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  1. NOTE: This topic has been recovered from the now closed official C&C Forums and reposted here on CNCNZ.com @Bibber has worked on some new launchers for all the games of The Ultimate Collection which fix some registry entries and let command-line parameters (e.g. -ui -win) pass through. Command-line parameters -game gen|genep1|cnc3|cnc3ep1|ra2|ra2ep1|ra3|ra3ep1 Launches the game directly instead of popping up the window for choosing. cnc3 = C&C 3 Tiberium Wars cnc3ep1 = C&C 3 Kane's Wrath gen = C&C Generals genep1 = C&C Generals Zero Hour ra2 = C&C Red Alert 2 ra2ep1 = C&C Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge ra3 = C&C Red Alert 3 ra3ep1 = C&C Red Alert 3 Uprising Download Primary Mirror: http://bibber.eu/downloads/cnc-ultimate-collection-launchers/ Alternate: http://files.cncnz.com/cnc-ultimate-collection-launchers.zip Notes If you don't know how to use parameters, please follow this link: http://www.ehow.com/....-shortcut.html The launchers are compatible with all locale versions of The Ultimate Collection. Please keep questions on how or where to install mods away from this thread as it is not the topic here!
  2. Time for new Desktop/Avatar/Sig thread I think. The other one was starting to stink. I'll start things off for November, reverted back to my old desktop after getting annoyed with that WindowBlinds theme. The pic below will also give you some hints at what I'm currently working on regarding the site as well 8)
  3. This thread takes over from the old What's in your Rig? that has been pinned at the top of the Hardware Discussion & Tech Support forum since about Feburary 2007. I thought it was time for new one, because in the past 5-6 years everyone must have either a new system or made some key upgrades. I'll kick things of. My current system specs... CASE: Cooler Master Centurion 590 CPU: Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo @ 3.0 GHz Cooling: Front/Rear 120mm fans, 140mm side fan, Stock Intel HSF. Motherboard: ASUS P5QL-E RAM: 4 GB GSkill DDR2800 Dual Channel Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti SDD: Adata Premier Pro SP900 256GB HDD: Western Digital 640 GB SATA2 ODD: LG DVD/RW with Lightscribe PSU: 500w Silverstone Display: ViewSonic VA2448/m 24" LED LCD (1920 x 1080 Widescreen) Keyboard/Mouse: Standard Dell Keyboard/Turtle Beach Grip 300 Gaming Mouse Speakers: Altec Lansing 2.1 OS: Windows 10 Home 64bit
  4. Sonic

    Easter Plans

    So who has big plans for the Easter break? I guess it means different things to different people. Chocolate eggs and hot cross buns for everyone
  5. NOTE: This was originally posted on the XWIS forums in September 2015 http://xwis.net/forums/index.php/topic/182360-cc-red-alert-2-windows-8-windows-10-fix/ and http://xwis.net/forums/index.php/topic/182482-cc-yuris-revenge-windows-8-windows-10-fix/ The following should fix the functionality of Red Alert 2 on Windows 8 and Windows 10. Please follow the instructions in this thread. Note that this fix should work with the Origin version of Red Alert 2 as well. Although the ALT+TAB functionality does not work. Red Alert 2 Download the files needed to apply the fix from this link http://cncftw.com/Data/2_Patches/Red_Alert_2-Windows_8_and_10_Fix.zip Install the compatibility database by opening it's folder and double clicking the file called "Double Click Me". Copy the game files from their folder (that is named "game files") into the folder that you installed your game in. Apply the compatibility settings to all of the .exe game files as shown in the image "compatibility settings". Try to run the game (ra2.exe). Yuri's Revenge The following should fix the functionality of Yuri's Revenge on Windows 8 and Windows 10. Please follow the instructions in this thread. Note that this fix should work with the Origin version of Yuri's Revenge as well. Although the ALT+TAB functionality does not work. Download the files needed to apply the fix from this link http://cncftw.com/Data/2_Patches/Yuri%27s_Revenge_Windows_8_and_10_Fix.zip Install the compatibility database by opening it's folder and double clicking the file called "Double Click Me". Copy the game files from their folder (that is named "game files") into the folder that you installed your game in. Apply the compatibility settings to all of the .exe game files as shown in the image "compatibility settings". Try to run the game (ra2md.exe).
