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

Selected Test Results

What works

Blur effect




What does not


What was not tested

I didn't try to change or upgrade parts of the cars, but this never have been a problem in wine.

The 1.4 patch, but remember this is an unofficial patch.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

The version I installed was the 1.3 in Spanish

A. For changing the default  aspect ratio, you have two options:

1. uniws patcher.

2. widescreenfix by thirteenAG. This is the best choice.

Place "scripts" and dinput8.dll on game folder,then do a dll override in winecfg

dinput8.dll (native, builtin)

B. For install modloader, you have to place the files in game folder

After that, do another dll override

d3d9.dll (native, builtin)

For adding cars, you need the "ADDONS" folder, and place the new cars files in there.
Widescreen works fine, and new cars are visible

I made other overrides, used for other programms or games. Not sure I they are needed:
mscoree (native)

mxl6 (native, builtin)

riched20 (native, builtin)

IMPORTANT: The installation of directx9 with $ winetricks d3d9 trough command line is no longer needed as workaround. In fact, you must not use it, for Modloader functionality. Leave the game install it.

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