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Common Problems (Updated 07/05/2013)

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NOTE: This topic has been recovered from the now closed official C&C Forums and reposted here on CNCNZ.com

 

Note: Vista/7 Users should install the game in Admin mode, to do this run Windows Explorer then browse to your DVD drive,
right click on Setup.exe -> Properties -> Compatibility > Tick "Run This Program as an Administrator". Also please install DrectX 9c for Windows Vista (32bit & 64bit)/Windows 7 (32bit) from the following link:
http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en

For Windows 7 64bit download & install the DirectX SDK from March 2008:
http://www.microsoft...ang=en&id=10568
Load up both the 32bit and 64bit DirectX Control Panels and enable Hardware Acceleration:
Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft DirectX SDK (March 2008) -> DirectX Utilities -> DirectX Control Panel -> DirectDraw -> Tick "Hardware Acceleration" -> Click OK
Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft DirectX SDK (March 2008) -> DirectX Utilities (64-Bit) -> DirectX Control Panel -> DirectDraw -> Tick "Hardware Acceleration" -> Click OK

This will mean that all the older versions of DirectX are correctly installed and should avoid problems (mainly with Renegade) of games loading and not showing anything but a black screen.

The methods and tools in this text are intended to fix problems and get the games running properly.
Note that most of the fixes on this page are files you need to put in your game folder. The default TFD installation folder is:
"C:\Program Files\EA Games\Command & Conquer The First Decade\"

If it's not there, simply right-click on the TFD launcher link on your desktop, go to Properties and see which directory it launches from. That should be the sub-folder "Launcher"
of the main TFD install folder. There should be a "Find Target" button to go right to that location. If you go one directory up from there you end up in the main install folder.
In there you will find a folder for each of the games, and a few more for the TFD launcher, patches and internet files.

Unofficial 1.03 Patch
This patch contains most of the fixes listed in this thread, get it here:
http://www.cncnz.com/hosted-projects/command-patch/the-first-decade-unofficial-patch/
or alternatively here:
http://cnc-comm.com/...sa=view;down=16
Note: This patch includes files which cause problems with Internet play in TS, RA2 & YR, please check those sections after installing for the solutions to these problems.

Nyerguds' guide to installing & patching TFD:
http://nyerguds.arsa...alling_tfd.html
(note that this is mostly just the manual way of applying all fixes that are in patch 1.03)

General fixes:

Games won't run in Vista/7: Vista/7 users should take ownership of the TFD main folder. To do this, right click on the "Command & Conquer The First Decade" folder,
go to Properties -> Security -> Advanced -> Owner -> Edit -> Select your username -> Tick "Replace Owner" box -> Apply.

Vista/7 users should also disable User Account Control:
Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Turn User Account Control On Or Off -> Untick "Use User Account Control" -> OK -> Restart
Business & Ultimate users:
Start -> Control Panel -> Classic View -> Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy -> Local Polices -> Security Options ->
User Account Control: Behaviour of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode -> Change to: Elevate without prompting
User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode. Change to: Disable
-> Restart

Games won't install:
Check that your DVD-ROM supports dual-layered disc's - to do this, go to
Control Panel > System > Device Manager (Vista/7)
Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager (XP)
copy the model name of the DVD-ROM into Google (or any other search engine) and look for a site that lists its specifications.

"Autorun.exe is not a valid Win32 Application" errors can be fixed by removing InCd - it seems to cause conflicts with the security part of the DVD-ROM.

Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) errors can be solved by booting into safe mode and installing the game from there (log on as the administrator account).
You could also copy the entire disc contents to a folder on your HD and see if it'll install from there.
If you have 2 DVD-ROMs on the same Data cable that can be the problem, Put one of the DVD-ROMs onto the same data cable as you Hard Drive.
This only applies to IDE (PATA) devices where there is only one hard drive and two DVD-ROMS.

If you get An Error {-5004 : 0x80070002} has occurred or similar error then reinstall the InstallShield software:
Hold the windows key on your keyboard and press the r button > The Run dialogue should appear > Type C:\Program Files\Common Files into the text box and click OK
Right-click the InstallShield folder, and select Rename > Change the name to InstallShieldOld > Start the game installation again to reinstall the InstallShield components with the newest version.
If the install succeeds after this then delete the InstallShieldOld folder.

