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How to install Red Alert 1 on Windows XP Vista 7 8 10 Linux MAC. 32 / 64bit

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Red Alert 1 Installer (RA1installer.exe) allows you to install / patch / repair Red Alert 1 on any modern operation system. All different language versions are supported (English/German/French).

 

 

Pick Your Operating System

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Optional Extras:

The Lost Files videos by Nyerguds (PS1 Expansion videos ported to PC):
The Lost Files v3 - English
The Lost Files v3 - German
The Lost Files v3 - French

Aftermath music + PS1 music:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/1sb1eohtm2ov0qv/reta-exp-music.zip

 

 

Instructions:

When you start RA1installer you will have the following options:

  • 1. Web Installation:
    This feature downloads the freeware ISO files directly from the official EA server(or mirrors) and installs em automatically (you don't need to have any games files, everything is included)
     
  • 2. CD Installation:
    Just insert the red alert CD, start the installer linked above (do not use the installer on the cds!), pick CD Installation and choose the drive
     
    You can also install the game via the freeware release files RedAlert1_AlliedDisc.rar/CD1_ALLIED_DISC.ISO and RedAlert1_SovietDisc.rar/CD2_SOVIET_DISC.ISO, just select Full CD Installation and browse to the folder that contains the files (you don't need to burn the files to a cd or mount them, RA1installer will take care of all that)
     
  • 3. Patch existing installation:
    Patches an existing installation (TUC, TFD, etc..)
    The installer will automatically find the installation folder for The Ultimate Collection/The First Decade/previous installation. If it doesn't find it or you want to patch a custom Red Alert installation then select the right folder as Destination Location.
    The Patch function will be disabled if the game wasn't found in the selected folder.

 

To all Norton/Symantec users, don't panic when you get the "WS-Reputation" alert, it is not a virus (it just means low reputation) get more info about it here:

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/06/25/how-to-bypass-symantecs-ws-reputation-1-system/
http://www.codeandweb.com/blog/2012/06/23/how-symantec-ruins-independent-developers

virustotal.com scan results: https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/73d88eaf3f9bad9886a2a0bffa8ed5014c6c8f92d153f09807ea4eb9f46bd4b9/analysis/1406994569/

 

Features:

  • Does a complete install with videos/music including no-CD patch
  • Adds High Resolution Patch (Full HD 1920x1080)
  • Installs the game in the language of your choice (English/German/French/Spanish)
  • Works on Windows XP Vista 7 8 10 32&64
  • Installs the Aftermath and Counterstrike expansions
  • Online Support with hundreds of players every evening (via CnCNet)
  • LAN support (via CnCNet)
  • Complete automatic Full Game Web-Installer
  • Adds CnC-ddraw (increases stability/Video stretching and more)
  • Adds Map Editors (edwin + raed)
  • Adds interior Theater fix (fixes invisible ore and bibs)
  • Patches the game to 3.03p-Iran
  • Adds optimized hotkeys including tutorial
  • Adds DDwrapper (like CnC-ddraw but faster)
  • Adds Configuration tool (from Iran/PortableRA)
  • Compatible with ARDA
  • Adds Red Alert Launcher
  • Adds Additional Campaigns

 

Youtube tutorial:

How to Install Red Alert 1 on windows 7 vista xp 32 and 64 bit - RA1 installer for CDs ISOs Tutorial

 

######### CREDITS #########

Iran: 3.03p-Iran, Config, Launcher..
hifi: cncnet, ddraw, patches..
tore: www.cnc-comm.com - Home of the RA1installer
Nyerguds: Various files and contributions
AlexB: Various ideas/files taken from his Arda project
bitpatch.com: ddwrapper
Understorm: IPX to UDP LAN patch
CChyper: Plenty of RA-code research and contributions to 3.03p-Iran
seven: Hotkeys
[CCG]epsilon: spend a lot time with me to create the Spanish language pack
Boris: Help with the Russian language pack (old)
Electronic Arts: for making Red Alert 1 freeware
ISTheme free Inno Setup Theme tool

 

The following people helped to translate the installer:

GiftS, Pichorra, Lovehandles, [CCG]epsilon, Traymen, PlokiteWolf

 

Custom Campaigns:

  • 23-Down: Deadly War
  • Andrew Griffin: Flame Dancers: Genesis

 

Older versions of the installer

RA1 installer 1.61 (9MB) English/German/French/Spanish
RA1 installer 2.10 (11MB) English/German(censored)/German(uncensored)/French/Spanish/Russian

 

German Title: Command and Conquer: Alarmstufe Rot ( Gegenangriff + Vergeltungsschlag )
French Title: Command and Conquer: Alerte Rouge ( Missions Taïga + Missions M.A.D. )

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Updated to 1.3:

 

Better Aftermath/counterstrike support

Map packs updated

added high resolution patch

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Nice!

