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Jacen Solo

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  1. Whenever I want to play Red Alert 2 singleplayer (the campaign) even with bibber's fixed launchers, the game insists on launching Origin first, then only when origin is running can I play it. Is there any way to completely disconnect the link TUC games have with origin? It's so frustrating having to wait for Origin to start up cause I never have it running in the first place.


  2. CnCNet will work ontop of your existing installation. Our installers actually provide compatibility fixes anyway, but you can only play Skirmish and Online for Yuri's Revenge.

    So no Campaign fixes? :(

     

    I wanted to play the campaign and so I pasted the DwWnd dll into the game folder to fix the black screen. And it works. Kinda

     

    Every 10 seconds or so (I think, I didn't count) the game will freeze and stays that way until I alt-tab out and then back in. So it's still pretty much impossible to play. Anyway to fix this maybe?


  3. CnCNet will work ontop of your existing installation. Our installers actually provide compatibility fixes anyway, but you can only play Skirmish and Online for Yuri's Revenge.

    Awesome! Thanks :D

     

     

    And you shouldn't need the "run as administrator" if you just set your Origin install folder to somewhere outside of Program Files, so the games can write in their own game folder without needing rights elevation.

    Oh my gosh why did I only learn of this now!!!  :(

    Now I'll have to uninstall it and install it all over again...  :mad:


  4. So unrelated to CnCNet itself.

     

    I just downloaded Red Alert 2 again onto my new SSD. I have the Ultimate Collection on Origin

    Installs fine but when I actually launch the game, either RA2 or YR, I just get a blank screen with the music and the mouse pointer. If I click in the correct places I can hear the menus being opened, but obviously the game is unplayable.

    I remember solving this problem pretty easy the last time I played using some compatibility fix or the like, but it's been a long time and I no longer remember. So I would really appreciate it if some kind soul could help me out a bit :)

     

    Also, I was wondering whether I need the Ultimate Collection fixed launchers before I could start installing CnCNet? Or does CnCNet work regardless?

    And also is there a way to play the game without constantly requiring Origin? And for it not to give me a UAC warning everytime I start the game up? It's really annoying having to click "Yes" every single time...  :ranting:


  5. "Compact" means "rewrite the mixfile". You can only do it for mix archives. I believe you have to open the mix archive, then right-click in it and then press "compact", though.

     

    "open" it as in open launch xcc mixer, go to the directory where the XWIS RA2 is installed and find the mix files, and then double click on them? that extracts them...

    I'm either blind or really dumb cause I don't see an open...

    Actually give me an hour I'll get back home and try it on my laptop.

     

    Also I tried to just the disable blowfish.dll line in the .ini files under options but for the RA2 launchers all I get is a weird error saying: "TXT_PREPARECOM_FAILED" in a dialog box which title says: "TXT_SHORT_TITLE" and the usual FATAL string manager error for the YR launcher...


  6. I just checked and it turned out that iran already coded the blowfish stuff, add this to ra2md.ini under [Options]

     

    DisableBlowfishDLL=Yes

     

    Afterwards you need to open each and every mix file with XCC Mixer, then right click and compact to remove the encryption. It can be that there are .mix inside of .mix files, you will then need to extract them first and compact, then put them back into the other .mix

     

    This will only work for cncnet online games

     

    Wait so those this work for the ra2.ini as well? or only ra2md.ini?

    I kinda prefer RA2 to YR...  :ra2:  :P

     

    Will try this though and tell ya guys whether it works...


  7. The tool will force your to be logged in as an admin and then it registers the .dll file

     

    I made it cause some people try to run the game without admin rights and end up with this error

    Oh so it WILL require admin rights each time to even launch the game?

    Ah man...

     

     

    Well would you know the other tool's name or developer? ppm is really a rather large forum and I'm not exactly sure what to search for and the search isn't especially helpful either...

     

     

    Surely it can't be hard to run RA2 on a limited account windows 7 without getting Fatal String Manager errors and all that nonsense...

    Shouldn't there have been thousands of people over the years who would have tried this at one point and figured out a way eventually, right...?

     

    I've tried googling but the results are all bout how to play RA2 on win 7/8/10 (must have admin or you're screwed :mad:)

    or that red alert 2 is now free on Origin On The House (like we didn't know that already!!! :ranting:)


  8. There is a patch to remove the blowfish.dll dependecy for tiberian sun, this should also work for red alert 2. Not sure if anyone ported it yet, try to check www.ppmforums.com

    blowfish.dll is the file the game needs to register, that action requires admin rights

     

    You will also need to modify all the game files to remove the encryption using the XCC mix tools

     

    Is it this: http://funkyfr3sh.cncnet.org/files/TiberianSunDllFix.exe ?

     

    It seems to me that you made this... hehehe  XD

     

    I've found some success stories with it so am gonna give it a try... will report back soon!  :D

     

    No, this is something different, it needs admin rights

    Oh... So what does this do then?


  9. Well I assume he wouldn't go for cracks if he was so concerned about legality of installing it on a public computer in the first place :P

    hahaha!

    I know, I'm weird right! :P

     

    heres a tip for you consider your self lucky... for any one having admin issues, downloading vmware and download a virtual copy of windows. install ra2/YR inside there play from there.

     

    Well when I last checked vmwares require admin rights to install in the first place let alone a virtual copy of windows on a lab computer in a school...  :S


  10. There is a patch to remove the blowfish.dll dependecy for tiberian sun, this should also work for red alert 2. Not sure if anyone ported it yet, try to check www.ppmforums.com

    blowfish.dll is the file the game needs to register, that action requires admin rights

     

    You will also need to modify all the game files to remove the encryption using the XCC mix tools

     

    Is it this: http://funkyfr3sh.cncnet.org/files/TiberianSunDllFix.exe ?

     

    It seems to me that you made this... hehehe  XD

     

    I've found some success stories with it so am gonna give it a try... will report back soon!  :D


  11. Still won't get rid of the Origin requirement of the Origin version though.

    Yep!  :D

    But like I said I realised that almost immediately after I first posted this thread...

    So I'm trying now with the XWIS version of RA2... That works fine, but still requires Admin privileges to run properly which I cannot do...


  12. You're not worried about pirating, but at the same time you're worried about terms and agreements? I don't get it. :P

     

    Hehe gotta obey some rules!  XD

     

    But yes Nyerguds is right I can't install the Origin version... It can't run on computers with limited accounts...

     

    So I figured I would use the XWIS version, where you just need a key for online play...

     

    But now I have the obvious problem of trying to run the game without all the Admin privileges needed to fix all the String Manager errors and the black screens and lag and all that...

     

    Is there any way of fixing those problems without having an admin account?


  13. Um. The "On The House" thing gets linked to an Origin account. So once you got it on your account it doesn't matter where you install it; you'll need your Origin login to play it anyway.

     

    Yes I realised this just bout a minute after I posted this thread...  :dry:

     

    But it will only be used for LAN play between friends...

    Is that okay?

    or is it still grey?


  14. I've been wondering...

     

    I want to install RA2 on my uni computer lab server cause I've got bored of CS and don't know whether the On The House freeness would still apply...

     

    I mean if it never appeared On The House I would have pirated it anyway but now I'm wondering if I were to download RA2 and install it on the server would it be breaking some terms of agreement or something?

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