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  1. they did work when i posted it but cheers
  2. fosterboy123

    Most favorite C&C unit

    oh man i love the gay "Yeh, okay, yeh, okay" pew pew pew pew pew pew mammoth tank is my fave unit tho
  3. ok just thought i would write a guide and help anyone out who had troubles like myself. 1) Install Red Alert 1 2) Download & Install the following patches Patch 1 (TFD Update, Just run the EXE) - http://www.cncnz.com/files/count/click.php?id=665 Patch 2 (3.03 RA Update, Extract to (Drive):\Program Files\EA Games\Command & Conquer The First Decade\Command & Conquer Red Alert ) - http://www.cncnz.com/files/count/click.php?id=29 Patch 3 (3.03 TFD Fix, Place the "bmap.vqp" & "THIPX32.DLL" files into the above dir, and overwrite the current DLL, then run the "tfd-ra303fix.exe") - http://www.cncnz.com/files/count/click.php?id=669 3) Next go into "My Network Places" in your start menu, and click "View network connections" on the left side. Right click your LAN connection and go to properties. 4) Click "Install..." then in the new window select "Protocol" in the next window select "NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol" Then click "Ok" 5) In the list above "Install..." on the first window again, click our new protocol and select properties. Ok now this is the part what im a little unsure on because i just messed with mine and it worked. but anyway heres how mine is set and hopefully yours will work if its set the same. 6) Leave "Internal Network Number" as "00000000", Change "Frame Type" to "Ethernet 802.3" and "Network Number" to "00000002". (I set this the same on every computer.) Also, Red Alert will not work well with LAN firewalls so disable it before you try and play. (Right click connection, Properties, Advanced, Firewall Settings, and then check "off".) 7) Repeat the above steps on each computer The reason you have to set up a new protocol is because Red Alert is such an old game that it uses old LAN communication methods that arent installed automatically on XP. The patches fix Incompatibility issues and also 3.03 makes the menu a lot better. Run Red Alert through the TFD menu, I find it a lot more stable and never get the "Insert CD" coming up that way. On another note, if anybody wants to share how to make the editor work please do it asks for the CD even if its in. Hope this helps
  4. Nvm thanks anyway guys. problem sorted. got it up and running on my 7 home computers now
  5. if this was the case then the official patch i just installed wouldnt have fixed it so i dont need the CD anymore would it?? anyway, if anyone is kind enough to help i have a new problem now, we cant see eachothers games or either player in the network lobby. cheers
  6. Hey guys, im new here as you can see, and i happened to google this site, im a massive fan of command and conquer red alert. its the best rts ive ever played and i always used to play playstation linkup years ago anyway, ive been trying to get my TFD version of Red Alert to work over LAN in my house, so i can kick some ass. Ive been researching a lot, and everything seems to be fine, ive installed 3.03 and the TFD fix, enabled IPX protocol on my network and now i can access the lobby, host or join games over my network. The problem is, i cannot play the game without having the TFD disc in, meaning that i cant install my original copy of TFD red alert on any of my other home computers and play LAN games. as far as i know there isnt a NO-CD that works for red alert in TFD either, every single one i try doesnt work, says the file size of my ra95 is different. or asks me to get files off my red alert disc which arent there because its the TFD version. Please help me out if you know of any resolution. cheers Steve