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stix1845

Modifying Rules.ini

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Hi,

 

I'm trying to modify the rules.ini for RA1. I have downloaded the file, made the changes (triple checked spelling, etc), and moved the Rules.ini file into the Command & Conquer Red Alert folder in the C drive. However, every time I try to start the game, the changes don't take effect.

 

I'm playing in the multiplayer skirmishes.

 

Please help. I'm not much of a computer person, but I don't understand what I'm doing wrong.

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for cncnet multiplayer / skirmish you'll need to rename the file to spawn.xdp

 

I've done this but it's still not changing?

 

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for cncnet multiplayer / skirmish you'll need to rename the file to spawn.xdp

 

I've done this but it's still not changing?

 

Make sure the file is really named spawn.xdp and NOT spawn.xdp.ini, because windows hides the extension by default and doesn't allow you to change it

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for cncnet multiplayer / skirmish you'll need to rename the file to spawn.xdp

 

I've done this but it's still not changing?

 

Make sure the file is really named spawn.xdp and NOT spawn.xdp.ini, because windows hides the extension by default and doesn't allow you to change it

 

I've managed to get it work! Thank you.

 

I have another question.. I've realised they're only 2 soviet sides now, how do I switch a country from allied to soviet?

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as far as i know, countries are hardcoded. Thus you cannot change a counter to allied or soviet unless you modify the game.exe code.

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as far as i know, countries are hardcoded. Thus you cannot change a counter to allied or soviet unless you modify the game.exe code.

Add this to the map file and select germany:

 

[Germany]

Country=2 ; play as Russian country

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for cncnet multiplayer / skirmish you'll need to rename the file to spawn.xdp

 

I've done this but it's still not changing?

 

Make sure the file is really named spawn.xdp and NOT spawn.xdp.ini, because windows hides the extension by default and doesn't allow you to change it

 

I've managed to get it work! Thank you.

 

I have another question.. I've realised they're only 2 soviet sides now, how do I switch a country from allied to soviet?

 

Hi, can you tell me how you did it? I am trying to do the same withe Reborn mod rulesmd.ini but it doesn't matter if I put the file in the folder or inside the expand98.mix again. Changes would simply not take effect and I am playing single player and OFFLINE only. Maybe it can work for me too...

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On 12/30/2016 at 7:40 AM, FunkyFr3sh said:

for cncnet multiplayer / skirmish you'll need to rename the file to spawn.xdp

where is the rules.ini file i cant find it.where is it and how do  i rename it?

thank you

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Originally it is in a mix file called 'redalert.mix/local.mix/rules.ini'.

 

The one that cncnet uses is called spawn.xdp. It's inside the main directory. You can open spawn.xdp with notepad and its functionally identical to rules.ini.

I strongly recommend put rules.ini changes within a map file if you want to make changes that you can play with other players online.

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4 hours ago, AndrewFord said:

Originally it is in a mix file called 'redalert.mix/local.mix/rules.ini'.

 

The one that cncnet uses is called spawn.xdp. It's inside the main directory. You can open spawn.xdp with notepad and its functionally identical to rules.ini.

I strongly recommend put rules.ini changes within a map file if you want to make changes that you can play with other players online.

i tried to do it with the map file yet nothing has changed

 

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On 12/30/2016 at 7:40 AM, FunkyFr3sh said:

for cncnet multiplayer / skirmish you'll need to rename the file to spawn.xdp

mcafee says ur red alert is a virus

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@slimeonthestr That's a false-positive. Also, I would recommend getting rid of McAfee completely. It's honestly not that great, and Windows Defender has gotten insanely good over the years. That's completely my opinion though.

Quick interjection, here are all the files you'll need to start.
Rules commented: 
RULES-n.INI <--- *RECOMMENDED*
Rules uncommented: Rules.ini
Aftermath: AFTRMATH.INI

As for editing rules.ini, I would actually avoid that completely and instead put the changes that you want to make onto a map file instead.

Let me know if you have any questions. I'll try my best to answer.

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