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Need for Speed II

This is the retail version of Need for Speed II

Application Details:

Version: Retail
License: Retail
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.11

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

  • Singleplayer mode
  • Splitplayer mode
  • Playing Audio from CD
  • Menu system
Very good performance, 100% playable.

What does not

  • autorun.exe on the cdrom
  • menu runs very sluggish
  • when not "emulate virtual desktop"
    • intro movie is sluggish
    • screen res is not put back after exit

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • Other multiplayer options but Splitscreen.
  • Other cars but FordGT90 and MclarrenF1
  • Other Maps but the first
  • Joystick

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Wine sound driver needs to be in emulation mode, or it will crash on start if drivers are enabled but not in emulation mode. It does not work with wine 0.9.46 on my setup, the game tells me "Failed to initialize any graphics"

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 25 20081.1.11Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 10Dec 14 20081.1.10Yes Yes GoldNSLW 
ShowMandriva 2008.1 SpringOct 19 20081.1.4No Not installable GarbageDaniel Uto 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 07 20081.0-rc4Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 11 20080.9.53.Yes No GarbageJeffZ 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
11317 Need for Speed II Demo - hangs on smp machine NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Warning: Owners of multi-core/hyperthreading / SMP systems beware
If you try to run this game on a system that has multiple cores or cpus it probably won't work. The game appears to suffer from some issues that manifest themselves when run on multiple cores. If you want this game to work well it appears you need a single cpu system or to be able to limit your system that way. schedtool is a program which will let you run wine on 1 cpu, eg. schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine nfsw.exe
Running the autorun may not work - you should run the setup program directly
How to Install and Play

How to Install

 1. Change Windows version in winecfg to Windows 95/98 (installation crashes with 2008/Vista/2003/XP/2000) 

 2.  Go to Drivers tab and add drive D. Redirect the drive to path where your CD is mounted, for example: /media/Nfsiise/

 3. Install by wine ./SETUP/ENGLISH/SETUP.EXE and not by AUTORUN.EXE

 4.  Case occurs the message Hardware not detected, ignore and press ok until the installation continues normally.

How to Play

 1. Change back Windows version to XP

 2. Download fix utility from HERE

 3. Run the fix on game directory: $ wine pe.exe nfs2sen.exe

 4. Install schedtool (read "Freezing/crashing" note)

 5. Run NFS2 by: $ schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine nfs2sen.exe

 6. Ignore message Your hard drive has less than 1MB free space case occurs.

 7. Enjoy!
Glide Version
The glide version needs a Wrapper in order to work, and updated nfs2sea.exe (found HERE).

I'm using dgVoodo with this configuration:

RenderAPI: Direct3D9
Display Driver: Direct3D9 HAL
Screen Mode: windowed mode
D3D Textures bit depth: 32 bits
texture options: autogenerate mipmaps
LFB access: Enable FSB access (use hardware cache buffers when poss, use fastwrite for unmatching formats)
ColorKeying Method: Native
Texture Mem Size: 65536KB
Resolution: 1024x768
Gamma Correction: 100%
Miscellaneeous: force triple buferring, use hardware vertex buffers, enable glide-gammaramp

Note: Full screen mode does not work for me with dgvoodo, but windowed mode with the display's resolution, shows the game in fullscreen.

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