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  1. 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).
  2. 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!
  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. Greetings all.... I decided to log in here after 2 years away and see whats happening. I see nothing has really changed. I have changed though. I'm moving on in my life. I'm now engaged to a great girl. Saving to buy a house and enjoy life. Some travelling coming up to. I still enjoy gaming but nothing C&C takes my interest anymore. Anyway. Just a quick post to say hi. I might pop up every now and then.
  5. Sonic

    Against Rushes

    Anyone wanting to comment on The Hypnotist's article, Against Rushes - http://www.cncnz.com/features/articles/2005/2510/ - should post their comments here.
  6. Now here's something different, its a Command & Conquer Board Game. Created by Mathias Detzner, this fan made board game takes the battles from your computer screen to the table. The game itself will not be made available for retail sale. What we don't know is, will the game be made available to others in some form? Watch this video below to learn more. Command & Conquer Board Game is on Facebook, where you will also find a few more pictures of the how the game is set up.
  7. We recommend that all users on our forums use the free image hosting site called Imgur - http://imgur.com. Imgur is faster than likes of ImageShack, gives you better options for managing the images you upload. Plus it generates shorter URLs for each image. So add http://imgur.com to your we browser bookmarks/favourites. It's CNCNZ.com's image upload site of choice! Note: You may want to check the Imgur Tools at http://imgur.com/tools/, there is a Firefox addon there that can make uploading your images even faster.
  8. I had a topic like this that I started at the time of our last major from transition. As I've mentioned, I'm still tidying up and fixing colours around the forum theme. So I will keep a running list here of changes I make (from today). It's mostly for me so I don't loose track of what I'm working on. Also look out for another topic that I will be posting soon to highlight some of the cool new features we have on this version of IPS. There is all sorts of quirky little things that you may not have discovered yet Items Fixed/Changed/Added Fixed many of the blue link styles, removed underline formatting. Changed the emoticon icon in the chatbox, it's no longer the big ugly yellow icon. Unread content should now display as bold text. Made the small pagination in forum view (1 2 3 4 5 etc....) easier to read. They will highlight when you hover over the row. Fixed reputation point counter box. You should see a bit more separation in forum and topic view. Basically darkened the line the provides the separation. Fixed the C&C Profile Icons. You will have edit your profile and reselect your favorite game though. Added dark border to quoted text boxes. Change the tag colours to a lighter grey. Restored bottom banner ad. Moved "Leaderboard" and "Chatbox" menu links to "Browse" submenu. One small change to the how the Post Editor works when you press the ENTER key. It will now start a new paragraph as the default action. If you want to the cursor to move to the next line (as in not start a new paragraph) simple press SHIFT + ENTER. Fixed the Post Editor colours. Especially for the tag entry field. Text is now readable when you enter the name of a C&C game. All C&C games have been stored in the tag system. So just start typing a name of a C&C game and the correct one will pop up in drop down menu. Fixed colours for the small reputation counters on each post. Removed the white backgrounds from avatar images that have transparency. Fixed a bug that prevent user hovercards from displaying on certain text links. Made some layout changes to the main index. Member Stats, Forum Stats, Who's Online are now on the right sidebar. Added the Popular Contributors section to the right sidebar. New look rank system set up. More details here. Changed the colour of text in some areas from white to a shade of grey. Mostly on the main forum index and the text inside the Post Editor. To Do List New look for CNCNZ.com team badges. Current Bugs If you share a link to another topic or post in your current post a preview box will display, The box is mostly unreadable though. Until this can be fixed please click the "Your link has been automatically embedded. Display as a link instead" prompt that appears at the bottom of the Post Editor box.
  9. 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)
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    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
  11. 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
  12. 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:
  13. So who is opting in and taking the free upgrade to Windows 10 when it releases on the 29th of July?
  14. 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
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. Looks like major template errors. What's with the strange random Asian characters in the menu?
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    Letting Go of CNCNZ.com

    Not sure how to respond that. What did I do wrong?
  19. Yeah seems quicker. Activity page pops up much faster.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Seems to lag when I click on http://forums.cncnz.com/discover/ Something to look into.
  23. @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.
  24. 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 - ????
  25. 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.
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