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Command & Conquer: Red Alert

The demo version.

Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Demo
URL: http://westwood.ea.com/games/c...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6

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What works

Installs as described in the HOWTO. SO that part is fine.

I was only able to run it once. After that, it just won't run again. :(

In winecfg, you may need to set "Emulate virtual desktop" to 640x480 in Graphics. For Audio, you may need to set the Hardware Acceleration to "Emulation" mode. (make sure "Driver Emulation" is UNCHECKED).

It doesn't run when you use the WINE defaults, even with Windows 98 mode. You may need to play around with the settings. ALSA sound does NOT work for me. OSS sound seems to improve things, but still not able to run after the first time.



What does not

If you don't specifically set a virtual desktop resolution, it just doesn't load. You may get something like this...

file_set_error: No medium found
fixme:ddraw:Main_DirectDraw_SetCooperativeLevel (0x403f2198)->(0x1002a,00000011)
err:x11settings:X11DRV_ChangeDisplaySettingsEx No matching mode found! (XRandR)
fixme:ddraw:Main_DirectDraw_SetCooperativeLevel (0x403f2198)->(0x1002a,00000011)
err:x11settings:X11DRV_ChangeDisplaySettingsEx No matching mode found! (XRandR)
The program encountered a problem at address ffffe40e and cannot continue

If on the other hand, you specify the virtual desktop to something like 640x640, you get something like...

file_set_error: No medium found
fixme:ddraw:Main_DirectDraw_SetCooperativeLevel (0x40402160)->(0x1002a,00000011)
err:x11settings:X11DRV_ChangeDisplaySettingsEx No matching mode found! (desktop)
fixme:ddraw:Main_DirectDraw_SetCooperativeLevel (0x40402160)->(0x1002a,00000011)
fixme:x11drv:X11DRV_desktop_SetCurrentMode Cannot change screen BPP from 32 to 8
fixme:x11drv:X11DRV_desktop_SetCurrentMode Cannot change screen BPP from 32 to 8
fixme:x11drv:X11DRV_DDHAL_CreatePalette stub
fixme:ddraw:DIB_DirectDrawSurface_Blt Can't handle DDBLT_WAIT flag right now.
fixme:ddraw:DIB_DirectDrawSurface_Blt Can't handle DDBLT_ASYNC flag right now.
fixme:wave:OSS_AddRingMessage two fast messages in the queue!!!! toget = 4(WINE_WM_RESTARTING), tosave=5(UNKNOWN(0x00000000))

I had to kill the app at this point. You may need to restart X server, if you want to play again.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Wasn't able to test anything else as it only ran OK once. :(

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I'm using the WINE binary for SUSE distro, as created by Marcus Meissner The file name to this binary is: wine-0.9.10-SuSELinux100.i586.rpm I'm using the following system... * Sempron64 2800+ (1.6Ghz) * Geforce 4 ti4200-8x with Nvidia driver ver 7676 * Abit NF8-V (nForce3 250Gb) motherboard. * Sound is an onboard Realtek ALC658 chip solution.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowopenSUSE 12.2Aug 10 20131.6Yes Yes PlatinumMaik Wagner 
ShowMandriva 2010.2Apr 13 20111.3.17Yes Yes SilverMaik Wagner 
ShowGentoo LinuxJul 20 20081.1.0Yes Yes SilverAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 17 20081.0-rc1Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxOct 18 20070.9.47.Yes Yes SilverAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4487 SMP: C&C and Red Alert stop redrawing at random times NEW View
40284 Unable to change resolution for LVDS panels (laptop), on which only one resolution is available (ex. 1680x1050) UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
  • Change the Windows version to win98 to make the installer work
  • Run SETUP95/SETUP.EXE to install the game
  • The Windows version for 'RA95.EXE' must be set to win98

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