Author Topic: Red Alert 2- frame rate stutter  (Read 43 times)

Offline LittleBizzle

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Red Alert 2- frame rate stutter
« on: January 09, 2017, 01:21:49 PM »
Hi Guys,

Have gotten Red Alert 2 to work on two of my MacBooks, but have a similar issue on each:

When I move the mouse along the screen, the frame rate stutters quite badly. This only really occurs when a unit is selected, and the green/red "Left Click/Move Here/Attack This" cursor is displayed, which has some small animation.

If I hover the mouse over the build icons on the right, the frame rate is normal.

Has anybody else experienced this issue and is there a way to fix this?


Offline FunkyFr3sh

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Re: Red Alert 2- frame rate stutter
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 05:32:09 PM »
I was about to read up how the WSI files work and update the wrappers for Red Alert 2 and Tiberian Sun, but didn't manage to get it done yet.

Anyways, what you need is "DDwrapper" from here:

Extract ddraw.dll and aqrit.cfg into your game folder inside the wrapper. Open aqrit.cfg in a text editor and set "NoVideoMemory=1".
Now you'll have to add a dll override for "ddraw" in the wine config and you should be good to go.

Red Alert 2 and Tiberian Sun should run at perfect speed with this tweak, even at very high resolutions.