Need for Speed: Underground

Installed via Loki-Installer

Application Details:

Version: 1.4
License: Retail
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.2

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Test Results

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What works


What does not

fullscreening at 640x480 doesn't work well, so use 800x600 or greater or run it with desktop-emulation enabled in winecfg


run it under 800x600 or enable desktop emulation to prevent fullscreening problems like screen-cut bug

What was not tested

online gameplaying

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

TESTED: US 1.0 RELEASE w/ 1.4 patch

how to install:

0- first you must install gcdemu

1- mount cd1
2- start full instalation
3- create a new device and mount cd2 (this is because installer will refuse to recognize cd2)
4- continue instalation

note: if you try to run game without crack or even using DEViANCE crack for 1.0, game will refuse to start, so DON'T USE this crack with nfsu running under wine

5- download 1.4 patch from here:

6- then appy SPiRiTY patch (you will find it on gamecopyworld)

game will run but with a little window bug when you're into a race (winehq will make a window-mode like desktop mode every time you get into a race.

#first temporal solution: use desktop emulation enabled when you're going to play NFS Underground
(just to prevent the "screen-cut" bug)

#second FIX: set game resolution to 800x600 or greater
(it fixes the fullscreen problems)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 33 x86_64Mar 01 20216.2Yes Yes NoSilverValdikSS 
CurrentUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 04 20194.0.2Yes Yes YesGoldFranco 
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Feb 11 20194.1Yes Yes YesGoldSan Zamoyski 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 11 20141.7.18N/A Yes BronzeRazrFalcon 
ShowArch LinuxApr 07 20131.5.27Yes Yes GarbageMatt Keefo 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1798 Keyboard focus to terminal, not the program CLOSED FIXED View
8754 Games doesn't receive keyboard Input (BuildActionMap, SetActionMap, EnumDevicesBySemantics) CLOSED FIXED View
9895 Alzip crashes: Invalid float operation CLOSED FIXED View
10501 NFSU2 crashes out when loading a level CLOSED FIXED View
12116 Multiple MSI-based installers fail to advance progress bar in InstallFiles action (schedule_install_files already moves and clamps to max value + MSI integer overflow) CLOSED FIXED View
17092 NFS Underground: The game crashes after loading drag race CLOSED FIXED View
19366 Need for Speed - Underground: Unhandled exception divide by zero CLOSED INVALID View
21876 Demo Need for Speed Underground 1 crashes CLOSED FIXED View
25279 Need For Speed Underground 1 - missing fonts CLOSED INVALID View
26187 Need For Speed: Underground crashes with extra effects enabled (blur, people) CLOSED FIXED View
27203 EAGL3 Engine: Does not remove splash image after intro movies, game not displayed correctly. Unusable. CLOSED INVALID View
27349 SafeDisc v2.x API entry analyzer flags Wine's user32.dll as "bad" (too many exports with PIC loads in prolog code) (SimCity 4, IL-2 FB, NFSU) CLOSED FIXED View
27591 Need for speed underground 1: Empty registration window CLOSED FIXED View
27695 Need for speed underground 1 DEMO: Keys Num_Lock and Pause are swapped CLOSED FIXED View
27800 NFS U1: Incorrect name of the game controller (wheel) NEW View
27801 NFS U1: Incorrect mapping/naming of the wheel's buttons CLOSED INVALID View
28483 Need For Speed Undeground doesn't remember keyboard config CLOSED FIXED View
48837 Need for Speed: Underground crashes when entering multiplayer. UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

No Loki Installer anymore
Loki stopped providing the NFS:U installer on their webpage.


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