Campaign, load and save.
Alt-tabbing the game.
Running it at 1920x1080 resolution at almost max graphics settings (except fidelity).
What does not
Setting fidelity to High makes the game to freeze on the first in-game frame.
For fresh Wine installation (not doing any winetricks), sound is missing completely: nothing from videos, menus, in-game, etc.
Setting fidelity to Medium or Low avoids game freeze.
Using winetricks dbghelp xact solves the missing sound issue. Note that dbghelp is mandatory together with xact, otherwise game starts with black screen and does not load.
What was not tested
winetricks dbghelp xact and ready to play. Performance is really good on my integrated Intel 630 graphics! Setting all graphics settings to High and fidelity to Low makes it possible to play seamlessly on integrated graphics.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Linux Mint 21.1||May 09 2023||8.7-staging||N/A||Yes||Yes||Gold||exposight|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||May 21 2017||2.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||Centrino|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Feb 25 2017||2.0||N/A||Yes||Gold||Centrino|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 21 2016||1.9.14||Yes||Yes||Gold||Centrino|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 18 2016||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Centrino|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|20456||Multiple applications have text rendering issues with 'Courier New' font using distro provided Liberation fonts (cut off/partial text display)(FEAR, AoE 3, Supreme Commander, fasmw 1.x)||STAGED||View|
|49970||Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance has no sound (needs XACT < 3.0 support)||NEW||View|
Getting it to work:
The patcher won't display anything. It takes a quite a while, but it's definitely doing something!
This patch is essential, since it disables the (broken) DVD check
Starting with Patch 3251, the patcher might fail. To test it yourself, you will need Mono, gdiplus, dotnet20 and vcrun2005 (use winetricks). Good Luck.
If that doesn't work, try installing the patches in a virtual machine running Windoze or stick with 3220
Use a recent winetricks to install xact
You may also need to set your sample rate to 48000 in winecfg's Audio tab
If you're still running into problems, try starting the game with the /novalidate switch
Also, if SupCom complains about insufficient video memory or crashes very early into the game,
try creating the string HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D\VideoMemorySize with a value >64, e.g. 128
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