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  1. Getting CNC TFD to run on Windows 10 is remarkably simple, thanks to CCHyper, nathancnc & Nyerguds. I've replicated this on multiple machines with brand new windows installs. I hope it helps someone. Summary: 1. Enable Legacy Components (DirectPlay) in Windows 10. 2. Install CNCTFD. 3. Patch using tfd-103-rev4.exe from cncnz.com 4. Create options.ini files with correct contents in correct directories 5. Play CNC ### Notes: This guide will get you playing Generals and Generals Zero Hour. I haven't tried the others. There is another comprehensive guide to CNCTFD here: https://cncnz.com/features/technical-support-help-guides/fully-updating-the-first-decade/ however my guide is specifically CNCTFD on Windows 10 (Generals and Zero Hour). NO other files required. No old directx installs. No trying to sign and install secdrv.sys. No other packages. No VMs. I am a bit slow, have been trying to get this working for a few years on and off. Spent way to much time, but hoping it helps someone else! I've tried to step through as if you know very little, so that anyone who wants to play their classic CNCTFD set on Windows 10 can play regardless of technical ability. This means for example rather than just saying "create an options.ini file" which in many cases would end up with "options.ini.txt" I've included a cut-and-paste option into a command prompt with step by step instructions on how to open the command prompt, rather than assuming someone knows how to create a .ini file. ### Firstly, click on the start menu and start typing "Turn Windows" and open the "Turn Windows features on or off". In the Windows Features window, select "Legacy Components" and click ok, allowing Windows to install the features. From your C&C TFD DVD, start the installation process (Autorun from the DVD) Enter your CNCTFD Key, Next CUSTOM INSTALL, Next. Change directory to c:\games\cnctfd, Next Install all programs, Next Type in all keys. Next Click install... wait... Finish. Register Later Install unofficial patch from here: https://cncnz.com/hosted-projects/command-patch/the-first-decade-unofficial-patch/ Double click tfd-103-rev4.exe. You will get a warning about a possible virus. There is plenty of talk on the forums about this. I'm installing CNCTFD for Generals and Generals Zero Hour so I don't need to worry about it. On the blue cmd.exe screen, once finished, press any key and it will close. You can then install CnCNet or not. If you choose to install it then the CnCNet installer will start. I won't cover that here. The icon on your desktop will have changed now slightly to a large X. Double click to open the launcher. Click CnC Generals. *** You will get a spinning wheel, then back to the launcher. THIS IS GOOD. *** Now click on CnC Generals Zero Hour. *** You will get a spinning wheel, then back to the launcher. THIS IS GOOD. *** CLOSE THE LAUNCHER by clicking QUIT. There are now two new directories in your users Documents directory. In my case it is C:\Users\User\Documents Your computer will probably be different, swapping USER for your particular username. So it could be C:\Users\MickyMouse\Documents The two new directories are: C:\Users\User\Documents\Command and Conquer Generals Data C:\Users\User\Documents\Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data You need to create a new file called options.ini, and place it inside each of these directories. It can't be options.ini.txt or options.txt. It needs to be options.ini You can do this on the command line. If you don't know how to open a cmd prompt: Click start and start typing "cmd". Once you see Command Prompt, press enter. Copy the following line and paste it into the cmd prompt. The strange looking characters are newlines. They are not an error. echo AntiAliasing = 2◙BuildingOcclusion = yes◙CampaignDifficulty = 0◙DrawScrollAnchor = yes◙DynamicLOD = no◙ExtraAnimations = yes◙GameSpyIPAddress =◙Gamma = 50◙HeatEffects = yes◙IPAddress =◙IdealStaticGameLOD = Low◙LanguageFilter = false◙MaxParticleCount = 5000◙MoveScrollAnchor = ◙MusicVolume = 50◙Resolution = 1920 1200◙Retaliation = yes◙SFX3DVolume = 72◙SFXVolume = 64◙ScrollFactor = 145◙SendDelay = no◙ShowSoftWaterEdge = yes◙ShowTrees = yes◙StaticGameLOD = Custom◙TextureReduction = 0◙UseAlternateMouse = yes◙UseCloudMap = yes◙UseDoubleClickAttackMove = no◙UseLightMap = yes◙UseShadowDecals = yes◙UseShadowVolumes = yes◙VoiceVolume = 78◙ > "%userprofile%\Documents\Command and Conquer Generals Data\options.ini" & copy "%userprofile%\Documents\Command and Conquer Generals Data\options.ini" "%userprofile%\Documents\Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data\options.ini" This will create a new options.ini with the required settings and copy to both locations. Close the command prompt. Open a new windows explorer window (Windows + E) and navigate to documents --> Command and Conquer Generals Data. It should now contain a file "options.ini" or just "options" with a cog icon. Double click and it should contain the following text (NOT including the starts **** at the beginning and end). ******************************* AntiAliasing = 2 BuildingOcclusion = yes CampaignDifficulty = 0 DrawScrollAnchor = yes DynamicLOD = no ExtraAnimations = yes GameSpyIPAddress = Gamma = 50 HeatEffects = yes IPAddress = IdealStaticGameLOD = Low LanguageFilter = false MaxParticleCount = 5000 MoveScrollAnchor = MusicVolume = 50 Resolution = 1920 1200 Retaliation = yes SFX3DVolume = 72 SFXVolume = 64 ScrollFactor = 145 SendDelay = no ShowSoftWaterEdge = yes ShowTrees = yes StaticGameLOD = Custom TextureReduction = 0 UseAlternateMouse = yes UseCloudMap = yes UseDoubleClickAttackMove = no UseLightMap = yes UseShadowDecals = yes UseShadowVolumes = yes VoiceVolume = 78 ****************************** Make sure you set the Resolution = to the resolution of your screen. Mine is 1920 1200 but yours may be different. Don't change anything else. Once you have changed this, click file --> save and repeat the process for the options file inside of Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data. Close all your windows and happy playing. I DID NOT need to change compatibility settings or run as administrator. No direct X install, or downloading of other files. All you need is the amazing patch that is provided on cncnz.com (huge thankyou to the authors and website). If this guide hasn't worked for you, please start from the beginning and don't skip any steps. Also you may need to have a clean install of windows 10, I don't know what you have already done or installed. Try uninstalling CNCTFD before you start the guide.
  2. Some of you who have the original 2000/2001 discs of Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge may have noticed that the setup executable refuses to run on Windows 10 (at least the 64-bit version). I have attempted to go around it, which involves some registry file fiddling and manual file extraction, and it seems to work as far as installation goes, but I still can't get the games to work. Please note that the registry files have my own directory set because I didn't have the time to seek out and test how to do the CurrentFolder method. The procedure does tell you how to change that. With that said, here's a copy of my post from CnC-Comm: Please tell me where things are going wrong and how to set up the games themselves. A hint may lie in this link, but it may not work for you: http://cnc-comm.com/community/index.php?topic=4296.msg31975#msg31975
  3. 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).
  4. hello, i'm Jaap Daniels...ever since i reinstalled windows 10 pro (x64) on this pc, everything just like i think i left it before.the patch will give me the same error: "cannot install this program, a required file is missing." i followed the guide to the letter, everything seems to be installed but no matter what game of my ultimate collection (origin pack) i install the error keep popping up, and i can't continue. i also have no clue on what file it might be since each game runs sort of (mouse is buggy at best in some of the classics).is there a way to trigger debugger or log file? maybe then i can see what is going wrong.i tried already AUC turned off, anti-virus and firewall off (bitdefender total security), and windows xp/7 mode...nothing helps nor will redownload do.i'm mostly interested in general & zero hour... thank you for reading, please help me out.
  5. 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!!!
  6. I am currently running Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) and am considering upgrading to Windows 10 within the next month. I have read conflicting information on various sites about whether Command and Conquer Generals will run on Windows 10. I have the original (UK) C&C Generals disks, manual and serial number. The game is patched to version 1.08 which I believe is the latest (and last) patch for Generals. I don't have Zero Hour. I am able to play the game fine on Windows 7 thanks to information I've read about changing the 'options.ini' file and manually starting/stopping driver secdrv.sys used by Macrovision's SafeDisc copy protection scheme. I should point out that I've only played solo play games up until now. Once I've upgraded to Windows 10, will Generals still work? If not, what do I need to do to continue playing this awesome game? Following on from this, assuming Generals can be made to work on Windows 10, will the Generals WorldBuilder also work? Many thanks in advance for your help. Mark
  7. I can't install any cnc games in windows 10 possibly due to DRM management. I'm considering buying command & conquer the ultimate collection. Has anyone downloaded this and using successfully in windows 10
  8. Microsoft have announced that Windows 10 will be released late next month on the 29th of July. If you have Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade for free at any time for the next year from the release date. More: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/01/hello-world-windows-10-available-on-july-29/ You can reserve your free upgrade from today by clicking on the small Windows icon located at the right end of the taskbar. It should look like this. Learn how to reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10 http://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/windows/windows-10-upgrade?OCID=win10_null_vanity_win10upgrade