Application Details:

Version: 1.60
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.2

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Test Results

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What works

-Quick fight
-Campaign (played some missions)
-Multiplayer (tested about 30 hours)

What does not



-Installed VCStarter 1.7Beta to fix bug 9337 and crashing on radio calls (enable "Fix crashes in singleplayer on Windows Vista and up (radiocalls)" in VCStarter).

-Installed directplay by winetricks to fix bug 33295.

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

-Vanilla game is not playable (bug 9337) - VCStarter 1.7Beta fixes this.
-Also enabled "Fix crashes in singleplayer on Windows Vista and up (radiocalls)" in VCStarter.
-I also installed directplay by winetricks (bug 33295).
-Flickering US/VC soldiers (bug 42588)

Changes since Wine 1.9.17 (my latest report):
-fixed huge FPS drops in night missions (Wine 2.1, patch 7757ecfc702c243028e5bfd1a95955ed08f16164)
-introduced new bug causing flickering VC and US soldiers (Wine 2.1, patch 5d53761a5fbfc12fc5f9974c029dace00eab33d, reported bug ID 42588) - reason why I changed rating from Silver to Bronze.

Tested SW:
Linux 4.9.7
Mesa 17.0.3 (for Intel and AMD cards).
Vietcong 1.60 (max quality)
VCStarter 1.7 BETA

Tested HW:
Resolution: 1366*768
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210M CPU @ 2.60GHz
GPU 1: Intel HD Graphics 4600
GPU 2: AMD Radeon R7 M265

Performance tests (Intel)
Prologue: 70-90 FPS
Midnight Surprise: 50-70 FPS
The Underground City: 100-120 FPS
Too Many Targets: 50-90 FPS
Halong port: 60-120 FPS

Performance tests (AMD)
Prologue: 70-80 FPS
Midnight Surprise: 50-60 FPS
The Underground City: 80-120 FPS
Too Many Targets: 50-70 FPS
Halong port: 50-120 FPS

AMD has worse (!) results than Intel. There is also problem with preview images of loading games (both Intel and AMD)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 12 20227.2Yes Yes YesSilverJan Havran 
ShowAntergos x86_64May 03 20194.1Yes Yes YesBronzeJan Havran 
ShowAntergos x86_64Dec 23 20184.0-rc3-stagingYes Yes YesGarbageJan Havran 
ShowAntergos x86_64Jul 18 20183.12N/A Yes YesSilverJan Havran 
ShowAntergos x86_64Jan 14 20183.0-rc6N/A Yes YesSilverJan Havran 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
33295 Vietcong: Connecting to a multiplayer server does not work UNCONFIRMED View
39057 Support for Indexed Vertex Blending STAGED View
45623 Audio cracking since 3.13 UNCONFIRMED View
46375 Vietcong: game save thumbnails (screenshots) have corrupted colors NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

The game crashes after start (when loading some 3D scene)

You can install VCStarter v1.7 BETA (more info at ), apply patch from 39057 or use Wine-Staging. See the corresponding bug report ( 9337 ) for more details.

The game crashes in campaign when radiocalls icon is shown.

Enable "Fix crashes in singleplayer on Windows Vista and up (radiocalls)" in VCStarter.
See the corresponding bug report ( 43567 ) for more details.

The game immediately crashes

Check your maps folder for number of downloaded maps. Game usually won't start when the maps folder contains more than about 500 maps (1000 files, since every map consists of two files).

Moving some of the maps into another folder (or deleting them) is the only working solution.

There are no servers found in in-game server list. Is Vietcong MP dead?

No it is not, but GameSpy support has ended. Vietcong now uses new master server: Qtracker. Add this line into your /etc/hosts (on your Unix system, not your Wine virtual disc):
You can also use online server list at

Connecting to a multiplayer server does not work

Install directplay using winetricks:

winetricks directplay
See the corresponding bug report ( 33295 ) for more details. With that the (lib32-)gnutls library might be required to run the game.


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