"Incorrect CD-ROM" errors - if you have emulation software like Demon Tools or Alcohol 120% then make sure you don't have more than 1 virtual drive.
You could also try removing the software too in "Add/Remove Programs" (XP) or "Programs & Features" (Vista/7) in control panel.
Note: The TFD Launcher program can be the cause of these errors (especially on Vista/7) so try making shortcuts to the games instead. The xcc shortcut installer will do this for you:
http://xhp.xwis.net/...t_Installer.exe

Games crash on dual core machines: If you have a dual core CPU, and games seem to crash for no reason, start the game
and press CTRL ALT DEL (For XP Pro select Task Manager!), right click on the game's .exe process, click "set affinity", and deselect one CPU.
ForceCore is a small program that automates this process:
http://nyerguds.arsa...f/forcecore.zip

Video's hang: On some systems Tiberian Dawn, Red Alert, Tiberian Sun and Red Alert 2 can hang with repeating sound in the first
second of video, this often means it is impossible to get past the Westwood Studios logo. To fix this run Dxdiag and disable Sound acceleration
Start > Run > type dxdiag > OK > Sound > Hardware Sound Acceleration Level - Move slider until on 'No Acceleration'
Picture Guide: http://www.cncworld....utorials/tdhang

Specific game fixes:

Command & Conquer 1 (TD/C&C1/C&C95):

C&C95 1.06 patch:
A number of patches were made to fix errors in C&C95. This patch is a combination of all of these plus some extra fixes by Nyerguds:
http://nyerguds.arsa...95upd/cc95p106/

Online play:
Use CnCNet to play online, it fully supports Nyerguds 1.06 patch & allows up to 6 players:
http://cncnet.org/

Fast scrolling bug fix in C&C95:
Go to your C&C1 directory, run ccsetup.exe and enable Back Buffer in Video Memory.
If that doesn't work or makes the game stutter, try CPU Grabber instead:
http://nyerguds.arsa...es.html#cpugrab

Display problems (e.g.: "Unable to set the video mode"):
Go to your C&C directory, run ccsetup.exe and set the screen resolution to 640x480 (or, with the 1.06 patch, 1024x768 )
Also try changing the refresh rate on your monitor to 60 Hertz:
Control Panel > Display > Settings > Advanced > Monitor (XP)
Control Panel > Personalization > Display Settings > Advanced Settings > Monitor (Vista)

If you have scrambled colours running the game on Windows 7 then try the following fix:
Download ddraw.dll from this location:
http://hifi.iki.fi/cnc-ddraw/#download
and place it in your 'Command & Conquer' folder (same folder as C&C95.exe).

Other Solutions to the scrambled colours in Windows 7:
You need to be using Nyerguds's 1.06c for this, if you're not, you'll need to update the ID field on your own. Open Notepad and paste whichever one of these corresponds to the version of Windows 7 you're running:

32-bit:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\Command & Conquer Gold 1.06b r2]
"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00
"Name"="C&C95.exe"
"ID"=hex:d5,83,dd,32

64-bit:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\Command & Conquer Gold 1.06b r2]
"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00
"Name"="C&C95.exe"
"ID"=hex:d5,83,dd,32

File -> Save, choose All Files from the save as type pulldown menu, and save it with the extension .reg. Double click on it, confirm that you want to add the key, and give C&C a try. The Westwood intro video may still have the wrong colors (this seems random, sometimes it's fine, usually it's not), but the game and the rest of the videos will be fine. If you have your wallpaper set to slideshow, you'll still get messed up colors when your wallpaper changes. This will last until the end of any video that was playing, but will only cause a brief flicker in the actual game.

If you need to update the ID for whatever reason (new version of the C&C95 patch, fix for Red Alert or another game), run the game and then check this registry key:

32-bit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw\MostRecentApplication

64-bit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DirectDraw\MostRecentApplication

The ID in that key is four bytes. Reverse their order, and place them between commas like in the keys above. 32dd83d5 becomes d5,83,dd,32. Use that in place of the ID in the keys I posted, change the filename to the correct one for whatever game you are trying to run, and give the key a unique name.

1. Kill explorer.exe before running RA1, below is a batch file which does this for you: taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files"\"EA Games"\"Command & Conquer The First Decade"\"Command & Conquer™"\"C&C95.exe"
start explorer.exe
If you're on 64-bit: taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files (x86)"\"EA Games"\"Command & Conquer The First Decade"\"Command & Conquer™"\"C&C95.exe"
start explorer.exe
You may need to replace the install directory if it is not the default. To use the batch file, make a notepad document, paste in the text, and save it as a .bat file.

2. Right click on your desktop and click on "Screen Resolution" and leave it open (do not minimise). Run the TFD
launcher and start the game, or click on the shortcut for RA1.

