Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn

All versions of this game. Including the retail release, First Decade and EA Classics download.

Application Details:

Version: Gold 1.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Rating: Gold
Wine Version: 1.7.16

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Test Results

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What works

Single player

What does not


What was not tested


Additional Comments

I installed the game from the First Decade Set. No problems here.
Also i installed the Command & Conquer: The First Decade – Unofficial Patch - This adds the Patch set from Nyerguds to the game and makes it compatible with new PCs and resolutions (dll overrides etc). 

You need not to change anything in your winecfg except set Win2000 as os.

Get the First decade patch here:
selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentGentoo Linux AMD64Apr 08 20141.7.16 Yes Yes GoldManuel 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 30 20131.4.1 N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 08 20121.4 Yes Yes GoldTerence Hui 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 26 20121.4-rc5 No Not installable GarbageHugo Osvaldo Barrera 
ShowSidux 64bitFeb 03 20111.3.12 No, but has workaround Yes GoldManuel 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4487 SMP: C&C and Red Alert stop redrawing at random times NEW View
35839 Command and Conquer 1 fails to install UNCONFIRMED View
38520 Command and Conquer fails to launch from Origin UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Replace 'THIPX32.DLL' in the game directory by running CnCNet's launcher one time to get fully working LAN and internet.

To get around most of the bugs listed, check out:

Also remember to add ddraw to dll overrides to get it loading, virtual desktop also recommended.

It is highly recommended you install Nyerguds' v1.06c version that includes bug fixes, new features, cnc-ddraw and CnCNet:

Regardless what version you install, remember to add ddraw to dll overrides as it will improve rendering performance a lot if ddraw.dll is included or installed by hand.

WARNING for bug 4487

The game does not run correctly on SMP PCs (more than one CPU core or HyperThreading enabled); HyperThreading can be disabled in the BIOS setup.


SMP workaround­

by David Eccles (gringer) on Wednesday October 24th 2007, 4:58

As mentioned in bug 4487, an alternative workaround to freezes on multi-processor systems is to restrict the wine process to a single CPU, as in:

schedtool -a 0x2 -e wine C&C95.EXE


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

Drive label + "Unable to locate necessary files"
by André Offringa on Thursday December 20th 2012, 6:06
If you want to install from a mounted ISO (the ISO is now free to download from Westwood), the drive label needs to be "GDI95" or "NOD95" (depending on which ISO). Otherwise, setup.exe will report a message like "Unable to locate necessary files. Please run Setup.exe..."

However, due to bug 13273 it is currently not possible to set the drive label for a mounted CDROM disk. Moreover, also make sure that your ISO is mounted with files as Uppercase, or setup.exe will (later) report an error.

Here is a work-around to play if you have the ISO:

1. Mount your ISO with files in uppercase, like:
mount -o loop,map=off,check=relaxed GDI95.iso /mnt/any

Note the "map=off" option, this causes the files to be uppercase.

2. Copy all files to a writeable directory, e.g.
cp -r /mnt/any/* /home/anoko/GDI95/

3. Create a file in this new directory called ".windows-label", and put the correct label (either NOD95 or GDI95) in it, e.g.
echo GDI95 > .windows-label

Now, if you tell in winecfg to use the new (writable) directory as cdrom drive, you can install it.
works quite well
by omer on Friday September 17th 2010, 2:56
I am using C&C the first decade, and I update to the game latest version; After that I did the command: schedtool - a 0x1 -e wine "c&c95.exe"

and then the game worked quite well, only on window mode though, was not able to run it on full screen as well was only able to run it from the terminal..Also couldn't create a desktop shortcut or something.
Fix most of those pesky bugs
by Manius Curius Dentatus on Wednesday April 1st 2009, 14:52
Apply Nyerguds patch and it'll fix most of your problems. Most of the errors in caused in CNC95 is due to faulty code in the game itself.
c&c gold
by Ben Trusty on Tuesday August 5th 2008, 9:28
using latest c&c gold patch
tried both in virtual window and full screen

1. sound drops out randomly, does not come back unless close program and run again (rest of sound working in ubuntu)
2. if "abort mission" c&c locks-up and i have to force quit
  • RE: c&c gold by Jasmine Iwanek on Tuesday August 5th 2008, 10:27
    • RE: c&c gold by Ben Trusty on Tuesday August 5th 2008, 14:43