- Single Player missions
- Intro and videos between missions
- Saving / Loading game
What does not
I wasn't able to switch screen resolution from inside the game. It would try to switch but it would not resize properly and after waiting for 10 seconds or so, revert back to previous settings.
Manually edit the file:
~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/EA Games/Command & Conquer The First Decade/Command & Conquer Red Alert(tm) II/RA2/ra2.ini
(Note: This path may be different, depending on your Linux distribution, or if you created a custom wine prefix)
In the [Video] section, look for these lines:
I set mine to Width = 1024, Height = 768.
What was not tested
Except for the workaround for the screen resolution, this game, including its installer, works perfectly out of the box, with clean wine install from Debian Buster official repo.
Note: I am installing from DVD, using the "The First Decade" release.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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|
|Current||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.