3. Browse to your C&C1 directory, right click on C&C95.exe > Properties > Compatibility > Tick Run in 256 Colors, 640x480 Res, and use Win98/Me compat mode > OK.

Red Alert 1 (RA1/RA95):

Red Alert's v3.03 patch updates Red Alert to the most recent version:
http://nyerguds.arsa.../ra303patch.exe
Savegames for RA1 3.03:
http://nyerguds.arsa...es/svwra303.zip
LAN Play patch for RA 3.03:
http://nyerguds.arsa...npatch_1_00.zip

Online play:
CnCNet is now also available for Red Alert, for more information & download instructions visit:
http://cncnet.org/

Fast scrolling bug fix in RA1:
Browse to your RA1 directory, run rasetup.exe and enable Back Buffer in Video Memory.
If that doesn't work or makes the game stutter, try CPU Grabber instead:
http://nyerguds.arsa...es.html#cpugrab

"Unable To Read Scenario" error in the Giant Ant missions can be fixed with this patch:
http://nyerguds.arsa...antmissions.rar
Alternate version with mission briefing video for the first mission:
http://nyerguds.arsa...antbriefing.rar

RA1 dagger movie palette correction: only use if you notice the Dagger movie had weird coloured pixels in it.
http://frankaz.pwp.b...cfilez/bmap.cab

Display problems (e.g.: "Unable to set the video mode"):
Go to your C&C directory, run rasetup.exe and set the screen resolution to 640x480.
Also try changing the refresh rate on your monitor to 60 Hertz:
Control Panel > Display > Settings > Advanced > Monitor (XP)
Control Panel > Personalization > Display Settings > Advanced Settings > Monitor (Vista)

If you have scrambled colours running the game on Windows 7 then try the following fix:
Download ddraw.dll from this location:
http://hifi.iki.fi/cnc-ddraw/#download
and place it in your 'Command & Conquer Red Alert™' folder (same folder as ra95.exe).

Other Solutions to the scrambled colours in Windows 7:
You need to be using the 3.03 beta patch for this, if you're not, you'll need to update the ID field on your own. Open Notepad and paste whichever one of these corresponds to the version of Windows 7 you're running:

32-bit:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw\C ompatibility\Command & Conquer Redalert]
"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00
"Name"="ra95.dat"
"ID"=hex:cb,58,cb,36

64-bit:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ DirectDraw\Compatibility\Command & Conquer Redalert]
"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00
"Name"="ra95.dat"
"ID"=hex:cb,58,cb,36

File -> Save, choose All Files from the save as type pulldown menu, and save it with the extension .reg. Double click on it, confirm that you want to add the key, and give C&C a try. The Westwood intro video may still have the wrong colors (this seems random, sometimes it's fine, usually it's not), but the game and the rest of the videos will be fine. If you have your wallpaper set to slideshow, you'll still get messed up colors when your wallpaper changes. This will last until the end of any video that was playing, but will only cause a brief flicker in the actual game.

If you need to update the ID for whatever reason (new version of the C&C95 patch, fix for Red Alert or another game), run the game and then check this registry key:

32-bit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw\M ostRecentApplication

64-bit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ DirectDraw\MostRecentApplication

The ID in that key is four bytes. Reverse their order, and place them between commas like in the keys above. 32dd83d5 becomes d5,83,dd,32. Use that in place of the ID in the keys I posted, change the filename to the correct one for whatever game you are trying to run, and give the key a unique name.

1. Kill explorer.exe before running RA1, below is a batch file which does this for you:
taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files"\"EA Games"\"Command & Conquer The First Decade"\"Command & Conquer Red Alert™"\"ra95.exe"
start explorer.exe
If you're on 64-bit:
taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files (x86)"\"EA Games"\"Command & Conquer The First Decade"\"Command & Conquer Red Alert™"\"ra95.exe"
start explorer.exe
You may need to replace the install directory if it is not the default. To use the batch file, make a notepad document, paste in the text, and save it as a .bat file.

2. Right click on your desktop and click on "Screen Resolution" and leave it open (do not minimise). Run the TFD
launcher and start the game, or click on the shortcut for RA1.

3. Browse to your RA1 directory, right click on RA95.exe > Properties > Compatibility > Tick Run in 256 Colors, 640x480 Res, and use Win98/Me compat mode > OK.

