Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Retail version of Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, including the Kane Edition.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.commandandconquer.c...
Votes: 68
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Singleplayer (Videos and in game cynematics)
  • Skirmish
  • Some mods
    • Tiberium Essence 1.6
    • Tiberium Essence 2.0 Alpha

What does not




What was not tested

  • Multiplayer
  • Full campaign

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Used the Retail version to install and I also installed the latest patch (1.9) from here:

Some problems from the Windows version also directly migrated to Wine. CD must be inserted to play unless you use a patch to fix that.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 25 20194.0Yes Yes YesGoldEonfge 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 19 20172.8Yes Yes NoSilverConor 
ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"Mar 11 20172.2Yes No NoGarbageMark Cassidy 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 24 20141.7.13Yes Yes NoPlatinumAgustín Atahides 
ShowFedora 17Jan 18 20131.5.18Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7902 C&C 3 setup fails to detect selected components NEW View
46012 Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath (1.03) Invisible units and tiberium NEW View
53453 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars - fails to start (splash screen not even shown) UNCONFIRMED View
53561 Command and Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath Installer fails during component selection. UNCONFIRMED View
55981 GL applications (and d3d applications using the GL backend) are slow in new wow64 NEW View
56565 Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars installer crashes UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Network support and animated cursors

Animated cursors is in wine 1.2.2/1.3.5+. the special broadcast networking support is wine 1.5.15+.

You need to have Mac OS X 10.6+, Solaris or linux kernel 3.4rc4 or higher.

And you should be fine. No need to use special version of wine anymore.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Kaane Patch 1.02
by Twain on Monday July 27th 2015, 11:22
I am unable to install patch 1.02 for kanes revange,
using wine version 1.7.44.
I did install tiberium wars and patched it to version 1.09, no problem at all.

patching kanes returns:
Patch not available
(german: "Patch nicht verfügbar")

starting kane works just fine though.
From kanes menu i choose online play -> kane normally downloads the patch itself and installs it.

This does not happen, it simply freezes :(

Anyone with an idea on how to handle this?
RE: Kaane Patch 1.02
by Twain on Tuesday July 28th 2015, 5:11
I was able to install patch 1.02, kane version.
As i dont have time to retry this atm. this is what i did:

As i said, the downloaded patch did not work, nor did auto download via tiberium wars kane mainmenu.
Solution (for me) was to emulate a virtual window (using wine configuration tool), start Kane, click on multiplayer -> internet play.
It says there is an update to download, ends Kane, downloads the patch, patches the game and is done.

After that, you are free to deactivate the virtual desktop.

This helped me, perhaps it helps some out there too :P


by hynner on Monday January 5th 2015, 16:51
Well I'm not even sure there is actually a bug here. It might be a problem somewhere else in my setup, that's why I'm asking whether somebody managed to make it work with LAN game. Besides I have no comfortable way of actually testing with wine version that would be acceptable for bug report as I use playonlinux and fedora which has heavily patched version of wine so the system wine is probably even less acceptable.
BTW: To be clear, I'm not asking for support with playonlinux here, I'm just asking if someone get it working and how and I'll then try to repeat those steps with my setup.
LAN multiplayer
by hynner on Friday January 2nd 2015, 10:13
Did someone manage to get the multiplayer working with wine 1.5.15+? I tried to play it with friend over hamachi but we didn't see each other. We're able to play warcraft 3 over hamachi just fine though.
If anyone managed to get it working could you please post how you did it? thanks.
RE: LAN multiplayer
by Jarkko Korpi on Monday January 5th 2015, 16:41
I saw your message somewhere. Open bug report if you haven't already.