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Supreme Commander

Retail release of Supreme Commander

Application Details:

Version: SC 1.x.3xxx
License: Retail
URL: http://supremecommander.com/
Votes: 61
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.8

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

- Campaign, Skirmish, Loading a skirmish game

- Multiplayer LAN

What does not

Unknown

Workarounds

What was not tested

Nothing

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Alt-tabbing works kinda. The game can go nuts for about 30 seconds and then all is well again. In a very long game alt-tabbing a couple of times ruined the game. It started going nuts and eventually the graphics became more corrupt and the whole map turned dark. Wine spewed out lots of GL warnings and a bit later the game crashed. Verdict? Alt-tabbing is still a dangerous thing to do here so you should save before doing so! That alt-tab crash happened in a game that I was playing for over 2 hours straight!!! No problems except for the alt-tabbing. Just FYI: Turning up the graphics to their maximum works fine.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64May 21 20172.8Yes Yes GoldCentrino 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Feb 25 20172.0N/A Yes GoldCentrino 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20161.9.14Yes Yes GoldCentrino 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20161.6.2Yes Yes GoldCentrino 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Feb 08 20141.6Yes Yes SilverIgor 

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 on start when bloom rendering enabled NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

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 dll-files.com, 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

Issues:

  • 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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Comments

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Cursor, audio, black screen
by Dave B on Monday September 4th 2017, 17:02
If you do all of this but still end up with a black screen but a working cursor and audio, disable bloom rendering. In $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/users//Local Settings/Application Data/Gas Powered Games/SupremeCommander/Game.prefs, add the following inside "options_overrides":

bloom_render = {
default = 0
}
Sound trouble
by Вова Гаврилов on Monday May 15th 2017, 11:25
I get initial crash of every SupComs because due to sound troubles. And I can`t change sample rate on audio tab. I use Arch linux with Pulseaudio (changing default sample rate by settings of Pulseaudio seems ineffective) and editing registry looks like ineffective too. So... disabling sound in game settings won`t work, but it really crashes because of sound troubles:
CD3DDeviceResources::DevResInitResources: Unable to load effect file /effects/cartographic.fx
warning: c:\supreme commander - forged alliance\gamedata\effects.scd\effects\cartographic.fx: unable to compiile effect: c:\supreme commander - forged alliance\gamedata\effects.scd\effects\cartographic.fx reason: unknown error
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