Supreme Commander

Steam version of the Forged Alliance standalone addon

Application Details:

Version: FA Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.6

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Singleplayer
  • Forged Alliance Forever
  • Multiplayer using FAF
  • Mods using FAF
  • Sorian AI
  • Graphics
  • Sounds
  • Switching to desktop then returning to game

What does not


What was not tested

  • Changing active monitor when in multi monitor setup

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Some elements to be installed with winetricks for steam installation to work then FA to work:

"winetricks tahoma flash vcrun2010 dotnet40 corefonts d3dx9 d3dx9_36 xact"

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentmacOS 10.14 "Mojave"Apr 19 20194.6Yes Yes NoPlatinumKévin Renard 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jun 23 20183.10Yes Yes YesGoldEonfge 
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Dec 28 20172.21-stagingYes Yes NoSilverJames Edmonds 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 02 20172.21Yes Yes YesGoldFabian Dittmann 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 29 20151.7.51N/A Yes Gold0xReki 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
44950 err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection. Supreme Commander FA NEEDINFO View

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HowTo / Notes



The Forged Alliance Forever Community has some great ressources about running SC:FA and the multiplayer client under linux.


Forum Megathread:


    $ winetricks d3dx9

- replace the resolution with the resolution of your screen and execute
    $ wine explorer /desktop=FA,1920x1080 ForgedAlliance.exe

- you may need wine32 bit and winetricks:
    $ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 && apt-get update && apt-get install wine32 winetricks

- you may also need vcrun2010, dotnet40, corefonts, d3dx9, d3dx9_36
    $ export WINE=wine32
    $ winetricks vcrun2010 dotnet40 corefonts d3dx9 d3dx9_36

- on older wine versions, X3DAudio1_2.dll in wine/system32 is missing/empty using the one from windows does work

- set your vram size in winetricks if you are on integrated graphics (use 512 if in doubt)
    $ winetricks videomemorysize=$YOURVRAM

Summary of Common Errors on Linux

-   AudioDLL blablabla is missing -> wine for WHATEVER reasonsometimes creates an empty version of that dll in .wine/dosdevices/ if you try to start the game without that dll, you have to replace it with the correct dll and start again

-   videomemorysize might default to 256, that will cause the game hang  during intro sequence or lead to blackscreen as soon as the game started see Linux-Extended Section on how to fix that

-   cant compile carthographic.fx/cant load it -> you forgot to install d3dx9_36

-   wine asking for some XML microsoft parser -> just follow wine instructions

-   wine saying that .wine is a 64 bit installation -> delete .wine, move it or select different director (I suppose there is an option for that)

- general displaying problems -> try to emulate a virtual desktop, this will fix it for many windowmangers:        $ winecfg

- i recommend you set the resolution ingame,

If you know what you are doing you can try this to imrpove CPU-wise performance:
        $ taskset -cp 0 (pgrep ForgedAlliance); sudo renice -2 -p (pgrep ForgedAlliance)

Dual Screens
Depends on driver/card. If SupCom doesn't show you a second adapter, short and long answer is no.

Can I play online with linux?

Yes, but it might be a little tricky to get the FAForever-Client to run on linux.
An easy solution could be to use the inofficial java client:
Check the main Linux Thread on FAF Forums for usefull information:


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