Patching (with winetricks - mentioned in notes)
What does not
Other than the splash image, there is no video displayed whatsoever.
What was not tested
I don't know what happened, because Wine-1.1.22 (the last version I had tested with) works just fine. I upgraded to 1.1.32 and I don't get any visuals whatsoever. Same with 1.1.30. Downgrading to 1.1.22 and the game works. Beats me what's going on.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Feb 08 2014||1.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Igor|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|18762||Supreme Commander slows down to 1 frame every 60 sec||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|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|
|31581||Supreme Commander (steam version) shows a black screen on start when bloom rendering enabled||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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