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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What works

My hardware:
8 GB ram Intel Core i3
HD Radeon 128-bit 2 GB 6670
The game runs normally.
Reached the mark of 33 fps with opensource radeon drive in 1366 x 768 video resolution.
With the AMD Catalyst driver cannot run the game normally, always appears the black squares. To fix the problem of black squares, have to activate the antialias the game in video options, solves 99% of cases, but reduces the fps to 21 fps at 800 x 600 video resolution.

What does not

The game won't install. The problem is the label of the DVD containing the special character (TM) which is not attributed to the label of the DVD device.
So, you have to install the game in a virtual machine or in a partition running windows and then copy to the linux partition. This problem affects other games from EA.


What was not tested

Joysticks, steering wheels and play online

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Components that must be installed: Visual C++ 2008 PhysX 9.10 or above d3dx9_36 dll With wine staging and CSMT enabled, the game reaches 33 fps, With normal wine, the game reaches 26 fps, For the opensource radeon drive, add the following statement in your .bashrc: export vblank_mode = 0 This statement turns off vsync video driver, dramatically increasing the fps of your game.

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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 
CurrentUbuntu 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

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