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  • Classic Command & Conquer titles now freeware

    Just noticed this morning that the classic Command a& Conquer games have been made freeware from EA.

    http://www.commandandconquer.com/classic

    Should be able to get these going with wine or with FreeCNC.

  • #2
    Wow, C&C and :RA had been freeware for a while, but now there's also Tiberian Dawn and Tiberian Sun + Firestorm.

    Gotta get downloading!

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    • #3
      Meh, 1 minute edit time.. Didn't know the alternate name for C&C was Tiberian Dawn. Okay, at least one new game.

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      • #4
        Crappy games from a crappy company, IMO.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RealNC View Post
          Crappy games from a crappy company, IMO.
          Bite your tongue, I'll take these gems over 99.9% of the FOSS games out there. These were still Westwood Studio games before EA took them over. They offer one thing that many FOSS games lack. Fun.

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          • #6
            I speak as a Warcraft 2 fan Red Alert sucks

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            • #7
              RA > WC (any version) any day :P

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              • #8
                Well aint I now disappointed. Tiberian Sun is unplayable in Wine. C&C ran fine in dosbox, RA fine in Wine, but TS slows down to frames per minutes every time I move the mouse in-game.

                And apparently this has been this way in Wine since 0.9.30. Sigh.

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                • #9
                  This is awesome.

                  Originally posted by curaga View Post
                  Tiberian Sun is unplayable in Wine.
                  It runs perfectly for me. You should try a more recent version of wine.

                  Gentoo ~amd64
                  nvidia driver 195.36.03
                  xorg-server 1.6.5 (because 1.6 is stable and 1.7 froze twice)
                  wine 1.1.38 (from git, last updated Feb 7)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by curaga View Post
                    now there's also Tiberian Dawn and Tiberian Sun + Firestorm.

                    Gotta get downloading!
                    Great news! I played for months in Tiberian Sun.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by StringCheesian View Post
                      It runs perfectly for me. You should try a more recent version of wine.

                      Gentoo ~amd64
                      nvidia driver 195.36.03
                      xorg-server 1.6.5 (because 1.6 is stable and 1.7 froze twice)
                      wine 1.1.38 (from git, last updated Feb 7)
                      Nope, still grinds to halt whenever mouse is moved in-game. Now on wine 1.1.38, previously on 1.1.11. This is with the opengl registry tweak done.

                      Must be another of those Nvidia-Wine things.

                      CLFS x64
                      xf86-video-ati 6.12.4 git
                      Xorg 1.7.4

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                      • #12
                        You're using Wine with the open source radeon driver? You must be insane

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                        • #13
                          Yeah

                          But hey, it worked perfectly for the two games I have so far played on it - Red Alert and Stars!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by StringCheesian View Post
                            This is awesome.



                            It runs perfectly for me. You should try a more recent version of wine.

                            Gentoo ~amd64
                            nvidia driver 195.36.03
                            xorg-server 1.6.5 (because 1.6 is stable and 1.7 froze twice)
                            wine 1.1.38 (from git, last updated Feb 7)
                            Works fine here as well, killed a few hours on it last night.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by curaga View Post
                              Nope, still grinds to halt whenever mouse is moved in-game. Now on wine 1.1.38, previously on 1.1.11. This is with the opengl registry tweak done.

                              Must be another of those Nvidia-Wine things.

                              CLFS x64
                              xf86-video-ati 6.12.4 git
                              Xorg 1.7.4

                              Ahhhh, say no more, your using an ATI card, nuff said.

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