Supreme Commander

Retail release of Supreme Commander

Application Details:

Version: SC 1.x.3xxx
License: Retail
Votes: 61
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.8

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Test Results

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What works

After a LOT of tinkering around with Wine's Window's system files (adding certain ones being complained about because they didn't exist - as well as through the ones listed in the TODO via winetricks) the game was able to install.


Additionally, it will start up, but the video's are very off with the audio (which is also mentioned below)  The main menu's display fine, but take several seconds longer to do things than they should - for example, when you hover the mouse over a menu item, it should 'glow' white, but it takes a second or two to do that.  When you go to start a campaign a video plays in the background, and that video is very slow as well.


When I go into the game, the framerate is unplayable, one frame every 10 seconds, or so.  I turned down all of the video options and I still get the same.  Interestingly, the mouse moves around just fine, but doing anything else just doesn't work.

What does not

Everything I tested seems to work, just VERY poorly.


What was not tested

Extended gameplay, multiplayer.

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Just to note, I tried following the todo, but winetricks seems to be very unstable and was not able to install certain things (such as the gdi package) Additionally, I am unable to install any patches for the game because I get a Microsoft .NET runtime error when it tries to load mscorwks.dll (This is a package from winetricks, but re-installing .net 2 hasn't helped) - Note that this error came up only AFTER I installed .net via winetricks, the updates just gave other .NET errors before that.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian 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
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

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HowTo / Notes


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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