Need for Speed Most Wanted

Application Details:

Version: Game
License: Retail
Votes: 12
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.16-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Gameplay, going up to blacklist #3.

What does not



What was not tested

multiplayer, installation

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Additional Comments

Game crashes in clean wineprefix, so to run it you need to install vcrun. I used to install vcrun2008sp1 downloaded directly from MS site(no winetricks). Changing ingame graphics settings causes game to crash, however after restart all changes are applied and game works fine. With ATI 4350 I was unable to turn on realtime shadows and FSAA in settings menu(they were inactive), with Nvidia GT 430 only FSAA is inactive and realtime shadows are ok. Installation was not tested because I launched the game from widuz partition, also used cracked .exe to avoid any copy protection(lost my DVD). Passed up to blacklist #3 in a few days and then I got sick of that game and decided to interrupt:) Specs: AMD Athlon 5000(Dual-Core), Nvidia GT 430 with Linux-x86-270.41.06 driver. Game works fine with maximum settings(except FSAA).

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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 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 

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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