Need for Speed Most Wanted

Application Details:

Version: All Versions
License: Retail
Votes: 11
Rating: Gold
Wine Version: 1.9.13

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DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jul 12 20161.9.13 Yes Yes GoldDavid García 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Apr 06 20161.9.7 Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 02 20161.8.1 Yes Yes GoldDavid García 
ShowManjaro LinuxJan 24 20161.9.1 Yes Yes GoldDavid García 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 12 20151.7.40 Yes Yes PlatinumHorațiu Mlendea 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
10841 Restore display resolution when focus is lost or on exit RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
18477 Need For Speed Most Wanted crashes after accepting video settings changes STAGED View
25857 Multiple games (Stronghold 2, Need for Speed: Carbon demo, Purge) fail to draw correctly because of ID3DXEffectImpl_*Pass calls NEW View
33296 Need For Speed Most Wanted 1 - Key response appears delayed UNCONFIRMED 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'


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

by Redfredg on Thursday September 29th 2016, 7:05
I just tried to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. Now I can't get anything! The desktop tries to boot, gets so far and then leaves me with a blank screen with a cursor flashing top left. The cursor does nothing either, I can't type anything on the screen. I am not a techy person, and have found most of the comments already on here mean nothing to me, but, no-one seems to be reporting this total level of uselessness. My desktop is now u/s and I have no access to all the files on there.
  • RE: by Borislav Sabev on Thursday September 29th 2016, 9:50
game not launching anymore
by David García on Saturday May 14th 2016, 9:34
I tested the game in Xubuntu 16.04 when it was still in beta and worked. But in some point stop of working. tested with wine-devel. What the heck happend! If there is some fix,please let me know.
nfs most wanted not installing
by deepak chauhan on Sunday March 13th 2016, 13:58
NFS most wanted in nt installing after browsing the .exe file in playonlinux
After browsing wine is crashed shows
Ubuntu 15.04
Wine 1.3
Playonlinux ,4.1.2
nfs most wanted not installing
by deepak chauhan on Sunday March 13th 2016, 13:57
NFS most wanted in nt installing after browsing the .exe file in playonlinux
Ubuntu 15.04
Wine 1.3
Playonlinux ,4.1.2
Crashes on startup
by xdshot on Sunday January 17th 2016, 2:16
Running Arch Linux with 4.3.3 kernel and wine 1.9.1.

I installed game in 32-bit prefix. But when I launch it, it simply crashes.

wine: Unhandled exception 0xc0000090 in thread 9 at address 0x7ec1bba6 (thread 0009), starting debugger...
Unhandled exception: invalid float operation in 32-bit code (0x7e9f62b2).
Everything is a square
by Kefta on Thursday July 23rd 2015, 4:25
When I launch the game, everything appears like this:

After I blindly confirm whatever that is, I get a blank white screen, and then nothing but music. No mouse pointer no text whatsoever.

Debian Sid
wine 1.6.2
nVidia ION le - using proprietary driver.
Keyboard Has Stopped working
by Ananthakrishna on Tuesday January 13th 2015, 6:34
When playing the game ,the keyboard stops responding properly;i.e one of the arrow keys get pressed or it entirely stops working.I tried it out with and without a gamepad no the previous reports regarding a similar issue,though the /dev/input/js0 does not exist unless i plugin the gamepad.Any help?

Nvidia 9400GT
Intel Pentium Dual Core
Wine 1.6.2
linux mint rebecca
Graphics Flipping
by Romba on Friday November 7th 2014, 11:48
I installed NFSMW on my 14.04LTS.
It launches fine and no crashes, yet the graphics appears messed and flipped. A screenshot is attached. Would like to hear your ideas about the cause and a possible fix!!!
Graphics messed up
by Dinendra Dhakarey on Sunday October 12th 2014, 4:54
The programs installs and runs but the graphics are distorted .. and I'm not able to make out anything(not even the buttons or the text or the picture).. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I've updated my intel HD graphics driver via Intel graphics installer for linux...Still the problem persists...

