Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Retail DVD Collector Edition.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0.1

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Test Results

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What works

Installation, the game itself, video, keyboard/mouse, sound, etc...

What does not

High detail effects under the graphics option, like smoke and blurring. I just turned it off


What was not tested

Multiplayer - I heard Punk Buster will not work in WINE, but that you can play on multiplayer servers with no punk buster.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

The game works well if you turn off all the high detail settings and effects. It still looks fine and the game is playable. I am almost to the end of the game. Videos and cut scenes work well. I needed to do some tweaking to install and get the game running. 1) download WINE 0.9.54 source code 2) apply the WINE game patch (you can find this online by googling) against the WINE source by executing the command: patch -p1 < the-text-patch-file. Then ./configure, make depend, make, and make install. VOILA! 3) copied over some DX9 DLL's from my Windows partition to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32. I also read that you can do a Directx9 install, copy some core Windows DLL files, then run the setup again and test with dxdiag. I did not need to do this. 4) Install the game from the DVD 5) find a way to get the game loading without the DVD media - I'll leave this up to you. And that's it! I did try running CoD4 on WINE 0.9.47, but it does not work. I needed to use 0.9.54.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20172.0.1Yes Yes GoldRocky 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 19 20101.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 28 20101.1.43Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 14 20091.1.31Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.0Oct 02 20081.1.5Yes Yes BronzePedro Costa 

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HowTo / Notes

Look at COD4 1.4 for more information
The notes about COD4 and wine are moved to 1.4, please check it out there.