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Single player skirmish
What does not
game hangs somtimes;
safedisc drm installer fails to run.
# using cncnet launcher(https://cnc.community/red-aler...) in wine
# cnc-ddraw (https://github.com/FunkyFr3sh/...): fix game hangs somtimes
1. put ddraw.dll in game folder
2. winecfg: set ddraw(native, builtin) for game.exe/Ra2.exe
; Stretch to custom resolution, 0 = defaults to the size game requests
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 03 2023||8.2||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Jzo4|
|Show||Fedora 35 x86_64||Nov 18 2021||6.21-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Orbit Li|
|Show||Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS||Aug 22 2021||6.0.1||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||Matt K|
|Show||macOS 10.14 "Mojave"||Jun 15 2020||5.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Richard Orilla|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Jul 04 2020||4.0.4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Christian|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|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|
-- UPDATE --
If the game does not run correctly after these changes, remove them.
Add the following lines to ra2.ini: [Video] VideoBackBuffer=no If the game does not run correctly after these changes,remove them.
Network PlayIPX is tricky, and is fortunately no longer needed. Someone has written a patch to use TCP/IP instead.
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by Orbit Li on Thursday November 18th 2021, 4:30
by Eugene on Sunday October 11th 2020, 5:41
Installed CD-ROM (pre-origin era) version of Red Alert 2 + Yuri's Revenge
As mentioned in the comments and how-to above, changed ddraw load order, downloaded and used ddwrapper, changed ra2.ini config, ran the program on exclusive 32-bit wine with Windows XP version. Still encountered the black screen bug or disappearing menus.
Finally downloaded launcher from cncnet.org/.
Ran it in the same 32-bit wine prefix that I installed the game into.
Pointed the directory of the game.
Launcher downloaded some files/fixes and installed into the directory.
[Note - requires winetricks (for noobs like me) to install microsoft XNA 4.0 framework, DirectX 9-11, dotNETFramework 4.5.]
Launched the newly available CnCNetYRLauncher.exe in the game directory from wine.
Everything worked as it should.
Tried campaign, single player skirmish with 4 other opponents. No slow-downs.
Hope this is helpful to someone
by hirschi on Sunday May 3rd 2015, 6:58
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.
(Wine 1.6.2, Ubuntu 14.04LTS, ATI Radeon HD7730)