Install, cinematics, single player, skirmish, 'global conquest'
What does not
What was not tested
Followed the howto (compiling my own Wine from source and patches, and copying .DLL), works liquid on max settings (nVidia graphics). Cannot get multiplayer to work - this is discussed in the C&C3 page discussion.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.1||Mar 05 2017||2.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Lazar VukanoviÄ‡|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 17 2014||1.7.29||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Manuel|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 03 2014||1.7.13||Yes||Yes||Platinum||AgustÃn Atahides|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 31 2011||1.3.24||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 11 2011||1.3.15||Yes||Yes||Silver||Daniel Spies|
Cursor and Multiplayer Support
You need to use a special version of wine to get proper in-game cursors and network support.
You can acquire this by either patching and compiling wine yourself, or using a provided package.
Goto http://www.compholio.com/wine-kane/ to obtain these (DEBS and RPMS).
You have to make sure that your "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/users/profiles/yourhomefolder/Application Data/C&C 3/Profiles/your_gameaccount/Options.ini" 'GameSpyIPAddress' fieldagrees with your online ip (for example GameSpyIPAddress = 184.108.40.206) and make sure that file is read-only.
Admin notes: Do NOT submit test results for patched versions of Wine. This is not a true representation of what Wine can achieve.
Do NOT submit test results for PlayOnLinux or anything else that is not Wine.
Do NOT submit test results where Multiplayer has not been tested. Full tests are need to correctly rate an application.
Tests that do not comply will be deleted without warning.
The installer says installation was aborted, even before starting to install files
If you are installing from a CD/DVD, try copying the game disc to your home directory and run it from there.
I chose custom installation and it tells me to select a language pack, even though I have
Use the standard installation mode.
Starting the game
It hangs at the splash screen
Try running winecfg and disable all audio drivers. Of course that is not an acceptable solution, but it will help us to determine where the problem lies.
Some effect settings result in corruption or improperly displayed rendering
Try setting the VFX or Shader quality to a lower setting. Your graphics driver and/or wine may have bugs which result in visual defects at present.
The cursor animation does not play
Apply the relevant patches to wine or use a version with the functionality as described in the howto.