  6. The location of your files are different for Windows 7/Vista and XP. Before searching for these file locations you may need to enable the Show Hidden Program or System Files settings. Windows 7/Vista users click here, Windows XP users click here for these instructions. WINDOW 7 & VISTA LOCATIONS A. There is a folder in your 'Documents' folder titled 'Red Alert 3' the path is C:\Users\LOGINNAME\Saved Games\Red Alert 3 Click your 'Start' button then click 'Documents' then click 'Saved Games' then click 'Red Alert 3 Uprising' This folder holds your -Profiles -Saved Games -Replays -Screenshots B. There is a folder in your Application Data 'Red Alert 3' the path is C:\Users\LOGINNAME\AppData\Roaming\Red Alert 3 Click your 'Start' button then click 'Documents' then click 'AppData' then clcick 'Roaming' then click 'Red Alert 3 Uprising' this folder holds your -User-Related Setting XP LOCATIONS A. There is a folder in your 'My Documents' titled 'Red Alert 3' the path is C:\Documents and Settings\LOGINNAME\My Documents\Red Alert 3 Click your 'Start' button in the Windows taskbar then click 'My Documents' then click 'Red Alert 3 Uprising' This folder holds your -Profiles -Saved Games -Replays -Screen shots B. There is a folder in your Application Data folder as well. the path is C:\Documents & Settings\LOGINNAME\Application Data\Red Alert 3 Click your 'Start' button in the Windows taskbar then click 'My Documents' then click 'Application Data' then click 'Red Alert 3 Uprising' This folder holds your -User Related Settings
  7. We haven't had a topic like this for while. So what is you're connection speed to the Internet? Go to http://www.speedtest.net/ and run the test, share the results. My VDSL Connection:
  8. So who is opting in and taking the free upgrade to Windows 10 when it releases on the 29th of July?
  9. So do you ever get songs stuck in your brain? You can't stop listening to them? Ever since seeing Logan earlier this month I can't stop listening to this one.... Just as well is a good song
  10. I wanted to write something to have my final goodbye and officially sign off as the webmaster, founder and lead administrator of CNCNZ.com. So I decided to write an article addressing stuff such as the closure announcement, change of ownership and my final thoughts. It is short, to the point and hopefully it answers everyone's questions. You can read the entire article right here. And with that I'm done. As I wrote just under a month ago. It has been an honor and privilege to serve as webmaster of this site but now its time to step aside. Long live Command & Conquer! Long live CNCNZ.com!
  11. As of this post I'm temporarily stepping down as the lead admin and webmaster of CNCNZ.com. This will be for an undetermined amount of time. There are things in real life that I have sort out and that means I can't devote any time to the site. After spending a lot of time rebuilding the forums and main site in recent months, the tank is empty. Motivation to continue is low. So I'm stepping away for awhile. CNCNZ.com will continue, it will not close down. I'm officially handing the reigns over @Nmenth and @Plokite_Wolf. So they will be in charge from today. I will still be checking in on the site and forums but I doubt I'll post or do anything. So this is not goodbye, just goodbye for now.
  12. Looks like major template errors. What's with the strange random Asian characters in the menu?
  13. Sonic

    Letting Go of CNCNZ.com

    Not sure how to respond that. What did I do wrong?
  14. Yeah seems quicker. Activity page pops up much faster.
  15. When I'm signed out they respond much faster. Signing back in was also slow. The solution will be there. It will some obscure forum setting or server setting.
  16. Accessing the activity page is still slow and lagging. Same thing happens when I try to view someone's profile. Everything else appears to be fine.
  17. Seems to lag when I click on http://forums.cncnz.com/discover/ Something to look into.
  18. @Zee Hypnotist has the final say. But the logo won't change. The new logo fits the current design. No. This is how the post editor is meant to work. It ensures correctly paragraphed posts. Stop think about the past and embrace what is new.
