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On some modern machines Red Alert crashes/freezes if Red Alert 1 isn't set to run on one CPU, but if this is in fact set for some people this causes the audio and movies to crack/lag. I think I found a solution by setting the game to run on one CPU and setting Windows 98 compatibility plus disabling desktop composition. This seems to work with cnc-ddraw on and off for me, but I'm not sure if this is also the case for other people.


This is what I like people to test. Try the following:


1. Download and unzip: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/21865790/PortableRA.zip

2. Run RedAlertLauncher.exe

3. Check if you crash in the main menu of the game.

4. Try playing a few games, see if you crash or not.


Once done testing, tell me whether you crashed or not plus the following:

1. Whether the crashes happen with CnC-DDraw turned on and whether they happen when it's off (you can turn CnC-DDraw on/off in the config tool under the 'Video Options' tab).

2. What operating system you are running and whether the operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit.

3. If you have a multi-core or single-core CPU.

4. If CnC-DDraw is on, whether they happen with OpenGL and/or GDI as renderer (this can be configured in the config tool too)


You can post your results here or on the chat at http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=cncnet

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