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Can you mod the cncnet version of the game with rules.ini?


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I'm making a video about modding Red Alert, and I want to use the rules.ini file to mod the game. The version of the game I have couldn't be detected by bandicam or fraps, and every effort to force the game to run in windowed mode failed. I downloaded cncnet's version of the game, having been told that it could be recorded more easily. I know the mods I made work for my old version of the game (CnC first decade) and was wondering whether it would work for this version? Any advice on recording would also be greatly appreciated. I have footage of the game I took several months ago with bandicam, so I know it's possible, but bandicam doesn't detect it anymore. I recently updated my video drivers, could this be the problem?

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Your rules.ini file will work fine if you play via the original game interface, if you like to play via the cncnet client too then you'll have to make a copy of your rules.ini file and rename it to spawn.xdp.

 

Recording should be easy, most of the recording tools support OpenGL, the cncnet versions allows you to switch the renderer to OpenGL via the config program (default is GDI)

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Google it / wiki it. It's really not hard to do.

https://www.google.com/search?q=GDI --> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Device_Interface

 

The Graphics Device Interface (GDI) is a Microsoft Windows application programming interface and core operating system component responsible for representing graphical objects and transmitting them to output devices such as monitors and printers.

 

GDI is responsible for tasks such as drawing lines and curves, rendering fonts and handling palettes.

All of the stuff you asked about are basically "systems to draw graphics on the screen". GDI is the default Windows system one, DirectDraw is one of the early versions of DirectX more or less, and OpenGL is... uh, just another graphics library, really, lol.

 

C&C games use the old DirecDraw because they happen to be that old themselves, and the various graphics fixes available basically replace that by something better, because DirectDraw has some serious problems on newer systems.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectDraw

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenGL

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