Jump to content

CnCNet Forums

Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Sign in to follow this  
popeye

Red Alert on Windows 7?

Recommended Posts

Hey I recently wanted to get back into RA and found the 3.03 full RA+ patch thing (which sounded good) however after attempting to install Westwood Internet, the game tells me there are unexpected registry problems and it won't let me do anything after that.

Anyone know how to get this gem of a game to work properly on Win 7?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My friend has a similar problem. But right now it's late and I need to go to bed. I will assist you tomorrow. Good night. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can try downloading this, it could save you some trouble. :)

That's what I meant at the start of my post when I said "I recently wanted to get back into RA and found the 3.03 full RA+ patch thing (which sounded good)". It installs it all, then when I go to run RA95 it attempts to install Westwood Online (their internet service thing like Battlenet) and if I say no I get an error saying "failed to install" and the game doesn't run. If I hit YES, then it says "unexpected registry error" > "failed to install Westwood online" and the game doesn't run.

Tried different install options, tried compatibility modes etc... But nothing seems to work.

 

Meh. Until it offers a good way to integrate the vids, I'm not using FullRA+.

Do you have a version  you use that works with windows 7? I don't specifically need the fullRA+ 3.03 one, I just wanted to play the game and it said it made the game playable on vista (old games that solve the vista issue often work on Win 7 too)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes, the TFD version.

 

[edit]

 

Oh wait... now I see what your are talking about. You can skip the installation attempt of these Internet Components completely by replacing the file "RA95.LCF" in the game folder by the included "_RA95.LCF".

 

If you already have one of the later games (TS or RA2) installed, you already got these components anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AH ok, thanks, that solved the issue and now it runs properly >.< I remember hearing about this for C&C but google couldn't help me out with RA >.<.

 

So basically what I did (for others in the same situation) was just deleted the RA95.LCF and renamed the _RA95.LCF to RA95.LCF in the .../westwood/ra folder

 

Thanks for that Nyerguds :D mucho <3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can try downloading this, it could save you some trouble. :)

That's what I meant at the start of my post when I said "I recently wanted to get back into RA and found the 3.03 full RA+ patch thing (which sounded good)".

 

You confused me by saying patch, FullRA+ 3.03 is a NoCD distribution of the game with the 3.03 patch added in. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah yeah, I can see how that could have happened. Sorry about the poor choice in wording

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes. You can get it off the downloads section of this site (works just fine for me).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can skip the installation attempt of these Internet Components completely by replacing the file "RA95.LCF" in the game folder by the included "_RA95.LCF".

This solved my problem I was having for ages.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry to bump an old thread, but this is the thread that helped me install Red Alert on Windows 7.  I have the 64 bit version of Windows 7 and the color on Red Alert is a bit messed up. It's still quite playable but still annoying.  Does anyone know anyway to fix this?

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there is a way to fix the messed up colours on windows 7 of course make sure you use the Red Alert 64bit version

here is a link to the topic http://www.cnc-comm.com/community/index.php?topic=711.0

(i think you have to update RA to the newest patch 3.03)

 

@Tore it would be good if you sticked that topic, even better if it was sticked and moved to the repain bay!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, that worked great!  Do you know by any chance if there's a way to keep it from freezing every few games (causing me to have to restart my computer)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...