Tiberian Sun (TS)
To fix the problem when TS crashes when a disruptor fires, download Hyper's patch here:
http://www.ppmsite.c...pic.php?t=31604

Incorrect Version Error - This occurs when trying to play TS:FS online after TFD patch 1.03 (Revision 4) has been installed.
It is caused by the Firestorm Videos Addon, which is seen as a mod. Delete the expand02.mix in the TS folder to fix this problem
(or move the file somewhere else, if you still want to be able to put it back for single play).

"One or more dll files are missing" error on Vista/7: To fix this error, make sure the game is running as Administrator:
Browse to the game folder, right click on "Game.exe" -> Properties -> Compatibility > Tick "Run This Program as an Administrator".
Do that for all .exe (applications) in the Sun folder.
Note: This error can also occur if you do not install as Admin (See top of guide!)

Online play:
CnCNet is now also available for Tiberian Sun, for more information & download instructions visit:
http://cncnet.org/

LAN play has been made possible on Vista/7 with this fix made by Scorpio9a:
http://nyerguds.arsa...npatch_1_00.zip
It will cause trouble connecting to online play (wsock32.dll error) so use this launcher program to play online games:
http://frankaz.pwp.b...ne_launcher.rar
Extract the files to your TS folder and then click on TS_Online.exe to launch the game.
Note: TFD 1.03 Revision 4 installs this file by default, if you do not require it then delete wsock32.dll from your TS folder.

Red Alert 2 (RA2)

Slow FPS on RA2? download this DLL file from PPM and place it in your RA2 folder:
http://www.ppmsite.c...?t=20673#261085
You can also try disabling the video back buffer option, add the following to your ra2.ini file in the [Video] section:

 


You can also try the unofficial RA2 1.007 patch and tick the box saying "Disable Hardware Acceleration" and see if that helps.
You can get the patch here:
http://blackassassin...pisc/readme.htm

"***FATAL*** String Manager Failed to Initialize Properly" error on Vista/7: To fix this error, make sure the game is running as Administrator:
Browse to the game folder, right click on "Game.exe" -> Properties -> Compatibility -> Tick "Run This Program as an Administrator".
Do that for all .exe (application) files in the RA2 folder.
Note: This error can also occur if you do not install as Admin (See top of guide!)

LAN play has been made possible on Vista/7 with this fix made by Scorpio9a:
http://nyerguds.arsa...npatch_1_00.zip
It will cause trouble connecting to online play (wsock32.dll error) so use this launcher program to play online games:
http://frankaz.pwp.b...ne_launcher.rar
Extract the files to your RA2 folder and then click on RA2_Online.exe to launch the game.
Note: TFD 1.03 Revision 4 installs this file by default, if you do not require it then delete wsock32.dll from your RA2 folder.

Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge (YR)

Slow FPS on YR? download this DLL file from PPM and place it in your RA2 folder:
http://www.ppmsite.c...?t=20673#261085
You can also try disabling the video back buffer option, add the following to your ra2md.ini file in the [Video] section:

 

VideoBackBuffer=no


Lockup/Long Loading time on YR:
Try running the game in compatibility mode (right-click the game's exe file, click on properties, compatibility) for Windows 98/ME.

"***FATAL*** String Manager Failed to Initialize Properly" error on Vista/7: To fix this error, make sure the game is running as Administrator:
Browse to the game folder, right click on "Gamemd.exe" -> Properties -> Compatibility > Tick "Run This Program as an Administrator".
Do that for all .exe (application) files in the RA2 folder.
Note: This error can also occur if you do not install as Admin (See top of guide!)

LAN play has been made possible on Vista/7 with this fix made by Scorpio9a:
http://nyerguds.arsa...npatch_1_00.zip
It will cause trouble connecting to online play (wsock32.dll error) so use this launcher program to play online games:
http://frankaz.pwp.b...ne_launcher.rar
Extract the files to your RA2 folder and then click on YR_Online.exe to launch the game.
Note: TFD 1.03 Revision 4 installs this file by default, if you do not require it then delete wsock32.dll from your RA2 folder.

Renegade (Ren)

"***FATAL*** String Manager Failed to Initialize Properly" error on Vista/7: To fix this error, make sure the game is running as Administrator:
Browse to the game folder, right click on "Game.exe" -> Properties -> Compatibility > Tick "Run This Program as an Administrator".
Do that for all .exe (application) files in the Renegade folder.
Note: This error can also occur if you do not install as Admin (See top of guide!)
If Vista/7 tells you Renegade has stopped functioning correctly when starting, run it in compatibility-mode for Windows-XP.

