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  1. As some of you may have already noticed, a recent Origin update apparently changed the client's way of operation, which among else rendered Bibber's fixed launchers for The Ultimate Collection useless. This means that other community fixes, parameters and mods won't work with these versions of C&C games. There is currently no solution to this problem, but we will keep you posted once there is.
  2. Community member and veteran modder @Bibber has released a new version (1.19) of his fixed launchers for Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection to potentially bypass the changes to the Origin client made in a recent update which broke compatibility with the old version. You can download the new launchers here. Don't forget to check our full guide on how to properly install and patch games from The Ultimate Collection. Thanks to @mrtnptrs for the news tip!
  3. The team at Mighty Ape have a great deal for Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection on today's Daily Deals for fans in New Zealand. Until 12PM tomorrow, or while stocks last, you can get a copy for just $19, the regular price is $49.99. Now that's a massive saving for the entire Command & Conquer franchise in one box! And remember Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection contains codes to download all of the games via Origin. There is no disc.
  4. So I'd like to start off with: I love this series, It was my introduction to video games at the age of 5. So as a fan of this franchise I play lots of it. I'd like to address my problem with skirmish maps not showing up in the single player skirmish map list (The ones I have installed.) Now I have read posts on this forum about going in to User/username/appdata/roaming/redalert3uprising so on and so forth(yes I enabled show hidden files) And followed the steps there and I cannot figure out what my problem is. At first I thought I had to take the map folder out of its extraction folder (The one that’s empty except for the file containing the map and its various accompanying files.) into the maps folder I had to manually add into the RA3 Uprising. The folder contained only one folder a profiles folder. I've restarted my computer, added just the map files in the map folder, put the un-extracted zip files in the map files in the map folder and then extracted them there. Please note that I have: Windows 10, and The Ultimate Collection version Furthermore The Base game Red Alert 3 likes to prompt me a registration key as the Splash screen shows up before starting the game, then asks to re-confirm the key, except it does it over and over and over again when I click done. The key is already in the box when it asks for it. I don't know if this is a customer service issue or what. I will tell you however; I'm pretty irritated with my ignorance on this issue and not being able to fix it. Please if anyone has any information or help on this please PLEASE help me out here!!!
  5. EA has put its Origin catalogue on discount for the Winter sale as well. This, of course, goes for C&C games, which are 50% off individually and 75% off for The Ultimate Collection. Now is your chance to get that game you're missing, or gift it to someone for Christmas. These are the prices for Europe: C&C 3: Tiberium Wars - €2,49 C&C 3: Kane's Wrath - €2,49 C&C: Red Alert 3 - €4,99 C&C: Red Alert 3 - Uprising - €4,99 C&C 4: Tiberian Twilight - €4,99 C&C: The Ultimate Collection - €7,49
  6. EA has put its Origin catalogue on discount for the Black Friday sale. This, of course, goes for C&C games, which are 50% off individually and 75% off for The Ultimate Collection. Now is your chance to get that game you're missing. These are the prices for Europe: C&C 3: Kane's Wrath - €2,49 C&C: Red Alert 3 - €4,99 C&C: Red Alert 3 - Uprising - €4,99 C&C 4: Tiberian Twilight - €4,99 C&C: The Ultimate Collection - €7,49 At the time of writing, C&C 3: Tiberium Wars did not have a visible entry on Origin for Europe for some reason.
  7. For today, and today only, the team at Mighty Ape have a great deal for Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection on today's Daily Deals for fans in New Zealand. Until 12PM tomorrow you can buy a copy for just $20, the usual price is $49.99. That's a massive saving for the entire Command & Conquer franchise in one box! This deal expires 12PM on Wednesday or while stocks last. And remember Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection contains codes to download all of the games via Origin. There is no disc.
  8. Bibber's fixed launchers for The Ultimate Collection have been updated to version 1.16 recently. This new version was created to fix the "double-instance" issue that happened when using the C&C:Online launcher. Click here to download the new version.
