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: 67
Rating: Platinum
Wine Version: 1.7.13

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What works

Installation (typical).




Video playback (a slight bit slow, however).

Graphics settings on all levels.

What does not

Installation is buggy.

"Typical" installation works perfect. No problems.

"Custom" installation works until prompted to select a language pack.

It is impossible to get past this stage of the installation, because the program continues asking the user to select a language pack, regardless of whether one is selected or not.

The framerate is slow on Ultra High settings, compared to the Windows equivalent.

Most noted: Graphics level changes cause the framerate decrease. Resolution seems to have minimal impact on the framerate. This could point to a shader translation problem.

What was not tested

Multiplayer, both internet play network play.

Additional Comments

Wonderful work, WINE team!  And happy new year!

This has to be one of the easiest new games to play through WINE now.  It was so painlessly simple to set up and play.  Keep it up!
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DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 24 20141.7.13 Yes Yes PlatinumFakeName 
ShowFedora 17Jan 18 20131.5.18 Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowCentOS 6.3Aug 03 20121.5.10 Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 12.1 x86_64Jul 21 20121.5.9 Yes Yes PlatinumDenis 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 06 20131.4.1 Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7902 C&C 3 setup fails to detect selected components NEW View
8365 C&C 3 looses keyboard focus if tabbed out of REOPENED 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.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

bug report
by Jarkko Korpi on Monday July 27th 2015, 11:28
Best is to fill a bug report.

Just copy paste what you have done, fill the wine version field, copy paste some terminal output
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 verf├╝gbar")

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?

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.