Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Retail (CD/DVD) version of Kane's Wrath.

Application Details:

Version: Kane's Wrath
License: Retail
URL: http://www.commandandconquer.c...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.6

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installer.
  • Game, after lowering graphics settings.
  • Network play (test).

What does not

  • Graphics are terrible with high settings.
  • Trying to start a skirmish immediately exits if graphics settings are set high.
  • Game binds to the incorrect network interface. See below.
  • Audio plays through the PC speaker and not the monitor if network namespaces are used (not a Wine bug).
  • New WoW64 build is far too slow (Bug 55981).


  • Using a NoSteam.
  • Native d3dx9_29 (Bug 46012).
  • To force the game onto the correct network interface I had to run it under a separate network namespace. This requires sudo access to set up the veth links and bridge them onto the correct NIC.

What was not tested

  • Online play (requires third-party software as offical servers are long gone).
  • Uninstall.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Online play is a TODO. Could boost this to Gold.

Seems to work the same in a 32-bit or 64-bit WINEPREFIX, though not the new WoW64 build.

Played for hours with no issue, once the correct settings were applied.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 11 20249.6Yes Yes YesSilverKen Sharp 
ShowLinux Mint 18.1Mar 05 20172.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumLazar Vukanović 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 17 20141.7.29Yes Yes NoGarbageManuel 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 03 20141.7.13Yes Yes NoPlatinumAgustín Atahides 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 31 20111.3.24Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
31848 Printing from command line not implemented in Wordpad NEW View
46012 Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath (1.03) Invisible units and tiberium NEW View
53561 Command and Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath Installer fails during component selection. UNCONFIRMED View
54436 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Kane's Wrath exits with E_OUTOFMEMORY NEW View
55981 GL applications (and d3d applications using the GL backend) are slow in new wow64 NEW View
56550 Bad graphics in CNC3:KW NEW View
56663 CNC3 exits silently when alt-tabbing NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Kane's Wrath

Following installation you will need a native d3dx9_29.dll (winetricks d3dx9_29) � Bug 46012.

To avoid Bug 54436 you may need to lower your graphics quality settings.


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

Multiplayer "Out of Sync"
by Hans Gaiser on Saturday March 28th 2015, 6:09
I managed to get everything seemingly to work on OSX with wine 1.7, even network games. However a random amount of time (usually somewhere after 10 minutes), the game gives a network out of sync error and forces you to quite. No clue why this happens..
RE: Multiplayer
by Ken Sharp on Friday April 12th 2024, 9:01
Could you try this again in the latest Wine?
RE: Multiplayer
by Hans Gaiser on Friday April 12th 2024, 9:03
It's been 9 years :) I'm sure it might work now but I have no plans to play this game anytime soon.