Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 1.00x

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NameCommand & Conquer: Red Alert 2
License Retail
Votes 9
Link Download update
Link Download maps
Wine Version1.9.13
Maintainers of this version:
All releases (1.000-1.006).
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

Install (Origin version)


Starting a skirmish

Most of playing a skirmish 

What does not
Display got stuck in skirmish, stopped updating

What was not tested

Speed tweaks mentioned in HOWTO

Multiplayer (needs UDP patch)


Additional Comments

Registry tweaks might get it playable...
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jul 03 20161.9.13 Yes Yes Bronze Gert van den Berg 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 17 20161.9.12 No Not installable Garbage Ken Sharp 
ShowMageia 5Jun 08 20161.9.9 Yes Yes Silver Yahaha 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 05 20151.6.2 Yes Yes Silver hirschi 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Jun 25 20141.6.2 No, but has workaround Yes Silver M. Kroese 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29700 C&C Tiberian Sun and Red Alert 2 game graphics rendering freezes when NOT moving the mouse. NEW View
30155 SafeDisc v2.05.030 fails due to driver dispatch routine status and irp.IoStatus.u.Status differing (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) NEW View
31279 Age of Empires II SafeDisc v1.x driver crashes in IDT check (INT1/3 hooks) RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
33211 C&C: Red Alert 2 still runs very slowly and mouse cursor flickers UNCONFIRMED View
37991 C&C Red Alert 2 - Scrolling the map area with arrow keys is sluggish UNCONFIRMED View

Performance issues
The game is much slower than it should be, but it may still run at a good speed depending on your computer.



-- UPDATE --

Speed Fix


  1. Create a new file, ra2fix.reg, somewhere in your Wine C: directory.
  2. Open the file, paste the content above into it, and save.
  3. run wine regedit and choose Registry->Import Registry File
  4. Import ra2fix.reg
  5. close regedit

If the game does not run correctly after these changes, remove them.


Add the following lines to ra2.ini:


If the game does not run correctly after these changes,remove them.

Network Play

IPX is tricky, and is fortunately no longer needed. Someone has written a patch to use TCP/IP instead.
  1. Download the LAN patch from
  2. Save it in your Red Alert 2 folder and extract it.
  3. Open winecfg or Wine->Configure Wine from the application menu.
  4. Add an overwrite rule for wsock32.


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

game freeze on load - possible solution
by hirschi on Sunday May 3rd 2015, 6:58
In case the game freezes about 1sec after loading/starting a mission (skirmish/campaign),
you may want to look at Bug33211 (see above),
in particular Post 11 (by meindertjan 2014-09-16).

Worked for me.
Wine doesn't shut down properly when exiting the game but whatever.

(dll-override--> "winecfg")

(Wine 1.6.2, Ubuntu 14.04LTS, ATI Radeon HD7730)

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