Supreme Commander SC 1.x.3xxx

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NameSupreme Commander
VersionSC 1.x.3xxx
License Retail
Votes 61
Wine Version1.6
Maintainers of this version:
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Retail release of Supreme Commander
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

- All gameplay elements and menus

- Multiplayer (using Forged Alliance Forever)

What does not
- Nuke and artillery GFX are often not rendered

What was not tested
- Entirety of campaigns

Additional Comments

The game doesn't like 64-bit wine prefixes - install it in a 32-bit prefix.

If you get a black screen at game startup, add the following to $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/users//Local Settings/Application Data/Gas Powered Games/SupremeCommander/Game.prefs inside 'options_overrides section':

bloom_render = {
    default = 0

If game rendering seems to get stuck on the first frame, set the 'fidelity' setting to medium or lower.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentGentoo Linux AMD64Feb 08 20141.6 Yes Yes Silver Igor 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20121.4 Yes Yes Gold Tan Kah Ping 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 01 20111.3.21 Yes Yes Gold Aleksander Mischenko 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 25 20111.3.18 Yes Yes Gold Aleksander Mischenko 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Apr 06 20111.3.16 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
18762 Supreme Commander slows down to 1 frame every 60 sec UNCONFIRMED View
20456 Multiple installers: some serial numbers/CD-keys don't fit into edit fields (FEAR, AoE 3, Supreme Commander) STAGED View
31581 Supreme Commander (steam version) shows a black screen NEW View


Getting it to work:

  • Use Wine 1.0.1 or higher, the more recent the better
  • Install Supreme Commander
  • Patch SupCom to version 3220 or higher

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

  • In order to get sound:

Use a recent winetricks to install xact
You may also need to set your sample rate to 48000 in winecfg's Audio tab

  • You will need d3dx9_36.dll. If it's missing, get it from, extract and put it into windows/system32
  • Create the registry string HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct3D/OffscreenRenderingMode and set it to fbo
  • Make sure your Color Depth is set to 24 bits. Otherwise the game will not render fonts or 3D models correctly
  • cd into Supreme Commander/bin and launch the game with wine SupremeCommander.exe

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


  • Movie frames don't get skipped, so sound loses sync with the video. A faster CPU helps a little bit 
  • No network play (requires .net for GPGNET)
  • The game may crash when you try to change the resolution. Do it manually in windows/profiles/*user*/Local Settings/Application Data/Gas Powered Games/Supreme Commander/Game.prefs

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