All versions of this game. Including the retail release, First Decade and EA Classics download.
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I installed the game from the First Decade Set. No problems here.
Also i installed the Command & Conquer: The First Decade – Unofficial Patch - This adds the Patch set from Nyerguds to the game and makes it compatible with new PCs and resolutions (dll overrides etc).
You need not to change anything in your winecfg except set Win2000 as os.
Get the First decade patch here: http://www.cncnz.com/hosted-projects/command-patch/the-first-decade-unofficial-patch/
Regardless what version you install, remember to add ddraw to dll overrides as it will improve rendering performance a lot if ddraw.dll is included or installed by hand.
WARNING for bug 4487
The game does not run correctly on SMP PCs (more than one CPU core or HyperThreading enabled); HyperThreading can be disabled in the BIOS setup.
by David Eccles (gringer) on Wednesday October 24th 2007, 4:58
As mentioned in bug 4487, an alternative workaround to freezes on multi-processor systems is to restrict the wine process to a single CPU, as in:
schedtool -a 0x2 -e wine C&C95.EXE
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Drive label + "Unable to locate necessary files"
by André Offringa on Thursday December 20th 2012, 6:06
If you want to install from a mounted ISO (the ISO is now free to download from Westwood), the drive label needs to be "GDI95" or "NOD95" (depending on which ISO). Otherwise, setup.exe will report a message like "Unable to locate necessary files. Please run Setup.exe..."
However, due to bug 13273 it is currently not possible to set the drive label for a mounted CDROM disk. Moreover, also make sure that your ISO is mounted with files as Uppercase, or setup.exe will (later) report an error.
Here is a work-around to play if you have the ISO:
1. Mount your ISO with files in uppercase, like:
mount -o loop,map=off,check=relaxed GDI95.iso /mnt/any
Note the "map=off" option, this causes the files to be uppercase.
2. Copy all files to a writeable directory, e.g.
cp -r /mnt/any/* /home/anoko/GDI95/
3. Create a file in this new directory called ".windows-label", and put the correct label (either NOD95 or GDI95) in it, e.g.
echo GDI95 > .windows-label
Now, if you tell in winecfg to use the new (writable) directory as cdrom drive, you can install it.
works quite well
by omer on Friday September 17th 2010, 2:56
I am using C&C the first decade, and I update to the game latest version; After that I did the command: schedtool - a 0x1 -e wine "c&c95.exe"
and then the game worked quite well, only on window mode though, was not able to run it on full screen as well was only able to run it from the terminal..Also couldn't create a desktop shortcut or something.