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Sonic

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  1. So I'll just leave this here. I'm here to announce a new C&C fansite, Command & Conquer 365. Who runs it? The Command & Conquer 365 team. My role on this new site has been nothing more than consulting and PR, offering advice on design and hosting. My role may change later, I haven't decided. But for now..... Relevant Links: Links Removed - Zee The site is still a work in progress.
  2. So who is opting in and taking the free upgrade to Windows 10 when it releases on the 29th of July?
  3. Command & Conquer 365 - New Fansite

    What so no help in promoting this new site from our colleagues at CNCNZ.com? I guess things really have changed.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. Updating / Moving CNCNZ.com

    Looks like major template errors. What's with the strange random Asian characters in the menu?
  7. Letting Go of CNCNZ.com

    Not sure how to respond that. What did I do wrong?
  8. Updating / Moving CNCNZ.com

    Yeah seems quicker. Activity page pops up much faster.
  9. 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).
  10. Updating / Moving CNCNZ.com

    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.
  11. Updating / Moving CNCNZ.com

    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.
  12. Updating / Moving CNCNZ.com

    Seems to lag when I click on http://forums.cncnz.com/discover/ Something to look into.
  13. Site Updates - A CNCNZ to-do list

    @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.
  14. 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 - ????
  15. 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.
  16. The ideal solution is that it all remains online and continues to function as it does now.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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....
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. Back in February, GVMERS posted a video that looked at what happened to the cancelled Tiberium FPS. Today, they have new Command & Conquer video that dives into the entire franchise. The Command & Conquer franchise helped shape the identity of RTS games during the 1990's and would influence the designs of countless similar strategy titles in later years. Even though the franchise ended with a whimper instead of a bang, it managed to create an indelible impact on the history of videogames. Join the team from GVMERS as they take a look at the rise and fall of Command & Conquer.
  23. CNCNZ.com 20th Anniversary

    CNCNZ.com reaches its 20th year online covering C&C games and the community. More details will be announced as the day gets closer.
  24. Wargaming.net becomes trigger-happy on YouTube

    I hear more and more stories about bull**** copyright claims on YouTube. The whole situation getting out of control. AngryJoe has made video about it in the past. Such as this one...
  25. Star Trek: Discovery

    A version of the trailer everyone can watch... So I'm guessing this Star Trek is set in the rebooted/alternate "Kelvin" timeline.
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