  9. 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://www.mediafire.com/download/90vim467hv70dx7/cnctuc_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!
  10. 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: 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
  11. For the Command & Conquer fans in the USA, grab that last minute Christmas gift for yourself or your friends, because Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection is only $4.99USD right now Amazon. A tremendous deal but it's only available only to customers located in the USA and who have a U.S. billing address. Follow this link to order your copy.
  12. Origin has started their "Black Friday" Mega Sale and Command & Conquer games have been reduced in price. Up to 75% off! Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection is a real bargain in this sale. Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight - $12.49 Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 - $12.49 Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising - $12.49 Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath - $9.99 Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars - $7.49 Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection - $12.49 All prices shown here are in New Zealand dollars, prices will vary depending on your location. Click here for the list of Command & Conquer games or check out the full sale.
  13. Despite the marketing, the updated versions of the C&C games in Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection aren't 100% fixed and still cause problems when they are installed on modern operating systems like Windows 7, Windows Vista and possibly Windows 8. With this in mind, Bibber has made his own custom fixed launcher programs for Generals and Zero Hour, Tiberium Wars and Kane's Wrath, Red Alert 3 and Uprising, as well as Tiberian Twilight. These new launchers fix some registry entries and let command-line parameters (e.g. -ui -win) pass through. http://i.imgur.com/iUKZv.jpg If you want try these custom fixed launchers you can download them from this thread on the Official C&C Forums. They have been tested with the English (US) version of Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection.
  14. If you're a Command & Conquer fan in New Zealand, the team at Mighty Ape have a great deal for Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection on today's Daily Deals. Until 12PM tomorrow you can buy a copy for just $22.49, the regular price is $49.99. That's a tremendous price for the entire Command & Conquer franchise in one box! Get in quick, as mentioned, this deal expires 12PM tomorrow or while stocks last. Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection contains codes to download all games. There is no disc.
  15. All Command & Conquer games on Origin have been reduced in price by 70% in the recently started Player Appreciation Sale. Some real bargains here. Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight - $7.49 Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 - $7.49 Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising - $7.49 Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath - $5.99 Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars - $4.49 Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection - $34.99 (Not part of sale) All prices shown here are in New Zealand dollars, prices will vary depending on your location. Click here for the list of Command & Conquer games or check out the full sale.
  16. The CNC Minecraft team has announced its one year anniversary contest. Your goal is to build anything related to the Command & Conquer series such as buildings or vehicles on the provided starter map for Minecraft. The main prize up for grabs is all 17 Command & Conquer games! Click here for the contest page that explains the rules and how to submit your entry.
  17. It has been confirmed via the Official C&C Twitter page that people who purchased Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection will receive prioritized access to the Command & Conquer - Free to Play beta. This important beta test is scheduled to start in the first half of this year. So your Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection download code that you used to gain access to all of the games in the collection on Origin is your ticket to be involved in the Command & Conquer - Free to Play beta. Click here for the original post.
  18. We're running a caption contest! Its the second one as part of the CNCNZ.com 15th Anniversary. And yes we had to cross promote it with Command & Conquer Legos. The video below explains more. Here are the three images you can choose from. ' rel='lightbox'>http://i.imgur.com/iK8py.jpg ' rel='lightbox'>http://i.imgur.com/WQ98m.jpg ' rel='lightbox'>http://i.imgur.com/4MnIv.jpg To submit your caption, either reply in this news post comment thread, or if you'd like to keep your entry secret until the end of the competition, send me a private message, or email me at zeehypnotist@cncnz.com. You can submit one caption per picture. Please clarify the picture you are submitting for in your message! You have until November 13th to submit your captions. On the 13th, I will decide the winners of the contest, and arrange code delivery. Good luck!
