Need for Speed Most Wanted

Application Details:

Version: Game
License: Retail
Votes: 11
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0

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Test Results

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What works




lan play

What does not

change resolution,but it has a fix. Set 640x480 inside the game.Rename the speed.exe to speed2.exe and use uniws.exe. Select NFSUG 2 and patch the resolution. Name speed2.exe back to speed.exe and enjoy.


What was not tested

Race with an EA account(I don't think the servers are even working,but you have game ranger play)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

You need to install the directx9 from the command line. $ winetricks directx9 For lan play you need to install game rangers. I tryed to manage races successfully,but if I finished too behind,the lanplay connection ends.I didn't try joining to another play(so far I can remember). I have enabled CSMT and EAX. It can avoid problems with the audio and improve graphics. I used the oibaf drivers for the intel gpu. Usinge XFCE Desktop Environment

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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 
ShowDebian 10.x "Buster"May 01 20183.7Yes Yes NoPlatinumGero45 
ShowDebian 9 (Stretch)Nov 07 20172.19-stagingYes Yes YesGoldDavid García 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jun 09 20172.9-stagingYes Yes GoldDavid García 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
10841 Restore display resolution when focus is lost or on exit RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
33296 Delayed key response for a multiple games (NFS: Most Wanted (2005), NFS: Hot Pursuit (2010), Project Cars) NEW 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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by Daan.D on Thursday December 12th 2019, 7:35
my lan is not working. how do i make this work?
uniws is not required
by Alex S. on Saturday March 11th 2017, 13:47
If you do wineconfig and emulate virtual desktop with any resolution, uniws is not needed. Changing the resolution will just work ingame. Of course, the highest will be 1280x since that's what the game natively supports.