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: 1.3 

i used nocd patch to bypass the cdprotection issues.

game starts, but switching video details to anything higher than lowest detail causes the screen to go black (you can hear the game and menu sounds, so the game still works). only fix is to wipe out video settings stored in registry. (i have shaders enabled).

game runs, however many visual effects are missing, sound skips on my pc (maybe because i have an nforce4 integrated ck804 soundcard (its alsa driver is snd-intel8x0).

often everything except car taillights dissappears. also game is slow. although the menu works perfectly, even with music. and the 3d presentation in the menu also runs smoothly.

What does not

game itself has numerous graphical glitches (maybe due to the unimplemented shaders). game seems to relay on d3d9_26.dll functions. i read somewhere on mailinglist that they are not implemented yet.

during install you have to close the empty window that pops up - it's the registration window, but since it's totally empty you cannot do much. after that files start copying.


What was not tested

the gameplay. after picking new game i watched the intro rendered with game's 3d engine and glitches prevented me from getting through it.

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Additional Comments

i tested it with wine 0.9.20, but it's not selectable yet in the submit form, so i put 0.9.19 version in. athlon64 3200+ (32bit system), 1gb ram, ati x1300pro (pci-e), ati drivers 8.28.8, xorg-7.1

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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
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) 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'


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