Generals (Gen)

Gentool: for Widescreen support & anti cheat for online games, more info here:
http://www.cncnz.com/features/gentool-for-cc-generals-and-zero-hour/

DirectX errors: check that you are running the game in a screen resolution that your graphics card supports, if it is not change
the settings in options.ini (Generals Data folder in My Documents) to a screen resolution that your card supports.

Shell Maps:
If you are on Windows Vista/7 and the shell maps (moving backgrounds) are not working then try putting generals.exe into Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode.

Generals load crashes
Look in the "My Documents" folder, you should see a folder called "Command and Conquer Generals Data", inside of that should be a file called "options.ini"
Open it and replace the contents with this then save it:

AntiAliasing = 2
DrawScrollAnchor =
GameSpyIPAddress = 0.0.0.0
Gamma = 50
IPAddress = 0.0.0.0
IdealStaticGameLOD = High
LanguageFilter = false
MoveScrollAnchor =
MusicVolume = 0
Resolution = 1280 1024
Retaliation = yes
SFX3DVolume = 100
SFXVolume = 90
ScrollFactor = 50
SendDelay = no
StaticGameLOD = High
UseAlternateMouse = no
VoiceVolume = 100

Generals: Zero Hour (ZH)

Gentool: for Widescreen support & anti cheat for online games, more info here:
http://www.cncnz.com/features/gentool-for-cc-generals-and-zero-hour/

DirectX errors: check that you are running the game in a screen resolution that your graphics card supports, if it is not change
the settings in options.ini (Zero Hour Data folder in My Documents) to a screen resolution that your card supports.

Shell Maps:
If you are on Windows Vista/7 and the shell maps (moving backgrounds) are not working then try putting generals.exe into Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode.

can't join online games in Zero Hour: Some people using Zero Hour can't join online games, they are grey in the lobby - the solution for this is to run the game as admin.

Zero Hour does not connect online: go to Programs and Features, select TFD and click Change. Untick Zero Hour, let the setup program remove it and then follow the same steps
again except this time tick the box. Zero Hour should now work online.

Zero Hour load crashes:
Look in the "My Documents" folder, you should see a folder called "Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data", inside of that should be a file called "options.ini"
Open it and replace the contents with this then save it:

AntiAliasing = 2
DrawScrollAnchor =
GameSpyIPAddress = 0.0.0.0
Gamma = 50
IPAddress = 0.0.0.0
IdealStaticGameLOD = High
LanguageFilter = false
MoveScrollAnchor =
MusicVolume = 0
Resolution = 1280 1024
Retaliation = yes
SFX3DVolume = 100
SFXVolume = 90
ScrollFactor = 50
SendDelay = no
StaticGameLOD = High
UseAlternateMouse = no
UseDoubleClickAttackMove = no
VoiceVolume = 100

Zero Hour Game Hosting Problems:
If you have trouble hosting open these ports in your router:
TCP: 6667, 28910, 29900, 29920
UDP: 4321, 27900

In game - go to the options page and enter 4321 in the "Force Port" section. Seems the game needs a UDP port here. All TCP ports gave errors if tried. If you have a Netgear router check the box for "Send Delay".
If you don't have a Netgear router, try it off first then on if you still can't host. Click "Refresh NAT" a couple times. It will look as if nothing happened. Don't worry. Go to multiplayer and create a game.
It should load up ok when all players ready.
NOTE: Each time before you create a multiplayer game, go into the main options screen and click "Refresh NAT" a couple of times, THEN go into multiplayer and create a game.

Online Problems:

"Could Not Connect" errors:
Open the following Ports on your firewall:
TCP Ports: 7000, 7001, 7002, 3840, 4005, 4808, 4810, 4995, 6667, 28910, 29900, 29920
UDP Ports: 1234, 1235, 1236, 1237, 4000*, 4321, 5400*, 5009**, 27900 (* = TS, ** = TD & RA1)

"Westwood Shared Internet components not installed" error: download the following file:
http://nyerguds.arsa...wolregister.zip
put it in the INTERNET folder of your TFD installation and run it there. If all goes well, you will
get two Windows message boxes telling you that "DLLRegistryServer succeeded" for a DLL file.
If you get one or more boxes informing you of a failure, you need to run as administrator.