  19. The winning entries in our 15th Anniversary Contest have been selected. The lucky people shown below will be receiving a download code for Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection courtesy of CNCNZ.com and our friends at EA. On the left is AZ-Stalker's entry, displaying our logo in front of a monument that somehow resembles an Obelisk of Light. While on the right is one from flashknight33, showing our logo on a vehicle that you wouldn't really take into battle. ' rel='lightbox'>http://i.imgur.com/LFAtg.jpg ' rel='lightbox'>http://i.imgur.com/haPS6.jpg AZ-Stalker (left) flashknight33 (right) Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter. The winners have been notified via a private message on our forums. We still have 3 more Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection downloads codes to give away, look out for details about our second contest that will be be posted very soon.
  20. CNCNZ.com is turning 15 years old and thanks to the friendly folks at EA the presents for our birthday are going to you. To mark the milestone achievement of us reaching our 15th year on line covering the Command & Conquer community we are giving away some download codes for Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection. We will be having two separate contests. For the first contest you will need to be creative! The basic idea is simple. We want you to download and print a copy of the official CNCNZ.com logo and place it in the most interesting public real life location you can think of, you will then need to take a photo of this and submit it as your entry. The 2 most creative, funny or entries that simply impress us the most will score a download code for Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection. We do ask that you keep it clean and please don't break any laws that may get you in trouble! If you include yourself in the photo and somehow keep a Command & Conquer theme going you will go along way to winning. Halloween is coming up so there is another idea you could explore. Obviously you will need access to a printer and camera. There are a few simple rules and guidelines for this contest.... You must not edit or add to the CNCNZ.com logo image in any way shape or form Download the logo right here. Its sized to print on an A4 page Only 1 entry per person Remember, keep it clean. No offensive submissions will be accepted When your ready to submit your entry just post it as a reply in this news thread on our forums The contest closes Monday 5th November 2012 So good luck, its time to get creative and win the Ultimate Collection of Command & Conquer games! Information about our second contest will be posted at a later date.
  21. Here at CNCNZ.com we are giving away copies of Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection in our unique 15th Anniversary Contest. Plus we have a second contest starting shortly after the current one closes on Monday. So you can try and win a download code here or check out what other sites in the C&C community are doing..... XWIS Like their Facebook page and Share the link to win a free download code CNC Minecraft Like their Facebook page and Share the link to win a free download code If you know of any other Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection contests happening around the C&C community let us know and we will add them to the list.
  22. This was briefly mentioned on our Facebook page earlier this week. CNCNZ.com celebrates its 15th anniversary in the next couple days. And we have a few download codes for Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection to give away thanks to our friends at EA. We will be running 2 contests. You will have to get your thinking caps on and get a little creative for them. Zee Hypnotist is preparing a video for one them so that will keep you guessing. The specific contest details for the first contest will be posted on Friday. So keep it locked on our main site for details about how you can score yourself a free download code for Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection!
  23. With The Ultimate Collection having been available for a couple of weeks now there is most likely an influx of new players wanting to play the classic Command & Conquer games online. Thanks to XWIS you can still play these games and go head to head with other C&C fans in Tiberian Sun, Red Alert 2 and more! And just recently a video tutorial has been posted to help you get started. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skqrU9CmDAg For more detailed information, check out this thread in the XWIS Forums.
  24. Its hard to believe that its October already. And just to remind you all, Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection releases this week. It will be available for purchase via Origin from the 2nd of October. Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection includes 17 Command & Conquer titles, a 20 song music compilation, exclusive commemorative art (US only) and early access to Command & Conquer - Free to Play. You can find out all the details about Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection in our Games section. To check what purchasing options are available for you in your region of the world visit the Origin store and search for "Command & Conquer".
  25. A new trailer for Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection has been made available. Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection includes 17 Command & Conquer titles, a 20 song music compilation, exclusive commemorative art (US only) and early access to Command & Conquer - Free to Play. Check out the new trailer below. And don't forget that Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection has now been released and can be purchased via Origin. A very handy guide to playing some of the classics like Red Alert 2 and Tiberian Sun via XWIS has been posted on the Official C&C Site as well.
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