Movies, campaign, installation
What does not
Sound (no OSS, a bug in winalsa driver slows down the game)
International installation (cannot choose french language pack during installation)
The game has a critical DirectX bug which causes random crashes (even on Windows)
What was not tested
multiplayer, long play
You need to copy the files from the DVD to your hard disk to install it with wine 0.9.37. Wine 0.9.35 installs fine from the DVD however.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 25 2019||4.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Eonfge|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 19 2017||2.8||Yes||Yes||Silver||Conor|
|Show||macOS 10.12 "Sierra"||Mar 11 2017||2.2||Yes||No||Garbage||Mark Cassidy|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 24 2014||1.7.13||Yes||Yes||Platinum||AgustÃn Atahides|
|Show||Fedora 17||Jan 18 2013||1.5.18||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
Animated cursors is in wine 1.2.2/1.3.5+. the special broadcast networking support is wine 1.5.15+.
You need to have Mac OS X 10.6+, Solaris or linux kernel 3.4rc4 or higher.
And you should be fine. No need to use special version of wine anymore.
Cursor and Multiplayer Support
You need to use a special version of wine to get proper in-game cursors and network support.
You can acquire this by either patching and compiling wine yourself, or using a provided package.
Goto http://www.compholio.com/wine-kane/ to obtain these (DEBS and RPMS).
You have to make sure that your "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/users/profiles/yourhomefolder/Application Data/C&C 3/Profiles/your_gameaccount/Options.ini" 'GameSpyIPAddress' fieldagrees with your online ip (for example GameSpyIPAddress = 18.104.22.168) and make sure that file is read-only.
Admin notes: Do NOT submit test results for patched versions of Wine. This is not a true representation of what Wine can achieve.
Do NOT submit test results for PlayOnLinux or anything else that is not Wine.
Do NOT submit test results where Multiplayer has not been tested. Full tests are need to correctly rate an application.
Tests that do not comply will be deleted without warning.
The installer says installation was aborted, even before starting to install files
If you are installing from a CD/DVD, try copying the game disc to your home directory and run it from there.
I chose custom installation and it tells me to select a language pack, even though I have
Use the standard installation mode.
Starting the game
It hangs at the splash screen
Try running winecfg and disable all audio drivers. Of course that is not an acceptable solution, but it will help us to determine where the problem lies.
Some effect settings result in corruption or improperly displayed rendering
Try setting the VFX or Shader quality to a lower setting. Your graphics driver and/or wine may have bugs which result in visual defects at present.
The cursor animation does not play
Apply the relevant patches to wine or use a version with the functionality as described in the howto.