Be the Ultimate Modern Warfare General.
Command and Conquer Generals puts your trigger finger on
the pulse of modern warfare. Prepare your forces, General—it's time to
engage in the next generation of real-time strategy.
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Installs fine using the steps in the howto
What does not
The installer had a few display problems
The game displays the splash screen, changes the screen resolution to 800x600, then exits
What was not tested
The game itself, since I could not get it to start
1. Download msvcirt.dll and put it in your .wine/drive_c/windows/system32 directory
2. Copy both CD's to your harddisk into the same folder.
3. Install Command & Conquer Generals from your harddisk using wine setup.exe
4. Once the installation is done, find yourself a no-cd crack and replace the original game.dat and generals.exe with the cracked ones.
5. Start winecfg and, go to the Graphics tab, and at the bottom in the Direct3D area set Vertex Shader Support to none and unthick "Allow Pixel Shader" otherwise the world won't show but just the buildings.
6. Go into the Data folder and rename the folder Movies or delete it.
7. Next go into the english folder (sub-folder from data) and either rename or delete the Movies directory from there aswell.
8. Go back to your Generals Installation directory and launch the game using wine generals.exe
9. Go to the Options Menu. In the Display Options Area, Set Detail to Custom. A new window will pop-up. Make sure you unthick Extra Ground Lighting there to fix the bug that certain parts of the ground aren't showing.
10. Have fun playing the game! :D
Notes by Ambro
by Ambro on (May 1st 2007)
I also experienced the bug where the game failed to start after putting
my options.ini file to "~/Command and Conquer Generals Data". However,
I was able to bypass this bug by installing the game using the loki
To get this game working:
- Copy msvcirt.dll to "~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32"
- Install the game using the loki installer ( www.liflg.org/?catid=7) - Modify the "generals" script so it will only call wine
- Create the file "~/Command and Conquer Generals Data/options.ini"
and put the following inside (adjust the resolution) (this bypassed the
splash screen freeze for me):
- Run winecfg and in the Audio tab, select OSS, and in "Hardware Acceleration", select "Emulation"
- Start the game by running "/generals -quickstart" (quickstart will bypass the problem with sound blocking the second movie)
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Slow game and crash-to-desktop
by Gijs on Saturday December 1st 2012, 19:25
Using Ubuntu 12.04, PlayOnLinux 4.1.8, Wine 1.4.
Having the same problem as one guy above: the game is very slow. When I try to click options, both in the main menu as in-game, the game crashes-to-desktop, leaving the resolution to 640×480 or something like that.
Further than that, the game runs fine. It's just terribly slow.
I have make with the id from my graphic card, yepee, the ground apears... but not perfectly, (can have desert blocs in grass) i have tested different model ID, nothings, i have a stupid idea,
I have replaced the value By 0 (0x0000000) and... terrain is ok and with no bug, and the best, can add all effect in the game option ("Extra Ground Lighting" is now working), and Vertex Shader Support to yes and activate "Allow Pixel Shader" on wine is fully working
My graphiccard is a 7900GS.
Enjoy and have fun.
I have not tested thios on othe graphiccards, can work or not with othe, make test
DRI on x86_64 system
by lirel on Friday April 9th 2010, 17:33
wine doesn't seem to correctly detect the necessary 32bit DRI-libraries generals relies on.
LIBGL_DRIVERS_PATH=/usr/lib32/dri wine generals.exe
to hint libgl/wine to 32bit versions of the libraries.