 

very nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

 

Updated to 1.4:

 

added raed map editor

added interior Theater fix (fixes invisible ore and bibs)

added optimized hotkeys including tutorial

Map packs updated

settings file now checks for admin rights to avoid errors if started without required privileges

Readme now includes the complete FAQ from redalert95.tk

Readme and hotkey tutorial show now at the end of the install

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once more updated!

 

1.46:

Improved interior Theater fix

map packs updated

settings file can now request admin rights

 

Inspired by Nyerguds old 3.03 patcher i also started now to translate all of the installer messages to german (and i also stole the picture from his installer :D )

 

If anybody wanna assist translating the messages to other languages, please post em here (its just a few lines, see below)

 

Im looking for the following languages:

german french basque brazilianportuguese catalan czech danish dutch finnish hebrew hungarian italian japanese norwegian polish portuguese russian serbiancyrillic serbianlatin slovak slovenian spanish ukrainian

 

These lines need to get translated (do not translate "Red Alert", only the other words):

 

UPDATED... added a file with all strings to the first post .. translations.zip

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As requested in the chat, here is the Portuguese Portugal translation:

 

English => Portugal Portuguese

 

ERROR: Red Alert CD not found! Please select the right drive/folder! => ERRO: O CD de Red Alert não foi encontrado! Por favor selecione a Drive/Pasta correta!

 

Select the Red Alert CD => Selecione o CD de Red Alert

 

In which folder/drive is the Red Alert CD located? => Em qual Drive/Pasta está o CD de Red Alert?

 

Select the drive/folder in which the Red Alert CD is located: => Selecione a Drive/Pasta onde o CD de Red Alert está:

 

No-CD Patch/Full Installation => No-CD Patch/Instalação Completa

 

Hope it doesn't have any errors :S

Hope it helps you! :D

EDIT: Removed the extra C due to the new portuguese grammar

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As requested in the chat, here is the Portuguese Portugal translation:

 

English => Portugal Portuguese

...

 

thanks alot <3

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Flawless Danish translation:

 

ERROR: Red Alert CD not found! Please select the right drive/folder! - FEJL: Red Alert CD'en kan ikke findes! Vælg venligst det korrekte drev/mappe!

 

Select the Red Alert CD - Vælg Red Alert CD'en

 

In which folder/drive is the Red Alert CD located? - I hvilken mappe/drev befinder Red Alert CD'en sig?

 

Select the drive/folder in which the Red Alert CD is located: - Vælg drevet/mappen hvori Red Alert CD'en befinder sig:

 

No-CD Patch/Full Installation - No-CD Patch/Fuld Installation

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Flawless Danish translation:

 

....

 

Thanks!  :beer:

 

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[CCG] epsilon just translated it to spanish, here it is:

 

ERROR:CD de Red Alert no encontrado! Por favor seleccione el correcto drive/carpeta

 

Seleccione el CD de Red Alert

 

En que drive/carpeta esta el CD de Red Alert localizado?

 

Seleccione la drive/carpeta en que el CD de Red Alert este localizado:

 

Instalación completa

 

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thanks [CCG] epsilon  :)

 

We also started now working on a full game translation in spanish!

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as said before, me and [CCG]epsilon spend the last 2 days translating the FULL GAME (!!!) to spanish, the first test version is now done and can be downloaded on *link removed, translation is now included in the installer*

 

Some testers are needed now, as soon as its tested enough it will be added to the installer :)

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Updated to 1.60:

 

Spanish language pack added

Counterstrike/Aftermath can now also be installed to the HDD including no-cd patch

Map packs updated

Also its now possible to enable/disable the language and map packs

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>Strips all languages out of my C&C95 install to create 'lite' version

>Bloats own installer of Red Alert with language packs

 

:P

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>Strips all languages out of my C&C95 install to create 'lite' version

>Bloats own installer of Red Alert with language packs

 

:P

 

ok i will create an installer for the cnc95 cd's aswell  :dry:

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rofl. You'll need WinPack to pull that off. Not to mention, my patch literally replaces all files except update.mix :P

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Updated to 2.00

 

It now turns your old CD's into a PortableRA version with the new Config tool/Game Launcher etc..

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Updated to 3.00:

 

Added: Install via Web

This new feature downloads the freeware ISO files directly from the official EA server and installs em automaticly, no CD mounting or burning needed anymore

 

Added: Ultimate Collection and First Decade patcher

You can use it as a patcher for the Ultimate Collection and First Decade (turns it into a portableRA kind of installation)

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lol. I uploaded those isos, posted them on the EA C&C forum, and EA never minded them or deleted them. So, maybe not legal, but clearly 'allowed' by EA.

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Actually, judging from the stuff we discussed on the chat last time, I do think the legal status is: they don't mind ;)

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One Word: AWESOME. Well Honestly, I have red alert but the reason for downloading this is just my ARDA won't support Red Alert very well. I have a feeling this requires internet connetion too. I sure hope not.

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If you want to use it with arda make sure you enable the no-cd patch in the arda.ini, else it will fail to start :D I never tested the latest version with arda, only earlier versions :( Let me know if you can get it working

 

What you mean with "requires internet connetion" ?

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