Close Combat III: The Russian Front

The last official patch for this game released in March 1999. It fixes some bugs and introduces several gameplay changes. Many of the bugfixes are related to the multiplayer which doesn't work in Wine, but others improve the AI, e.g. pathfinding, tactical decisions, unit behavior and more.

Application Details:

Version: 3.0b
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.11

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What works

installing, patching, playing single player

What does not



What was not tested

At least half of the missions, including the base camp tutorials, were played through.

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To get this game running follow HOWTO instructions below.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Feb 03 20111.3.11Yes Yes SilverJan Å imek 
ShowopenSUSE 10.2 x86_64Feb 19 20101.1.39Yes Yes SilverJan Å imek 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 20 20091.1.31Yes Yes SilverJan Å imek 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

  1. Install the game into a 32bit Wine prefix.
  2. Apply the latest patch 3.0b (optional) unless you are using the GOG release which is already patched.
  3. Open winecfg and create new configuration for CC3.exe. 
    • Go to the "Screen" tab in winecfg and check "Emulate virtual desktop". Leave the default values to 800x600, otherwise the game will crash.
    • NOTE: You can change the screen resolution later in the game's Options menu.
    • Set Windows version to Windows XP
  4. If using the GOG release:
    • go to the CC3 installation directory and remove "/reg:32" from every line in the regs.cmd script either manually or using sed: sed 's/\/reg:32//g' regs.cmd > regs2.cmd
    • run wineconsole regs2.cmd
  5. Now type into your terminal wine regedit and change the value of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Microsoft Games/Close Combat/3.00/PlayVideos from 01 00 00 to 00 00 00 00.
    • NOTE: Yes, you will never see those great short movies, but if you don't change this value the game will crash immediately after start. 
  6. If not using the GOG release add the ISO mountpoint directory as CD-ROM drive in the winecfg->Drives tab. When the game starts complaining about the missing CD, click "browse" and select that drive.
  7. Now you can play the game!
Known Issues
  • I have experienced occasional crashes after playing for a while. This has probably something to do with saved games. After playing a scenario save it under a different name and if you experience crashes later on, load the backup, because this saved game is probably corrupted.
  • Upon exiting the game will crash. Don't worry it is going to start up again next time you play.


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