The Operative: No One Lives Forever

Game of the Year edition

This is not just an update.

There is an additional singleplayer mission.

The multiplayer is compatible with NOLF v1.004.

Application Details:

Version: GOTY (1.004)
License: Retail
URL: http://www.noonelivesforever.c...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.9

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works


The Game - Gameplay and Sound

What does not

Screen Configuration - Only worked in 800x600 window screen

Swapping CDs when installing in Ubuntu 10.10 (64bit) was hard to find out how to do it. It took a while to sort out.


What was not tested

Playing the game for more than 30 minutes

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

How I got it to work in Ubuntu 10.10 Insert Disk 1 Terminal > sudo mount /dev/sr0 /cdrom Terminal > wine /cdrom/SETUP.exe Selected "Full install" Terminal > wine eject -a Terminal > winecfg ( to find out drive letter to continue install path , my case it was e:\ ) Insert Disk 2 Terminal > wine eject -a Insert Disk 1 Install finnished (no errors) To load the game : Note : my install was in the following directory /home/alex/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Fox/No One Lives Forever In Terminal > cd .wine/dosdevices/c\:/Program\ Files/Fox/No\ One\ Lives\ Forever/ Then wine lithtech.exe -windowtitle "No One Lives Forever" -rez NOLF.rez -rez NOLF2.rez -rez NOLFdll.rez -rez NOLFl.rez or wine lithtech.exe $(for f in $(ls|grep -i rez$); do echo "-rez $f"; done) Note : I could not set the screen to anything bigger than 800x600 as it crashed the game. Wine was setup to emulate a window and OSS sound, Windows XP selected.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMageia 7Jun 01 20194.9Yes Yes NoPlatinumAlan Richter 
ShowManjaro Linux 18.0.0Mar 23 20194.2Yes Yes YesGoldPaul-Emile Veuve 
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Sep 11 20172.14-stagingYes Yes YesGoldPeter 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 10 20172.0.1Yes Yes BronzeManuel Grießmayr 
ShowSlackware64 -currentJan 10 20161.9.1Yes Yes GoldDanny Schmarsel 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
17638 NOLF GotY: Sluggish mouse reaction when in zoom mode UNCONFIRMED View
30969 Tron 2.0 - No music while playing game and in menu NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

  • To get NOLF running on newer versions than Wine 1.5.1, run:
    winetricks dsound directmusic
    Afterwards, open up winecfg, go to the "Libraries" tab and set dsound to Builtin.
    You can also disable the music if you really want to play without it.

  • If you are stuck on the loading screen, disable animated loading screens in the launcher, too.

  • If the launcher fails to find your CD, start the game with lithtech.exe and all rez-files as parameters.
    ­$ wine lithtech.exe -rez rezfile1.rez -rez rezfile2.rez ...
    This script should w­ork with all version of NOLF:
    $ wine lithtech.exe $(for f in $(ls|grep -i rez$); do echo "-rez $f"; done)
  • For widescreen, you can pass more options to the command line:
    ++screenwidth "1920" ++screenheight "1080" ++screendepth "32"
    However, this stretches the game. A better widescreen fix is available here, but you can't play online with it.

  • To be able to play online, edit your /etc/hosts.