Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun

The expansion pack.

Application Details:

Version: Firestorm: 2.03
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.6

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results you have selected are very old and may not represent the current state of Wine.
Selected Test Results

What works


What does not

No problems found


What was not tested

I just started the game and played the begining of the first nod mission.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

In Wine 1.4-rc5 I have had no problems what so ever to run the game. I used the official download of the game (since it is free to download now). I just had to extract the archive and copy the 'EA Games' folder to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/ Afterwards I just ran the Game.exe in the subfolder 'Command & Conquer The First Decade/Command & Conquer(tm) Tiberian Sun(tm)/SUN'. The Game runs flawlessly and also plays the sound and all videosequences. I did not experience any of the previous problems such as the mouse cursor being stuck or the game hanging.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro Linux 18.0.0May 01 20194.6Yes Yes NoPlatinumBob Niemöller 
ShowManjaro Linux 18.0.0May 01 20194.6Yes Yes NoPlatinumBob Niemöller 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Sep 30 20151.7.51Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 08 20141.6.1Yes Yes PlatinumManuel 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 25 20121.4-rc5N/A Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

Show all bugs

HowTo / Notes

­Improving performance
  • Run 'wine regedit', browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine. If there is no key (the stuff with folder icons) called AppDefaults, then create it
  • Right-click on that key and create a new key game.exe
  • Create a new subkey Direct3D. In that key create two string variables:
    DirectDrawRenderer with value opengl
    RenderTargetLockMode with value readtex
General instructions, with or without opengl
  • Press cancel when the installer wants to update system files
  • To avoid copy protection issues (in my experience it did not work even on Windows 98SE, just 95), upgrade to the latest version
  • If you are not using the opengl mode as described above, after saving a game, the menu becomes invisible, but it appears for a second or so first, so it is easy to find the resume mission button. the menu appears again if you ALT+TAB out of the game and back
  • In order to play network games, IPX will have to be enabled in the kernel, and you need some userspace utilities, usually called ipx-utils; and IPX must be started (there should be an initscript). Also note that Tiberian Sun's network support is only available when it is run as root


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Performance Improves when VSync is turned off
by art ivanov on Saturday April 18th 2020, 23:46
For anyone trying to get this to run smooth on OSX: Setting "AllowVerticalSync" to N fixes all lag issues