Everything works with IPX patch and overriding libraries in winecfg (ddraw and winsock32).
What does not
Completely random freezes where "Red Alert2 has encountered an unexpected error." and you are forced to alt-fX to kill the process and return to X.
X will then use the resolution you used in the game, in my case 1024x768.
Res can be changed in RA2MD.ini og RA2.ini
What was not tested
Campaign. The game runs noticeably slower than in Windows. Have not compared it to a VirtualBox Windows install, but I imagine Wine runs it faster.
Would have rated it Platinum if there was no freezes as the slowdown is not really an issue if your playing alone. In a multiplayer LAN setup with other Windows machines the game slows down for everyone. PS: I use wine-staging with enabled extra hardware acceleration with VA-API but have tried disabling everything but crashes still occur.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||macOS Mojave 10.14||Jun 15 2020||5.0.1||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Richard Orilla|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 09 2016||1.9.15-staging||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa"||Jun 18 2016||1.9.12||Yes||No||Garbage||Sissikana|
|Show||Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 02 2015||1.7.51||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 20 x86_64||Feb 21 2014||1.7.9||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|2784||Mouse movement slows down game||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|5666||Some garbled fonts in Age of Empires II||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|5992||EULA terms image slanted 45 degrees in RA2:YR installer||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|7806||Tiberian Sun crashes with OpenGL renderer in DirectDraw||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14438||Moving cursor in RA2 freezes game||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|27156||Bioshock demo: mouse jumps around menu||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|31489||C&C - Red Alert 2 can not enter campaign when fullscreen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|33211||C&C: Red Alert 2 still runs very slowly and mouse cursor flickers||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|33493||C&C: Red Alert 2 black screen at the title||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|36934||C&C Red Alert 2 installer reports "A debugger has been detected. Unload the debugger and try again." when run in Win9x mode (SafeDisc v2.05.030)||CLOSED||WONTFIX||View|
|38552||Red alert 2 Yuris revenge: SafeDisc v2 copy protection can't find cd/dvd with Ubuntu wine-1.7 dbg/dev (unspecified)||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|47036||C&C Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge missing graphical elements||NEW||View|