Campaign works if you manage to press the faction button when starting a new campaign. There are few remedies to that but easiest is to load a save file.
Skirmish works without problems, except for score screen after game is over. Nothing game breaking, it's just inconvenient.
Network works if you force wine to use a special wsock32.dll. You might have to manually add serial code to registry if the game refuses to connect with error about serial#. Try either of these (I don't remember which one is correct or do they both work):
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Westwood\Red Alert 2]
[HKEY_LOCAL_USER\SOFTWARE\Westwood\Red Alert 2]
What does not
Highlighting buttons when choosing campaign doesn't work but if game looses focus, button becomes highlighted if mouse is over it.
Skirmish's score screen doesn't respond. Either it takes long time for it to react to pressing the close button or the mouse highlighting doesn't work.
What was not tested
Internet play wasn't tested because it requires external account called XWIS.
Can't install because game keeps nagging about install CD not being in the drive. Maybe some Disc Drive emulation fixes this. But in the meantime to install this game you need to use windows in one way or another (Dual-boot, Virtual drive) and copy installed files to a new wine virtual drive.
|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.