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Distorted graphics
by Aniket Lamba on Friday March 21st 2014, 9:58
The game shows distorted graphics on Fedora 20 with wine version 1.7.13.The game installs successfully but the graphics are messed up.Audio works though.My graphic card is NVIDIA GeForce 210 @ 1GB.
The game won't launch
by MostWanted on Sunday January 26th 2014, 9:45
Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS; Wine 1.6.2; I launch "speed.exe" with Wine Windows Program Loader, it "thinks" a little and then nothing happens!
Works with Wine 1.7.7
by Carlos Rodriguez on Wednesday December 18th 2013, 8:26
Tested on:

Wine 1.7.7 (compilado)
Nvidia Drivers 331.20 (.run package)
Linux Mint 15 KDE 32Bit - Kernel PAE
CPU: INTEL Pentium G3220 (Nucleo Haswell a 22nm) 3.0Ghz (Dual-Core) Stock Clock
MEM: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (128 bit dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)
GPU: Zotac Nvidia Geforce GT630 (GK208 28nm: 384 Shaders / 8 ROPS) Zone Edition Passive Cooling 2GB DDR3 1800Mhz a 64Bit (14.4Gb/s)
Game crashing when attempting to join a LAN game
by Benjamin on Sunday April 28th 2013, 8:56
When attempting to join a LAN session, the game crashes with

err:winediag:WSASocketW Failed to create a socket of type SOCK_RAW, this requires special permissions.

This can be fixed by giving wine the permission to create RAW sockets

sudo setcap cap_net_raw+eip /usr/bin/wineserver
keyboard input lag
by Triffid Hunter on Wednesday November 16th 2011, 10:03
I was experiencing a problem where every few seconds, the keyboard would get stuck for up to a second. The game itself would keep running, with frustrating results! After some googling, I found some related stuff for WoW.

In short, running 'xset r off' before starting the game solved the issue for me.
Bad Maping Key
by Lukáš Nohava on Friday April 22nd 2011, 13:10
Hi, I have problem with my NFS MW...
Installation OK
Game works OK
All OK but:
1#. when I go to Career, my car is going drive left and when I klick on right arrow, car going drive forward.... when I set options to WSAD it is the same problem.

2#. Video in game is broken, because in game (career) is video normal and after once seconds revers and normal and ....

Game version: 1.3
Wine version 1.2.2
OS Ubuntu 10.10

Sorry my english is bad, i'm from Czech. Thank's for any advice.
left arrow on keyboard is pressed all the time
by saeed hardan on Thursday January 13th 2011, 5:27
the game starts nice fast and everything , but it like the left key is pressed by itself all the time , when racing the car leans left and if you then press right arrow it just goes straight (means i cant go right ever)

any ideas ,
wine 1.2.2 , lucid lynx 10.04.1 ,
Abnormaly FPS - Slowly Gameplay
by Inukaze on Sunday October 24th 2010, 22:12
Well , i had this "bug" or something like that with the "Need For Speed Most Wanted 1.3"

Well , after you install , if you test the gameplay and like me , the Flow of Game its abnormaly slowly , and you know and haved the reqs of the game. you can try this fix

1 - Open your "wine regedit"

2 - Go to the "KEY" \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine

3 - If dont exist , you must create the "KEY" called "Direct3D"

4 - Inside the Direct3D , you should create a "String Value" called "OffScreenRenderingMode"

5 - The value for me , is "backbuffer" , i know are posible 3 values

a - fbo ( FramerBuffer Object ) , b - pbuffer , c - backbuffer

Well if you wanna know i had this values in that :

DirectDrawRenderer = opengl
OffScreenRenderingMode = backbuffer
RenderTargetLockMode = auto
VideoMemorySize = 512

VideoMemorySize are equal to MB of my VideoCard
Confirmation of startup crash
by Nicolas Krzywinski on Monday June 21st 2010, 11:48
I can confirm the startup crash with current versions:
Lucid 10.04 with kernel 2.6.32-23
Wine 1.1.43

1. Installation works (from original CD with game version 1.2)
2. Update to v1.3 works
3. Startup intro and video and welcome blabla works
4. Creation of game profile at startup works
5. Crash after loading game profile

Overriding d3dx9_36 makes no difference - no single output line is altered.
The output tells something with eventlog.

The exact crash and output is reproducible and immediately after clicking on "proceed" button after game profile load.

See output: