advertise its own VC++ runtime) NEW View
26615 Need for Speed Shift 2 installer assertion failure in cacheckdiskspace.cpp CLOSED FIXED View
26616 Need for Speed Shift 2 installer "assertion failed in .\wcautil.cpp, 89" CLOSED ABANDONED View
26617 Need for Speed Shift 2: large black squares appear in cockpit, obscuring much of the screen CLOSED DUPLICATE View
26756 Need for Speed: Shift 2 hangs on startup unless sound disabled CLOSED FIXED View
26837 Need for Speed: Shift 2 has black textures instead of windshield indicators CLOSED DUPLICATE View
27351 seems looping and avoids the app to start CLOSED INVALID View
27377 Need for Speed Shift 2 hangs CLOSED ABANDONED View

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