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: 68
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0

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Test Results

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What works

Single player game functions perfectly.

With the ATI driver though the movies and sounds are slightly out of sync.

What does not


No player can see each others games or comments or anything


What was not tested

Internet play

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Using wine 1.1.7 as default, the games standard cursor works but not all animated cursors, so cursor patch is still required. The network patch appears ineffective on newer ubuntu versions. The same package that allows network play on 7.10, has no affect on either 8.04 or 8.10. I have tried various versions of wine, and the network patch appears to do nothing on later releases. I think the patch needs to be reworked to be functional with newer distributions.

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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 NoSilverConor 
ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"Mar 11 20172.2Yes No NoGarbageMark Cassidy 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 24 20141.7.13Yes Yes NoPlatinumAgustín Atahides 
ShowFedora 17Jan 18 20131.5.18Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1631 Sound underruns occur in directsound CLOSED FIXED View
7902 C&C 3 setup fails to detect selected components NEW View
7929 C&C 3 network does not work CLOSED FIXED View
8237 C&C 3 out of memory crashes CLOSED FIXED View
8365 C&C 3 looses keyboard focus if tabbed out of CLOSED ABANDONED View
8410 C&C 3 and moh:pa don't find dx8.1 capable hardware (ti4200) CLOSED INVALID View
9662 C&C3 crash CLOSED FIXED View
10483 FlatOut 2 post-processing + FBOs = black screen CLOSED ABANDONED View
12199 C&C3 too dark CLOSED ABANDONED View
12508 C&C 3 screen divided into dark and bright part CLOSED ABANDONED View
16571 Add support for more than one back buffer CLOSED FIXED View
21193 cannot run update to level 1.09 of CNC3, which is selfunpacking zipfile CLOSED ABANDONED View
21194 Cannot run legal version of Command & Conguer 3 - Tiberian Wars 1.09 CLOSED ABANDONED View
46012 Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath (1.03) Invisible units and tiberium NEW View
53453 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars - fails to start (splash screen not even shown) UNCONFIRMED View
53561 Command and Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath Installer fails during component selection. UNCONFIRMED View
55981 GL applications (and d3d applications using the GL backend) are slow in new wow64 NEW View
56565 Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars installer crashes UNCONFIRMED 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.


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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.