Installing using http://www.thehandofagony.com/alex/redalert2/ra2inst, patching to 1.006.
What does not
Installing from the CDs' autorun.exe or setup.exe programs, playing the game.
After applying patch 1.006 and using a No-CD crack, the game still won't start properly.
What was not tested
Playing the game
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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 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|
|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.