Skirmish mode gameplay
What does not
Installer, game without no CD patch, continue button after mission is over (have to quit to play again)
What was not tested
Network/online play, campaign
Installed and updated on Windows XP, copied over to Wine directory from there. Groza No CD patch was applied using Windows (patch app wont run on Wine). After that it worked but gameplay was slow, used registry tweak below to fix that. With Wine set to Windows 2000 the installer fails to launch, with it set to Windows 98 the game complains about a debugger. Research indicates the debugger problem is because Wine lacks support for SafeDisc (RA2 uses SafeDisc 2). I marked this as N/A for Installs because I wanted to rate Runs after I got it running by copying from Windows. Groza No CD patch was the only one that worked, the much simpler Drewgod patch allowed the game to start but all buildings would explode after 30 seconds (it however works nicely on Windows).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 17 2016||1.9.12-staging||No||Not installable||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Mageia 5||Jun 08 2016||1.9.9||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 05 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||hirschi|
|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.