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'Error - unable to set video mode'

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Hi,

 

I just installed Red Alert 1 on my laptop (Windows 7 32-bit) using DosBox...Everything went smoothly except that when I try to actually run the game I get the following message;

 

'Error - unable to set video mode'

 

I have set RA95 compatibility to win95 and tried installing the 3.03patch off of this site but nothing works...

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks.

 

BTW the laptop is a Fujitsu Amilo Pro V3515. Only upgrade is a Crucial 128GB SSD.

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That specific error is just caused by the 640x400 resolution though. Open rasetup.exe and switch to 640x480.

 

Rather than using compatibility mode, though, I advise using cnc-ddraw.

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Windows 7 build-in drivers come wihout OpenGL. If you are trying to run it with DDraw and you are failing, You have to download it directly from the manufacturer.

 

But if you are running wihout ddraw, then get it and give a try.

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Well maybe you are playing at high resolution ,do this:

1. Go to ddraw.ini and find...

width-

heigth-

change the values to 0

 

2.find windowed mode and this it must be answered into false

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

If you still having problem... Go to redalert.ini

And find the...

resolution-

 

then change amount of it to 0

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Well maybe you are playing at high resolution ,do this:

1. Go to ddraw.ini and find...

width-

heigth-

change the values to 0

 

2.find windowed mode and this it must be answered into false

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

If you still having problem... Go to redalert.ini

And find the...

resolution-

 

then change amount of it to 0

 

I HOPE YOU'LL MADE IT!!! :)

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