Additional Stuff:

More addons, fixes and extras for your games can be found on Nyerguds' TFD Fixes Page:
http://nyerguds.arsa...ff/0_files.html

Lost your manual/cd case?
This utility will find your registry keys if you already have the games installed:
http://xwis.net/downloads/XWISC.exe

TFD fast launcher: No more waiting for logos to disappear on startup!
http://nyerguds.arsa...reelauncher.zip

Many thanks for these solutions go to: aaaaaaaaarrrgghh, Antares376, Apoc, Beowulf, CeloUK63, Cheesew1z, Chickendippers, Steve Childs, CommanderJustice, Cncforensven, Cypher, Dragonsbrethren, Elearen, Frankaz, Gamecraziness, greydark, hifi, Hipsu , Hottentottene, Hyper, JTBomb, killboy06, Kirouk, Koen, Komfr, Madrox8, Mattf121, Matze, Mensmans, Moonypond, nathancnc, Noodlesocks, Npsmith, Nucleus1639, Nyerguds, Ryanz0r, Scorpio9a, Silverblade, Olaf van der Spek, THeBaka, TRIGRHAPPY, Ttyler, VK, Wardeathfun, XEZON, Zimbio81.

Update Log:

  • Update: 07/05/2013 Updated broken links, removed sections that no longer apply.
  • Update: 30/12/2011 Added CCHyper's HyperPatch 0.2 for Tiberian Sun
  • Update: 11/12/2011 Added Windows 7 64bit black screen advice (DirectX SDK download) by CommanderJustice & Gentool by XEZON
  • Update: 07/03/2011 Cleaned up Common Problems, moved maps/mods tools to seperate thread
  • Update: 04/02/2011 Added ddraw.dll for C&C95/RA95 by hifi
  • Update: 29/01/2011 Added new DirectX 9 link for Vista/7 users (fixes some game errors).
  • Update: 13/09/2010 Added news about CnCNet V2 with support for RA & TS.
  • Update: 06/04/2010 Added fix for Generals/Zero Hour load crashes.
  • Update: 02/04/2010 Added better fix for scrambled colours by Dragonsbrethren
  • Update: 15/02/2010 Added new scrambled colours fix for RA1 by Gamecraziness & addional fix by Noodlesocks
  • Update: 28/11/2009 Cleaned up C&C95 Section, added clear help for wsock32.dll error, added TS video addon help
  • Update: 19/08/2009 Added Hyper's TS disruptor crash fix & C&C95 hotfix by Nyerguds
  • Update: 05/08/2009 Added Windows 7 fix for C&C1 & RA1
  • Update: 02/06/2009 Cleaned up many sections, added CnCNet
  • Update: 14/05/2009 Added TS/RA2/YR Launcher programs for use with online play when applying Scorpio's LAN patch
  • Update: 13/05/2009 Added FinalAlert/FinalSun Help & TFD Installshield Error Help
  • Update: 31/01/2009 Added new Zero Hour game hosting help by CeloUK63
  • Update: 02/01/2009 Added disable UAC in Vista help
  • Update: 20/12/2008 Added additional Generals/Zero Hour shell map fix
  • Update: 07/11/2008 Added additional RA2/YR FPS fix
  • Update: 04/11/2008 Added Link to TFD 1.03
  • Update: 14/10/2008 Added TS WaveClass fix/RA2 slow fps fix, also cleaned up "Thanks" section
  • Update: 13/10/2008 Added Nyerguds 1.06 patch, edited CRC errors & Display Problems
  • Update: 29/08/2008 Added patch 1.02 help, folder help & installing TFD guide
  • Update: 13/08/2008 Added Video hang help. Ubuntu with wine guide coming soon...
  • Update: 17/06/2008 Added worldbuilders cleanup guide and some other stuff
  • Update: 08/06/2008 Added new LAN fix by Scorpio for TS/RA2/Yuri's Revenge, also moved RA 3.03 back into game fixes with Scorpio/Nyerguds LAN fix. Also added new Renegade Vista help too (thanks to aaaaaaaaarrrgghh)
  • Update: 21/05/2008 Added cleaner separation and fixed the links to cncworld so you can read their download information
  • Update: 12/05/2008 Re-Written Common Problems to be game by game
  • Update: 06/03/2008 Moved Red Alert 3.03 patch help to Additional Stuff as it requires the IPX protocol (not needed for v2.0 as thipx32.dll file replacement redirects to TCP/IP)
  • Update: 22/02/2008 Added extra help on DirectX errors & Vista TFD Launcher Advice
  • Update: 14/12/2007 Added "Incorrect CD-ROM" errors help
  • Update: 10/11/2007 Slight update on Display Problems
  • Update: 08/10/2007 Added new fix by VK and new resolution fix by Komfr & Nyerguds for C&C95
  • Update: 31/08/2007 Updated download links to cncworld
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