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 Version1.6.2
Maintainers of this version:
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All releases (1.000-1.006).
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

playing in widescreen (1600x900 tested, edit ra2md.ini) works (campaign, skirmish)

(i.e. 800x600, not counting the allied campaign intro which worked in widescreen)

to get it working I had to do the "ddraw.dll & aqrit.cfg" override (see the basegame wine: Bug33211)

Workaround: do the mission in widescreen, save, transition to the next mission using a native resolution, then switch back

(quitting the game does work without leaving a dead black window you have to kill, it didn't back in wine 1.6.2 )

What does not

  • the transition from one mission to the next, unless I used a native resolution. trying to skip the cutscene didn't change anything. (wine 1.6.2: died after the first mission's cutscene "Yuri.exe encountered a internal problem". had no hopes of resolving that)
  • 1024x768 resolution: the cursor mirrors about 2cm / one inch right, flickers and does all kinds of strange stuff during the gameplay
  • the main menu isn't a small window bordered by black bars when using a big resolution (like in the base game RA2) but stretched, and the unity-taskbar is clipping through. Sufficient, nonetheless.

What was not tested

  • the installing process (did mine back in wine 1.6.2)
  • network play (probably have to use wsock32 patch)

Additional Comments

Radeon HD7730 on proprietary drivers
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 06 20151.7.38 Yes Yes Bronze hirschi 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 05 20151.6.2 Yes Yes Gold hirschi 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Jun 25 20141.6.2 No, but has workaround Yes Silver M. Kroese 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Apr 09 20141.6.1 Yes Yes Gold Manuel 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 01 20131.5.29 No, but has workaround Yes Silver an anonymous user 

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
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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