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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: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc6

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Test Results

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What works

I tested the German version of Red Alert: Alarmstufe Rot 2.

  • The installation through the provided script
  • Game startup with the German crack

What does not

I tried both the available v. 1.000 Backup-CD and the v.1.002 No-CD crack for the German version. Both enable a startup of the game, but all units are killed after about one minute in skirmish mode. Additionally the game's startup is awfully slow, the performance during the short game play is quite laggy.

appdb admin note: BROKEN crack used here. :( 

Workarounds

What was not tested

I did not test the Allied or Soviet campaigns.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Well, it runs but the game's not playable, so in some way it doesn't.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowLinux Mint 19.1 TessaJan 15 20194.0-rc6No Not installable NoGarbagesb9x 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 03 20161.9.13Yes Yes BronzeGert van den Berg 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 17 20161.9.12-stagingNo Not installable GarbageKen Sharp 
ShowMageia 5Jun 08 20161.9.9Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 05 20151.6.2Yes Yes Silverhirschi 

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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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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