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
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2

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Test Results

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What works

Campaigns sort of work. They will randomly go black when loading but after a few retries of loading it it worked.

Skirmishes worked perfectly.

This game seems to work fine even  when compiz is running (most games do not play correctly if compiz is running)

What does not

Audio. I have serious problems with this.

Screen resolution. I have purchased a new monitor recently and the game still runs 1280x1024 instead of 1680x1050,

Game has bugs such as selecting infantry, it sometimes is unable to select infantry.




What was not tested

Online play/network play, this was my friends license key.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Does anyone else experience problems with audio? How would I fix the screen problem?

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch LinuxJul 19 20101.2Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 01 20091.1.14Yes Yes NoSilverMarcus Walsh 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 30 20081.1.7Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 18 20081.1.2Yes Yes NoGarbagef4hy 
ShowGentoo LinuxAug 07 20081.1.0Yes No NoGarbageAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
10708 Wine lacks support for animated cursors CLOSED FIXED View
13239 Missing mouse cursor in C&C 3 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
14824 Red Alert 3 Beta requires several functions of WinHttp to be implemented CLOSED FIXED View
14837 Red Alert 3 Beta crashes on volume IDs that are only one character CLOSED FIXED View
14936 Red Alert 3 beta crashes just before the map loads CLOSED ABANDONED View

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HowTo / Notes


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 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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