Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Retail version of Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, including the Kane Edition.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.commandandconquer.c...
Votes: 64
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0

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What works

almost everything

What does not



What was not tested

internet play

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

C&C3 runs perfectly on my desktop and my laptop with some little editting in regedit.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 25 20194.0Yes Yes YesGoldEonfge 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 19 20172.8Yes Yes SilverConor 
ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"Mar 11 20172.2Yes No GarbageMark Cassidy 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 24 20141.7.13Yes Yes PlatinumAgustín Atahides 
ShowFedora 17Jan 18 20131.5.18Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7902 C&C 3 setup fails to detect selected components NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Network support and animated cursors

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 to obtain these  (DEBS and RPMS).


Internet play

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 = 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.

In-game issues

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.


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Kaane Patch 1.02
by Twain on Monday July 27th 2015, 11:22
I am unable to install patch 1.02 for kanes revange,
using wine version 1.7.44.
I did install tiberium wars and patched it to version 1.09, no problem at all.

patching kanes returns:
Patch not available
(german: "Patch nicht verfügbar")

starting kane works just fine though.
From kanes menu i choose online play -> kane normally downloads the patch itself and installs it.

This does not happen, it simply freezes :(

Anyone with an idea on how to handle this?
RE: Kaane Patch 1.02
by Twain on Tuesday July 28th 2015, 5:11
I was able to install patch 1.02, kane version.
As i dont have time to retry this atm. this is what i did:

As i said, the downloaded patch did not work, nor did auto download via tiberium wars kane mainmenu.
Solution (for me) was to emulate a virtual window (using wine configuration tool), start Kane, click on multiplayer -> internet play.
It says there is an update to download, ends Kane, downloads the patch, patches the game and is done.

After that, you are free to deactivate the virtual desktop.

This helped me, perhaps it helps some out there too :P


by hynner on Monday January 5th 2015, 16:51
Well I'm not even sure there is actually a bug here. It might be a problem somewhere else in my setup, that's why I'm asking whether somebody managed to make it work with LAN game. Besides I have no comfortable way of actually testing with wine version that would be acceptable for bug report as I use playonlinux and fedora which has heavily patched version of wine so the system wine is probably even less acceptable.
BTW: To be clear, I'm not asking for support with playonlinux here, I'm just asking if someone get it working and how and I'll then try to repeat those steps with my setup.
LAN multiplayer
by hynner on Friday January 2nd 2015, 10:13
Did someone manage to get the multiplayer working with wine 1.5.15+? I tried to play it with friend over hamachi but we didn't see each other. We're able to play warcraft 3 over hamachi just fine though.
If anyone managed to get it working could you please post how you did it? thanks.
RE: LAN multiplayer
by Jarkko Korpi on Monday January 5th 2015, 16:41
I saw your message somewhere. Open bug report if you haven't already.