- 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||Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS||Aug 22 2021||6.0.1||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||Matt K|
|Show||macOS Mojave 10.14||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|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa||Jan 15 2019||4.0-rc6||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||sb9x|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 03 2016||1.9.13||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Gert van den Berg|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|219||Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|1631||Sound underruns occur in directsound||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|4596||fixme:wave:OSS_AddRingMessage two fast messages in the queue!!!! toget = 52(WINE_WM_RESTARTING), tosave=53(UNKNOWN(0x00000000))||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|5526||RedAlert 2 runs very slowly after upgrade from 0.9.15 to 0.9.16||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|6281||Red Alert 2 crashes in save game||CLOSED||WORKSFORME||View|
|7806||Tiberian Sun crashes with OpenGL renderer in DirectDraw||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|9826||OpenGL rendering in C&C TS not working for newer GeForce cards||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|11984||Xinerama Fullscreen Broken||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|14438||Moving cursor in RA2 freezes game||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|27156||Bioshock demo: mouse jumps around menu||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27414||Red Alert 2 "skirmish aftermath": user needs to "Alt+Tab" for the game to react||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|29700||C&C Tiberian Sun and Red Alert 2 game graphics rendering freezes when NOT moving the mouse.||CLOSED||FIXED||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|
|31489||C&C - Red Alert 2 can not enter campaign when fullscreen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|33211||C&C: Red Alert 2 still runs very slowly and mouse cursor flickers||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|33493||C&C: Red Alert 2 black screen at the title||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|36934||C&C Red Alert 2 installer reports "A debugger has been detected. Unload the debugger and try again." when run in Win9x mode (SafeDisc v2.05.030)||CLOSED||WONTFIX||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.