Need for Speed Most Wanted

Application Details:

Version: Game
License: Retail
Votes: 12
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.3

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What works

Version: 1.2

Setup process after tweaking the aurun.cfg (so it's needed to copy the CD1 or DVD to hard drive)

DirectXVersion=9.0c ~~> DirectXVersion=0
StartMenuDXEULA=1   ~~> StartMenuDXEULA=0

After that the game should install without any trouble, wine will detect the installer needs an ActiveX control and will download and install the mozilla activex control if not already installed on the system.

What does not

The game itself, tried the cedega trick which consists of putting the native d3dx9_26.dll file in the system32 directory.


What was not tested

Everyting but installation ... :-/

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Hope it will at least launch even if crappy soon =) Ho, and here are informations on my specs: [ebuild R ] app-emulation/wine-0.9.11 USE="X alsa cups esd gif glut jpeg ldap nas ncurses opengl oss scanner truetype xml% -arts -debug -jack -lcms" Portage 2.1_pre7-r4 (default-linux/x86/2006.0, gcc-3.4.6, glibc-2.4-r1, 2.6.15-gentoo-r5-Kofee-Shop i686) ================================================================= System uname: 2.6.15-gentoo-r5-Kofee-Shop i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+ Gentoo Base System version 1.12.0_pre17 dev-lang/python: 2.4.2-r1 sys-apps/sandbox: 1.2.17 sys-devel/autoconf: 2.13, 2.59-r7 sys-devel/automake: 1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2 sys-devel/binutils: 2.16.1-r2 sys-devel/libtool: 1.5.22 virtual/os-headers: 2.6.11-r3 ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="x86 ~x86" AUTOCLEAN="yes" CBUILD="i686-pc-linux-gnu" CFLAGS="-O2 -march=athlon-xp -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe" CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu" CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=athlon-xp -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe" MAKEOPTS="-j2"

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 15 20205.0.3Yes Yes NoPlatinumUser 
ShowmacOS Mojave 10.14Jul 06 20205.5Yes Yes YesGoldSP 
ShowDebian BusterMay 11 20205.5Yes Yes NoPlatinumMarcelo Zapatta 
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20194.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumUser 
ShowmacOS 10.13 "High Sierra"Sep 22 20183.0.3Yes Yes NoSilverUser 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3945 NFS: MW Demo crash CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4746 Need For Speed: Most Wanted: Pixel shader debugstr overflow CLOSED DUPLICATE View
5401 Cannot install The Need for Speed Most Wanted Demo CLOSED WORKSFORME View
6183 NFS MW crashed when sound is on in winecfg CLOSED FIXED View
6932 Textures in NFS: Most Wanted are semi-transparent CLOSED FIXED View
6997 NFS Most Wanted: Execution of glDrawArrays (drawStridedFast) takes 1 second + CLOSED FIXED View
7987 NFS: Most Wanted crashes in light CLOSED FIXED View
8566 Need for Speed Most Wanted patch 1.3 won't install. CLOSED ABANDONED View
9359 Need for Speed Most Wanted crahshes frequently CLOSED FIXED View
9801 NFS Most Wanted crashes at start CLOSED INVALID View
10501 NFSU2 crashes out when loading a level CLOSED FIXED View
10841 Restore display resolution when focus is lost or on exit RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
13056 Need For Speed Most Wanted Black-Edition fails to install CLOSED ABANDONED View
18477 Need For Speed Most Wanted crashes after accepting video settings changes CLOSED FIXED View
21476 Need for Speed Most Wanted - "unload the debugger and try again" CLOSED INVALID View
21876 Demo Need for Speed Underground 1 crashes CLOSED FIXED View
22459 NFSMW - Only black screen CLOSED FIXED View
22742 System cursor doesn't disappear when game starts CLOSED DUPLICATE View
25857 Multiple games (Stronghold 2, Need for Speed: Carbon demo, Purge) fail to draw correctly because of ID3DXEffectImpl_*Pass calls CLOSED FIXED View
27203 EAGL3 Engine: Does not remove splash image after intro movies, game not displayed correctly. Unusable. CLOSED INVALID View
33296 Multiple games have delayed key response when under high CPU load (NFS: Most Wanted (2005), NFS: Hot Pursuit (2010), Project Cars) UNCONFIRMED View
34073 Need For Speed Most Wanted: buffered keys CLOSED DUPLICATE 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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