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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: 62
Rating: Gold
Wine Version: 1.9.14

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

- Campaign, Skirmish

- Multiplayer LAN

What does not

Unknown

What was not tested

Nothing

Additional Comments

I had to lower the graphics to make the game run at 60FPS all the time. I never saw any graphical glitches again. Maybe it had to do with the graphics being very high the previous time.

Played a skirmish game of 1 hour, no problems.

You should read my previous test results regarding an issue with the FPS. (Wine 1.6.2)
Als read the "Getting it to work" note!

After playing a couple of games for some hours, my conclusion is that the trick of increasing the video memory doesn't really do anything. The game still crashes at random. (Most often after 1 hour or so)
selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20161.9.14 Yes Yes GoldCentrino 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20161.6.2 Yes Yes GoldCentrino 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Feb 08 20141.6 Yes Yes SilverIgor 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20121.4 Yes Yes GoldTan Kah Ping 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 01 20111.3.21 Yes Yes GoldAleksander Mischenko 

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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