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install was fine although required a bit of mucking around mounting the disc to get the disc detected during install (including using the 'drives' section of winecfg sometimes)
What does not
unable to patch to 1.3 directly, was able to launch the game to a black screen with the mouse cursor after install, but never got beyond that. Also had to disable directx as per how to.
To patch the game, I had to install in a windows vm (I had one ready to go so it was 'fine', except that I had to use windows lol), this was frustrating but worked fine on windows 10 (as long as you disable direct x during the game install same as for wine). There was a load of missing dlls which prevented the 1.3 patch from applying from within wine itself (patch was looking for user32.dll, secur32.dll, and a whole bunch more). After the game was patched, I added the widescreen fix. The 1.3 patch can be obtained from a number of third party websites, I used the one from moddb. I have the cd's for the retail version so I did not look to apply the no cd patch although it would make life easier. Once all this was done, I copied the whole need for speed most wanted folder from windows to linux and was able to launch the game and start playing so I guess the regkeys are optional lol. You need to override dinput8 in winecfg for the widescreen fix to work properly as per the instructions in the thirteenag github repo
What was not tested
once the game is setup it runs nicely :)
|Fedora 39 x86_64
|Jan 14 2024
|Debian GNU/Linux 12.x "Bookworm" x86_64
|Nov 03 2023
|Debian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64
|Sep 01 2021
|Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)
|Nov 15 2020
|macOS 10.14 "Mojave"
|Jul 06 2020
|Other apps affected
|Restore display resolution when focus is lost or on exit
|Multiple games have delayed key response when under high CPU load (NFS: Most Wanted (2005), NFS: Hot Pursuit (2010), Project Cars)
1. Go to AutoRun folder and open 'autorun.cfg' file.
2. Edit row 'DirectXVersion=9.0c' to 'DirectXVersion=0'