I tested the German version of Red Alert: Alarmstufe Rot 2.
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. :(
What was not tested
I did not test the Allied or Soviet campaigns.
Well, it runs but the game's not playable, so in some way it doesn't.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||macOS Mojave 10.14||Jun 15 2020||5.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Richard Orilla|
|Show||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|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 17 2016||1.9.12-staging||No||Not installable||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|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)||STAGED||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.