Need for Speed Most Wanted

Application Details:

Version: Game
License: Retail
Votes: 12
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.19

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works



TexMod (if game crashes make sure you read the readme.txt file that comes with any mod)

Widescreen Fix

NFS Unlimiter 

Extra Options 

Replacing Traffic Cars and Racing Cars natively (this means without ModLoader)

What does not

LAN Play

Specifically: Joining another room (Results in a game Crash) 

Tested with gameranger

dinput8.dll scripts (script mods)


Use 2.19Stagging (Optional)

Host the Game yourself 


To fix script mods such as widescreen fix you just need to download dinput8.dll trough winetricks (you have to download it for the ultimate asi loader (dinput8.dll) file on the games folder to work otherwise the dinput8.dll file inside Need For Speed Most Wanted wont work)

What was not tested

Finishing a Hosted LAN Game without the game crashing


MWO (Most Wanted Online Mod)

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: unknown

Additional Comments

This Game was tested with with the following mods together:

Extra Options (Any Version)

Widescreen Fix

NFS Unlimiter


X360 Tweaks (just with TexMod and script)

If you are planning on runing the game Without these then you have no problem besides the lan problem above

My computer Graphs:

Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 


Processor: 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5

Average FPS with this Computer: (Unable to Record)  from my point of view it looks like 20-30 and 30-43 (Not 100% Accurate)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 39 x86_64Jan 14 20248.19Yes Yes YesGoldc0vrt 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 12.x "Bookworm" x86_64Nov 03 20238.19-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumDavid Garc��a 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64Sep 01 20216.16-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumDavid Garc��a 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 15 20205.0.3Yes Yes NoPlatinumUser 
CurrentmacOS 10.14 "Mojave"Jul 06 20205.5Yes Yes YesGoldSP 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
10841 Restore display resolution when focus is lost or on exit RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
33296 Multiple games have delayed key response when under high CPU load (NFS: Most Wanted (2005), NFS: Hot Pursuit (2010), Project Cars) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Avoid installing DirectX

1. Go to AutoRun folder and open 'autorun.cfg' file.

2. Edit row 'DirectXVersion=9.0c' to 'DirectXVersion=0'


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