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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

All releases (1.000-1.006).

Application Details:

Version: 1.00x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.westwood.com
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.21-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Single player skirmish

What does not

crashing randomly

wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to [random hex] at address 00775AC6

Workarounds

What was not tested

Multiplayer

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 35 x86_64Nov 18 20216.21-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeOrbit Li 
ShowPop!_OS 20.04 LTSAug 22 20216.0.1No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverMatt K 
ShowmacOS Mojave 10.14Jun 15 20205.0.1Yes Yes YesGoldRichard Orilla 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64Jul 04 20204.0.4Yes Yes YesGoldChristian 
ShowLinux Mint 19.1 TessaJan 15 20194.0-rc6No Not installable NoGarbagesb9x 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

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

HOWTO

-- UPDATE --

Speed Fix

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\AppDefaults\game.exe\Direct3D]
"DirectDrawRenderer"="opengl"
"RenderTargetLockMode"="readtex"
  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:

[Video]
VideoBackBuffer=no

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 understorm.net
  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.

Comments

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Unhandled page fault
by Orbit Li on Thursday November 18th 2021, 4:30
page fault randomly at address 00775AC6
Black screen fix
by Eugene on Sunday October 11th 2020, 5:41
Running Manjaro 20.2,Wine-staging 5.17
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
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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