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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What works

Everything works !! 

What does not

Game crashes after you apply changes to video settings, but don't worry since the settings get saved.

I couldn't get the game in widescreen mode, which is possible in windows using a patch.

Also the game dont resize the screen after exiting.

 But there is workaround for it just run xrandr -s 0 in terminal. or better still make keyboard shortcut for that command.


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Additional Comments

I got Nfs MW 1.3, installs and runs Flawless in Vector Linux The graphics are waaay brighter and much faster compare to other linux distributions installed in my system. The game play response is much much faster compare to windows running in other partition. Also I am using lowly integrated Intel GM45 graphics on my Dell 1545 laptop.(which is definitely not known for 3D gaming). Overall I give thumbs up wine in Vector Linux. P.S.: you need to enable S3TC compression in your 3D dri configuration. BE SURE to Override d3dx9_26 , d3dx9_36 dlls in your winecfg for playing this game. (Just copy the above 2 dlls into the nfs game folder ) DONT INSTALL FULL DirectX it will make the game slower.

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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 10.14 "Mojave"Jul 06 20205.5Yes Yes YesGoldSP 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64May 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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