Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn

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Application Details:

Version: Gold 1.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.22

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Test Results

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What works

Basically everything you need to play the game: - Movies work flawlessly - Gameplay works fine, without any performance problems. The sound system sometimes causes random noise, especially at the beginning and at the end of missions.

What does not

- random noise at the end of missions - performance problems at the beginning of each mission, when you have to choose the next territory to attack; everything takes abount twice as long as it should.


What was not tested

NOD missions, but I guess they work too. ;)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

The game seems to be very sensitive to the sound configuration. On my system OSS with full hardware accelaration or ALSA with driver emulation work best; using ALSA with full hardware accelaration, the game won't even start. My Wine configuration looks like this: - Windows Version: Windows 95 - Graphics Tab: everything deactivated except for double buffering - Sound: OSS The game configuration in CCSETUP.EXE: - 640x480 - Hardware settings enabled Also, I have replaced the original thipx32.dll with the patched version for WinXP. Don't know why this is necessary since WINE is set to Win95, but the game won't start otherwise. I use Kernel 2.6.14, xorg-x11 6.8.2 and nvidia-drivers 1.0.8174, in case that matters.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 24 x86_64Nov 26 20161.9.22Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 08 20141.7.16Yes Yes GoldManuel 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 30 20131.4.1N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 08 20121.4Yes Yes GoldTerence Hui 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 26 20121.4-rc5No Not installable GarbageHugo Osvaldo Barrera 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1798 Keyboard focus to terminal, not the program CLOSED FIXED View
4487 SMP: C&C and Red Alert stop redrawing at random times NEW View
5526 RedAlert 2 runs very slowly after upgrade from 0.9.15 to 0.9.16 CLOSED FIXED View
6181 C&C Cutsceens and Menus Run Slow CLOSED WORKSFORME View
6977 C&C and Red Alert - No picture at any point CLOSED FIXED View
9249 Adobe Photoshop 6 installer fails early CLOSED FIXED View
9334 Command & Conquer Gold: Installer crashes on startup CLOSED DUPLICATE View
9910 Interaction delay in menus while navigating (CNC: The First Decade CD games) CLOSED FIXED View
14164 Command and Conquer flashing screen and no full-screen video CLOSED ABANDONED View
14812 dsound bug causes games to crash CLOSED FIXED View
15226 Cursor in C&C Gold and Red Alert disappears randomly CLOSED ABANDONED View
15377 1.1.5 breaks d3d game that worked in 1.1.4 CLOSED FIXED View
21887 Tomb raider 3 demo crashes when run CLOSED FIXED 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


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