Call of Duty 2

Retail CD Release

Application Details:

Version: 1.00
License: Retail
Votes: 13
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.4

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Test Results

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What works

Installation, For the most part. Installshield finishes the install "You've Successfully Installed" or what-not), but does not close. `killall -9 IDriver.exe` fixes the problem.

Single Player executable, well a nocd executable...:), finished a few missions.

Multi-player executable, and creating a listen game server.

All graphical options turned on (except sli, frame sync, and anti aliasing), with a decent-to-good (much improved from previous wine) framerate (seems like 25-50 fps most of the time) on a core2duo @ 3.20 ghz, 8800 GTS 320 (driver 195.36.15), 2gb DDR2.

DirectX 7.0 mode works, and naturally runs at about 60fps constantly.

What does not

Uninstallation (perhaps due to the installer not closing). There are two entries listed in `wine uninstaller`, neither of them function.

While I did not test, I'm fairly certain, like many other games, CoD2 will not be able to join most/all punkbuster servers.


What was not tested

Joining an internet server (this is the old 1.00 version, and CoD2 is a punkbuster game, so didn't bother).

Patching to the 1.3 version. See:

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Rated Gold because of the installation problems. I recall having this installshield issue with CoD2 a long time now. In lieu of filing a report for the 1.3 version, I can add that the patch installer would have the same problems as the one on the disc, but would indeed patch the game files at least. From there, the 1.3 version will crash due to bug 12710, however, editing config.cfg and disabling the videos (set com_introPlayed to "1") or using `taskset -c 1 wine CoD2SP_s.exe` (to restrict the game to one core) will work around this bug. However, it then runs considerably slower.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Mar 19 20172.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumAvindra Goolcharan 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64May 24 20131.4.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumoujae 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 03 20101.1.43Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
CurrentSlackware 13.0Apr 25 20101.1.43Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.2 x86_64Feb 09 20101.1.38Yes No NoGarbage- 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
40284 Unable to change resolution for LVDS panels (laptop), on which only one resolution is available (ex. 1680x1050) UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO fix black screen

If you start the game and the intro videos play but then the screen goes black, you may need to enable S3 texture compression. To do so:

  1. Install driconf.
  2. In your system's Preferences menu, open 3D Acceleration.
  3. Under the Image Quality tab, set Enable S3TC texture compression even if software support is not available to Yes.
  4. Run Call of Duty 2. The menu should now work normally.
  5. In the game's Options menu under Graphics, set Force DirectX 7 Mode to Yes.


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