  19. After a lot of thought I've decided the time has come for CNCNZ.com to be retired. The Command & Conquer franchise appears to be dead and buried. EA are simply sitting on it, with no news of any plans for the future of the franchise. The bleak C&C future is not the only factor in my decision to close down the site. In past couple months many changes have taken place in my real life. These changes mean I can no longer devote time to keeping the site going. I've lost the passion and motivation to continue. Other factors are the financial costs. We have to pay for hosting. This money comes from my own personal bank account. Living expenses have increased for me in last month or so and that means something has to go. I have achieved many great things in my 19 years as the webmaster and founder of CNCNZ.com. When I started it all way back in 1997, I never imagined it lasting this long. I take pride that we managed to get to this point. I have made many friends and contacts over the years. Been rewarded with lots free merchandise, received trips to EA in Los Angeles. We have sent staff members to Westwood Studios in Las Vegas, others have been to Germany for C&C related events. Where ever C&C has been, CNCNZ.com has been there along side it. I will be closing the hosting account in the next couple of days. I don't know how the long the site will remain online for. So if there is anything you want to save now is the time. Its been a great run, I'm sad that it is ending. CNCNZ.com is and always will be a part of me. I want to personally thank all the current and past staff members who have contributed over the many years we have been online. As the saying goes. "All good things... must come to end". It has been an honor and privilege to serve as webmaster of the this site but now its time to retire. Goodbye to you all. Goodbye to CNCNZ.com. CNCNZ.com October 1997 - ????
  20. Expect an announcement soon from the new boss. It's someone who I wanted to take control years ago. He will pull it together like lego.
  21. The ideal solution is that it all remains online and continues to function as it does now.
  22. Hey guys. Firstly thanks for your support. It was difficult for me to write that post. The reality is I can't afford to pay for the hosting any more. I have more bills and rent that must come fist. With that said. I have read all the replies here and many PMs. I'm very sleepy as I reply to this. So give me chance to sleep on it. Someone else taking over the hosting seems to be the best option if you want the site to live on.
  23. Our forums have seen a lot of changes over the past month. Another of the long overdue changes is an improved ranking system. We have just set up this one. It still continuing with a military theme, but this time we have new look rank icons for each one. [Icon | Number | Rank Title | (Post Count)] 0 Recruit (0) 1 Private (25) 2 Private First Class (50) 3 Lance Corporal (75) 4 Specialist (100) 5 Corporal (130) 6 Staff Sergeant (160) 7 Sergeant First Class (190) 8 Master Sergeant (220) 9 First Sergeant (250) 10 Sergeant Major (300) 11 Command Sergeant Major (350) 12 Warrant Officer (400) 13 Chief Warrant Officer W-2 (450) 14 Chief Warrant Officer W-3 (500) [At 500 content items posted you will be able to set up your own custom member title] 15 Chief Warrant Officer W-4 (580) 16 Chief Warrant Officer W-5 (660) 17 Officer Candidate (740) 18 Second Lieutenant (820) 19 First Lieutenant (900) 20 Captain (1020) 21 Major (1140) 22 Lieutenant Colonel (1260) 23 Colonel (1380) [At 1500 content items posted you will be promoted to the Veteran Members Group] 24 Brigadier General (1500) 25 Major General (1700) 26 Lieutenant General (1900) 27 General (2100) 28 General of the Army (2300) 29 Commander-In-Chief (2500) Share your thoughts, comments and general feedback about our new ranking system here.
  24. The "R" rated Wolverine movie that people want see. Its simply called "Logan". Follows the Old Man Logan story from the comics..... Red Band trailer....
  25. To answer your questions.... C&C Music Monday posts will be done by @Plokite_Wolf for next couple of months. I just fixed the main site problems today, albeit with a temporary solution for now. The main page doesn't look as empty now though The domain is already renewed and paid for until June 2018. These are the last major things I'll be doing on the main site and forums for at least the next couple of months.
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