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Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3

A beta made avaliable for those who registered their beta-code, which you could get by buying the Command & Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath-expansion.

Application Details:

Version: Public Beta: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.redalert3.com
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2

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What works

Only the installer

What does not

The game.  The first time I tried to start it I got an error message for a security system, later runs got further, but the game always crashes while showing the splash screen.

Workarounds

What was not tested

There was little more to test.

Hardware tested

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowArch LinuxJul 19 20101.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 01 20091.1.14Yes Yes SilverMarcus Walsh 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 30 20081.1.7Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 18 20081.1.2Yes Yes Garbagef4hy 
CurrentGentoo LinuxAug 07 20081.1.0Yes No GarbageAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

The game can be installed out of the box, but you need to build a special version of Wine to run it, as described below. In addition, you will have to place winhttp.dll.so from this archive in the RA3 game directory

  • Download Wine 1.1.2, the cursor patches and the volume name patch
  • Unpack the Wine archive through the file manager or with 'tar -xvjf wine-1.1.2.tar.bz2'
  • Enter the Wine directory with 'cd wine-1.1.2'
  • Apply the cursor patch with 'patch -p1 < ../cursor-patches-1.1.2.patch'
  • Apply the volume name patch with 'patch -p1 < ../volume-names.diff'
  • Update wineserver with 'tools/make_requests'
  • Configure Wine with './configure --prefix=$HOME/wine-ra3', where you can choose another install path if you want to. If it displays
    any errors and you are unable to fix them yourself, post the error message here, without the full console output
  • Build Wine with 'make'
  • Install with 'make install'
  • Delete the Wine source with 'cd ..; rm -rf wine-1.1.2'
  • Now you can run the game by substituting the 'wine' commandd with '$HOME/wine-ra3/bin/wine'

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